|Modern Makuhari peeks out from behind the views of Mihama-en (美浜園) park.|
The park is around a 15 minute walk from JR Kaihin-Makuhari Station on the Keiyo Line. I go to Makuhari all the time and I had no idea this park even existed prior to this trip...in a good way! Now that I know it's here, it'll be a nice break away from big city hustle next time I go to Makuhari for shopping at the nearby outlets or to see a show at Makuhari Messe.
|Makuhari's APA Hotel & Resort standing tall in the distance! And duckies.|
I wonder what the park looks like during other times of the year - might be a good time to visit the park again now, in the fall...hmm...
|Empty exhibition hall.|
|Orientation about MIS.|
We had to be careful not to take any photos of the children (although we ran into the preschoolers during their recess and they were ADORABLE), but here's a random photo tour of inside the school!
|One of the 6th grade classrooms (I think).|
|Roald Dahl corner in the library! Jealousness.|
|I happened to chance upon this and I thought it was super cute.|
|This reminded me of elementary school!|
|The kindergarten area! I think?|
And it felt really weird/interesting - it was like being back in the US or some other English-speaking world - I guess that is obvious since it's an international school. Just seeing the children, some Japanese, and many from other ethnic backgrounds, interact with each other normally is not something you really get to see in Japan everyday. So this served as a nice trip to a separate little world!
|Hop on the new Urban Flyer! Loving the spaceship feel and sleek colors.|
|Everyone was excited to ride the new monorail car :D|
|My favorite part of the new monorail...!|
Anyway, the next CHI-BA+KUN Ambassador next outing is coming up at the beginning of next month! Hopefully I will be a bit more punctual about updating from here on out!!