Trip Start Jun 16, 2010
22Trip End Jun 30, 2010
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Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, so I hope some students update this with pictures. One of the special things you can do in the garden is cross the pond by a path of separate stones. Once on a guided tour I was told 20 people fall in each year and I jokingly mention this fact to our students. Well, this year JW got to see it first hand as an elementary student following behind fell in. We were disappointed that JW didn't snap a picture.
Next we went to the Kyoto Handicraft Center to continue our shopping binge. An hour and a half later, we know have swords and even more amazing souvenirs. I'm starting to wonder how they are going to get this stuff to Tokyo, and I can't even imagine getting on the plane back home.
After everyone went out for dinner, we went walking in Gion, one of the traditional districts of Kyoto. Before we even got to there the students saw a man who did caricatures, so we stopped to have a couple done. Afterward we walked into the Yakasa Shrine. Unfortunately, the pictures didn't come out well.