Learn About Japan
- Kids Web Japan - this is one of our favorite sites. Explore and enjoy!
- Explore Japan through the Japan National Tourism Organization
- Japan travel from About.com
- Google exchange rate caculator: Japanese Yen to U.S. Dollar
There are several online translators. We suggest you send your English text as well as copying and pasting the translated text. That way, if the translated version is convoluted, your host family can see your text in English and will be better able to figure out what you are saying.
- Google Translate
- World Lingo - This site includes many language choices.
Guides to Cities in Japan
- Handicraft Center - Includes floor guide
- Heian Shrine
- Kinkakuji Temple - Golden Pavilion
- Kyoto Station
- Sanjusangen-do - 1001 statues of the Buddhist Deities (Kannon)
Other Fun Activities and Information
In the News
- Shimizu exchange students visit Chelsea (Chelsea Update, Apr 6, 2016)
- When in Chelsea... (Chelsea Update, Mar 29, 2016)
- Shimizu Japan fundraiser: pulled pork, get your order in (Chelsea Update, Mar 28, 2016)
- Go to the movies, support Beach Middle School student exchange program (Chelsea Update, Feb 12, 2015)
- Exchange students visit from Shimizu, Japan, visit Beach Middle School (Chelsea Update, Apr 20, 2014)
- Support Jet's Pizza, Back to the Roots, and Beach Middle School student exchange program (Chelsea Update, Apr 1, 2013)