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No doubt the education needs of your children is at the top of your list of priorities when moving to a foreign country. See our comprehensive list of the international schooling options available for your children in Japan.

Preschools / Kindergartens - Tokyo and Yokohama

1.
ABC International School -www.abcinternationalschool.com
Address: Katsu Court #101, 2-7-25 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Telephone/ Fax: 03-5793-1359 Location: Hiroo Station - Hibiya Line
2.
Acorn School -www.acorn-school.com
Address: #401, Celine Motoazabu, 2-1-21, Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Telephone: 03-5798-3907/ Fax: 03-5798-3908 Location: Hiroo or Roppongi Station - Hibiya LineAzabu Juban or Roppongi Station - Oedo Line
3.
Ai International School - www.aiinternationalschool.com
Address: 5-4-4-2F Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073 Telephone: 03-3769-3372/ Fax: 03-3456-0488 Location: Azabu Juban Station - Oedo Line; Mita Station - Mita Line; Shirogane Takanawa Station - Namboku Line
4.
American School in Japan (ASIJ) / Early Learning Center - www.asij.ac.jp
Address: 6-16-5 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Telephone: 03-5771-4344/ Fax: 03-5771-4341 Location: Roppongi Station - Hibiya Line/Oedo Line
5.
American World (Setagaya Campus) - www.americanworld.jp
Address: 4-30-5 Kaminoge, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0093 Telephone: 03-5758-3858 / Fax: 03-5758-3848 Location: Kaminoge Station - Oimachi Line
6.
AMICI International School - www.amicischool.com
Address: 4-3-50 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0041 Telephone: 03-5454-9066 / Fax: 03-5454-9067 Location: Komaba Todaimae Station - Keio Inokashira LineHigashi Kitazawa Station - Odakyu LineYoyogi Uehara Station - Odakyu/ Chiyoda Line
7.
Aoba-Japan International School (Meguro Campus) -www.a-jis.com
Address: 2-10-34 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0042 Telephone: 03-3461-1442 / Fax: 03-3463-9873 Location: Daikanyama Station - Toyoko Line
8.
Ayla International - www.aylais.com
Address: 101 Luna Shirokane, 6-14-4 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0072 Telephone: 03-3448-2585 Location: Shirokanedai Station - Namboku Line
9.
Azabu International School - www.azabuis.jp/
Address: #302, 3-10-12 Azabu Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045 Telephone: 03-3451-8477 / Fax: 03-3451-8476 Location: Azabu Juban Station - Oedo/ Namboku Line; Hiroo Station ? Hibiya Line
10.
Belgrave International School - www.belgrave.co.jp/preschool/index_e.html
Address: 3-6-2 IM Nakameguro Bldg. 4F, Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0061 Telephone: 03-3712-8016 Location: Nakameguro Station - Hibiya Line / Toyoko Line Meguro School - Meguro Station - JR Yamanote Line; Meguro / Namboku / Mita Line
11.
British School in Tokyo - www.bst.ac.jp
Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 Telephone: 03-5467-4321 / Fax: 03-5467-4322 Location: Shibuya Station - JR Yamanote Line
12.
Child's Play -www.childs-play.org
Address: 18-8 Moto Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0062 Telephone: 03-3460-8841 / Fax: 03-5709-0552 Location: Yoyogi Uehara Station - Odakyu Line/Chiyoda LineYoyogi Koen - Chiyoda Line Yoyogi Hachiman Station - Odakyu Line
13.
Children's House Montessori School -www.childrenshouse.tokyo
Address: 5-16-12 Minami Aoyama,Minato-ku,Tokyo 107-0062 Telephone: 03-3406-5700 fax 03-3406-5710 Location: Gaienmae Station - Ginza Line; Omotesando Station - Ginza/ Hanzomon Line
14.
Christian Academy -www.caj.or.jp
Address: 2-14, Shinkawacho 1-chome, Higashi-Kurume City, Tokyo 203-0013 Telephone: 0424-71-0022 / Fax: 0424-76-2200 Location: Higashi Kurume - Seibu Ikebukuro LineDirections: caj.or.jp/gettingtocaj.html
15.
Deutsche School Tokyo Yokohama -www.dsty.ac.jp
Address: 2-4-1 Chigasaki Minami, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama 224-0037 Telephone: 045-941-4841 / Fax: 045-941-4481 Location: Nakamachidai Station - Yokohama #9 Subway
16.
Dream Kids Network - www.dreamkids-net.co.jp/en/index.html
Address: 2-9-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 Telephone: 03-3403-6612 / Fax: 03-3403-6614 Location: Gaienmae Station - Ginza LineAoyama Itchome Station - Hanzomon/ Ginza/ Oedo Line
17.
Fun House Preschool - www.funhousetokyo.com
Address: 202 Grand Palace Minami-Azabu, Sendaizaka 1-4-5 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Telephone: 03-5442-8009 Location: Azabu Juban - Oedo/ Namboku Line
18.
EWA Children's Garden - www.ewatokyo.com
Address: 2-1-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Telephone: 03-3224-6796 / Fax: 03-3224-6788 Location: Roppongi 1-chome Station - Namboku Line
19.
Franciscan Chapel Center Cooperative Playgroup - www.geocities.com/cooperativeplaygroup/
Address: 4-2-37 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 (SPACING PROBLEM) Telephone: 03-3401-2141 / Fax: 03-3401-2142 Location: Roppongi Station ? Hibiya / Oedo Line
20.
Global Kids Academy - www.globalkidsacademy.com
Address: Villa Nishi-Azabu #101, 3-5-34, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031 Telephone: 03-5775-6640 / Fax: 03-5775-6830 Location: Roppongi Station - Oedo / Hibiya Line or Hiroo Station - Hibiya Line
21.
Global Indian International School (GIIS) - http://www.globalindian.org.sg
Address: 3-20-6 Minami Shinozakicho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Japan 133-0065 Telephone: 03-5636-9151 Location: Mizue Station - Shinjuku Line
22.
Grace International Learning Center -www.grace-learning.com
Address: 2-3-11 Seta, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 158-0095 Telephone / Fax: 03-5716-3100 Location: Futakotamagawa Station - Denentoshi Line
23.
Gregg International School -www.gis-j.com
Address: 1-14-6 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0035 Telephone: 03-3725-8000 / Fax: 03-5701-2554 Location: Jiyugaoka Station - Toyoko Line/ Oimachi Line
24.
Happy Days International Pre-School -www.ebisupreschool.com
