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Japan Highlights from Tuesday June 20!

  A day of small group visits, calligraphy, origami, games and practicing English for the Japanese students. A great day!

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Arriving in Tokyo and Meeting Host Families…

We finally arrived to Tokyo Station after a two hour train ride from Kyoto. Students were nervous and excited to meet their host families and many adorable reunions occurred. This morning we are off on our first school visit! More … Continue reading

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Day #3 Kyoto: Life lessons: How to Write a Postcard; How to Tie a Tie!

  Students learned how to write a postcard: where to put the message, the address and the stamp. This was a bigger chore than we realized. We spent the first half of the day visiting the Kyomizu Temple; then we … Continue reading

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A full day of visiting Hiroshima and then back to Kyoto for evening and dinner…

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We took the bullet train back and forth to Hiroshima. It was a sobering visit and the students were very respectful of our volunteer tour guides at the Peace Park, one of whom was a survivor of the bombing at … Continue reading

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A great first day of fun in Kyoto…

  Many, many adventures. Our students were very popular with the Japanese school groups who were visiting many of the same sights that we were visiting. We saw: Kinkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto Craft Center, Heian Shrine, Nijo Castle. We … Continue reading

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