October “Voyages Culturels”: Japan

An October“cultural trip” designed to provide students with experiences they would not normally have was to Japan. This was an intense week where as well as visiting Tokyo and (courtesy of a bullet train) the cultural centre of Kyoto with its palaces and temples students, students saw the Panasonic Centre, participated in a Japanese martial arts session, and experienced Japanese culture and customs in a Riyokan (complete with a hot-spring bath and sleeping on a Futon, And all this with the chance to try the best Japanese food and two cookery workshops: sushi making and okonomiyaki.