Kyoto July 27th 2012 If you're looking for traditional Japanese culture, Kyoto is where you'll find it. It has most of the temples you'll want to see, and rickshaws, etc. If you're lucky you'll see a few geishas.
My first priority when going to Kyoto was Kiyomizu. It's one of the most famous temples in Japan located on a huge hill with shops leading all the way up to the temple. The view is ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kyoto » 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
I'm moving on to my senior year of undergrad as a psychology major at Western Connecticut State University. I returned from my study abroad in Japan about 2 months ago, and just booked a trip through EF College Break to go all over Europe next summer, just in time to return home to hopefully start my graduate degree.
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