Kyoto, Japan Day 5 December 28th 2011 Today we had breakfast in our room, it's part of the deal here so we ordered Japanese style breakfast which was cold salmon and rice and a very small egg puff of some kind, a little kimchi and some other unrecognizable tofu kind of things. It was enough to get us going along with tea we made in the room.
We set off on foot to Nijo Castle and Imperial Palace. Unfortunately, both are closed f ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more