2 Days and 9 Nights in Kyoto September 24th 2013 Once again, I am off overseas on a solo journey. This time, it’s Japan – a country with a rich history, fascinating culture and ninjas! I am not quite sure why it’s taken me so long to get here, considering I was interested in Japanese history before European. Better late than never, though.
I left Sydney early on Sunday morning with Japan Airlines on a direct flight to Tokyo. The fl ... 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 am from Sydney, Australia. Despite working in IT, my main interest when travelling is history - particularly military history. As such, I tend to visit a lot of castles.
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