Address: Ebisu Garden East Building, 2F, 3-9-20, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013 Telephone / Fax: 03-3446-1540 Location: Ebisu Station - Hibiya Line /JR Yamanote Line
25.
Hand In Hand International School - www.handinhand-cdc.com
Address: 2-99 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0861 Japan Telephone: 045-228-8090 / Fax: 045-228-8091 Location: Motomachi Chukagai Station – Minato Mirai Line
26.
Hiroo International Kindergarten - www.hik.jp
Address: #302, 3-10-12 Azabu Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045 Telephone: 03-3451-8477 / Fax: 03-3451-8476 Location: Azabu Juban Station - Oedo/Namboku Line
27.
Horizon Japan International Preschool & Kindergarten - www.horizon.ac.jp
Address: 1-33-6 Higashi Terao, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 230-0077 Telephone: 045-584-1945/ Toll Free - Dial: 0120-466-695 / Fax: 045-584-1946 Location: Kikuna Station - Tokyu Toyoko Line or Tsurumi Station - Keihin Tohoku Line - both stations city bus #41, 3 minutes from Shirahata bus stop Shibuya Campus - Meijijingumae Station - Chiyoda Line; Omotesando Station - Ginza/ Hanzomon Line
28.
Imagine International Preschool - www.imagine-gc.com/imagine/index_en.html
Address: Yokohama Landmark Tower 13 F, 2-2-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama city, Kanagawa 220-8113 Telephone: 045-224-2121 / Fax: 045-224-2122 Location: Sakuragicho Station - Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line, Minatomirai Station - Minatomirai Line
29.
Indian International School - www.iisjapan.com
Address: 2-16-6 Shin Ohashi, Koto-ku, Tokyo Japan 135-0007 Telephone: 03-3635-7850 Location: Morishita Station -Shinjuku/Oedo Line
30.
International School of the Sacred Heart - www.issh.ac.jp
Address: 4-3-1 Hiroo, Minato-ku, Tokyo 150-0012 Telephone: 03-3400-5549 / Fax: 03-3400-3496 Location: Hiroo Station - Hibiya Line
31.
J's International School -www.js-international-school.com
Address: 2-12-14 Moto-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Telephone: 03-3452-2078 / Fax: 03-3452-2092 Location: Azabu Juban - Oedo / Namboku LineHiroo Station - Hibiya Line
32.
Jingumae International Exchange School - www.jies.jp
Address: 4-20-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, JAPAN Telephone: 03-5413-6090 / Fax: 03-5413-2020 Location: Meijijingumae Station - Chiyoda Line Omotesando Station - Ginza/ Hanzomon Line
33.
Joy to the World American International Preschool & Kindergarten - www.joytotheworld.info/
Address: 5-3-2 2F. Koishikawa, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 112-0002 Telephone/ Fax: 03-5684-0247 Location: Myogadani Station - Marunouchi LineOtsuka Station - JR Yamanote Line - Take the #02 Bus and disembark at Koishikawa Yonchome
34.
K. International School - www.kist.ed.jp
Address: 3-31-5 Higashisuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-0074, Telephone: 03-3642-9992 / Fax: 03-3642-9994 Location: Higashi Ojima Station - Shinjuku Line
35.
Kanagawa International School - www.kischool.com
Address: 141 Totsukacho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama 244-0003 Telephone/Fax: 045-841-3928 Location: Totsuka Station - JR Tokaido Line, Yokohama Subway
36.
Keiki Intercultural Preschool - www.keikipreschool.com/index.htm
Address: Nakamachi 4-5-8, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0091 Telephone / Fax: 03-3703-8778 Location: Futakotamagawa or Yoga Station - Denentoshi LineKaminoge Station - Oimachi Line
37.
Kids World - www.pigeonhearts.co.jp
Address: #2 Sano Bldg. 2F, 5-10-24 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Telephone: 03-3448-9081 / Fax: 03-3280-6306 Location: Hiroo Station - Hibiya Line
38.
Komazawa Park International School - www.kpischool.com/
Address: 2-12-16 Fukazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0081 Telephone / Fax: 03-5707-0979 Location: Komazawa Daigaku Station - Dentoshi Line
39.
K Space -www.kspace.to
Address: 5-13-39 Shiroganedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0071 Telephone: 035774-6089 Location: Meguro Station - JR Yamanote LineShiroganedai Station - Namboku Line
40.
Lycee Franco Japonais (Fujimi Campus) - www.lfjt.or.jp/htm/index.htm
Primary School, Address: 1-2-43 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0071 Telephone: 03-3261-0137 / Fax: 03-3262-6780 Location: Iidabashi Station - Yurakucho/ Oedo/ Namboku/ Tozai Line; JR Sobu LineKudanshita Station - Shinjuku/ Hanzomon/ Tozai Line
41.
Maria's Babies Society - www.mariasbabies.co.jp/english/hd.html
Address: Tomy's House #101, 3-36-20 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001 Telephone: 03-3404-3468 / Fax: 03-3404-3625 Location: Harajuku Station - JR Yamanote LineGaienmae Station - Ginza LineMeiji-jingumae Station - Chiyoda LineOmotesando Station - Hanzonmon Line
42.
New International School - www.newinternationalschool.com/
Address: 3-18-32, Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022 Telephone: 03-3980-1057 / Fax: 03-3980-1154 Location: Higashi-Ikebukuro Station - Yurakucho LineIkebukuro Station - JR Yamanote Line
43.
New World International School -www.newworldinternationalschool.com/
Address: Annex II - 101, Sengawa Avenue, 1-24-38 Sengawa-cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 182-0002 Telephone/Fax: 03-3305-0573 Location: Sengawa Station - Keio Line
44.
Nishi Azabu School
Roppongi Station - Hibiya Line or Azabu Juban Station - (Oedo Line or Namboku Line)
45.
Nishimachi International School - www.nishimachi.ac.jp
Address: 2-14-7, Moto-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Telephone: 03-3451-5520 / Fax: 03-3456-0197 Location: Azabu Juban Station - Oedo/Namboku Line
46.
PAL International School -www.pal-school.com
Address: 3-8-18 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031 Telephone: 03-5770-8166 / Fax: 03-5770-8167 Location: Hiroo Station - Hibiya Line Azabu Juban - Oedo/Namboku Line
47.
Poppins International Pre-School - www.poppins.co.jp/pips/
Address: Yebisu Garden Terrace, Ichibankan 1F, 4-20-2 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013 Telephone 03-5791-2105 / Fax: 03-5791-2106 Location: Ebisu Station - JR Yamanote Line
