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櫻 - Sakura - Cherry Tree

はなみ — Hanami

Coordinates: 35.003151,135.78010619999998

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 a nice spot under a cherry tree.

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The campus with the college of International Relations in the background.

Arrival in Kyoto and Orientation at Ritsumeikan University (立命館大学)

Coordinates: 35.0326671,135.72406769999998

On Thursday 22nd I took the night bus from Tokyo to Kyoto and arrived in the early morning. It was a rainy Friday and finding the right way from Kyoto Station to my student dormitory was quite challenging and took longer than expected. But eventually I had arrived there and the facility manager and his wife gave me a warm welcome.

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