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PreK-Grade 12 International Day and Boarding School in Kobe, Japan | Since 1913


Explore the great outdoors - and discover something new!


What does our Week Without Walls look like?  In close vicinity to rivers, lakes, oceans and the mountains, the week provides an environment for challenging but safe risk-taking. Students are able to discover hidden strengths and develop skills that will last a lifetime.

A Week Without Walls usually takes place in late spring, and is an excellent conclusion to the school year. During their trips, our Secondary School students travel to different regions and immerse themselves in the picturesque beauty that Japan has to offer! 

Cycling on Shimanami Kaido

Sailing on Ieshima Island

Hiking the Nakasendo Trail

Visiting Kumano Kodo, the World Heritage Site

Camping near Lake Biwa

Rafting on Nagano River

Over the course of each trip, students are encouraged to embrace a sense of curiosity towards and engagement with the world around them. And in doing so alongside their peers, students build meaningful connections and form memories that will last a lifetime. These beloved trips inspire confidence, teamwork, and the capability to take on unfamiliar situations.

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