The kindergarten boasting spectacular ocean views & a rooftop playground

Don’t get me wrong, I love my local kindergarten – but this show-stopping preschool, boasting water views and a rooftop playground has me a little green with envy. Maybe more than a little. Come and take a stroll through one of the most spectacular kinders we’ve ever seen.

Japanese kindergartens have a tendency to be amazing. Like, the-ability-to-withstand-a-typhoon-but-still-be-stylish amazing. Or there’s the one that captures water so kids have a giant puddle to play in every time it rains. But I think this one, in Nagasaki may just take the cake.

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Nestled on what has to be a much sought-after piece of real estate, the OB Kindergarten and Nursery has stunning ocean views, which are made even more picturesque thanks to the nearby mountains.

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The entire building is designed to take in this amazing vista – by jutting up towards the sky. The cafeteria has terraces both inside and out, with huge, double glazed windows that ensure the view is soaked up.

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The adage that children learn through play is never more evident than in this space, which includes a loft that can only be accessed by climbing up the rope tunnel.

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And once they’re up there, the children have incredible ocean views from the terrace. They also have access to blackboard walls, hidden in house-shaped spaces.

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Designed by HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro, it’s a truly magnificent learning and play building that shows incredible investment in Japan’s youngest students.

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(via Design Boom)

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