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Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the free space at Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza will remain available for use until 8 p.m. on October 24. However, we will be halting multipurpose space rentals in the evenings (from 5 to 8:30 p.m.).
【To all Plaza visitors】
1 At the entrance (requested procedures)
(1) Please sanitize your hands, get your temperature taken, and check your overall health.
(2) Please write your name and contact information.
* Your personal information will be used if a case of novel coronavirus is confirmed. Your information may also be given to a public institution, such as a public health center, as necessary.
(3) If you are not feeling well, such as if you have a fever of 37.5ºC or higher, if you have difficulty breathing or feel exhausted, or have a cough or sore throat, you may not be permitted to use the facilities.
2 Strict rules inside the Plaza
(1) Please wear a mask; the Plaza does not provide masks
(2) Please try to maintain social distance (one to two meters between people)
(3) Please refrain from loud conversation
【Partial changes in usage conditions】
As a rule, please use one table per person in the free space.
Please call if you would like more information.
Address: Hygeia 11F, 2-44-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month and during the year-end/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3)
Shinjuku City has established Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza to promote city development for a multicultural environment.
This plaza is a place where Japanese and non-Japanese residents can have friendly exchanges and deepen their understanding of each other’s culture and history.
The plaza can be used for various purposes, including learning Japanese and collecting/exchanging information on cultures of Japan and other countries and the community. Please feel free to drop in for a visit.
Japanese-language classes are held, as well as various classes and events with the theme of international exchange and multicultural harmony. When not in use for classes, the open space can be used as a place where people can study and talk freely.
This space can be used by individuals or groups and includes the following areas:
○Reference and Information Corner
Various types of useful information for foreign residents are available on topics, such as everyday living, classes/events, city administration programs, local governments, and volunteer programs.
○Japanese-Language Study Corner (Resource Corner)
Teaching materials and textbooks are available for those who wish to learn or teach Japanese. You can use the texts and study in this space. This corner is mainly operated by a Japanese-language support volunteer network. You can study hiragana, katakana and conversational Japanese.
●Foreign Resident Advisory Corner
Consultations are available in various languages for foreign residents who are experiencing difficulties in everyday life in Japan, and advice is available to help resolve any concerns. Consultations are free of charge.
|Mon.||Korean (afternoon only)|
|Tue.||Chinese, Thai, and Nepalese|
|Wed.||English (closed on the second and fourth Wednesdays)|
|Thu.||Myanmar (Burmese) and Chinese|
English (every third Friday of the month)
Hours: 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 5 p.m.
●Consultation Support Center for Foreign Residents
Consultations for foreign residents concerning immigration, visa procedures, and various problems in everyday life are available in various languages. Consultations are also available by telephone.
Hours: Monday through Friday (except the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month and during the year-end/New Year holidays), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Indonesian
A 10-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station east exit
A five-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku Station
May 25, 2021