Rick and Jan's Memories of Japan December 19th 2006 Our accommodation throughout the trip was in the traditional Japanese ryokens and onsen. For the Beckhouses and Riddles this was a memorable experience. As well as providing many humorous moments it gave us some real cultural insights into Japanese life.
The ryoken, part of Japanese culture for centuries, were generally small and often owned and operated by a family so there was quite a homely ... read more
Asia » Japan » Ishikawa » Kanazawa 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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