I woke up. looked at the clock. 5:00am.
I went to the bathroom washed my face. My view was still blurry. Still half awake, I walked to the living room to eat breakfast.
5:10. Finished eating breakfast and finalized the packing.
5:30. Got out of my house and walked towards Ishikawacho station to met up with the “Ishikawacho squad”. It was still pitch black outside. It was hard to believe that it was already morning.
6:00Arrived at Ishikawacho station. Nobody was here.
6:02 One of the people in the “Ishikawacho squad” arrived
6:05.The meeting time. Another member of the Ishikawacho arrived having 3 members at Ishikawacho station. 2 people left.
6:11 the last 2 members arrived. 6 minutes late. We hurried to the train to the official meeting point for the while grade.
After grouping with the whole grade, we took the bullet train and arrived at Okayama station. The train ride was very long but played games along the way. After arriving at Okayama station, we had a short lunch break. We transferred to the Anpanman train after eating lunch heading to Ooboke station. The Anpanman train was filled with characters including Anpanman and other famous characters in the show.
When I arrived at Ooboke station, It felt refreshing and calm since it was very different compared to the busy place I live in. The mountains that surrounded the place was beautiful and grand. A few minutes later, a bus arrived.We took a bus to the lodge we are planing to stay.
We arrived at the lodge. To be precise, a few meters away from the lodge. To go to the lodge, we needed to cross a huge bridge. While crossing the bridge, it shook at time to time which was pretty interesting. After crossing the bridge, we were handed the keys to the lodge. I opened the door to the lodge. It was bigger that expected and I was pretty amused.
On the 2nd day we hiked up Mt.Tsurugi. It was very tiring and it felt like we were never going to reach the top. However the view along the hike was beautiful with trees surrounding the place. During the hike, I played shiritori with my friends since I had nothing to do but walk. After arriving at the top we stayed at the lodge there. The room was only for 2 people so I stayed with one of my room members. The dinner there was amazing with traditional Japanese food.
The next day I woke up and went outside to see the sunrise. It was beautiful but I went back to the lodge since it was freezing outside. After eating breakfast, we hiked down the mountain for 6 hours which was very exhausting.
The following day, we visited a soba workshop to make Soba by ourselves. It was a very fascinating experience because it was my first time making soba. After making the soba the ladies there prepared them for them and ate it. It was great.
This trip was amazing since I experienced many things that I would normally never do in my life. This trip was far more exciting and interesting than I imagined. This trip was the best field studies trip in my life.