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This photo gallery is from a journey to Japan in 1985. Most images are from Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and the island of Okinawa.  The trip...

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East Asia 1985 (6) – Japan (5) – Okinawa

Okinawa: Mild winds, cherry blossoms and a WW2 history.   Saturday 26.1.1985, Naha We arrived in Naha on the island of Okinawa in the...

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East Asia 1985 (5) – Japan (4) – Shikoku

Hitchhiking on Shikoku and a long sea journey from Kobe   Wednesday 23.1.1985, Hiroshima – Matsuyama – Kobe In the morning I...

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East Asia 1985 (4) – Japan (3) – Hiroshima

Hiroshima: A terrible past   Monday 21.1.1985, Kyoto – Hiroshima Hiroshima is the next stop on my journey. I have naturally...

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World Heritage #0775 – Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

The Atomic bomb has been used twice with the aim to inflict death. The first time was over Hiroshima in Japan. The UNESCO World Heritage...

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East Asia 1985 (3) – Japan (2) – Kyoto

Kyoto: A look into a splendid past and harmonious places to rest   Friday 18.1.1985, Tokyo – Kyoto Considering my limited time...

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World Heritage #0688 – Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

The old capital of Japan offers a very fine selection of temples and gardens. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes several hundred...

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East Asia 1985 (2) – Japan (1) – Tokyo

Tokyo: the departure and first days in a distant land   Wednesday 9.1.1985, Stavanger – Amsterdam – Anchorage I had bought a...

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East Asia 1985 (1) – Introduction

This was my first backpacking experience. Urged by more experienced friends on the university I decided to take a semester off from my...

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