Shinjuku!

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Here it is as promised! 

So first off wow! Like oh my lord wow! I wasn’t expecting the mini time square that I found! 

We got on the train and followed it to Shinjuku! From there we got off and this massive city unfolded before our eyes. Lights and signs absolutely everywhere! One of the Technos students took us to yet another amazing restaurant! 


(Left to Right: Technos student I can’t remember the name, Leslie, Me, Spencer, Madison, and Will) 


(Left to Right: Chikita, Technos student-also forgot name, Vanessa, Joy, Brandon, and Adrian)


(Left to Right: Rowland, and Clayton) 

Just so you can put a face with some of the people I talk about! 

Also on our way to the restaurant, we saw the famous head of Godzilla!

We got their and had to wait about 15 minutes for tables to open up to fit our party of 14! Once we got inside we were seated at the back. On each of the tables we’re a built in deep fryer. For a one flat price you got to go get as much stuff as you wanted for two hours. It was a buffet style restaurant. You would take you’re plate and everything was on a stick. Once you had your plate loaded, you would bring it back to the table and put it in a white paste and then bread crumbs, and then deep fry it! 


This place was another amazingly cool restaurant! The desert was awesome too! After we were done eating, we made plans to meet back at 10:30 to catch the train back. Vanessa, Leslie and I went to Foreber 21 of all places. I was the “bag” for them. My right arm held all of Vanessa’s items while the left belonged to Leslie! 

We found a very cool hat that Leslie picked out and convienced me to buy it. I feel that it fits my personality very well! 

After that, we went back to meet and then went to the train and came back to the hotel! Mind you all the walking was amazing cause of the lights and skyscrapers! 

Tomorrow is finally the Kabuki! I cannot wait to go see original Japanses Theater! I also cannot wait to tell you all about it! 

Talk to you tomorrow! 

Jacob 

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6 hour bus ride…

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Well today we left! As I said, my room had to help with breakfest. We served soup and filled drinks nothing too bad. 

After eating, we went and cleaned our rooms and packed up. We all met outside of the entrance for a group photo. After that we said our goodbyes to the amazing people that let us stay in their beautiful reapet and departed for Matsumoto Castle!

After a two hour bus ride, we finally arrived at a parking spot. We walked for about ten minutes and suddenly we rounded a corner and there was the massive castle! Nicknamed Black Crow. We learend on the bus that most castles in Japan were white. This one was black, and was Japans only castle that hadn’t been rebuilt! The outside was beautiful! We took a group photo and I took a photo of the Koi fish in the moat. We started inside where we found a ninja! Thoese pictures are on my camer! I did the old switch them around thing and it worked all day! 


Once inside there was a beautiful garden that stretched all the way to the castle! I bought some really cute souvenirs!

We went inside and saw a bunch of cool stuff. My favorite was the samurai armor! It was an original piece! 

Next we went to the top and saw the amazing view. After this I got a mellow yellow and once again, it taste different!

We went to a meso (type of Japanese soup) restaurant/factory! We got a tour of the factory which is ran traditionally . Meaning they make the soup in big barrels! We were lucky to have 3 years aged meso soup! It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had! The photo below was what happened when I took my camera off, everyone thought it was funny! They called me a pairate! 


After dinner we got back on the bus and for 3 more hours. They played an amazing cartoon for us. We got off and I said by to Mariah cause she will be doing a homestay! 

I came to my room and I am currently getting ready to go to Shinjuku! With Vanessa (spelt it right!) Leslie, Portia, Brandon and maybe a few others! 

I plan to post again when I’m back about my experience!

Thanks for reading! 

Jacob