Alas! After almost 3 years of a pause, MEP-SEP & Science Gifted students finally fused-force in the re-exploration of the beautiful wonders of Japan.
And here are the highlights of last March 16 to March 23, 2023 trip.
Ueno Park: Ueno Park is a spacious public park in the Ueno district of Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. The park was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the temple of Kan’ei-ji. (Wikipedia)
Asakusa Temple: Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo‘s most colorful and popular temples. (https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3001.html)
Toshogu Shrine : Nikkō Tōshō-gū is a Tōshō-gū Shinto shrine located in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Together with Futarasan Shrine and Rinnō-ji, it forms the Shrines and Temples of Nikkō UNESCO World Heritage Site, with 42 structures of the shrine included in the nomination. (Wikipedia)
Edo Wonderland: Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura is a Japanese cultural theme park in the Kinugawa Onsen area of Nikkō, Tochigi. The park resurrects and showcases the life and culture of the Edo period. The park’s design is based on the Edo period’s golden era known as Genroku. (Wikipedia)
Oshino-Hakkai: Oshino Hakkai are the eight springs found in Oshino, Yamanashi, Japan. The aquifer water from Mount Fuji comes out to the ground to form these springs. They are a Natural monument of Japan, part of the Mount Fuji World Heritage Site, and one of Yamanashi Prefecture’s important tourist attractions. (Wikipedia)
The Ship Trip: Approx. 25-40 minute sightseeing cruise from Togendai-ko to Hakone-machi-ko/Moto-Hakone-ko. The Hakone scenery seen from the lake is completely beautiful. In the ship, 3D art and pirate objects, etc., can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. (https://www.hakonenavi.jp/international/en/transportation/hakone-kankosen)
Hakone GeoMuseum at Owakudani: Discover the joys and hazards of living near an active volcano, as well as what makes volcanoes erupt and hot springs bubble.
Fujiten: Fujiten Snow Resort is a small ski resort along the northern base of Mount Fuji in the Fuji Five Lakes region. Fujiten is the larger of two ski resorts on Mount Fuji and offers good facilities and views of the mountain. (https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e6931.html)
Fujisan World Heritage: Visitor center with interactive exhibits exploring the history of Mt. Fuji, plus a cafe & gift shop at Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi, Japan.
Food, Shopping & Airport Moments