Today is first sightseeing day in Kyoto. Todaiji and Kiyomizu temple are famous places, so many the YCE students know them. First destination is Todaiji. The YCE students enjoyed to go through the column which is said that this is same size with nasal cavity of Daibutsu. At Nara Park, they enjoyed feeding to deer. At lunch, we ate Udon or some Japanese food on Nara station Commercial Street. I was surprised that they can use chopsticks to eat Udon. Next destination is Kiyomizu temple. They enjoyed Omikuji (a written fortune), Otowa falls and matchmaking wish. And it was snowing!! For Malaysian it was first time to see snow, so they was very excited it. I was glad to get good experience. At Kiyomizu Zaka, they ate Yatsuhashi, went to GHIBLI shop. They wrote their essay and message card to tell your appreciate mind.
Today, we moved from Tokyo to Kyoto. It was quite long time about, 7 or 8 hours. In the bus, we watched some movies, or did some games. Everyone looked enjoy it, so I really happy to see that. Especially KARAOKE was the most popular. We sang some English songs.
At about 5 o’clock, we got to UTANO youth hotel. Then we ate dinner. After the dinner, we did calligraphy. Everyone enjoyed doing that. And one of girls from Australia, draw us, the Japanese camp staff, a portrait of us. That was so nice, and all of us like it.
We have only two more days, so I hope we will have a great time with all of my special friends from far.
12月17日、キャンプ3日目は、 ・日本文化紹介（華道・茶道） ・東京タワー・皇居前広場観光 ・交流ゲーム（障害物競走・なんでもバスケットなど） という日程で行われました。 Today, we did *Introduction of Japanese traditional culture (flower arrangement and tea ceremony) *Sightseeing (Tokyo tower and Imperial palace plaza) *Japanese games (obstacle race, Nandemo basket, etc…)
When the flower arrangement, they made very creative works with their team members. And, when the tea ceremony, they were interested in “wabi-sabi”.
その後、東京タワーでは、来日生みんなで景色とお昼ご飯を楽しんでいました。 Then, we went to Tokyo Tower, and enjoyed the scenery and lunch.
そして皇居では、その荘厳さに驚いていました。 At the Imperial palace plaza, they were very surprised at the solemnity.
オリンピックセンターに戻った後には、交流ゲームが行われました。 初めての日本のゲームでしたが、とても楽しそうでした。 After we arrived at the accommodation, we played some games. They have never played the kind of Japanese games, but, they looked enjoyed so much.
Tomorrow, we will leave Tokyo for Kyoto by bus. We cannot wait for some events in Kyoto!