Philippines Care Work Trainees Visit Kamakura

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Date & Time: Sunday, August 5, 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Places: Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hasedera Temple, and Kotokuin Temple, Yuigahama Beach
Visitors: 69 Filipinos who participated in the care-workers training program hosted by the Japanese government
Language: English and Japanese

Around 270 trainees came to Japan to participate in the training program. Of the 140 trainees who got a chance to visit Kamakura with our guiding service this year, about half joined the first round of the tour that was organized for the day. They were divided into 9 groups. With the temperature reaching   35℃, we stayed in the shade as much as possible. The visitors keenly listened to the guide. Despite coming from a tropical country, the heat and the humidity seemed to affect them. As such, we took things slowly to ensure that no one would suffer from heatstroke. By the time we reached the great Buddha at Kotokuin Temple, everyone was exhausted. We took group pictures there, and the ice cream or shaved ice that was bought was enjoyed with gusto. Only about a dozen proceeded on to the optional tour to Yuigahama Beach, where they soaked their feet in seawater to cool off.