Mt. Unzen School Field Trip

I apologize for the delay in updating my blog recently. I am currently settled in the dorm, but the internet does not work so well and it has been a little challenging to do things that involve the internet. Today I want to talk a little about the school field trip I went on to Mt. Unzen and the hot springs. The first weekend upon arrival in Nagasaki we had an overnight school field trip that was unbelievably amazing. :) On our drive to Mt. Unzen we stopped first at Chijiwa rest stop that had quite an amazing view. I also tried something called Jyagachan which is basically a fried potato and they put it in this cute container on top of a cup of iced green tea.

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From there we went to lunch and right next to where we ate there were some houses that had been partially buried and preserved from when the volcano errupted.

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When then went to the Mt. Unzen Disaster Memorial and learned about the history of  Mt. Unzen volcano erruptions.

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The next stop was Shimabara Castle and the Buke-yashiki Samurai Homes. The whole area was beautiful and I loved walking through the neighborhood where the Samurai homes were located.

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The hotel that we stayed at was Unzen Kyushu Hotel. I wasn’t able to go into the hotsprings sadly because of my tattoos, but I did do a lot of exploring around the hotel checking out all of the geysers and the shrine.

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I purchased a boiled egg from that was boiled in the hot springs and it was so good!

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Then dinner and breakfast in the hotel was also amazing!

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The last day we hiked up Mt. Myoken. It was the steepest hike I have ever done. You can tell how high I am from the pictures. You just know you are up high when you see clouds behind you at your same level.

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And of course I always have to share my meals >.< Here was lunch on the last day on the way home:

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