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The Golden Pavilion  
   

The Golden Pavilion

Kinkakuji temple
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
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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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