This Saturday started off with my Comprehensive Japanese course at nine till half past ten. That’s right…class on Saturday! But it went well and not sleeping in made for an early trip to Ginza for the day. We went to see a light show at the Pola building but ended up getting lost a few streets … More A Saturday visit to the Meiji Cafe
Hello! Today is officially the first ‘weekend’ of the fall semester. By that I mean we have only had two days of classes (they started on Thursday) and today is Saturday. So, since my opinion on the Japanese school system is only based off of 12 or so hours of actual Japanese style schooling please … More First Few Days
We recently visited the Meiji Shrine in near by Harajuku with one of our roommates for the afternoon. This famous spot is really easy to find as it’s located right next to the Harajuku train station, its entrance is directly behind the station. As soon as you start walking up the tree-lined walkway its like … More A Surprise at the Meiji Shrine
Hello! We decided on a day trip to Harajuku today! Once we agreed on a to-do list we grabbed some snacks, slapped on some sunscreen and away we went. First, we went to the cartoon nicknack haven which is Kiddyland. They have not only an entire floor devoted to Snoopy but half a floor dedicated … More Harajuku is Magical I Swear
Today we went on a day trip to a small city called Kawagoe. It is located an hour outside of Shinjuku’s Takadanobaba station. We were invited by a very nice Japanese lady who we met at grocery store after a quick conversation about being an exchange student and why we decided on coming to Japan. … More Day Trip to Kawagoe!
Hello! Today marks day three of our adventure in Japan. Jet lag is still waking me up at odd hours of the morning and I have not learned very much Japanese yet but each day we are here is so much fun. I can’t wait to get up the next morning so we can explore/ … More A Little Rock & Roll
As we are prepping for our next long flight to Japan, which is luckily a direct flight from Los Angeles. I am reminded of last year, when we were each doing our first year abroad and the amount of air miles we racked up plus all the airports that we slept in! In total we … More Helpful Tips for Sleeping in Airports!
Hello! Our flight leaves in two days and I could not be more excited. Oddly, the closer we get to leaving the more my dreams revolve around forgetting important items for our trip. Hopefully this blog post helps both me and a few others remember to pack everything thats needed. Eye Mask and Ear Plugs … More A Few Travel Tips