International Students at Kanagawa University Enjoy the Yokohama Cruise

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Date & Time: Wednesday, February 5, 1:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Spots: Nihon-odori Station, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall, Marine Shuttle (Yokohama Cruise)
Visitors: Six Korean, one German,and twenty-one Japanese students. Four lecturers from Kanagawa University also joined the cruise.
Attendants: 4 KSGG members
Languages: English and Japanese

At first 25 international students were scheduled to take the cruise, however, many of them canceled due to the Diamond Princess cruise ship detained in the Port of Yokohama for COVID-19 quarantine. Although it was a warm and perfect day for sightseeing, only seven international students joined the tour and were separated into two groups of English and Japanese guides. The students met the KSGG guides at Nihon-odori Avenue Station and studied three wall paintings there to learn the history of Yokohama.

At the Port Opening Memorial Hall, the Jack, guides mainly told about the history of Yokohama and the Great Kanto Earthquake. They went to Yamashita Park passing by the Kanagawa Prefectural Government Building, the King and the Yokohama Custom House, the Queen.

After taking a group photo, they got on a sightseeing boat, the Marine Shuttle, which circulated in the Yokohama Port. They enjoyed the cruise eating ice-cream, not listening to the guide carefully.

One of the students asked, “Where is the Diamond Princess?” Unfortunately the ship was not in the sight as it was out of the port temporarily that afternoon. The one -hour cruise went by so fast. The KSGG guides sang a Japanese song, sakura (cherry blossom) with a harmonica accompanied to it, and finished the tour hoping this would be a good memory for the visitors.