Hello! I’m back from Japan! I attended JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) Winterschool for Quantum Monte Carlo CASINO course at 17th Feb – 24th Feb 2013, and it was my first “everything”! My first flight, first international flight, first going abroad, first going to Japan, first going to international winterschool, first meeting international friends and befriends them, and first transit. First – in – everything! And whoa. No words can describe 5 days I’ve been there. Brief introduction before sharing photographs, JAIST is located in Ishikawa Perfecture (石川) in Nomi City, Tsurugi Area. It is the – everyone said that – the coldest place in Honshuu Island. Perhaps.

I’ll describe the class session and debate later, but for now, I’ll post pictures, from Soekarno-Hatta (Cengkareng) Airport until flight from Incheon back to Cengkareng.

departure from Cengkareng (CGK)

departure from Cengkareng (CGK)

Dawn in Incheon Airport (ICN) South Korea for transit. The sky is a bit grey but no snow.

Dawn in Incheon Airport (ICN) South Korea for transit. The sky is a bit grey but no snow.

It was bustling with people in Incheon that day (18th Feb) and the sky was a bit dark even after the sun rose. I sat next to left wing’s seat, and eventually watched full-episode of Rurouni Kenshin the movie inside the plane. It was my first flight, so my ears were so painful after landing. Later my friend suggested me to blow my nose to adjust the pressure on my body rather than yawning. Below are photographs in Ishikawa perfecture, Japan! Don’t think Japan only has Tokyo or Kyoto. There are many good beautiful places in that Sakura country.

Serai (さらい) restaurant served ryoutei! The food is said to be more savory and rich in flavor than eastern Japan. Well, it is.

Serai (さらい) restaurant served ryoutei! The food is said to be more savory and rich in flavor than eastern Japan. Well, it is.

It's almost hanamatsuri, young girls receiving and arranging dolls (presenting prince and princesses, three musicians, magistrates and so on) in front of さらい lobby. Beautiful but - don't touch!

It’s almost hanamatsuri, young girls receiving and arranging dolls (presenting prince and princesses, three musicians, magistrates and so on) in front of さらい lobby. Beautiful but – don’t touch!

Morning in Ishikawa

Morning in Ishikawa

Morning in Ishikawa, the sky is clear after snowing.

Morning in Ishikawa, the sky is clear after snowing.

Outside Classroom in JAIST 5th floor

Outside Classroom in JAIST 5th floor

JAIST!

JAIST! Well, I wasn’t here to play though…

Kanazawa City (金沢) bus station, we were going for excursion to Kanazawa too.

Kanazawa City (金沢) bus station, we were going for excursion to Kanazawa too.

Perhaps it is it for today, I’ll upload the second post later, this time with a bit explanation other than Monte Carlo simulation classses 🙂

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