Seeing the ancient sights while facing the typhoon!
Well done to our students who made the most of a very wild wet day but truly enjoyed the historical world heritage listed sites they visited.
From trying to “out-ninja” each other on the nightingale floor of Nijo jo, to taking photos in a full-on down pour from the typhoon at the Golden Pavilion; the students managed to smile and even undertake the photo scavenger hunt challenge to find specific items at each historic location.
The kindness of our lunchtime restaurant owners saw our students given a meal upgrade and a warm dry place to refresh. Hannah S took time to say thank you and pass on a ‘say good’y’ gift! As impressed as we were with the level of kindness and care, they were so happy with our students positive attitudes and “GAMBARIMASU” spirit!
Dessert was interesting (fruit mochi), with a few students and one staff member learning not all foods are what they look like; whipped, pale pink like strawberry cream is creamed fish roe and it does not go with yogurt and fruit! How was the taste of that Jayde, Mr H?
Visiting the hill temple of Kiyomizu Dera had the team facing more rain, they managed to still catch some spring water from the waterfall to drink.
Mrs S called for a redirection with the rain increasing; saw the kind coach driver and guide take the team back to the hotel for a chance to warm up and a change of clothes before visiting a “one-stop-culture-show”. There the students learnt about and saw displays of flower arranging, stand up comedy, puppetry and beautiful Maiko dancers (trainee geisha)
A very civilized dinner in the Hotel’s resturant finished off the busy day. Students were given the opportunity to email home only a few have taken that up, the others, which maybe shocking for their parents did they own washing and prepared for tomorrow’s adventure!
We are so very proud of all the students today, they displayed patience and understanding ; are learning to be flexible and practicing the art of the glass “half full” but most of all a great sense of fun in the rain! Miss R, Mr C, Mr H, Miss W and Mrs S
Mr Holland’s put a few photos of today’s adventures together…enjoy!