Day 16

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.

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6 comments

  1. Just home from our holiday. Great to catch up with your Japanese adventure. Glad to see you are having a great time. Kris

  2. Hello Caitlyn – wow the food looks great – wish I could try it!!! Lol hope your home stay went well – enjoy the final days of this incredible adventure luv nan pa xxxx

  3. Great to see the pics of everyone again. Oliver I am so happy when I see you on the photos – we miss you dearly but we are very happy that you are part of this amazing trip. Really glad you got to visit Shirakawago – it looks so different. Mt Fuji will be great tomorrow too – good to see that the weather has calmed down. Take care and enjoy!
    Lots of love xxx

  4. Feel better now that I’ve got to play ‘Where’s Libi’ again with some of the photos, and all is good with the adventurers. Looks like a great day was had. Only 5 sleeps to go…(sorry) Love you Libi xx

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