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View from my hotel window

Japan - Fujimi

May 17th 2016
Matsumoto to Fujimi Heavy rainfall ALL night. The rattling on the tin roof below my bedroom window and the tension in my leg and arm muscles kept me awake until midnight. Maybe also a fear of the hard day ahead. In the middle of the night I awoke with a brainwave. Instead of having a bus ride into Yamamoto before cycling up the mountain we could perhaps have the bus take us up towards the top of ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shizuoka » Mt Fuji

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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