Today held an experience that was a first for most of the team – waking up in Japan! The buffet breakfast was also a new adventure, with questions like, ‘what is that?’ and, ‘ooo, can I come back for seconds?’ filling the air. Next came the students’ chance for the first real look at Japan from the comfortable, high tech seat of a bullet train. As scenery flew by, it dawned on many of the students that they were actually in Japan after months of counting down the days. A few of the day’s adventures included navigating some Tokyo crowds and choosing “obento” for lunch. This epic day of travel ended in Kyoto, with the team checked into our hotel “home” for the next three nights. Sore and tired, the ‘ever-ready to explore’ JOE members scoped out the surrounding shopping area and views from the top of the modern Kyoto Station complex. Dinner was a special chance to try some seasonal local cuisine. Delicious!
Happy birthday Jet! I am having an amazing time in Japan and it’s only day 2! I hope you had a great day bring a teenager for the 1st time! Sariah xoxo