Our actual trip to Japan was the most exciting and anticipated part of the Youth Ambassadors Program. During August of 2001, we traveled to Murayama Japan, first with a 13 hour-long plane flight, and then two train rides. On our way back to Canada, we also spent 2 days and one night in Tokyo. We spent the majority of the trip in Murayama staying at Kurhaus Goten (a Japanese baths resort),exploring Japanese culture and beautiful landscape of the city, as well as taking part in a 3 day and 2 night homestay program. Our hosts were wonderful, and each of us came back to Kurhaus after homestay with enough stories to tell each other that none of us was able to get more then a few words in before switching topics.