March 18th, 2009: It was difficult to say goodbye to Suita city, but the lush serenity of Uda city welcomed us with open hearts. The busy cityscape of Suita is now replaced with the peaceful and relaxing village of Uda.
On our first day in Uda, we took advantage of the beautiful scenery with a nature hike. Of course, no hike would be complete with competitive fun and games. Four groups of participants competed fiercely in six mini games including “kendama” and picking up peas with chopsticks. A relaxing hike, gorgeous scenery, interesting games, and pleasant weather… it was almost perfect except for the fact that the awesome team of “Happi Happi Pandas” somehow lost!