March 16, 2019

Capstone 2019: First days in Hakodate

TIS Japanese 5th graders took a bullet train to travel from Tokyo to Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. They arrived at the city of Hakodate in the evening of Friday, March 15th.  The group spent three days learning about the culture and the history of Hakodate.

On Saturday, March 16th, students visited the morning seafood market where they saw people eating raw squids that they had fished from a tank.  Later, Taka sensei took the group to the Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship “Mashu-maru”, which used to operate between Hokkaido and Honshu until 1988. Then, the students had some fun time at the Hakodate Mirai-kan, an interactive science museum.  For lunch, we went to a popular hamburger restaurant called Lucky Pierrot. To end the day, students enjoyed a creative experience as they got to decorate their own music box. – TIS Parent Adriana Burrola

Photos by TIS Parent Darren Halstead