The MCAS Iwakuni Cultural Adaptation Program hosted another educational trip and I, of course, took advantage of the guided tour, led by Cultural Adaptation Specialist for the base, . This time we went to Miyajima, an island famously known for the Shinto Itsukushima Shrine. It is a vacation and educational destination for the Japanese, so it is very touristy (i.e English) friendly town. The educational part of the cultural tour was to teach us how to use the public transportation system to get to the town. We hopped a bud from outside the base to the train station. Took a train to the ferry and then took a ferry to the island. I now have confidence in my ability to hope from vehicle to train to boat with little trouble... I just need to make sure I don't fall asleep or get too deep in to a conversation and miss my bus or train stop!