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Tea house halfway along the old post road  
   

Tea house halfway along the old post road

Konnichiwa Japan!

December 11th 2015
Having left the bustling city of Hong Kong behind us, we hopped on our first flight of this leg of our travels and flew for a couple of hours to the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka. On arrival we were immediately struck by how quiet and orderly Japan seemed in comparison to China. We travelled to our hostel in Fukuoka by metro, entering a very strange world full of men in very smart suits with i ... read more
Asia » Japan

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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