Category Archives: homestay

Homestay at Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture

On April 17th-18th 2010, I had a home-stay at Utsunomiya (宇都宮), Tochigi Prefecture (栃木県). I stayed in Naka-san’s (印波ナカ) house. First, there was an opening ceremony for this home-stay program. I met her for the first time there. After the … Continue reading

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Hanami (花見)

It is spring now, cherry blossoms are blooming everywhere. Usually during this time, Japanese will gather with their friends or family and have hanami (flower viewing) under the cherry blossom trees. Usually people will gather in the park or public … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner at My Host Family’s House

After going to Imperial Palace on December 23rd, I went to my host family’s house near Magome Station to have a Christmas dinner. It was only a small Christmas dinner for only one family. But I enjoyed that celebration very … Continue reading

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Going to お台場 With My Host Family

On Sunday, November 18th 2009, I went to お台場 with my host mother, Kitty ちゃん, and my host mother’s friend. It was located at Tokyo Bay, and actually it was a reclamation land at Tokyo Bay. The first place we … Continue reading

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Homestay October 09

One of the interesting things of YSEP program is we were offered homestay program at a Japanese family during our stay in Japan. Actually, other foreign students who were not from YSEP program had the same opportunity to join this … Continue reading

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