Our day long journey today took us from the sleepy hill town of Takayama, back to the booming city of Nagoya on the coast, and then north-east to Tokyo and Chiba where we would meet our friends in Inage. After a warm greeting from our hosts we had a brief welcome ceremony that included speeches from students. We took a group photo for posterity and then it was off in pairs to the homestay-families’ homes. Tonight begins the second and most interesting leg of our journey – billeting in a Japanese home. Tomorrow, students will no doubt have stories to tell! …Oh, and it looks as though we may have finally found the sun!