(Read Part Three here!)
My two weeks in Japan ended pretty much as soon as they began. I met so many people, did so many things, went to so many places, and still… I wasn’t ready to go home. 🙁 But the sad goodbyes will come later… for now, I’ll share about my last few days in Japan, which were, in many ways, some of the most memorable days of my life. 🙂
P.S: Brace yourself! Lots of pics and videos in this post! 😀
(Read Part Two here!)
And the story continues! In this part, I’ll share about our study trip to Hiroshima and Kyoto. If you’re interested in Japan, you’ve probably heard about the shinkansen (新幹線 – sometimes called the bullet train). Going at up to 320 km/h, these trains move… well, pretty fast. My first shinkansen ride was from Osaka to Hiroshima, the first stop on our study trip. Osaka and Hiroshima are about 330 km apart, and the trip took about an hour and twenty minutes (as opposed to the 6 hours it would have taken by bus).
(Read Part One here!)
So where did we leave off? Oh, right! I was in my lovely bedroom at the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai (or just “the centre” to us), admiring the view, and realizing that I was finally in Japan. 🙂 I finally fell asleep at around 2 am (which was to be my sleeping time for the next couple of days). Still, I woke up fairly early at 7 am, enough time for me to have breakfast and attend orientation! 🙂