We hope everyone is having a nice spring break. Just a reminder that activities fill up quickly, so we suggest you check out the
Summer 2016 Activities schedule and be sure to register online (first-come-first-serve) to secure your spot.
Online registration begins on 5/19 (Thu) 10 a.m.
Payments accepted from 5/23 (Mon) 10 a.m.
If activity requires payment, submit
exact payment in cash to the Office of Student Services within 3 business days of initial registration* ( including the day of registration)
*All payments must be complete before registration deadline regardless of registration timing.
We explored the Boso Peninsula in Chiba! We visited the Otayama Park to view beautiful cherry blossom trees and a strawberry farm to enjoy fresh all-you-can-eat strawberries, hiked on the stone-mountain Mt. Nokogiri and took a dip in a hot spring on the way back. The entire Mt.Nokogiri is inside of the Nihonji Temple. There was a wonderful view of Tokyo Bay and Boso Peninsula from the top of the mountain.
In Kyoto, we visited some of the world heritage sites together, such as Byodoin Temple, Kyomizudera Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine. On the second day, the students used a day pass to explore the city on their own, and some of them even went to Nara! We spent the last day in Osaka. The Osaka Castle was really nice.
(photo credit: Najah Yasin)
We took a special tour of the Imperial Palace on a beautiful sunny day. During this tour, students learned the rich history of Japan and went to the hidden royal gift shop where we could buy special gifts with the Imperial crest of the chrysanthemum. We also visited the National Diet Building, which was also educational and interesting.