Day 10- Friday 1st February 2019 (Aomori-Hirosaki day trip)

Today was our second day in Aomori. We started the day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we travelled around an hour away from our hotel to visit Hirosaki Castle. The castle was originally built in 1611 but was then rebuilt in 1810 after being struck by lightning. We walked around the castle and after that, we had lunch at a snow lodge. After lunch, we had a snow fight at the park which was lots of fun. Then we took a bus and a train back to the Aomori station where we ate gelato and sang Happy Birthday to Flynn. Outside the train station we enjoyed another snow fight and then went back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. For dinner, we were able to choose from a range of restaurants and further practice our Japanese speaking skills. Today was lots of fun.

Hannah Howell

This morning we got a small sleep in and had a delicious buffet breakfast in the hotel. Today was Flynn’s birthday and to celebrate we all sung happy birthday on the train. After a 30 minute train ride we arrived at Hirosaki Castle. We all had a lot of fun playing in the snow and having a snow ball fight. Then we traveled back home and had a second snow fight near the train station. Today was so much fun and we all can’t wait for the Sapporo.

Hayley Dean