*To those who came from foreign countries

 Important Notice : Though all the Japanese classes had started from November, the seats are limited in order to prevent the spreading of Covid-19.  Please check our website for classes information. ➡ click here! 

Be sure to wear a mask when you come.
Please take the temperature check and sanitize your hands at the entrance.


* All classes had started from November

  • Please make a reservation before you come.
  • Since the number of a class is limited, we may not be able to accept all the applicants.
  • You can take only one class/ a week.
  • For December classes information will be noticed in the late November , please check our website frequently. 

request for cooperation 



 What Is Kohoku Lounge?

The Kohoku International Lounge was set up with an aim to enhance mutual understanding between Japanese and Non-Japanese residents living in Kohoku Ward by offering helpful information and organizing various events for the international friendship.  


Kikuna Sta. West Exit (JR, Toyoko Line) 8 minutes’ walk
Okurayama Sta. (Toyoko Line) 10 minutes’ walk
Shin‐yokohama Sta.(JR, Subway) 15 minutes’ walk
Bus Stop:Shin-kikuna-bashi

Things We Can Support

Japanese Class

IMG_1183_RJapanese Class provides lessons mainly on daily conversation.
Eight Japanese Classes are available on the following time and days.Students can also enjoy studying Japanese culture and lifestyle.   Anyone who wants to study Japanese can apply for the class.                      

 Sun.Mon.Tue.Thur.,Fri.&Sat.  10:00a.m. to 12 p.m.
 Tue.&Thur  6:30p.m to 8:30 p.m.


Newcomer Children’s Class

IMG_2691“Newcomer Children’s Class” helps elementary and junior high school students whose first language is not Japanese.
Students can study Japanese and do schoolwork in group or individual.
★Date & Time : Sat., 2:00pm to 4:00pm




International Exchange Activities

世界の料理HP“Morning Coffee” program is held regularly on the last Sunday every month except Feb., Sept., Oct. and Dec. This is where you can enjoy the Japanese customs or seasonal events such as Hina Dolls Festival, Cherry Blossom Viewing Party and Bon Dance Festival.



Introduction of Japanese Culture

DSC_6557_RThese are enjoyable classes to get to understand Japanese tradition and culture.                       



 Waku Waku Festival

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHundreds people gather to enjoy the annual festival which is the biggest event of the Lounge.
Various programs take place such as Japanese speech by foreign students, Japanese language plays,dancing and singing.




Furusato Kohoku Fureai Matsuri (Kohoku Festival)

ふれあいHPLounge joins as a team member of Kohoku Word office’s annual event.







Soccer game is played by German and Japanese school children.






Historic relay road race which is conducted by Kohoku Word office.
Japanese class students participate in it as a team.
Each member hands a sash to a next runner,relay,6 times to complete a race.
A real international team play!



 contact us

★Reception Desk

Japanese staff and foreign staff members support visitors and respond telephone inquiries at the reception desk in various languages .


9:00 – 21:00 Monday through Friday
9:00 – 17:00 Saturday, Sunday, National Holiday, August


3rd Monday (the following day if it is a public holiday)& Dec.29~Jan.3

316-1 Mamedo-cho, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 222-0032

When are foreign staff members available?

 Friday  9:00-13:00
 Friday  9:00 -13:00
 Tuesday 9:00 – 13:00

Information for better living in Japan

★City of Yokohama


★Living Guide  



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