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TripAdvisor Reviews Yuan Akashi
Travel Blogs from Akashi
... not normally go to, and getting to know her
- being invited to travel through South America by a friend, John for those who know him, which whetted my appetite and kicked me out of my inertia and put me in touch with Tucan Travel
- changing my plans when asked why was I not going to Hong Kong since I was coming to Asia
- and finally the bar in Osaka.... I nearly did not go in and check my directions ... but I did, and here we are a week later.
There are 6 of ...
We left Hojo very early to catch the train to Matsuyama to catch a bus to Sannomiya station in Kobe. The trip was beautiful, but uneventful. There were a couple a massive bridges which were quite impressive, including The Pearl Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge. It was very large indeed.
Once in Kobe, we decided to check out an information centre and the lady helped us with a simple walking plan that included ...
... castle. They were all eager to talk to these Americans that were carrying as many cameras and taking as many pictures as a Japanese Tourist. Harriet really enjoyed the interactions with the young students.
We had one special attraction at the museum to complete before we could leave the area. For a small pittance we were able to outfit ourselves as samurai warriors and have our pictures taken. So Harriet and I were able to mentally journey to ...
... public areas like public baths and gyms (Matt had to cover them there too). Finally we visited the zoo with our adopted family. The family consisted of mother and father, both teachers (one in math and one in english), daughter 7 years old, son 3 years old and baby daughter 10 months old. The house was an apartment on the 9th floor overlooking a park- it was very nice! We spent one night day in ...
... receive a ton of homework to do during their time off. The craziest part is that teachers don't get a summer holiday! They have to be at work everyday of the summer to sit in teachers room and "work." They seemed very confused when I told them that in America teachers get the whole summer off. OK that's it for me...I need to think about what to bring to Hokkaido, pay my rent and take care of some other little things before I leave. Lots of love from Japan, ...