Leaving our second home this morning saw a few tears, many hugs and promises of keeping in touch.
There are never enough words to express our sincere appreciation to our sister school and the amount of care and consideration they give to us all.
My wish is for us to truly embrace them in March 2015 when they visit with their largest group ever of 57 students!
Our first stop was at a factory that makes all the fake food models that are used in shop windows. Each student has a sample to show you.
Lunch was at traditional Japanese tray with a hot pot.
Today the weather turned wet, with us thinking we would need to stop the trip into the mountains to visit Shirakawago, a World Heritage listed site. At the last moment, out came the sun allowing to drive through the mountain pass to the village. Though only a short time was spent there it was enjoyable and as we left light rain started!
We have headed to Matsumoto city through the back roads, using many long tunnels….beautiful scenery, with just a touch of autumn colours on the trees.
We are staying at a lovely Ryokan, the students tried so hard to eat all the delicacies that were served at dinner.
Weather looks good for the rest of the trip with the hope of seeing Mt Fuji tomorrow! Mrs S.