CLIMBING MOUNT FUJI!!! September 3rd 2005 Last weekend I went to Mount Fuji with the Hiroshima AJET group. We travelled by bus and it took us around12 hours to get there. We left at 5:20am from Hiroshima bus center and drove until 6pm. The bus brought us to Station #5 on the mountain, which is about half way up. From there we had 1 hour to eat dinner and get changed, and then we began the climb. From station 5 we had to climb to sta ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Shinjuku 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
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -Mark Twain
Hey everyone! I have started this journal in order to keep you informed of my adventures in Japan, as well as my travels throughout Asia.
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