It was a “choose your own adventure” day today! Splitting into teams so students got to do or try something different.
As things do not always go according to plan, the arts and craft centre’s resident artist was not available….”shogani” in Japanese means, it can’t be helped and to be understanding. The students managed to have a fun day visiting some surprise sights; Heian Shrine. Having an adventure on the subways…
The students on the Samurai Joe tour had a fun and interesting morning… See the photos for some insight especially the sword play!
We visited Nijo Jo (Nijo Castle) Something of an over statement as it is really a summer palace; a high light is the Nightingale Floor constructed without nails, creaking loudly with every footstep on purpose to detect assassins, hidden rooms with body guards, I kid you not!
Beautiful original art on the walls and ceilings. Outside an amazing Japanese garden and the remains of the moat with giant KOI and stone wall battlements.
Students enjoyed dinning in groups at three different resturants; Ramen shop, a Pasta restaurant and a Takoyaki…. Octopus fritters shop!