Monthly Archives: November 2009

Last weekend I spent camping with family and friends at Mimosa Rocks National Park. Mimosa Rocks National Park is located 20 kilometres south of Bermagui and 413 kilometres south of Sydney on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. One of NSW’s most attractive parks it stretches for 17 km along a strip of coastal beaches, caves, […]

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Okayama Castle, also known as “Crow Castle” (U-jo) due to its black exterior, was built in 1597 in the style of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period. It is located in the Okayama city on the Asahi River, which was used as a moat, and next to the famous Korankuen Garden. The original castle was destroyed on June […]

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Korakuen (Koraku-en) Garden is one of Japan’s official Three Great Gardens (along with Kanazawa’s Kenrokuen and Mito’s Kairakuen) and hence Okayama’s number one attraction. The name means “Garden of Pleasure After”, a reference to a famous Confucian quote stating that a wise ruler must attend to his subjects’ needs first and only then attend to […]

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More images: Gallery of Diamond Head and Crowdy Bay National Park Stock Images – Landscape Stock Photography.

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Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. When the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. The destructive power of the bomb was tremendous and obliterated […]

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