Matsuya Ryokan

484 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, Nagano, Chubu, 380-0851, Japan | Ryokan
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Beautiful school

A travel blog entry by lilseppey on Jul 10, 2014

... to two classes (combined) then we had a tour of the school. While we were touring the kid were getting ready in the Samurai house and buildings to present to us.

1st presentation: the Koyto again. I think I almost have that song memorized.
2nd. we were blind folded and had to make a face by being handed cut outs of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, eye brows. That was fun and I did a good job. (the kids said so, it must ...

A better day

A travel blog entry by lilseppey on Jul 09, 2014

... there for HS). His english was great and our ALT said he learned it from watching American Basketball and listening to the commentary.

Allyce and I got to clean today. We got on our hands and knees and helped some girls wipe down the floor. Also to clean we got out own bandana to wear. (I'll have to edit this later and tell you what the characters on mine meant, it's fitting for me.)

After cleaning time as 800 students in ...

Longest day ever

A travel blog entry by lilseppey on Jul 08, 2014

... hot, humid and cranky day for us we asked to stop at McDonald's. It was delicious: 2 cheeseburgers fries and Oreo flurry. I ate the first burger so fast I got hiccups. I took a shower as soon as I got home so that I felt human again.

At dinner my host said "Because it is so hot and for our health we have beer tonight with dinner." My kind of lady and just what I needed.
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Thank goodness for ALTs

A travel blog entry by lilseppey on Jul 07, 2014

... didn't have to pay. This activity reminded me of "Painting with a Twist" Same flowers but everyone looked different.

Today was the festival day in Japan and nothing was done at the school. Today's festival other schools have been preparing for. Apparently there is a couple that comes to see each other on this day, they travel from far distances and only see each other once a year. I would not be in that relationship.
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Nature at it's finest!

A travel blog entry by lilseppey on Jul 06, 2014

1 comment, 16 photos

Today was one of my favorite days! I started poorly at 2:30 am when I woke up feeling like i had to puke. Thank goodness I brought "Whenever Bars" with me. I ate one and had some water and felt a little better.

Today we went Mountain hiking. We were in the Japan Alps hiking Hakuba Mountain. We had to take 3 gondolas up to a high spot in the mountains before we even began hiking. It was a cloudy day on and off but wonderful none ...

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This ryokan, located on 484 Motoyoshicho, Nagano, is near Shinano Art Museum, Shiga Kogen, Matsushiro, and Nagano Olympic Museum.
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