Magun's Compass - Online Home of Nomadic Gatherings Travel Notes Nomadic Gatherings: Travels in Asia and Australia Nomadic Gatherings Michel Guntern (Author) Chapter One: Taking Off

To Japan, where a booming economy meant a healthy tourist industry. I was quite often the only blond foreigner surrounded by the ceremonious Japanese tour-guide and her flock of homely punters.

So much of Japanese life seemed uniformed with rules, rituals, and ceremony; keeping grace and saving face. I bowed; they giggled.

Flying to Asia on Air India >> Landing in Tokyo, Narita Airport >> Staying in Tokyo >> Pilgrimage to Nikko >> Eating Japanese >> Tourists in Kyoto >> Staying in Kyoto >> Taking The Train in Japan >> On The Train in Japan >> Southern Island of Kyushu >> Ascent to Mt Aso >> Japanese Cable-Car Hostess >> Kumamoto Zuibyo Festival >> Shinkansen Train Travel >> Japanese Style >> Hiroshima.

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