Hosting High School Students From Takayama: Itinerary

Our homestay visit plans

Below is a table with the broad picture of the student itinerary. Below that is a more detailed day-by-day description of the plan as of the date at the bottom of the page.

An itinerary is a plan as of a particular point in time of where to go, when, and how. But plans change, sometimes even from moment to moment. So our plans may change based on weather, surprise opportunities, changing interests, and factors beyond our control.



Days, Dates, and Notes
Day Date Itinerary
Thu  1 August  Arrive at DIA
Fri  2 August  Touring Denver, 1
Sat  3 August  With host family
Sun  4 August  With host family
Mon   5 August  Touring Denver, 2
* Farewell party
Tue  6 August  Return to Takayama



Thu., August 1

Arrival in Denver
* At 1:30 on flight United 142 (Dreamiliner)
* Pick up by host family, taken home

Fri., August 2

A day in the city:
Day leader: Kitty Comstock (303-619-3039)
* 8:30 a.m., drop off at City and County Building (1437 Bannock St)
* 9:00 a.m. Up to Mayor's office, meet with Mayor Hancock
* 9:30 a.m. Walk and bus and walk to Sakura Square, get rides
* Drive to Asahi Food (6830 E. 49th, Commerce City)
* 11:00 View yatai, picture opportunity
* Drive to Denver Zoo; lunch, stroll, explore
* Drive to Cherry Creek Mall, shopping, exploring
* 4:30 ~ 5:00 Host pick up at Cherry Creek Mall, East garage, near movie theatre (alternative arrangements possible)

Sat., August 3

With host family:
* Whatever they do

Sun., August 4

With host family:
* Whatever they do

Mon., August 5

Western day:
Day leader: Steve Comstock (303-619-3034)
* 8:30 - drop off at parking lot of First Universalist Church, 4101 E. Hampden
* Drive to Red Rocks; tour museum or just wander the ampitheatre
* Drive to Bear Creek stables, talk with wrangler, pictures on horseback
* Drive to Bear Creek Lake park; picnic
* Drive to Evergreen Lake for paddle boating
* return to parking lot of First Universalist Church around 4:00-4:30
* Evening: farewell party 6:30 - 9:00 at GeoTech, 2650 E. 40th Ave., Denver

Tue., August 6

Return to Japan:
* Meet at DIA at 10:30 a.m., West side, United AirLines 'Economy' counter
* Depart on flight United 143 at 1:30