Second Time Around August 26th 2017 Aahhhh... just had a cup of tea followed by a shower and a lovely hot Japanese bath. Just a few minutes in the bath, but it has invigorated, not enervated, me, and I am ready to write this tonight after all, not put it off till the morning.
It wasn't too long a day today really - maybe 5km walking? Maybe 6. We had a long easy morning, catching up with ourselves, doing laundry, resting, and then ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tokyo 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
Fiona and Stephen are about to leave for a 3-week trip to Japan. It's not their first time there, and they're not planning to be too touristy. They will be staying a bit outside of Tokyo, so will use the chance to explore some lesser-known spots that visitors might not usually bother with - as well as checking out what has happened to Tokyo since the last time they were there together 30-odd years ago!... full info