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7 Aug | Christen Duerring | No Comments

The End of the Adventure

Well, we’ve just reached the end of our big, Japanese summer journey. It seemed so long ago since we started, and yet, it went by in a flash. It’s an odd, kind of bittersweet sensation. And although the majority of us seemed ready to return to the states, I get the feeling we all are …

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20 Jul | Christen Duerring | No Comments

Keeping cool in Kyoto

We’ve had some sweltering hot days in Kyoto, but, regardless, they sure have been interesting ones so far! We had a few days to ourselves before classes started, so we used them to our advantage by exploring and going on some misadventures (namely, the time I got lost on the backstreets during a typhoon!). After …

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16 Jul | Gabe Gonzalez | No Comments

Mt Fuji, Traditional Onsen, and Even More Food!

Mt Fuji is quite a sight to behold. With mountains all around it, Fuji still rises taller than all of its neighbors and can even be seen from northeast Tokyo, 100 miles away. After visiting traditional Japanese museums and art galleries it became clear just how iconic Mt Fuji is in Japanese art, so being …

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11 Jul | Christen Duerring | No Comments

Nothing says welcome like a typhoon!

After a fun ride on a shinkansen (bullet train), we arrived in Kyoto for the first time! And what better way to experience Japan to the fullest with typhoon weather? The rain has been pouring on and off, with the river raging underneath the bridges. The past few days have been surprisingly laid-back for being …

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2 Jul | Gabe Gonzalez | No Comments

Exploring Tokyo, and More Food!

I’ve been exploring all around Tokyo this past week and I’ve seen so many amazing sights, but a few of these really stuck out to me. I took the picture to the left from the 45th floor of a skyscraper in the heart of Tokyo. The name of the building is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building …

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2 Jul | Christen Duerring | One Comment

Our Fleeting Time in Tokyo

I can hardly believe that I am only a couple of days away from moving from Tokyo to Kyoto! Most of us are sticking around for the Kyoto part, but the few that are leaving shall be greatly missed. We’ve definitely enjoyed many adventures together, and we are sure to experience more in the next …

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