Thirty two students from Nagoya University of Commerce and Business and the NUCB Business School took an overnight trip to Gifu Prefecture to visit Shirakawa-go and Takayama.
Cultural Enrichment Activity - Takayama and Shirakawa-go
On the first day of the trip, we visited Shirakawa-go located in Shirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture. This location has been registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Students enjoyed taking pictures from the observatory and they could see the inside of the houses while learning about the traditional "gassho-zukuri" building style (thatched roofs). Students also enjoyed the view of Shirakawa-go surrounded by nature in early summer, for example rice fields which have just recently been planted and lotus flowers floating in the pond. After that, they moved to a ryokan in Takayama, relaxed at the Onsen and had dinner together while wearing yukata. Most of the students had Japanese "kaiseki ryori" (traditional Japanese meal brought in courses) and enjoyed Japanese famous dishes like "sukiyaki" with Hida beef and "sashimi" and so on.
On the second day, students visited “Hida Folk Village / Hida no Sato” and made either a "sarubobo" doll (a local amulet/ good luck charm) or chopsticks and a cloth chopsticks bag. The staff at the village kindly instructed the students and they seemed happy as they could make their own item as a memory of this trip. Later, they moved to Takayama and had free time there to explore. They enjoyed walking around Old Town which is so famous that it is often called “Little Kyoto” and riverside of Miyagawa with carp streamers as well as having local food for lunch represented by Takayama ramen and croquette of Hida beef.
Students could fully experience Japanese culture in a completely different side of Japan for these two days and hope it was memorable trip for them.
At the NUCB Business School, there are International Regular Degree students, Double Degree Program students and International Exchange students coming from all over the world. Our Global MBA and MIM programs are fully conducted in English aiming to develop global leaders. This program is aiming to develop strategic thinking, leadership skill, decision-making skill in management and high communication skills in English. We apply practical learning “case method” for all the courses with using business cases of Japanese companies as well as global companies.