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Konnichiha, friends! Japan is such a beautiful country. I started off first in Tokyo:

As you can see from the above picture, it was snowing while I was in Tokyo. This was the first time I encountered snow on my world trip!

Tokyo is the capital of Japan, and there are about 13 million people living there.

Two activities that the Japanese love to do is play video games at arcades and sing karaoke. Luckily, I was able to do both!

Japanese food is delicious. I tried sushi, which is raw fish. It sounds gross, I know, but it is yummy!

I also had noodles called Ramen. They were my favorite!

My friend Christy got to dress up in a kimono, a traditional dress worn by women.It is only to be worn on very special occasions, for example, weddings.

From Tokyo we traveled southwast to Kyoto, the former capital of Japan. There we were able to see more of the traditional Japanese temples and gardens.

We went to an area in Kyoto called the Gion district:

In this area there are a lot of tea houses surrounding the tiny streets. The Japanese used to do most of their socializing here. They still sometimes meet at the tea houses, but most people go to restaurants, just like us!

From Kyoto we traveled to a small town called Nara. What is very special about Nara is there are hundreds of deer roaming the town and the parks nearby. You see, long ago, it is thought that a god came to Nara to protect the city. He arrived on a deer. Still today, the people think of the deer as their protectors.

The deer have even learned to bow to people who bow to them!

Also, remember that these are very special deer, and you shouldn’t touch or feed the deer in the States. You could get hurt!

In Nara, I volunteered at a school to assist in helping Japanese children to learn English! They knew a few words already, which is very impressive, since the Japanese don’t even use our same alphabet.

From here I head to Australia. Until next time!

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