48.
PTC Pacific International School -www.ptc-school.com/
Address: 5-11-5 Shimouma, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0002 Telephone /Fax: 03-5481-9425 Location: Gakugei Daigaku Station - Toyoko Line
49.
Rainbow International Montessori School -www.montessori-rainbow.com/
Address: 3-12-15 Denenchofu, Ota-ku, Tokyo 145-0071 Telephone: 03-322-0312 / Fax: 03-3722-0359 Location: Denenchofu Station - Toyoko Line Nishi Azabu School - Hiroo Station - Hibiya Line; Roppongi Station - Hibiya/ Oedo Line Rainbow Akamai Center - also located at the Nishi Azabu School
50.
Rivendale Montessori School -www.globaldaigaku.com/global/en/schoolsearch/detail/3451/index.html
Address: Momon Roppongi Building - 3F, 3-2-19, Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0046 Telephone / Fax: 03-5772-0079 Location: Rop8pongi Station - Hibiya / Oedo Line
51.
Saint Annie's - Yamate School (Yokohama) -www.Saint Annie's
Address: Naka-ku, Yamate-Cho 120-17, Yokohama, Japan. 231-0862 Telephone/Fax: 045-624-0064 Location: Motomachi-Chukagai Station (Minato Mirai Line)
52.
Saint Annie's - Yoyogi School (Tokyo) -Saint Annie's
Address: Kishi Bldg. 2F, Shibuya-ku, Tomigaya 1-5-3, Tokyo, Japan. 151-0063 Telephone/Fax: 03-6407-922 Location: Yoyogi-Hachiman Station (Odakyu Line)
53.
Seisen International School - www.seisen.com
Address: 1-12-15 Yoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0097 Telephone: 03-3704-2661 / Fax: 03-3701-1033 Location: Yoga Station - Denentoshi Line
54.
Seta International Preschool -www.seta-inter.com
Address: 2-19-21 Seta, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0095 Telephone / Fax: 03-5717-6769 Location: Kaminoge Station - Oimachi Line Yoga / Futako-Tamagawa Station -- Denentoshi Line
55.
Shirogane International School - www.shiroganeis.jp
Address: Shirogane-en 1F, 5-5-2 Shiroganedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0071 Telephone: 03-3442-1941 /Fax: 03-3442-1942 Location: Shiroganedai Station - Namboku / Mita Line
56.
St. Albans International Nursery -www.saintalbans.jp
Address: 3-6-25 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Telephone: 03-3431-8534 (8:30~9:00am only) / Fax: 03-5472-4766 Location: Kamiyacho Station - Hibiya Line
57.
St. Mary's International School -www.smis.ac.jp
Address: 1-6-19 Seta, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-8668 Telephone: 03-3709-3411 / Fax: 03-3707-1950 Location: Kaminoge Station - Oimachi Line Futakotamagawa Station - Oimachi / Denentoshi Line
58.
St. Maur International School - www.stmaur.ac.jp
Address: 83 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-8654 Telephone: 045-641-5751 / Fax: 045-641-6688 Location: Motomachi-Chukagai - Minato Mirai Line, Yamate Station - JR Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line
59.
Summerhill International - www.summerhill.jp/
Address: 2-13-8 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Telephone: 03-3453-0811 / Fax: 03-3453-0820 Location: Hiroo Station - Hibiya LineAzabu Juban - Namboku / Oedo Line
60.
The Montessori School of Tokyo - www.montessorijapan.com
Address: 3-5-13 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Telephone: (03) 5449-7067 / Fax: (03) 5449-0087 Location: Azabu Juban Station - Oedo / Namboku LineHiroo Station - Hibiya Line
61.
The Children's Garden International Preschool - www.childrens-garden.jp
Address: 3-12-9 Honcho, Kichijoji, Musashino-shi 180-0004 Telephone: 0422-20-5055 Location: Kichijoji Station - JR Chuo/ Sobu Line
62.
Tokyo International School - www.tokyois.com
Address: 3-4-22 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073 Telephone: 03- 5484-1160 / Fax: 03- 5430-4695 Location: Tamachi Station - JR Yamanote Line, Keihin Tohoku/ Negishi Line; Mita Station - Mita / Asakusa Line
63.
Tokyo Union Church Preschool & Kindergarten - www.tucelc.com/
Address: 5-7-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 153-0013 Telephone: 03-3400-1579 Location: Harajuku Station - JR Yamanote LineMeijijingumae - Chiyoda Line
64.
Treehouse Montessori School - www.tms-school.com
Address: 16-5, Honmoku Makado, Naka-Ku, Yokohama 231-0825 Telephone: 045-622-5804 / Fax: 045-622-2803 Location: JR Negishi Station. Go to Bus stop #1 - take bus #58, #99, #101 or #126 towards Sakuragicho , Yokohama or Hodogaya Shako.
65.
Unida International School (Ebisu) - www.unida.co.jp
Address: 3-25-2 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 153-0013 Telephone: 03-3443-6850 / Fax: 03-3443-7867 Location: Ebisu Station - JR Yamanote Line
66.
Willowbrook International School Kindergarten - www.willowbrookschool.com
Address: 2-14-28 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Telephone: 03-3449-9030 Location: Hiroo Station - Hibiya LineAzabu Juban - Oedo/ Namboku Line
67.
Yamato International School - www.yamato-is.jp
Address: 6-1-12 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0001 Telephone 03-5488-7888 / Fax: 03-3446-1286 Location: Gotanda or Shinagawa Station - JR Yamanote Line
68.
Yokohama International Christian Academy - www.yica.co.jp
Address: HS Oebashi Bldg. 2F, 6-90-1 Onoe-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0015 Telephone: 045-212-5171 / Fax: 045-212-5172 Location: JR Kannai/Sakuragicho Station - JR Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line; Toyoko/Minato Mirai Line: Bashamichi Station; Yokohama Municipal Subway: Kannai/Sakuragicho Station
69.
Yokohama International School - www.yis.ac.jp
Address: 258 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0862 Telephone: 045-622-0084 / Fax: 045-621-0379 Location: Motomachi-Chukagai Station - Toyoko/Minato Mirai Line; Ishikawacho Station - JR Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line
70.
Yoyogi International Preschool and Kindergarten - www.yoyogiinternationalschool.com
Address: 1-15-12 Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0063 Telephone: 03-5478-6714 / Fax: 03-5478-6713 Location: Yoyogi Koen Station - Chiyoda LineYoyogi Hachiman Station - Odakyu Line

