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Children’s Halls, Children’s Corners, and Children’s Clubs

Children’s Halls and Children’s Corners

Section in charge: Comprehensive Children’s Center, Families with Children Support Centers, or Children’s Halls

There are Children’s Halls (Jidokan) in each area of the city, offering a wholesome play area for children, opportunities to make friends, special events, and consultation services (see page 14).
These facilities also have toddler clubs, provide information on child-raising to parents, and offer consultation services. They can also be used as a place for families to visit together.
Each facility has various areas, such as playrooms, meeting rooms, music rooms, library rooms, crafts rooms, and outdoor play areas, and children can use them freely.

●Children’s Halls (Jidokan) Hours

Hours and Other
Information
Honshio-cho Children’s Hall, Kitayamabushi Children’s Hall, Nakamachi Children’s Hall, Higashi-Gokencho Children’s Hall, Waseda-Minamicho Children’s Hall, Tomihisacho Children’s Hall, Hyakunincho Children’s Hall, Takadanobaba Daiichi Children’s Hall, Kami-Ochiai Children’s Hall, Nakai Children’s Hall, Kita-Shinjuku Daiichi Children’s Hall, Nishi-Shinjuku Children’s Hall Children’s Corner of the Comprehensive Children’s Center Children’s Corner of the Shinanomachi Families with Children Support Center, Children’s Corner of the Enokicho Families with Children Support Center, Children’s Corner of the Naka-Ochiai Families with Children Support Center and Children’s Corner of the Kita-Shinjuku Families with Children Support Center Yakuo-ji Children’s Hall, Takadanobaba Daini Children’s Hall, Nakai Children’s Hall and Nishi-Ochiai Children’s Hall
Hours Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until 7 p.m. for junior high school students and older children
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat., Sun., and national holidays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mon. through Fri. during Long School Holidays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open until 7 p.m. for junior high school students and older children
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed December 29 through January 3
Main Eligibility Requirements Children under 18 years of age living, working, or going to school in the city and their parents
Use Procedures Parents should complete an application for use form and submit it to the facilities. A user’s card will be issued.

Children’s Clubs

Section in charge: Children’s Clubs in Children’s Halls, Comprehensive Children’s Centers, Family with Children Support Centers, and elementary schools

Shinjuku City has the following Children’s Clubs: Shinanomachi Children’s Club, Honshio-cho Children’s Club, Children’s Club in Yotsuya Dairoku Elementary School, Kitayamabushi Children’s Club, Nakamachi Children’s Club, Higashi-Gokencho Children’s Club, Enokicho Children’s Club, Yakuo-ji Children’s Club, Waseda-Minamicho Children’s Club, Children’s Club in Tomihisa Elementary School, Tomihisacho Children’s Club, Children’s Club in Higashi-Toyama Elementary School, Children’s Club in Okubo Elementary School, Children’s Club in the Comprehensive Children’s Center, Children’s Club in Toyama Elementary School, Hyakunincho Children’s Club, Takadanobaba Daiichi Children’s Club, Takadanobaba Daini Children’s Club, Children’s Club in Totsuka Daini Elementary School, Children’s Club in Ochiai Daiichi Elementary School, Children’s Club in Ochiai Daiyon Elementary School, Kami-Ochiai Children’s Club, Nakai Children’s Club, Nishi-Ochiai Children’s Club, Kita-Shinjuku Daiichi Children’s Club, Kita-Shinjuku Daini Children’s Club, Nishi-Shinjuku Children’s Club
○Eligibility
Elementary school children who live in Shinjuku City, who are able to cooperate in organized group activities and are unable to receive continuous care at home during Children’s Club hours because of the parent’s work or illness
○How to Apply
Apply to a Children’s Club by completing an application form and attaching a document certifying the parent’s employment (distributed with the application form).
Fees: ¥6,000 per month (exemption programs are available upon application for those receiving public financial assistance for everyday living, those who are nontaxable for Resident’s Tax, and those who are single parents with no record of marriage and considered nontaxable if regarded as widows/widowers.)
Extended Use Fees: ¥2,000 per month or ¥200 each time
Notes:
1.Extended use requires separate applications.
2.Services can be used only during summer, winter and spring school vacations and on Saturdays as well.
○Hours
•Monday through Friday (excluding national holidays): After school until 6 p.m.; extended use: 6 to 7 p.m.
•Saturdays (excluding national holidays) and Monday through Friday during long school holidays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; extended use: 8 to 9 a.m., 6 to 7 p.m.
Note: Closed from December 29 through January 3

April 1, 2019