Thursday, 21st September
The students (and teachers) are all having a great time. After seeing modern Tokyo on Saturday, we saw a little bit of the traditional tokyo on Sunday. We travelled to Asakusa on Sunday to see the beautiful temple. We all enjoyed souvenir shopping around the temple. After this, we were lucky enough to see a sumo wrestling tournament. This was so exciting. We got to see all the traditions involved, including the wrestlers salting the wrestling ring. Often the fights would be over in seconds. Following this, we went to the akihabara electric town for dinner, and the students tried their hands at the arcade games, not many being successful at winning anything!
On Monday, we had the most exciting day at the happiest place on earth - Disneyland! Some of the highlights included the Space Mountain roller coaster, the Star Wars 3D ride, and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. The students also enjoyed buying some great souvenirs, including some great Disney character hats. On Tuesday morning we travelled to yatomi for the home stay element of the tour. Students are now enjoying getting to know their host families, and are having a great authentic experience being immersed in Japanese culture.