International Schools - Tokyo and Yokohama

1.
American School in Japan - www.asij.ac.jp
Address: 1-1-1 Nomizu, Chofu city, Tokyo, 182-0031 Telephone: 0422-34-5300 (Admissions Ext. 720) / Fax: 0422-34-5308 Location: Tama Station - Seibu Tamagawa Line
2.
Aoba-Japan International School - www.a-jis.com
Address: 2-10-7 Miyamae, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0081 Telephone: 03-3335-6620 / Fax: 03-3332-6928 Location: Fujimigaoka Station - Keio Inokashira LineMeguro Campus - Daikanyama Station - Toyoko Line
3.
British School in Tokyo - www.bst.ac.jp
Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002 Telephone: 03-5467-4321 / Fax: 03-5467-4322 Location: Shibuya Station - JR Yamanote Line
4.
Canadian International School - www.cisjapan.net
Address: 5-8-20 Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0001 Telephone: 03-5793-3839 / Fax: 03-5793-3559 Location: JR Osaki Station - JR Yamanote Line; JR Saikyo Line; Rinkai Line
5.
Christian Academy in Japan - www.caj.or.jp
Address: 1-2-14 Shinkawacho, Higashi Kurume City, Tokyo 203-0013 Telephone: 0424-71-0022 / Fax: 0424-76-2200 Location: Higashi Kurume Station - Seibu Ikebukuro Line
6.
Columbia International School - www.columbia-ca.co.jp
Address: 153 Matsugo, Tokorozawa City, Saitama 359-0027 Telephone: 04-2946-1911 / Fax: 04-2946-1955 Location: Higashi Tokorozawa Station - JR Musashino Line
7.
Deutsche School Tokyo Yokohama - www.dsty.jp
Address: 2-4-1 Chigasaki Minami, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama 224-0037 Telephone: 045-941-4841 / Fax: 045-941-4481 Location: Nakamachidai Station - Yokohama #9 Subway
8.
EtonHouse International Pre-School - Tokyo - www.etonhouse.co.jp
Address: 9-2-16 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Telephone: 03-6677-8005 Location: Roppongi Station - Hibiya Line/Oedo Line, Nogizaka Station - Chiyoda Line
9.
Global Kids Academy - www.globalkidsacademy.com
Address: Villa Nishi-Azabu #101, 3-5-34, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031 Telephone: 03-5775-6640 / Fax: 03-5775-6830 Location: Roppongi Station - Oedo / Hibiya Line or Hiroo Station - Hibiya Line
10.
Global Indian International School (GIIS) - www.globalindian.org.sg
Address: 3-20-6 Minami Shinozakicho, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo Japan 133-0065 Telephone: 03-5636-9151 Location: Mizue Station - Shinjuku Line
11.
Hiroo Gakuen - www.junshin.ac.jp/en/
Address: 5-1-14 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Telephone: 03-3444-7181 / Fax: 03-3444-7192 Location: Hiroo Station - Hibiya Line
12.
Horizon Japan International School - www.horizon.ac.jp
Yokohama Campus - Address: 1-38-27 Higashiterao, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 230-0077 JAPAN Telephone: 045-584-1945 / Fax: 045-584-1946 Location: Kikuna Station - Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tsurumi StationKeihin Tohoku Line - from both stations (city bus #41) 3 minutes from Shirahata bus stop
13.
Indian International School - www.iisjapan.com
Address: 2-16-6 Shin Ohashi, Koto-ku, Tokyo Japan 135-0007 Telephone: 03-3635-7850 Location: Morishita Station -Shinjuku/Oedo Line
14.
International Secondary School - www.isstokyo.com/pages/653912/index.aspl
Address: 4-17-26 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073 Telephone: 03-5370-1331 / Fax: 03-5730-1332 Location: Shirogane Takanawa Station - Namboku/ Mita Line Sengakuji Station - Asakusa Line
15.
International School of the Sacred Heart - www.issh.ac.jp
Address: 4-3-1 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0012 [Main Office] Telephone: 03-3400-3951 / Fax: 03-3400-3496 [K/JS Office] Telephone: 03-3400-5549 / Fax: 03-3400-2030 Location: Hiroo Station - Hibiya Line
16.
Jingumae International Exchange School - www.jies.jp
Address: 4-20-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001, JAPAN Telephone: 03-5413-6090 / Fax: 03-5413-2020 Location: Meijijingumae Station - Chiyoda LineOmotesando Station - Ginza/ Hanzomon Line
17.
KAIS International School - www.kaischool.com
Address: 2-7-16 Kami-Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0021 Telephone/ Fax: 03-3324-9903 Location: Meguro station
18.
K. International School - www.kist.ed.jp
Address: 3-31-5 Higashisuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo 136-0074 Telephone: 03-3642-9992 / Fax: 03-3642-9994 Location: Higashi Ojima Station - Toei Shinjuku Line
19.
LCA International School - www.lca-intl.com
Address: 2-3-15 Yokoyamadai, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa 229-1121 Telephone: 042-776-8570 / Fax: 042-776-8571 Location: Sagamihara Station - JR Yokohama Line, go to bus stop #6 & take any bus except bus #24 & get off at Higanezawaue
20.
Lycee Franco-Japonais de Tokyo - www.lfjt.or.jp/htm/index.asp
Address: Primary School, 1-2-43 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0071 Telephone: 03-3261-0137 / Fax: 03-3262-6780 Location: Kudanshita Station - Toei Shinjuku/Tozai/Hanzomon Line
21.
Lycee Franco-Japonais de Tokyo - www.lfjt.or.jp/htm/index.asp
Address: College, 5-1-35 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0053 Telephone: 03-3261-0137 / Fax: 03-3262-6780 Location: Asakusabashi Station - Asakusa Line
22.
New International School - www.newinternationalschool.com
Address: 18-32, Minami-Ikebukuro 3-chome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0022 Telephone: 03-3980-1057 / Fax: 03-3980-1154 Location: Higashi-Ikebukuro Station - Yurakucho LineIkebukuro Station - JR Yamanote Line
23.
Nishimachi International School - www.nishimachi.ac.jp
Address: 2-14-7 Moto Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Telephone: 03-3451-5520 / Fax: 03-3456-0197 Location: Azabu Juban Station - Oedo/Namboku LineHiroo Station - Hibiya Line
24.
Ookayama International School - www.tlctokyo.com
Address: 3-13-16 Minami, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0013 Telephone: 03-3723-9399 / Fax: 03-3723-9399 Location: Ookayama Station, Meguro/Oimachi Line
25.
Saint Maur International School - www.stmaur.ac.jp
Address: 83 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-8654 Telephone: 045-641-5751 / Fax: 045-641-6688 Location: Motomachi-Chukagai Station- Minatomirai LineYamate Station - Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line
26.
St. Mary’s International School - www.smis.ac.jp
Address: 1-6-19 Seta, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-8668 Telephone: 03-3709-3411 / Fax: 03-3707-1950 Location: Kaminoge Station-Oimachi Line; Futakotamagawa Station-Denentoshi Line
27.
Seisen International School - www.seisen.com
Address: 1-12-15 Yoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0097 Telephone: 03-3704-2661 / Fax: 03-3701-1033 Location: Yoga Station - Denentoshi Line
28.
The Montessori School of Tokyo - www.montessorijapan.com
Address: 3-5-13 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Telephone: (03) 5449-7067 / Fax: (03) 5449-0087 Location: Azabu Juban Station-Oedo/ Namboku Line; Hiroo Station-Hibiya Line
29.
Tokyo International Learning Community - www.tilcjapan.com
Address: 2-51-7 Tama-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0002 Telephone: 042-401-0585 / Fax: 042-401-0588 Location: Tama station - Seibu Tamagawa Line
30.
Tokyo International School - www.tokyois.com
Address: 3-4-22 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073 Telephone: 03- 5484-1160 / Fax: 03- 5484-1139 Location: Tamachi Station - JR Yamanote/Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line; Mita Station - Mita/Asakusa Line
31.
Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School - www.kokusai-h.metro.tokyo.jp
Address: 2-19-59 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0041 Telephone: 03-3468-6811 / Fax: 03-3466-0080 Location: Komaba Todaimae Station - Keio Inokashira Line
32.
Tokyo YMCA International School - www.tokyo.ymca.or.jp/tyis/
Address: 2-2-20 Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0016 Telephone: 03-3615-5632 / Fax: 03-5635-1023 Location: Toyocho Station - Tozai Line
33.
Yokohama International Christian Academy - www.yica.co.jp
Address: Yokohama Chuo YMCA Bldg. 5F, 1-7 Tokiwacho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-8458 Telephone: 045-226-2071 / Fax: 045-226-2072 Location: JR Kannai/Sakuragicho Station - JR Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line; Toyoko/Minato Mirai Line: Bashamichi Station; Yokohama Municipal Subway: Kannai/Sakuragicho Station
34.
Yokohama International School - www.yis.ac.jp
Address: 258 Yamatecho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0862 Telephone: 045-622-0084 / Fax: 045-621-0379 Location: Motomachi Chukagai - Minato Mirai 21 Line;Ishikawacho Station - JR Keihin Tohoku/Negishi Line

