Meiji Shrine

A walk in the Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. Meanwhile, the school has begun.

March 31, 2016 in Working Holiday in Japan

On 27.03.2016 I followed Yuichiro into the library. For me, it turned out that it is no proper library but a Benkyo café. There’s tea and coffee and it’s quiet places with fast Internet. A good environment to learn. I used the time to search for my next stay and to write the blog. I found an agency who offers accommodations for longer stays in Japan and put me in connection with them. In the evening we went with another German, Yuichiro has met him through CouchSurfing, to Shinjuku and ate something. In the restaurant where we were, the food is ordered via an iPad and delivered via a rail system directly to the table. The time between the order and delivery was very quickly, so it was real fun.

The 28.03.2016 was the first “school”day for me. Not really, because it was only an information event for all beginners. After a few information about the school and the procedures, the timetable for the first week was given it was already over. The school is located near the Hanazono Shrine, so I made a few more pictures of it. Back at the condo I again searched for a place to stay and could find something suitable in the vicinity of the school.

On 29.03.2016 was the first real day of school. The class in which I came to repeat the chapter 3, consisted of only two people. One of them was me. The repetition of the third chapter was quite good, mainly because it was a good practice to talk Japanese. I now have class the next 3 weeks until 15 April. Every Monday to Friday and 4 hours language lessons per day. After class, I walked to the Meji shrine. This is a little further away but still within walking distance.

The Meiji-Schrein
Tokio_Impressionen_29032016-15.jpg “Meiji Shrine (明治神宮 Meiji Jingū?), located in Shibuya, Tokyo, is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken.[1][2] The shrine does not contain the emperor’s grave, which is located at Fushimi-momoyama south of Kyoto.”To Wikipedia

The shrine is very beautiful with wonderfully manicured trees and wide paths. However, very crowded with tourists. So full that I had no real pleasure to walk around. Located next to the shrine is the Yoyogi Park. Even this was very crowded. Later a friend of Yuichiro visited him. She is from Singapore and now has two weeks of vacation that she will spend in Tokyo. Together we cooked something (or she cooked something, a dish of Singapore) and then had dinner. I can never remember the name of the dishes I eat here, but this again was so delicious. Just before going to bed Yuichiro told me that the AirBnB guests have canceled the 30.03 and I could stay if I wanted. He also gave me a really good offer which I could not refuse. I now pay only converted 11 € per night. And that at the heart of Tokyo.

The 30/03/2016 I learned the whole day. After the Chapter 3 was done, our class was dissolved and we was added in a class that is already in Chapter 5. So I had to catch up a chapter.

Impressions from 27.03.2016

Impressions from 28.03.2016

Impressions from 29.03.2016

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