SICE Trip to Kyoto and Kobe, September 21st to September 25th

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.

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At one of the gates of Nijo Castle.
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Sunday morning we separated into two groups. This group is investigating the red brick aqueduct of Nanzenji, which was built in 1890.
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Back together in the afternoon, walking through the many torii of Fushimi Inari Shrine.

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.

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We’re about ready to sit down and taste!
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Communicative game!
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Goofing off before taking a walking tour of the multicultural neighborhood.

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.

Entrance to Kobe's Chinatown.
Entrance to Kobe’s Chinatown.
Kobe Chinatown
Kobe Chinatown
Himeji Castle, Wednesday, September 24th
Himeji Castle
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