By Keira Louis
For the last part of our first week, the 4 of us split up – Josh and Lauren ventured to Kyoto, while Adam and I homestayed with the lovely Kato Family in Yokohama. Hiroko Kato and her husband, Minoru, daughter Hanako and Grandmother, homestayed me in 2000 when I came to Japan, and we have since hosted Hiroko in Australia.
Our time with this beautiful family was priceless – and I mean this in both senses of the word, as we didn’t pay for a thing! Everywhere they took us, every meal we ate with them, was all compliments of the Kato’s. Their hospitality was so wonderful – we can’t wait to be able to return the favour when they come to Australia in the future.