Day 7

This morning we packed up but did one last lot of sightseeing in this beautiful ancient town of Kyoto; Fushimi Inari Jinja, with its 1000 vermillion Tori lining the path to the top of the mountain was a hiking challenge undertaken by us!
We travelled by Shinkansen to Nagoya then changed to the Hida Express ( a switch-back track as Minokamo is up on a plain towards the Japan Alps)  to take us out to Minokamo, Gifu prefecture. Greeted by the sister school staff and a fleet of mini buses and taken to the school dormitory where we settled for the night.

Here at the dorm, everyone is getting used to the manners of living Japanese style…shoes off at the doorway and put away, futon laid put, communal dinner together, end of day meeting and prayer time; and Japanese bath! What fun!

Tomorrow we are off to church, so no real sleep in!

Please note: it becomes a little bit difficult to access the net while here. I will endeavour to post photos as soon as I can.

Thank you to all parents for your positive and encouraging posts. Sometimes the students my look tired or even a little pensive in photos, but I assure you we are taking extra care of them all. It is a big trip for these students and they are doing so well, they make us proud! Mrs S.














  1. Hope the ash cloud is not heading your way Zoe – Try to ice and rest that foot
    Lots of love mum dad and Kodie ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Hi Michael. Looks like you’re having a great time. I hope you enjoy your stay with your host family, and enjoy the experience! We’re up in the city now, after riverfire. Anyway, I hope you’re having fun and continue to enjoy your stay!
    Peace out, Tommy J and C-Dawg

  3. So the next part of your adventure begins – have a wonderful experience at the school your home stay. Excited for you! Lovely group photos today xx

  4. Hi Libi, Strawberry has laid 4 eggs in total, and she is sitting on 3 all the time. Found your room yesterday…wow, who knew there was carpet on the floor…sorry xxx Can’t wait to hear what you’ve been eating. Maybe Yuna (& her Mum) can teach you to make some of the foods you’ve been trying. So, so proud of you. Big hug & xxx Love you heaps

  5. Hey Mitch ! We are back from NSW….everyone said to say a big “hi” and have a fantastic time. The photos of your adventures have been great. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Have fun ! Love from us all xxxx

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