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Wow, what a whirl wind couple of weeks! I've survived training, and am busy settling into my new home and schools!
I live a tiny little shoebox apartment, which is extremely cute and I think just the perfect size for me! I live in a district called Hazeshinmachi, which is approximately a 30 minute walk east of the Fukuchiyama train station. It is a rural town, with (MASSIVE!) ...
... of with rice, pickles and miso. It was quite the feast! We took an hour or so after dinner before heading out for our next bath. It wasn't as good as the place we had been to earlier in the day, with only 1 small inside bath and a small two person tub outside. It was however, still a very nice end to the day, particularly as our walk back took us along the stream that was lined with cherry blossoms that were lit from below and were guiding us ...
... we were served an early dinner. Our meals at this ryokan would be served to us in our room. Our waiter, it later transpired, was actually from Germany, but his parentage was Japanese, so he was here to improve his Japanese and English on a work placement. He seemed pleased to have European guests to chat to and for our part, it was really good to have someone we could ask lots of questions about the food. Our meal started with a real feast of seafood. ...
... level close to fluency.
- Promote inter-cultural understanding and communication.
- Improve professional and personal opportunities for Japanese people in the globalised world.
- And, most importantly.... Challenge myself!
I think that's all for now. Thanks for reading my first blog entry and stay tuned for further updates :).
... A bus picked us up with lots of other hotel guests. When we arrived it was raining. The bus dropped us off about 5 minutes down the road. Kinasaki is a small town with 5000 residents. It has a river running through it and many small bridges connecting two roads. A guy met us from the bus with two umbrellas. Again it was impeccable Japanese service. Inside the ryokan loads of people greeted us. They were so so nice and bowing to us. We took off our ...