Monday, March 31, 2014

First full day under the sunshine and the full bloom!

Rain has gone and the sunshine led us from Nijo Station to Daigo-ji Sanpoin Temple where Toyotomi Hideyoshi's original cherry blossoms were in full bloom.

After the lunch break we were headed to Nanzen-ji temple near the Incline Plane which was used for bringing water from Lake Biwa to the Kyoto Canal years ago.

Students has a chance to see GTS' mother on the way from Nanzen-ji temple to Heian Jingu Shrine having the largest garden in Kyoto..

While enjoying full bloomed cherry along the river, the subway took us to our final stops of Nijo Castle and Shinsenen Shrine.

We walked good 6-7 miles today rather enjoyably.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Field Trip to Kyoto has begun!

GTS arrived in Kyoto with 8 students safely in slight rain.  The trip this year required over night stay in Narita, which gave students some opportunities to see around Tokyo from the train from Narita to Haneda, Tokyo International Airport.

As soon as getting to the hotel, we visited Yasaka Shrine and Maruyama Park.

Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto has just begun blooming beautifully!  

The trip continues!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Now flying to Japan with 8 students!

Spring Kyoto Trip is about to begin with 8 participants!

Cherry Blossoms seem to be waiting for us.

We will stay over night in Narita and travel
into Osaka on Sunday!