Today was my second daughter’s 中学校の卒業式 (junior high school graduation ceremony).
In early April (after Spring Break), she’ll start high school.
Last year at this time, my oldest daughter graduated from junior high. (Click here to read the post I wrote about that day).
In America, high school starts at grade nine…but in Japan, elementary school is six years (America is only five), then three years of junior high, and three years of high school.
It totals twelve years just like in America but high school in Japan starts at the equivalent to grade ten in the U.S.
Last week she and her friends from school went to Tokyo Disneyland together.
Tokyo Disneyland was having it’s annual 「春のキャンパスデー」 (“Campus Day”).
This promotion is from 2010 January 4 – March 19.
So it ended today.
On Campus Day, students can buy a 「キャンパスデーパスポート」 (“Campus Day Passport“) to enter the park at a discounted price.
The price for junior high and high school students is usually ¥5,000 but during this campaign it’s only ¥4,000 for them.
College students usually pay ¥5,800 admission to Tokyo Disney, but on Campus Day the price is ¥4,500.
Of course, to qualify for these discount prices students must show their student ID card.
I grew up in Florida. Not too far from Orlando Disney World, but I’m not sure if they have “Campus Day Passports” there or not.
Have you ever been to any of the Disney parks in the world? What types of sale promotions do they have?
About five years ago, Tokyo Disneyland began going by the name “Tokyo Disney Resort“ because they built a second park.
So Tokyo Disney Resort comprises both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea.
They are next to each other, but they’re two separate parks.
So, at my daughter’s junior high school, the students who graduated today are now on Spring Break.
They’ll start high school in a few weeks.
My other two daughters have another week of school before their spring break starts.
But this is a three-day weekend. Monday is 「春分の日」 (Spring Equinox), which is a holiday in Japan.