Sendai Train Station: Here we are boarding on a bullet train bound to our most awaited sightseeing activity in Hakodate.
Upon arrival we drop to an Old Warehouse to see around and head on filling in our hungry tummies with the healthiest buffet the Japanese way!
Oh by the way, see up for our best group pics while spending some chill time visiting the “Noboribetsu Hokkaido”, “The Former Government Building in Sapporo”, “The Beautiful Otaru Canal” and the artistic “Otaru Music Box Museum”. It was all lots of learning and fun!
And of course, we have to end the story of our wonderful Japan adventure with best solo pose ever! See you next time Japan!
This year our group head to Tenei Village B&B for a sweet homestay experience with our most accommodating and hospitable Japanese families.
While at home with their host families our group is busy learning the Japanese arts and crafts like painting Daruma Dolls, Origami Folding and of course enjoying the most relaxing bath and view!
Exchanging of tokens were also never forgotten as a sign of respect and gratitude for their hosts wonderful effort and accommodation.
What can we say! British Hills is like home. Now, our NMK- Japan Travel Group is back again for another memories to gain and more friends to keep. What’s more learning together with Japanese high schoolers set an international learning vibe for all!
For this year, our group is taking Japanese cookie baking which is definitely yummy and crunchy!
And before of course, the classes are awesome and definitely interactive!
March 20, 2019 – Going to Tenei Village. Stop for food and line of vending machines with variety of drinks to choose from.
It’s play time , it’s snow at Tenei ski resort! The group’s close up and fun moments with the snow.
Next stop, the "British Hills". Enjoying a lovely welcome and fine dining in the heart of the hidden gem in Fukushima "The British Hills".
Brace yourselves guys, this is just the beginning of your most wonderful Japan Journey!
March 18, 2019- The Departure from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Hong Kong to Narita
March 19, 2019 - T. Joe of British Hills picking up the group at Terminal 1 Narita Airport.
On board Isuzu Gala going to the group's hostel in the lovely Asakusa.
Now on the move to go warm-up sightseeing in Asakusa Temple, Sakura Park, Shopping Area and a long stop for food tasting of Japan's best street food.
Hello Ten-ei Village! The home of very welcoming people and the place with fun treasure. What did we do here? Oh! Too many to mention, but let’s try to sum it up by starting from the snow mountains of Ten-ei Ski Resort.
We started by taking on the open cable ride to go uphill of the starting line for the snowboarding trail. Upon reaching our superb snowboard instructor gave us a short instruction on what to do with the activity. As starters, we line up in group and five snowboarders at a time to go snowboard down the track.
Well, we noticed that while snowboarding, your leg and body angle is very important. Your body should be 90 degrees from the snowboard so the control of your speed will be easier. However, if you want to speed up you can lie down making your body at 180 degrees angle. Doing this, you must beware not to hit the snowboarders ahead of you, worst of all hit the tree. The snowboarding part is super awesome and cool.
After the cool snowboarding experience, everybody was hungry so we gathered altogether inside the resort and sat near the fireplace to warm ourselves and warm our stomachs with the most delicious noodles.
When our meals are all done and stomachs are all full, the ski resort staff prepared a snow game for us. The objective of the game is to estimate and put in a plastic bag at least 1 kilogram of snow, whoever will be successful will of course bring home a wonderful prize courtesy of Ten-ei Ski Resort.
Everyone was happy, and this memory of hospitality from Ten-ei people, the warm welcome and the exchange of culture will always be in our hearts. Thank you and until we meet again!
On the last day of our stay in British Hills, administrators and staff prepared a ceremony for all of us in order to recognize our students’ active participation as well as the support of the accompanying teachers and parent. Not only that, during this ceremony students who made an excellent performance in the speech skills were also recognized like as follows;
Tam “The Steve Jobs” who talked about “Cancer’.
Pond “The Elon Musk” who made the comparison between “Human & Robots”.
Jinny “The Newscaster” who explained the causes of ‘Obesity”.
Poosila “The Cool Protege” who boasted on “The Making of his Science Project”.
In addition, certificates were also awarded to the rest of the group followed by the exchange of “Gratitude” from both parties the “NMK & British Hills”. The warm welcome they have shown was remarkable and flawless and they did perform a great job in every aspect of the program.
Thank you so much British Hills and hope to see you again in the upcoming NMK International Journey.
Today, our students learned about Culture and Manners with T. Moja.
The class started with the classic brainstorming and moving onwards to class grouping. After the whole one hour, music class followed then lunch.
We had a short meeting by 1pm for some short briefing on schedule and activities.
But, students were in a hurry because they needed to be in front of the Manor House to bid fare the well to their Japanese buddies.
It was such a snowy good bye and till they meet again on line.
In the afternoon, students paired and grouped with Japanese Buddies in an outdoor British Hills adventure.
Each pair roam around looking for clues and answers.
It was such a happy experience for the students. Not only that they learned English, they also gained new friends.