Living in Japan as an International student has its own advantages. We get invited by the Prefectural offices to visit towns as a monitor tour, sometimes we get to teach English to high school students, we get the opportunity to experience unique services & facilities that have been introduced for the first time & also… Read More One day at Watari – the city of apples, strawberries & shrines
Prologue I have always had this fascination for hiking. My earliest memories of hiking are the days when my family lived in the Shiga Prefecture of Japan and we would go hiking in the nearby mountains like Mt.Hira. Back in those days, my father had befriended a Japanese man – Kido-san who would organize frequent one-day… Read More Head over Hills – Mt. Adatara
The autumn colours are wonderful in Japan. For someone who doesn’t have “autumn” back at home, I was thrilled to see autumn in Japan. Here are some of the pictures taken around the trails of Mt. Adatara at Fukushima Prefecture.
On 30th October, Sunday, we went hiking at Mt. Azuma at Fukushima prefecture. As usual, my Mori group volunteer – a hiking enthusiast, Yoko-san invited us for the adventure. We have a group of MEXT students (very international – from the UK, Malaysia, Philippines, Kenya, and Brazil ) who like outdoor activities and often go hiking together.… Read More Hiking to Azuma
Photo Courtesy: Leandro Ishioka It has been 6 months since I came to Japan. In one of our Japanese class lectures, there was an article that explained about the emotions of the students studying abroad. At first, the situation thrills you. Everything is new, exciting and fun. Then slowly, reality hits – you’re… Read More After 6 months
Who does not like Yukata? I love Yukata. They are feminine, classy, makes you feel beautiful and are colourful compared to the otherwise placid colours worn here in Japan. So, when there was a free trip that included free rental of Yukata trips, I was more than thrilled to join. It was organised by t-news… Read More Fukushima, Yukata and Free Trips
Originally published in The Sentinel By Anandeeta Gurung and Timothy Jim A Journey Continued Last time, we swept up Santetsu; today, we pick up our journey wandering Geibiki, before heading up the mountain-side to explore Chūson-ji Temple. The group alighted at the turning point for a short walk through the gorge. The cliffs on either… Read More A Trip to Iwate Prefecture Part II: Amongst the Woods and Temples