Day 1 Tokyo Shinagawa

Flying to Boston to Tokyo We arrived late and missed this activity. Good accommodation though for the first night and lovely breakfast. Good start to the trip. Comfortable and fancy place, too little time to say more. Great hotel, enjoyed the breakfast Excellent hotel and great food, we needed that after a long flight! Had…

Day 2 Ise

  I really think Toshi island was the most enjoyable place due to the impression of authenticity, besides the beauty of the place. The onsen was really something special. Might have been better to do something in Tokyo first day, to adjust for jet-lag This was a wonderful trip. I thought Toshi Island was absolutely…

Day 3 Toshi-jima / Kyoto

Good to make an above ground transport and enjoy the landscape. The breakfast (and view!) were wonderful! The bus to Kyoto was clean and easy. I really appreciate the opportunity to see Fushimi-Inari Shrine. I went independently to Kinkaku-ji and to Gion to see a tea ceremony and do some shopping. Enjoyable bus ride –…

Day 4 Kyoto University

The private garden was a special place, the visit unveiled a distinctive garden from all others. Good to chat with some Japanese in English, communication is hard in the country and undermine the experience. Garden was very cool Visiting Kiyomizu-dera Temple was definitely the highlight of our visit to Kyoto. I really appreciated being able to…

Day 5 Tokyo Hospitals

Very interesting as a public health professional, good to talk to managers and frontline people. I very much appreciated being able to visit 4 very different hospitals in Tokyo. It gave me much more perspective on the demographic crisis affecting Japan, and the stunning need for additional healthcare workers (including PT, OT, nurses, physicians, case…

Day 6 Tokyo

    Very unique experience of entering common people’s house. Also interesting to realize all the solidarity embodied by the nurse’s health care. I got a chance to visit the Senso-ji Shrine and the Tokyo National Museum, as well as the Imperial Palace Gardens and the National Museum of Modern Art. All of these sites…

Reflections on the Trip

A very unique country with its cultural background and society organization. I think expanding the communication by broadening and deepening English language skills on the population would enhance foreigners experience. However, hard time to avoid some cultural “dilution” of Japanese values with that (it could be the 21st century Meiji restoration). Very appreciative of the…

Fun in Tokyo Day 7

After having a hectic but unforgettable week, we headed back to Boston

The itinerary of Japan Trip

The google map The itinerary on Excel   Date Time staff Trans Schedule 13-Mar NH0173 Sat, 3/12 UA1898L BOSTON 5:10 AM HOUSTON 8:32 AM baggage fee 1 for $25 2 for $ 35 (SUN) 15:00 15:15 NH 0173 Houston 10:15 am NRT Tokyo 3:15pm (Sun 3/13) 16:10 / 16 : 40 Limousin Bus (2H) 17…

Acknowledgments

We are using this opportunity to express our gratitude to everyone who supported us throughout the Japan Trip 2016. We are thankful for their aspiring guidance, invaluable and constructive criticism and friendly advice during the project. We are sincerely grateful to them for sharing their honest and illuminating views on many issues related to the…