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November 21st, 2007 – by: hellokiel
I joined the Sophia Walking Circle at my university. Comprised of about 40 students (both Japanese and foreigners), this club meets to go walk around Tokyo! It sounds kind of silly but it provides a nice way to get to know many different students, practice Japanese, and see more of the city. Plus at the end of every walk, there's a small drinking and eating party. And they're serious about all of this too. The average walk is about 15 kilos and spans the course of an entire day. There was even a walk that went around the entire Yamanote-line track (almost 40 kilometers!).
On a whim, the other day I decided to take a short trip down to Hamamatsucho which is down near the waterfront. It was a nice trip I took by myself, even though it was night time. I finally saw Tokyo Bay and the water which I had been missing. It was quiet being that it was a Monday night, but that was just what I needed. I guess I'm finding that living in a foreign place comes with certain difficulties, but I feel that I am learning a lot from it, one way or another.
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