・・・に行きます！I’m going to ___！
Sure enough, I received my placement call this evening from the Tokyo main office. I had a feeling I would find out this evening!
I will be on the northern most of the four main islands that make up Japan.
The town I will be living and teaching in is Atsuma-cho. It is a very small town of only about 4,500 people. There are only four elementary schools in the entire town, and I will be teaching at all of them! I will literally know every child in the entire town of Atsuma! What a great opportunity for building relationships. Atsuma is located on the southern side of Hokkaido, beautifully nestled between mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
For me, the biggest excitement is that I will only be about an hour drive outside of Sapporo, the capital and largest city of Hokkaido. It is a beautiful, modern city of about 2 million people. I will be getting the mix of untouched nature with all the modern conveniences and excitement of big city life that I enjoy so much.
In the coming days I am going to be updating pretty heavily, giving loads of information about every single detail of this place. Keep watching for more and more updates!
But for now, here are some maps to give you a visual of where I will be living for the next year of my life!
And I’ve included a video about Sapporo as well!