How was the first day of adult school trip at Universal Studio Japan?
Next, I would like to share the up-to-date information about the 2nd day of the trip.
On the 2nd day, we had a clear autumn day and spend a wonderful time in Kyoto, which is one of the most popular cities to visit. It is also well-known for the tourist spot where many might have heard this phrase “Oh, year Let’s go to Kyoto”.
First, we went to a *Kimono shop (a draper shop). Since we travelled in the ancient city, we might as well dress Kimono, and walk around the city.
*Kimono refers to the traditional Japanese national costume worn with a sash, or obi. It is principally made of wool, cotton and silk.
In the store, everyone chose their own favorite kimono from over 100 kinds in a variety of colour, dressed up and finally headed out to the ancient city of Kyoto. Although I have walked around Kyoto for millions of times as I was born and raised in Kansai, walking in Kimono made me feel very different and special.
Moreover, one of our family members from other countries had a dream to walk around Kyoto in Kimono from 10 years ago. Seeing what she especially enjoyed walking around the city and even taking a photo with Maiko in kimono made us all happy all the time.
Next, we parted into 3 groups, and went off to where each group planned to visit after lunch. To plan things to do and visit places as a group on the school trip nostalgically reminded me of my school trips back in my school days.
We had such a great time in Kyoto with their own original school trip plan, for example, by exposing ourselves to the history and culture, by taking a photo with us surrounded by **Torii at Fushimiinari shrine and by experiencing mother nature in Arashiyama.
**Torii refers to the gate of a Japanese shrine, consisting of two upright posts connected with the top by one or horizontal crosspieces. It is regarded as barrier against evil spirits.
In the evening, we all met up again and enjoyed having Kyoto cuisine made of many ingredients from Kyoto.
While having great dinner, our family members from all over Japan got excited over talking about different topics and the thought that “I would love to keep making a great memory together with this family” came across. Through this school trip, I felt that we made each other tied in a stronger relationship than before.
No matter how far you are, no matter where you are, we are one family.
Thank you very much, it is Konitaku from Masobi sharehouse who shared the memory of the school trip.
Please look forward to the 3rd day of the school trip in Kobe. To be continued..
■kizunaya sharehouse HP