KCP student Emily Cole shares photos of her KCP experience

Gorgeous photos from KCP student Emily Cole capture many facets of Japan, such as the scenic, serene gardens of Shinjuku Gyoen and Ueno Park in contrast to the bustling streets of Asakusa.

Thanks for sharing, Emily!

Kasai Rinkai Koen. This park was about 15 minutes, by foot, from my dorm. It’s right on Tokyo Bay, and on a clear day you can see Mt. Fuji. | KCP Flickr

My favorite place in Tokyo is Ueno Park, a beautiful place to visit in fall as well as spring. Taken at the beginning of December. Leaves littered the ground, in some places so thickly I couldn’t even see the grass. | KCP Flickr

Another shot of Ueno Park. This street is lined with sakura trees, which come into full splendor during the spring. | KCP Flickr

I visited Asakusa during the Jidai Festival. Asakusa is a great place to get a feel for an older, majestic, historic Tokyo. | KCP Flickr

During the semester, KCP took a bus trip to Fuji-Q Highland. Seeing Mt. Fuji so close was awe-inspiring. | KCP Flickr

Harajuku, a famous place in Tokyo for those who love fashion. This is Takeshita Dori on a typical Sunday. | KCP Flickr 

Spectacular Shinjuku Park, just across the street from KCP. Any time I needed a break from the buzzing city, I would meander through Shinjuku Park. | KCP Flickr


After a class field trip to the Nature and Science Museum. All level three students. It was really fun to be able to interact with my classmates and teachers outside of class. | KCP Flickr