Preschools / Kindergartens / International Schools - Nagoya

1.
Nagoya International School (NIS) - www.nisjapan.net
Address: 2686 Minamihara, Nakashidami, Moriyama-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 463-0002 Telephone: 052-736-2025 / Fax: 052-736-3883 Location: Kozoji Station・JR Chuo Line
2.
Abroad International School- www.ablc.jp
Address: Ark Shirakawa Park Building 6F 2-12-12 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008 Telephone: 052-203-8087/ Fax: 052-203-8088 Location: Fushimi - Higashiyama Line and Tsurumai Line
3.
Aichi International School (AIS)- www.nipais.com
Address: 3-4 Niji-ga-Oka, Meito-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 465-0078 Telephone: 052-788-2255 Location: Hoshigaoka Station ・Higashiyama Line
4.
Beanstalk International School - www.i-beanstalk.com
Address: 2-1903 Motoueda, Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 468-0009 Telephone: 052-808-9930 Location: Ueda or Hara Station - Tsuramai Line
5.
Chubu International Preschool - www.cip-school.com/index.php
Address: 2-1-3 Hyogo, Togo-cho, Aichi 470-0166 Telephone/Fax: 0561-37-0388 Location: Akaike Station ・Tsurumai Line
6.
Discovery International School - www.discoveryis.com/en/index.html
Address: 2-1415 Chohai, Nagakute-cho Aichi-gun, Aichi-ken 480-1114 Telephone: 0561-63-1222 / Fax: 0561-62-7150 Location: Nagakute Town on the eastern border of Nagoya
7.
Grow International Preschool -www.grow-school.com/en/
Address: 1F, 5-42 Meitohondori, Meito-ku, Nagoya 465-0087 Telephone/Fax: 052-734-6442 Location: Hoshigaoka Station - Higashiyama Line
8.
Hisaya International Preschool- http://hisayapreschool.com/eng/
Address: Hasegawa Building 4F Izumi 1-14-3 Higashi-Ku Nagoya 461-0001 Telephone/Fax: 052-962-0366 Location: Hisaya-Oodori Station - Higashiyama Line
9.
International Christian Academy of Nagoya (ICAN)- www.icanjapan.org
Address: Villa Yuzan 1F 205 Kibutake, Nagakute-cho, Aichi-gun 480-1117 Japan Telephone/Fax: 0561-62-4196 Location: Irigaike Koen Stations ・Linimo
10.
International Kids Academy - www.i-kidsacademy.com/
Address: TSK Building 3-8-4 Kobai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466-0031 Telephone: 052-858-3933/ Fax: 052-858-3934 Location: Gokiso Station - Sakura-dori Lind and Tsurumai Line
11.
Kakuozan International Preschool - www.kakuozan-preschool.com/index-eng.htm
Address: 3-4-1 Himeiko dori, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-0055 Telephone: 052-751-0725 Location: Kakuozan Station - Higashiyama Line
12.
Kids International School (KIS) - www.ednet.co.jp/english
Address: c/o Education Network Co. Ltd. 15-2 Nagaosa, Yazako, Nagakute-cho, Aichi-gun, Aichi 480-1103 Telephone: 0561-64-5064 / Fax: 0561-64-5065 Location: Hanamizuki-dori Station - Linimo
13.
Playpourri International - www.playpourri.com
Address: 5-29-3 Haruokadori, Chikusa-Ku, Nagoya 464-0847 Telephone/ Fax: 052-761-3188 Location: Fukiage Station - Sakuradori Line
14.
Ueda International Preschool (Nagoya English Primary School) - www.nep2007.com/
Address: 1-608 Uedahonmachi, Tenpaku, Nagoya 468-0007 Telephone: 052-807-0556 Location: Ueda Station - Tsurumai line
15.
UPBEAT International School - www.upbeatjapan.com/
Address: 2-13 Juichiban-cho, Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 454-0056 Telephone: 052-661-3135/ Fax: 052-387-7780 Location: Rokuban-cho Station - Meiko Line

