So as you can see from the title, I’m going to Japan. I’ll be staying there a week, during my spring break. It’s a school field trip for some people that were selected. We are going to Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone, Odawara, and Kyoto. I’m pretty excited, although I feel like my friends and family are way more excited than I am. They always ask me how much time is left before I go, which as of now (October 15, 2017) is a little over five months.
I really didn’t think I was going to go, because there had been a meeting around this time last year and my mom hadn’t said anything about me going or not, so I just assumed she had decided I wasn’t going to go. However, the day of my birthday (in December) we had a party and they gave me a folder. When I opened it the reservation was there, at first I was kinda confused, but then I got pretty excited. All of my cousins thought it was a joke or something, but it wasn’t and they all started telling me to bring them back souvenirs or something nice. One of my friends got super excited, because she really loves Japan and one of her favorite artists (Mafumafu) is from there.
We are having monthly meetings so we get to know the group that will be going. There are about twenty five people going, including chaperones. There will be other schools going along with us, so it will be an even larger group than just the twenty five of us. I’m actually not sure how many people are going all together.
We were each assigned a different place that we are going to. We have to do a short presentation about the place, so we have a bit of background knowledge on it. My first presentation, which is next month, in November, is about Owakudani. I actually finished my presentation earlier today, so I wouldn’t have to stress about doing it last minute. I’ll leave the presentation down below if you guys want to go check that out. I’ll probably upload the different presentations I do until we go to Japan. Then I’ll do a post for each of the cities we visit with some pictures and information about the place, what I saw, and what I thought about it.