We spent 2 days in Kyoto seeing various sites, especially temples and shrines. Then we moved to Osaka and Kobe, where we visited two international schools to explore alternative forms of education in Japan. We experienced a rush hour train ride on our way to the Korean International School. We also explored Kobe’s port area and Chinatown. On our last day we went to see Himeji Castle, which is one of the best kept castles of Japan.
We visited the Korea International School and spent all day there. We cooked some Korean food with one of the high school classes and later participated in an English class for the seventh graders.
We also visited kindergarten classes at the Canadian Academy to see English time for children who entered the school with no English language skills.
That afternoon and the next day we saw some famous sites in the area.