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Travel Blogs from Yura-cho
We left Japan after a whirlwind ten day tour of four different cities. We loved how clean it was, the friendliness of the Japanese people and the most amazing temples, castles and history learned. How sad that we missed Cherry Blossom season by just a mere two weeks. Maybe during our next visit we will witness the thousands upon thousands of pink ...
... an important Buddhist sect which was
introduced to Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai), one of Japan's most significant religious figures. A small, secluded temple town has developed around the sect's headquarters that Kobo Daishi built on Koyasan's wooded mountaintop. It is also the site of Kobo Daishi's mausoleum and the start and end point of the Shikoku 88 Temple ...
... eat the insects and the weeds) and then use old style tools to weed and till the rice. We jumped in the mud with them and they showed us how to use the tools and we walked back and forth over a row of plants. The mud came up to mid-thigh and was extremely sticky and mushy. It kind of felt good between my toes, but at the same time, it was kinda icky. When we were turning around to go back the other way, I stood still for a moment and ...
... were smiling, engaged and involved in the lessons instead of rote listening, note taking and repetition like in Obu. I have to say, it was a refreshing change of pace.
After the tour, we sat in the computer room with the teachers from the school and had a discussion about teaching in their school and in the US. We were able to ask questions and get a feel for how education works in Japan. Teachers in Japan are licensed in a ...
... of the school. I was talking to all my friends while waiting. I was taken after to a bath/hotspring where you only go up to your knees. It was the best. We got home and we had sukiyaki which was ok I like the udon noodles. I gave my windchimes to the grandmother. We got a photo and she went home. ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking