In Meguro City, many nursery schools don’t have access to a big playground for the children to play safely. To deal with this issue, Meguro City started operating an exclusive shuttle bus service, which aims to accommodate these children’s needs. The bus is modified to ensure the children’s safety. It takes the children to large parks such as Komazawa Olympic Park and Rinshi-no-Mori Parrk in the neighborhood every day. It is nicknamed “Hero Bus”, a combination of heroba meaning an open space with bus. The name “Hero Bus” is given in the hope that it would act as a hero for the children, which takes them to the place where they can play to their hearts’ content. By promoting this project, Meguro City hopes to let the society realize that even nursery school children in the urban area can play and run around lively outdoors while being embraced by the love of nature.
January 5th, 2019
Edited by: Meguro International Friendship Association (MIFA)