Today we did our small group school visits. There was kindergarten cuteness. Elementary school calligraphy and origami and 6th grade Marching Band and Dodge Ball! Another great day!
We visited the Tokyo Sky Tree, did a driving tour around the Imperial Palace, visited Asakusa and the oldest temple in Tokyo, and then had lunch and wandered around Harajuku and Takeshita Street for lunch and shopping. All this in … Continue reading
A day of small group visits, calligraphy, origami, games and practicing English for the Japanese students. A great day!
A great morning making new friends and feeling very special with all the attention! They performed for us; we performed for them. A good time was had by all: After the assembly, the students engaged in a scavenger hunt of … Continue reading
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
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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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