The Natural History Museum – from London to Tokyo!

 

I have such exciting news for Japan from my hometown! The Natural History Museum will be exhibiting specimens in Tokyo from the March 18th – June 11th this year!

The Natural History Museum has always had a special place in my heart throughout my life. I’ve lost count of how many times I have visited there, from school trips, attending with my mother to see exhibitions or taking a sketchbook along to draw the fossils. It’s a tourist destination too with many people from across the world visiting the South Kensington area to see the various museums – all for free! Londoners are certainly lucky for the science and arts culture that is available and it really is something I treasured whilst living there.

However now the museum is apparently shipping out a number of fossils and specimens for people in Japan to see too! This is such exciting news for the number of people who are unable to visit London for various reason. I hope many people will go, whether international tourists or residents of Japan.

Yay, science!!

BBC News article 

Exhibition Website (In English)

Summer Adventures – Part 1: Osaka

Hello everyone!

It has been a while since I last posted.. and with good reason! In August I went on an epic journey across Japan, visiting some of the major cities with my friend from the UK. However.. we did so in less than 2 weeks and on a shoestring budget! We spent around 3 days in each city – Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Fukuoka.

So.. I wanted to make a post about our epic adventure and give you an idea of the kind of things you can do in a really short space of time. For the first post, I’m going to write about Osaka!

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The Great Omiyage Debate!

When I was accepted onto the JET Programme, I had a tonne of preparation to do before I left. Most of it ended up involving lots of shopping trips with my family, spending time with my friends and cuddling my dog. But one of the biggest mind-boggling aspects that I was really worried about was “omiyage” – what souvenirs from home should I bring to my new job as a token of gratitude?

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