KCP Students Hit the Slopes of Niigata

This winter break, KCP-USA student Brennen Kendall and some friends headed for the snowy slopes of Niigata Prefecture for some thrills on the ice.

Niigata is situated on Honshū island, on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It is known for its high production of cut lilies, tulips, and azaleas, although these colorful and gorgeous flowers were hard to spot in the wild, especially under the heavy blanket of snow.

KCP’s adventurers took a night bus to go to Niigata from Tokyo, and this was quite a long ride. They left at 11:00 PM and the bus reached Niigata at 6:00 AM the next morning. That’s 7 hours!

The trip was well worth it, though, and our students have pictures to prove it.

All bundled up and ready for some winter fun. Brrr-ing it on! | KCP Flickr


Warming up by snowboarding on the slope while surrounded by snowflakes. | KCP Flickr


Snow-laden trees nearly frozen in the chilly air. Can’t get much colder than this!  | KCP Flickr