Gion Festival – 祇園祭

17 Jul 2012 Japan 河原町

Every year in July Kyoto celebrates the Gion Festival. It is probably the oldest and most famous annual festival in Japan and attracts visitors from all over Japan and beyond.

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E-Mail – メール

12 Jul 2012 Japan 立命館大学

Some days ago I received an e-mail from the International Center of my university. This office is responsible for all international exchange programmes. They take care of outgoing and incoming students and assist them during the whole process. I would like to share this e-mail and use it to explain some details about students’ life […]

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Lake Biwa – 琵琶湖

25 Jun 2012 Japan マキノ

Last weekend I went to Lake Biwa with friends from my university. It is the largest fresh water lake in Japan and is very close to Kyoto.

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Field Trip with Japanese High School Students

19 Jun 2012 Japan 銀閣寺垣

Our university offered for international students to participate in a field trip with students from Shibuya (渋谷). The Junior High School students came to Kyoto for a weekend excursion and on Sunday international students joined their tour in order to improve their English communication skills.

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Eclipse – 日食

24 May 2012 Japan 仁和寺

On Monday, May 20th, I could witness a partial eclipse in Japan. The spectacle of nature started in the early morning at approximately 6:30 and had its tipping point around 7:32.

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はなみ — Hanami

17 Apr 2012 Japan 円山公園

In Spring the cherry trees in Japan start to blossom. During these days it is a very well-known tradition to go to parks and other spots and watch the cherry trees. The required pieces of equipment for this activity are very simple: some friends colleagues or family; a couple of drinks and snacks; a tarpaulin and […]

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