Some Little Places to Go ... Downtown August 27th 2017 It's coming to an end. We've started making lists of what we need to do and buy in order to leave the apartment pretty much as we found it. But on reflection, it's such a tiny place that the cleaning surely can't take as much time as we might have expected, and if we do a bit of cleaning and laundry and tidying and shopping each day now, then the final day should be easy, surely...?
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Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Ueno 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