TUJ Overnight Trip: Hatsushima Island

Temple University Japan

Last weekend, TUJ had another one of its overnight trips. This time, we visited an island about an hour and a half away from Tokyo called Hatsushima. We had to take many trains, a taxi, and even a boat to get to our final destination: the island!

After taking a few train transfers, we finally made it to the dock to set off. Like every TUJ activity so far, the weather was rainy and gloomy, but that didn't keep the group from enjoying the island. After taking a few train transfers, we finally made it to the dock to set off. Like every TUJ activity so far, the weather was rainy and gloomy, but that didn’t keep the group from enjoying the island.

One thing that was noticable getting off from the boat was the smell. There was no ocean smell at all! According to our guides, this is because the water in this area is not polluted and is very clear. If it had been warmer and a clearer day, it would have been tempting to jump right in! One thing that was noticeable getting off from the boat was the smell. There was no ocean smell at all! According to our guides, this is because the water in this area is not polluted and is very clear. If it had been warmer and a clearer day, it would have been tempting to jump right in!

TUJ students Kelly Holloran, Alex Herraiz, and Mike Fournier check out the map of the island. The TUJ group was staying at the resort in the center of the island, but there actually are about 200 residents who live on the island all year! TUJ students Kelly Holloran, Alex Herraiz, and Mike…

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