Wonderful trip to Gunma prefecture, the country side of Japan! On the first day, we visited the Takasaki Byakue Dai-kannon, a huge statue of a female Buddha at Jigen-in Temple of Takasaki, enjoyed a steam train ride, stopped by the Ikaho Green Farm and explored the city of Ikaho in Gunma. On the second day, we went to a beautiful shrine, Haruna shrine, attended the workshop where we painted our own Daruma doll. Then, we walked around Kawagoe city, the historical district in Saitama prefecture!
We enjoyed a zip-lining at Forest Adventure, had wonderful soba (buckwheat noodles) for lunch and visited Odawara Castle! What a fun combination of activities!
TUJ students learned how to make soba (buckwheat noodles) from scratch in a hands-on style session and enjoyed tasting freshly made soba noodles with big smiles on their faces for lunch!
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.