Day after arrival 
After the long flight (about 18 hours if I remember right) I arrived to Japan 1.4.2011 about 8 am. From there I took train to Osaka, where I changed to train to Kobe.

The weather was sunny and the scenery I saw from train was nice. One thing that I found interesting was the small farming fields inbetween the houses and the little tractors used to plow them. That was well before Osaka though.

At the Osaka Station I was little bit lost (the place is a maze) but found my way to the Umeda Station and the part from which Hanshin trains took off.

After I got the dormitory, I had to wait a bit since it was lunch break. Then I had to pay for the rent and got the keys and such and someone to show me the right room. There is 4 rooms, common room with kitchen and bathroom in one unit. Everyone has their own WC though.
My roommates are 4th, 3rd and 1st year students, and they're all real nice people, helping and explaining things, like the trash system, filling in papers and such, to me.

I have to go and formally register to the school as soon as possible. Also I think I will be getting mobile phone and bank account during next week, hopefully.

Meanwhile I've been checking where to go to vote as the election is soon in Finland, and I thought I'd vote this time. I think I can do it somewhere in Osaka.

Today I will probably go shopping some things I need or forgot, like towel, LAN cable and so on.

It will probably take some time until I get some pictures here, sorry for that!

PS. It's surprisingly cold inside, I guess Japanese insulation isn't as good as Finnish ones. There is combined airconditioner/airheatpump at each room and common room though, so it helps.

Joo, mun täytyy ensin klikata ne näkyviin. Kiva että luet :)

Yeah the roommates are all boys, I think they won't put girls and boys to same units. The city is well.. It seems to be the 6th-largest city in Japan according to wikipedia, which is bit of surprise for me too. But I haven't actually even been to the city centrum. I got a camera now; the mobile phone I got has 12,2 Mpix camera. It should be free to send them as attachments in email, but I'll try to find some little bit easier way to transfer them to my computer from which they might find their way here.

I'll try to write another entry today.

anne lähdemäki 
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Sounds nice and I checked the weather for Kobe, seems like it's gonna be nice and sunny, so no need for the heater atleast during the day. ;)

Hope it's gonna continue as laid back as it sounds to have begun.

Oh, and by the way, Suvi's gonna kill me with her questions, if you don't give us more info! "Are the roommates all boys? How big of a city it is? Etc..." Women.

Enjoy your time there and hope you get the camera asap.


Mikko & Suvi

Anne Lähdemäki 
Oli mukava taas lukea kuulumisiasi (sanan loppu kuulostaa ihan japanilta "misiasi":), näin kieltä osaamattoman korviin.


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