Special Needs Schools - Tokyo and Yokohama

1.
Harvey and MacLaurin's School - www.harvey.co.jp/maclaurin
Address: 3-19-23-1003 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074 Telephone: 03-3473-6896 / Fax - 03-54237410 Location: Takanawadai Station, Asakusa Line or Shinagawa Station - JR Yamanote Line
2.
International Secondary School - www.isstokyo.com
Address: 4-17-26 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073 Telephone: 03-5730-1331 / Fax: 03-5730-1332 Location: Shirokane Takanawa Station - Mita or Namboku Line
3.
Pacific Learning Center - www.pacificlearningcenter.org
Address: Azabu House - 1F, 2-13-8 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046 Telephone: 03-5440-7441 Location: Azabu Juban Station - Oedo or Namboku Line
4.
Tokyo International Learning Community - www.tilcjapan.com
Address: 2-51-7 Tama-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0002 Telephone: 042-401-0585 / Fax: 042-401-0588 Location Tama Station - Seibu Tamagawa Line
5.
Yamato International School - www.yamato-is.jp
Address: 1 F Shimazuyama House, 3-15-5 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0022 Telephone 03-5488-7888 / Fax: 03-3466-1286 Location: Near the JR Gotanda & JR Shinagawa Station

Japanese Language Schools in Tokyo & Yokohama Area

1.
Alpha Japanese School - www.alpha.ac.jp/
Address: 22F Kotohira Tower, 1-2-8, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Telephone: 03-3504-8080/ Fax: 03-3504-8181 Location: Toranomon Station (Ginza Line)
2.
Aoyama Language School - www.akajapa.com
Address: la scena Minami-Aoyama 1101, 2-2-6, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 Telephone: 03-5413-7450/ Fax: 03-5413-7321 Location: Aoyama Itchome Station - (Ginza/ Hanzomon/ Oedo Line)
3.
Association for Japanese-Language Teaching - www.ajalt.org/
Address: 2F, Bridgestone Toranomon Bldg., 3-25-2, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001 Telephone: 03-3459-9620/ Fax: 03-3459-9660 Location: Kamiyacho Station (Hibiya Line)
4.
Azabu Japanese Language Institute - www.azabujapanese.com/
Address: Azabu East Court 1F, 2-22-5, Higashi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo Telephone: 03-3586-9773/ Fax: 03-3586-9773 Location: Akabanebashi Station (Oedo Line)
5.
Business Nihongo Association - http://www.bna.co.jp/
Address: 1-2-14 Shinkawacho, Higashi Kurume City, Tokyo 203-0013 Telephone: 0424-71-0022 / Fax: 0424-76-2200 Location: Higashi Kurume Station - Seibu Ikebukuro Line
6.
Edo Cultural Center - www.edocul.com/index.html
Address: 7-9-4, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Telephone: 03-3589-0202/ Fax: 03-3589-0233 Location: Akasaka Station (Chiyoda Line)
7.
I.T.S Language Center - www.its-lc.com
Address: HIROO REEPLEX B's 4F. 5-15-27, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Telephone: 03-3448-0971/ Fax: 03-3448-0983 Location: Hiroo Station (Hibiya Line)
8.
JACS Institute - www.jacsjacs.jp/
Address: Noah Minami-Azabu 406, 3-9-27, Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 Telephone: 03-5420-0407/ Fax: 03-5420-0407 Location: Hiroo Station (Hibiya Line); Shirokane Takanawa Station (Namboku Line) or Azabu Juban (Oedo/ Namboku Line)
9.
Nihongo Instructor Club - www.nicjapanese.com
Address: 2-20-10-205, Azabujuban, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0045 Telephone: 03-3454-5002 Location: Azabu Juban Station (Oedo/ Namboku Line)
10.
OFIN Japanese Language School - www.ofin.com/indexb.html
Address: Plaza Mikado Bldg. 7F, 2-14-5, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Telephone: 03-3560-2066/ Fax: 03-3560-2069 Location: Tameike-Sanno Station (Ginza/ Namboku Line) or Akasaka Station (Chiyoda Line)
11.
Sun Academy NIHONGO Center - www.sanc-jp.com/index_e.html
Address: 101 L'immeuble Nogizaka Bldg., 9-6-30 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052 Telephone: 03-3470-0041/ Fax: 03-3470-0041 Location: Nogizaka Station (Chiyoda Line) or Roppongi Station (Oedo/ Hibiya Line)
12.
Top Language - www.toplanguage.co.jp/english.html
Address: 3-3-18, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073 Telephone: 03-5444-7077/ Fax: 03-5444-7076 Location: Mita Station (Mita Line) or JR Tamachi Station (JR Yamanote / JR Keihin Tohoku Line)
13.
Welcome to Japan Inc. - http://www.wtj.co.jp/
Address: Takakou Bldg. 5A, 2-13-3, Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045 Telephone: 03-3454-5810/ Fax: 03-3454-5830 Location: Azabu Juban Station (Oedo/Namboku Line)

