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Shōichii Inari Shrine, Nikkō
Rise of a Dynasty

October 5th 2017
Hello my fellow travellers! I was off to an early start this morning because I wanted to be able to spend as much time as possible in Nikkō before I had to return to Ichiro in Shinagawa. Nikkō is an historical town and large parts of it are designated as a World Heritage Site. In total there are 103 structures that are considered to be World Heritage and they primarily belong to either the Ri ... read more
Asia » Japan » Tochigi » Nikko

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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