The visit to Shongenji Zen Temple made us, the leaders, very proud of our students.
All showed great manners and respect as we were given a private tour of the zen gardens and the older areas of the temple complex! Thank you speeches were delivered well by Elizabeth, Rachel and Oliver.
After the temple we went to Kenko no Mori (Health Forest) for lunch. With a challenge of 777 stairs to climb to a great view and interesting flying fox, slides and monkey bars, the students were able to burn off some energy. Eating a local lunch of soba noodles and trying dango and Takoyaki ….
Nashi pear hunting we went… Students were treated to a delicious treat of picking their own pears to eat under the trees. Japanese Nashi are so juicy, crispy and sweet and bigger than grapefruits!
Our students had a wonderful time today being looked after by the staff of Minokamo, Principal Akasaki, Mr Kano, Mr Takai and Mr Kishi
Had a final orientation and then a moment of prayer with Brian Barker, our students were sent off with their host families and brothers/sisters… So one less thing for them to be nervous about as they now move into their home stays.
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