Follow UMass Lowell students as they Study Abroad in Japan in Tokyo and Kyoto and a day trip in Narai hiking through the Nakasendo trail.

During the spring 2023 semester, the class met bi-weekly to discuss readings, films, visual arts, language, food, and cultural norms of Japan. Discussions dove into the psychology and way of life of the Japanese people, and students gained insight into a culture where the old and new collide. Basic language and cultural etiquette lessons help prepare students for travelling in Japan.

The Great Buddha of Kamakura (鎌倉大仏, Kamakura Daibutsu) is a large bronze statue of Amitābha, located on the temple grounds.