Not Cheap to Live in Japan

Wednesday May 19, 2010

I’m learning that everything here is costly. It cost almost $7 or more a day to get around Japan. Their gas is so high I figure that is the reason why so many people don’t drive. Most people just get on the subway or take a cab. It cost money to do just about anything. I love Japan but I could only live here for a short amount of time because this country is to expensive. I find myself spending at least $30 a day on food alone. There is so much to see and do around here that you just want to spend a ton of money. But it would be money I don’t have. It’s cool how they dress here it is so different than the states. Most of the females dress like dolls and their fashion is out of this world.

japanese girlsI’m pretty sure to put together there outfits wasn’t cheap.

But overall I would not pass up the opportunity to be here because it is truly a experience of a lifetime.

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Climbing the Mountain

Tuesday May 18,2010

For the first time ever in life I climbed a mountain. We took a wire train up to Mt. Shosha. It’s hard work I don’t know how people can do it all the time. But I must say although my body ached it was a great new experience especially since I got to experience a new culture along the way. The group I was in took the scenic route so we truly saw the beauty that Mt. Shosha has to offer. From our view we could almost see the whole town. Once we finally made it to the peak their was several different little exhibits mainly of different Buddha’s. At the end of the day I was proud of myself that I made it all the way up the mountain because believe me it was hard work. But it was a experience that can’t be replaced I mean cause who can really say they went to Japan and climbed a mountain not most Americans can say that. So yea today was thrilling.

6th Day in Japan

Monday May 17,2010

Today is our first full day in Osaka. We had to wake up at 7:30am so we can catch a train to Hiroshima. Once we arrived in Hiroshima. We took a big boat to a small little island on Hiroshima. I had the opportunity to see lots and lots of deer they were all over the place. Hiroshima is their home and they just walk around with you. It was kind of gross to see poop everywhere. But luckily I dodged it so there wasn’t a problem. We walked all around to we finally made it to the temple which was high up the hill. It was real beautiful. Truly a eyeopener for me.

hiroshimaLater that day we went to Hiroshima Peace Museum and Memorial. I learned so much more about the atomic bomb that hit Hiroshima August 6, 1945. I had no idea really all that took place during this tragedy. I got to see clothing items, hair, fingernails, lunch boxes, back packs that were all left behind and were due to the atomic bomb. So many people lost their lives that day. That is why we must fight for world peace and put a stop to nuclear weapons. R.I.P to all those who died on that tragic day.