Japanese Language Schools in Nagoya Area

1.
Aichi International Association - www2.aia.pref.aichi.jp/ikusei/j/nihongo/main.html
Address: 2-6-1 Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya 450-0002 Telephone: 052-961-7904/ FAX: 052-961-8045 Location: Shiyakusyo Station (Meijo Line)
2.
Berlitz - www.berlitz.co.jp/english/japan.html
Telephone: 0120-5-109-23 Location: Nagoya, Sakae and Kanayama
3.
I.C. NAGOYA - www.ajalt.org/
Address: Dai-Nagoya Bldg. 3F, 3-28-12 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0002 Telephone: 052-581-3370/ FAX: 052-581-3373 Location: Nagoya Station
4.
IPE Academy - www.ipeacademy.com/nihongo.aspx
Address: Clean Bldg. 2C, 14-13 Hounen-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya Telephone: 052-712-6200 Location: Motoyama Station (Higashiyama/ Meijo Line)
5.
Isaac - www.isaac.gr.jp/nagoya/language_japan/index.htm
Address: Nagoya Plaza Bldg. 3F, 3-15-27 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya Telephone: 052-251-0419 Location: Sakae (Higashiyama/ Meijo Line) or Yabacho Staion (Meijo Line)
6.
Japanese Class A-KA-SA-TA-NA - www.aloenagoyavol-hp.web.infoseek.co.jp/index.html
Address: 2-6-1 Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya 450-0002 Telephone: 090-7688-8699 Location: Shiyakusyo Station (Meijo Line)
7.
KUMON - www.kumon.ne.jp/jpn/english/index.html
Located on variaty of places. Can recquire by phone/ web Telephone: 0120-49-4625
8.
Langue: Japanese Language Teachers Association - www.home.owari.ne.jp/~jlangue/eng.html
Address: Midori Shoogai-gakushuu Center: 54 Honmachi, Narumi-cho, Midori-ku, Nagoya Telephone: 052 Location: Narumi Station (Meitetsu Line)
9.
Miyoshi-shi Japanese Lesson (Citizens Activity Support Division)
Address: Lifelong Learning and Community Center: 90 Nishi-jintoriyama, Miyoshi-shi Telephone: 0561-32-8025 Location: Miyoshi Bus-stop (Meitetsu Bus)
10.
MY Japanese club - www.sprout-myclub.com/general.html
Address: Motoyama Bldg. 5F, 3-7-23 Chikusa, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya Telephone: 052-744-3786 Location: Motoyama Station (Higashiyama/ Meijo Line) * Tuition available
11.
Nagoya YWCA - www17.ocn.ne.jp/~nywcajl/nihongogakkou2.html
Address: 2-3 Shinsakae-machi, Naka-ku, Nagoya Telephone: 052-951-5527 Location: Sakae (Higashiyama/ Meijo Line)
12.
NIA Japanese language school (Nisshin International Association) - www.me.ccnw.ne.jp/nia-nisshin/
Address: Nigiwai Koryu-kan (east of Ward office): 277-1 Nakajima, Kaniko-cho, Nisshin 470-0122 Telephone: 0561-73-1131
13.
NIC Nihongo no Kai - www.nic-nihongonokai.info/en_index.php
Address: Nagoya International Center 5F, 1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001 Telephone: 052-581-0100 Location: Kokusai Center Station (Sakuradori Line)
14.
Nihongo Kyoushitsu IMAIKE
Address: Takito Bldg. 5F, 3-9-8 Uchiyama, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya Mail: nihongoimaike@gmail.com Telephone: 090-6610-1522 Location: Imaike Station (Higashiyama Line) or Nagoya Station
15.
Toyota International Association - www.tia.toyota.aichi.jp/english/01.html
Address: Toyota Industry and Culture Center3F, 1-25 Kozakahonmachi, Toyota Telephone: 0565-33-5931 Location: Shin-toyota Station (Aichi Loop Line) or Toyota-shi Station (Meitetsu Line)
16.
Trident Language School - www.l-school.trident.ac.jp/course/english/index.html
Address: 4-1-11 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0002 Telephone: 0120-391-603/ FAX: 052-582-1773 Location: Nagoya Station
17.
Welcome Nihongo Kyoushitsu (Nagakute International Association)
Address: Nagakute City Hall (West annex.) 3F, 60-1 Shironouchi, Yazako, Nagakute Mail: nia@town.nagakute.lg.jp Telephone: 0561-63-1111 (extension 263) Location: Kosenjo Station (Linimo Line)
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International Schools
Market Basket
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Social Clubs
Housing
Japanese Language Schools
*All costs are listed in Japanese yen and are subject to change.

International Schools

American School in Japan (ASIJ) Please see www.asij.ac.jp for further information.
Tuition: Full Academic Year
Nursery-Grade 5 Grades 6-12 JPY 2,403,000 JPY 2,451,000
Application Fee *Non-refundable one time fee, per student JPY 20,000
Registration Fee *Non-refundable one time fee, per student JPY 300,000
Building Maintenance *Non-refundable one time fee, per student JPY 125,000
Capital Assessment *Non-refundable, annual fee per student JPY 125,000
Bus *Optional, annual fee per student JPY 340,000
ABC International Preschool Please see www.abcinternationalschool.com for further information.
Tuition: Full Academic Year
Depending on how many days per week and program type (annual totals) JPY 1,020,000 - JPY 2,950,000
Application Fee *Non-refundable JPY 20,000
Registration (per family) *Non-refundable, one-time payment for all new students upon registration JPY 200,000

Market Basket

The following prices are representative of a Japanese supermarket in central Tokyo. The same items at an international supermarket will be higher on average, and the same items at a supermarket located in the suburbs will be priced lower.
Dairy
Milk (1L) JPY 198 Eggs (pack of 10) JPY 188
Butter (200g) JPY 299 Yogurt (500g) JPY 260
Cheddar cheese (200g) JPY 504 Whipped cream (200ml) JPY 299
  Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Beef (100g) JPY 339 Ham (135g) JPY 380
Ground beef (100g) JPY 280 Salmon (100g) JPY 158
Beef fillet (100g) JPY 422 Pork loin (100g) JPY 248
Chicken breast (100g) JPY 80 Chicken thigh (100g) JPY 149
Sausages (120g) JPY 369 Black tiger prawns JPY 100 each
  Fruit & Vegetables
Cucumber JPY 248 for 3 Tomatoes JPY 178 each
Potatoes (500g) JPY 198 Lettuce JPY 158 each
Broccoli JPY 298 Pumpkin JPY 570 each
Apples JPY 198 each Oranges JPY 106 each
  Drinks
Apple juice 1L JPY 198 Soft drink 350ml JPY 120
Mineral water 2L JPY 239 Soft drink 1.5L JPY 312
Table wine 750 ml JPY 1280~ Beer 350ml JPY 218
  Other Groceries
Sugar 1kg JPY 244 Bread (loaf of 6 thick slices) JPY 159~
Coffee 100g JPY 150~ Tea bags (pack of 25) JPY 281
Jam 165g JPY 189 Cookies (packet of 16) JPY 197~
Cooking oil 1L JPY 498~ Cereal (330g) JPY 413~
Potato chips 90g JPY 145~ Pasta (450g) JPY 208
Rice 2kg JPY 1050 Flour (500g) JPY 134
Ketchup 300g JPY 207 Mayonnaise (350g) JPY 380
  Toiletries
Shampoo (200ml) JPY 398~ Mascara JPY 800~
Lipstick JPY 1300~ Moisturizer JPY 700~
Tampons JPY 294 for 10 Toilet paper (4 rolls) JPY 289
Kleenex (5 box pack) JPY 358 Soap (3 bars) JPY 270
  Cleaning Products
Bath cleaner JPY 310 Glass cleaner JPY 300
Mould cleaner JPY 268 Toilet cleaner JPY 320
Washing powder (1.2kg) JPY 398 Softener JPY 378
Cleaning wipes JPY 270 Dish washing detergent JPY 258

