Day 10: Tokyo Tour

Today our Inage friends hosted us on a tour of Tokyo.  We began with a trip out to the Edo Museum where we learned about the history of the Tokyo area, particularly during the Edo period.  With our refreshed historical understanding of the region we then set out for one of Tokyo’s oldest temples at Asakusa.  The surrounding area provided another great opportunity for students to pick up souvenirs, try local foods and take some great photos. Lastly, we headed out to visit the Ghibli museum, a Japanese animation Mecca.  Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to take any photos inside, but everyone had a great time viewing the feature film, discovering the design process of Ghibli’s animation studio and exploring the gift shop.  Back at the school, Handsworth students reunited with their Inage host families and headed home to prepare for the evenings activities.  Tonight, word on the street is that everyone will be going to a karaoke bar!  And tomorrow morning we are up early to meet at Tokyo Disneyland!

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