If your not into crowds, it's best visited while school is in session and when it's not raining even though crowds are smaller, the umbrellas and the fight for that vertical space and trying not to be rude is exhausting. More people in costume on the weekend- overall recommend in sunny weather no matter the day or time. This street is full of life. It has such a great atmosphere, albeit very crowded. Lots of shops and unique things to buy.
Russo-Japanese War , —05 , military conflict in which a victorious Japan forced Russia to abandon its expansionist policy in East Asia, thereby becoming the first Asian power in modern times to defeat a European power. China subsequently leased it to Russia. Japan won a convincing victory over Russia, becoming the first Asian power in modern times to defeat a European power. The war was fought largely at sea: Russia tried to prevent Japan from blockading Port Arthur, and Japan tried to prevent Russia from reinforcing its troops. Japan staged amphibious attacks on Korea and the Liaodong Peninsula, causing Russian forces to retreat to Mukden. In the Battle of Mukden early , the Japanese decisively defeated the Russians. Militarists in the Japanese government felt emboldened by their success, and the decades after the Russo-Japanese War would see them accrue almost unchecked power.