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Kyoto Agashiyama tram  
   

Kyoto Agashiyama tram

I was not quite on the tracks for this one
from Takayama to the imperial Kyoto - and the back suburbs

June 7th 2013
I left Takayama on one of the hourly Hida Express trains down to Nagoya to connect on to Kyoto. The area is famous for the Hida beef – not sure it is those cosseted cows who are supposedly are served beer and have their tummies massaged to provoke fine marbling or not. As I said earlier in my Kanazawa fine dining report, Hida beef cooked rare and served on salad there but the real deal steak was ... read more
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Japanese Flag 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
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