Erasmus in Japan: “At the top of Mount Fuji.”

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Kristof Lepoutre studies Japanology in Ghent

"Together with Jeanny from Scotland and Erica from Germany, I took on the challenge of climbing Mount Fuji. We started our challenge in good spirits, but after just 5 minutes it started to rain… And the shower unfortunately continued until ten hours later we were down again. We could barely see a few meters in front of us, so no nice views or breath-taking landscapes. Our clothes were soaked to the core and it even started to freeze a little. We quickly got to the top when we finally had the courage to take a group photo and then started the descent again. Jeanny and Erica have sworn never to climb Fuji again, but I want to risk it one more time… when the weather is better."


Here's an overview of just a few ISIC benefits
you can score in Japan:


Kyushu National Museum: 300 JPY off museum entry

Kyushu National Museum is Japan's newest national museum, presenting stunning displays of fine art. Show your ISIC and receive a student discount of 300 JPY off museum entry.

Amagi Sky Adventure: 500 Yen Off Regular price

Amagi Sky Adventure is a great outdoor activity. To get 500 yen discount from the Regular price of 3000 yen, you need to book in advance ( by the day before ) and tell that you are an ISIC/IYTC/ITIC member.

Sompo Japan Museum of Art: 400 JPY off museum entry

Seiji Togo Memorial, Sompo Japan Nipponoka Museum of Art in Tokyo offers exhibitions of paintings from 1914 to 1977, plus an observatory deck with an amazing panorama view over the city. Show your ISIC and receive a student discount of 400 JPY off museum entry.

Rusutsu Resort Amusement Park: ¥800 Off One day pass for adult

Rusutsu Resort is an all-year-round amusement park near Shikotsu Toya National Park and is located 90 min drive from Chitose Sapporo airport. Apart from this amusement park, you can enjoy activities such as golf, rafting, cycling, and more.

Okinawa World: 10% Off

Okinawa World, where you can experience Okinawa's history, nature, and culture. Exploring Gyokusendo, a stunningly beautiful limestone cave grown on a coral reef and make your own craft item in Traditional Crafts Village, where you will be welcomed by many old local houses with beautiful red roof tiles and Shuri Castle. Also, visit the unique Habu Park.


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