Konnichiwa. I am home from my Japan adventure and have missed checking in with you folks for the last 10 days. Hope all has been well and everyone is enjoying spring, finally.
I had a fantastic trip and have lots of photos and stories to share. Japan is an amazing country and I feel like I had a rich experience visiting. I do wish we had had a couple more days, which I think is often normal when traveling, but I am also glad to be home.
My trip started with over 20 hours of traveling before we reached the small city of Nichinan. Nichinan in on the big southern island of Japan (not counting all the the small islands that form a chain off of this island) called Kuyshu and it is almost at the southern point of the island. It's is lush and tropical and very pretty.
I must say I enjoyed it after our very long nasty winter.
We spent 4 days in Nichinand (as it is our sister city) doing official business and sightseeing. From there we flew to Kyoto, the historical heart of Japan for a couple of days and then we took the bullet train into Tokyo for the last few days. It was busy and fun and I will say the 8 kids who came with us were great, as well as the 4 other teachers I traveled with.
I'm keeping this short as I have yet to really go through my photos and am also trying to get back into the home time zone. Japan was +13 hours. Yawn. My brain doesn't know if it's time to go to bed or time to get up. :)
Plus it's back to work in the morning. UGH!!!!!!!!!
But you can be sure there is more to come since I took well over 1000 photos.
Happy new week.