Let’s move on with the main reason why I went to Japan last autumn. As you may remember, I started taking Japanese lessons in Switzerland around April 2014 so that I finally can do the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT/Nihongo Nōryoku Shiken). I planned to make holidays in Japan anyway so I combined it with a short language stay in Fukuoka. Fukuoka lies in Kyūshū (九州), which is one of the four main island of Japan. I have never been in Kyūshū before! I mostly spend my holidays in Tottori, Osaka or Toyko so I was even more excited to get to know this area. After two nights spending in Tokyo, I took a domestic flight (ANA) from Haneda Airport to Fukuoka. Arriving at Fukuoka Airport, I took the train to Tenjin, the central area of the city. Tenjin has great accessibility to many places whether by bus or by train.
So from Tenjin it was another 30min train ride until I reached the village where my host mother lived. At first, the place reminded me of the village where my relatives live. It made me feel as if I was going to meet my grandmother *lol*. After a 5~10 minutes’ walk I finally arrived at my homestay family. My host mother warmly welcomed me to Fukuoka. She was very surprised and relieved at the same time because I could speak Japanese fluently. She told me that her English isn’t that good, however she could speak Spanish very well (eeeh… but I don’t understand any Spanish xD). She is such a lovely person and I loved her cheerful personality. She also treated me like a king, which you will see in the upcoming blog post (ﾟ∇^*) I had such a great time with her and I experienced two wonderful weeks full of fun and laughter! I miss the moments we had together and I hopefully can visit her, when I am back in Fukuoka someday again.