Shortly P and I will head off on our next adventures. But this time we are heading off separately. I have a school field trip which is compulsory, and so P is planning with some of our friends to head off on a ski trip.
I am bummed that I will not be able join the skiing trip, but I am sure there will be another opportunity before the winter is over in Japan.
I am headed to Kagoshima area which is the southern most point on Kyushu island. Tripping with 21 other students and 3 of the school faculty is not my idea of a good trip, but we will see some interesting things at least. The itinerary includes a peace museum at the location that many of the WWII kamikaze pilots were trained, an active volcano, hot sand baths, Edo period houses, nuclear and geothermal power plants as well as some Japanese gardens. The guy who designed the itinerary is mad keen on hot springs, and this area is a hot spring mecca in Japan – but he says that there is too many students in our class for him to take us to the nice small hot springs. So sand baths instead. It’s a part of Japan we would not have headed to ourselves so I suppose that is a benefit. But the drawback is that I am sure we will need to write a report about the trip – not so good.
The plan for P is to head to Niigata, which is one of the closest skiing areas to Tokyo. It will be a boys weekend, with 4 continents represented – Aust, Europe, Sth America and the Middle East. They haven’t finalised how they will get there as yet, but I am sure they’ll have a weekend of fun!
Our next together plan is to get ourselves to Hokkaido, where the winter is deep and snowy. We keep hearing that the snow in Hokkaido is amazing – so once we survive the next adventures (and get over this week of final exams and assignments), that is likely to be the next joint adventure.