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In front of the train station

When I first came to Japan to teach english I was told I would be living in  town called Hon Atsugi. 

Upon my arrival I was greeted with a small yet hustling and bustling town with lots of shops, resturants and cafes.

My apartment was located nearby the Sagami river.

In summer time this town comes alive with the Atsugi Ayu (sweet fish) summer festival lots of stalls line the river selling food, drink and snacks.  At the end of the festival there is huge fireworks display.

In spring time cherry blossom (Sakura) line the banks of the Sagami river making it a great location for a picnic to enjoy the spring season.

In Autumn all the leaves start to change colour and the weather become comfortable.

In winter you can see the nearby mountains covered in snow.

I don't think I could have lived in more a diverse, fun and exciting town.

 

xiansational says:
seems like such a fun place to be at..
Posted on: Nov 29, 2007
stabber911 says:
I really love to go to japan but when ever I see the cost of living I just have to back down. :( I really dreaming about going to hot spring drinking sake..
Posted on: Nov 17, 2007
3rdman says:
hi, i was just wondering, how do you start out something like teaching english in japan, im very keen on doing that! thanks!
Posted on: Sep 14, 2007
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In front of the train station
In front of the train station
Hon Astugi
Hon Astugi
bike parking area
bike parking area
train station
train station
train station
train station
back of station area
back of station area
Christmas tree at train station
Christmas tree at train station
Map of the area
Map of the area
Entrance to Apartment
Entrance to Apartment
The bathroom of my apartment in Ho…
The bathroom of my apartment in H…
The kitchen of Hon Atsugi Apartment
The kitchen of Hon Atsugi Apartment
Living room of Hon Atsugi apartment
Living room of Hon Atsugi apartment
Bedroom of apartment
Bedroom of apartment
View from Balcony
View from Balcony
view from balcony
view from balcony
View from balcony
View from balcony
view from front balcony
view from front balcony
Ayu (sweet Fish) summer festival
Ayu (sweet Fish) summer festival
Festival
Festival
Festival
Festival
Hon Astugi
Hon Astugi
Summer festival fireworks
Summer festival fireworks
Summer festival fireworks
Summer festival fireworks
Summer festival fireworks
Summer festival fireworks
Tokyo
photo by: maka77