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Here’s another post from before I had a reliable connection…

On the 11th, I went on a trip to Matsushima (松島). I met a group of other international students near the UH Sanjo and then we left for the Tohoku Fukushi-dai Mae train station (東北福祉大前駅). Unfortunately, we missed the train to Sendai Station because we had to wait for someone. As a result, we had to take the bus downtown. From Sendai Station, we took the Senseki line (仙石線) to the Hon-Shiogama station (本塩釜駅).

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Enoshima

Sep 16

Yesterday I went on a trip to Enoshima (江ノ島), a small island on the Pacific Ocean (太平洋 taiheiyou) in the Kanagawa prefecture (神奈川県). By train, it takes a couple of hours to get there from Tokyo. I left Sugamo with a group of friends from the EAP program, taking the Yamanote line from Sendai to Shinagawa. There, we met Mari, a Japanese student from JWU, and then took the Yokosuka line (横須賀線) through Yokohama all the way to Kamakura station (鎌倉駅).

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Yesterday I visited the Meiji Shrine (明治神宮 meiji jinguu) with a group of Japanese students fro JWU. The shrine was originally built in 1921 to commemorate Emperor Meiji. The shrine was rebuilt in 1958 after being destroyed in WWII. The shrine itself is located in a patch of forest next to Yoyogi park (代々木公園 yoyogi kouen), right in the middle of Shibuya, Tokyo.

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Today I went on a japanese cultural outing put on by some JWU students. We went to a shopping district in Ueno (上野) and from there went through Yanaka (谷中) and Sendagi (千駄木) to visit the Nedu Shrine (根津神社). Shitamachi (下町) refers to the physically low parts of Tokyo and the areas near the Sumida River (隅田川).

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I went back to Akihabara today with Richard and Matt to do some window shopping.  Shortly after leaving the station, though, we saw a rather interesting car:

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