Tokyo 2020 (2021) Summer Olympics
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Tokyo 2020 (2021) Summer Olympics

As everyone already knows, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics were supposed to be happening right now. The games have been rescheduled for July 23rd-August 2021, but the 2020 name will stay the same. This is because the logo has been…

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A Virtual School Year

A Virtual School Year

This year has been my 10th year teaching as a career! There were MANY days I thought I wouldn’t make it. Just to name a few: Getting cut with “kiddie” scissors the 2nd month of school during my first year…

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Japanese Kaiseki

Japanese Kaiseki

Part of the ryokan experience includes eating local dishes. The Yamazakura restaurant in Hotel Okada serves kaiseki.  Kaiseki is a multi-course traditional Japanese dinner made with seasonal ingredients. The portion sizes may seem small, but was filling after having everything.

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Hot Springs in Hakone

Hot Springs in Hakone

Hakone is a popular destination because it is close to Tokyo and famous for hot springs. Hotel Okada is a ryokan, Japanese style inn, with the main attraction being a public hot spring and foot bath. I can’t remember why…

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First Trip in Japan: Hakone

First Trip in Japan: Hakone

Since international travel to Japan isn’t an option right now, the government will launch a new campaign for people already in the country to travel domestically. It will offer large discounts for day and overnight trips from the end of…

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