Car Lease or Purchase

The majority of expat housing includes one parking space, with the exception being the newer high-rise apartment buildings in Tokyo where the cost can be as high as JPY 80,000/month.  By law, you must have a registered parking space before leasing or purchasing a car in Japan. While Japan’s public transportation systems are easily accessible and convenient for singles, most expat families coming to Japan benefit from having a car, allowing them to easily take their children to school, go to the supermarket and other day-to-day places. The following is a list of popular vehicles in Japan with approximate costs for purchasing new or leasing over a 36-month period. Short-period leases are also available at higher rates
Car Type
Purchase (New)
Lease (New) - 36 Months
Honda Accord 2.0 E Family Sedan
2,250,000
65,500
Honda Odyssey 2.3 M 7 Seater Family Wagon
2,400,000
70,000
Honda S2000 Sports Car
3,800,000
80,000
Toyota Camry 2.4 Family Sedan
2,500,000
75,000
Toyota Land Cruiser VX Ltd. 4WD
4,500,000
125,000
Mazda MPV 2.3 Sports 7 Seater Family Wagon
2,600,000
75,000
Mazda Atenza Wagon 4WD Station Wagon
2,600,000
75,000
BMW 320i Luxury Sedan
4,500,000
125,000
Mercedes E320 Avantgarde Luxury Sedan
8,085,000
181,000
Taxes:
  • New car 8% consumption tax and 5% acquisition tax applies at time of purchase
  • Used car 8% consumption tax and 5% acquisition tax on present value applies
  • Yearly Prefecture tax is due in May approximately 40,000 Yen
  • Yearly Light Vehicle tax is due in April about 10,000 Yen (based on the size of the engine)
Shaken:
  • Compulsory inspection done after 3 years for new cars and then every two years (75,000 - 200,000 Yen)
Insurance:
  • Mandatory Insurance/Compulsory Accident Liability Insurance (CALI) - Usually valid until the Shaken deadline (JPY 30,000). (more information) Coverage is only up to 30,000,000 yen per accident.
  • Supplemental Insurance A comprehensive policy may cost 360,000 yen per year for complete coverage.
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Social Clubs

Tokyo American Club Members can take advantage of the club’s eight restaurants and bars, extensive banquet services and meeting facilities, gym, bowling alley, squash courts, swimming pool, sports leagues, classes and lectures, organized domestic and international tours, Women’s Group, 25,000 volume library for every age group with Internet access, a video library with 10,000 tapes including the latest releases, an English language bookstore, child care center, barber, beauty salon, an outside ticket service, and much more. For a complete tour of the facilities available,membership information, dues and online sign-up, please see the Tokyo American Club’s website at www.tokyoamericanclub.org. Corporate Membership
Eligibility
For residents of the Kanto region
Duration of membership is unlimited
Conversion to other categories is possible
Transferable to a succeeding applicant (can overlap for up to 3 months)
Entrance Fee
1,500,000 yen (non-refundable)
750,000 yen for each subsequent membership transfer
Deposit
200,000 yen refundable deposit
Dues
Single - 22,000 yen monthly dues apply for single
Couple - 29,000 yen monthly dues apply for a couple
Family - 35,000 yen monthly dues will cover the individual, spouse, and all children under 21 years of age

Housing

The following prices are representative of a Japanese supermarket in central Tokyo. The same items at an international supermarket will be higher on average, and the same items at a supermarket located in the suburbs will be priced  lower.Please note that owner’s in Japan prefer to have housing contracts signed and payments made by registered companies in Japan.
Central Location Tokyo (Minato-ku)
Size Monthly Rent Availability
1 Bedroom JPY 250,000 - JPY 600,000 High
2 Bedroom JPY 400,000 - JPY 750,000 High
3 Bedroom JPY 600,000 - JPY 1,200,000 Moderate
4 Bedroom JPY 900,000 - JPY 2,200,000 Moderate
5 Bedroom JPY 1,600,000 - JPY 2,500,000 Very limited
  Central Location Yokohama (Naka-ku)
Size Monthly Rent Availability
1 Bedroom JPY 200,000 - JPY 300,000 Limited
2 Bedroom JPY 300,000 - JPY 500,000 High
3 Bedroom JPY 500,000 - JPY 800,000 High
4 Bedroom JPY 650,000 - JPY 1,000,000 Moderate
5 Bedroom JPY 750,000 - JPY 1,200,000 Very limited
  Central Location Nagoya (Meito-ku)
Size Monthly Rent Availability
1 Bedroom JPY 150,000 - JPY 300,000 Limited
2 Bedroom JPY 200,000 - JPY 400,000 High
3 Bedroom JPY 300,000 - JPY 600,000 High
4 Bedroom JPY 400,000 - JPY 700,000 Limited
5 Bedroom JPY 500,000 - JPY 800,000 Very limited

Japanese Language Schools

There are numerous Japanese language schools in Tokyo with various types of courses available. The following schools’ costs are intended to provide you with an idea of the range in the standard fees. Meguro Language Center Please see www.mlcjapanese.co.jp for further information.
Private Lesson (excluding tax)
Registration Fee None
Lesson Fee (90 minutes, 8 times) JPY 54,000
Group Lesson (excluding tax) JPY 300,000 - JPY 600,000
Registration Fee None
Lesson Fee (90 minutes, 32 times) JPY 115,200/person
  ABC International Preschool Please see www.abcinternationalschool.com for further information.
Private Lesson (excluding tax)
Registration Fee JPY 30,000
Lesson Fee (80 minutes, 15 times) JPY 168,000
Group Lesson (excluding tax)JPY 300,000 - JPY 600,000
Registration Fee JPY 10,500
Lesson Fee (80 minutes, 20 times) JPY 75,600/group of 3 - 6 people
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