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Availability of nursery schools in Japan

In Japan, a facility that takes care of preschoolers instead of working parents is called a nursery school. It has the same meaning as day care centers in the United States and the United Kingdom.

A nursery school is a very important facility for dual-income families. In recent years, the demand for nursery schools has continued to increase. As a result, the nursery school is full and more families are not able to enter.

On this site, the congestion situation of the nursery school is posted for each railway line. When considering a move, you can easily check the status of the nursery school in your desired area. Please use it when considering a nursery school in Japan.

Availability of nursery schools by area

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Japan map Hokkaido Aomori Iwate Miyagi Akita Yamagata Fukushima Ibaraki Tochigi Gunma Saitama Chiba Tokyo Kanagawa Niigata Toyama Ishikawa Fukui Yamanashi Nagano Gifu Shizuoka Aichi Mie Shiga Kyoto Osaka Hyogo Nara Wakayama Tottori Shimane Okayama Hiroshima Yamaguchi Tokushima Kagawa Ehime Kochi Fukuoka Saga Nagasaki Kumamoto Oita Miyazaki Kagoshima Okinawa

Availability of nursery schools in Hokkaido and Tohoku region

Availability of nursery schools in Hokkaido prefecture.
Hokkaido is the largest region in Japan. Sapporo, the central city of Hokkaido, has a population of over 2 million and is the 5th largest city in Japan. It is also one of the ordinance-designated cities.
Availability of nursery schools in Aomori prefecture.
Aomori is located in the northernmost part of Honshu. There are about 40 municipalities such as Aomori City, Hachinohe City, and Hirosaki City.
Availability of nursery schools in Iwate prefecture.
Iwate prefecture is the second largest prefecture in Japan after Hokkaido. There are more than 30 cities, towns and villages such as Morioka City, Ichinoseki City, and Oshu City.
Availability of nursery schools in Miyagi prefecture.
Sendai, the central city of Miyagi Prefecture, has a population of over 1 million and is the 12th largest city in Japan. It is also one of the ordinance-designated cities.
Availability of nursery schools in Akita prefecture.
There are about 25 cities, towns and villages such as Akita City, Yokote City, and Daisen City.
Availability of nursery schools in Yamagata prefecture.
The central city of the prefecture is Yamagata City, which has a population of about 250,000.
Availability of nursery schools in Fukushima prefecture.
Fukushima Prefecture is very large and is the third largest area in Japan. The most populous city of Fukushima and the second most populous city of Koriyama are located inland, far from the sea.

Availability of nursery schools in Kanto region

Availability of nursery schools in Tokyo Metropolis.
The center of Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is divided into 23 wards. Both the population and the number of nursery schools are the largest in Japan. There are also cities with a large population such as Hachioji, Mitaka, and Machida in the prefecture.
Availability of nursery schools in Kanagawa prefecture.
Yokohama, the central city of the prefecture, is the second most populous city in Japan. It has a population of nearly 4 million. Kawasaki City and Sagamihara City in the prefecture also have a large population and are ordinance-designated cities.
Availability of nursery schools in Saitama prefecture.
Saitama Prefecture is close to Tokyo, and there are many cities that are convenient for commuting to Tokyo. In addition to Saitama City, which is the central city of the prefecture, Kawaguchi City, Warabi City, Toda City, Wako City, etc. are popular.
Availability of nursery schools in Chiba prefecture.
Chiba, the central city, has the 13th largest population in Japan, with almost 1 million people. There are many other populous cities in the prefecture, such as Ichikawa, Funabashi, and Kashiwa.
Availability of nursery schools in Ibaraki prefecture.
Toride and Moriya in the southern part of the prefecture are close to Tokyo. It is a convenient city with many railroads and cheaper land prices than Tokyo.
Availability of nursery schools in Tochigi prefecture.
There is Nikko City, which is famous as a tourist destination. The central city of the prefecture is Utsunomiya, which has a population of over 500,000.
Availability of nursery schools in Gunma prefecture.
Maebashi is the central city of Gunma prefecture. The neighboring city of Takasaki is just as famous.

Availability of nursery schools in Hokuriku and Koshinetsu region.

Availability of nursery schools in Niigata prefecture.
Niigata City, the central city of the prefecture, is an ordinance-designated city with a population of 800,000.
Availability of nursery schools in Toyama prefecture.
Central city is Toyama city.
Availability of nursery schools in Ishikawa prefecture.
Central city is Kanazawa city.
Availability of nursery schools in Fukui prefecture.
Central city is Fukui city.
Availability of nursery schools in Yamanashi prefecture.
Although it exists in the Chubu region, it is a prefecture closely related to the Kanto region such as Tokyo.
Availability of nursery schools in Nagano prefecture.
It is a snowy city and the city where the Olympic Games were held in the past.

Availability of nursery schools in Tokai region.

Availability of nursery schools in Gifu prefecture.
Central city is Gifu city.
Availability of nursery schools in Shizuoka prefecture.
There are two ordinance-designated cities in the prefecture, Shizuoka City and Hamamatsu City. It is the prefecture where Mt. Fuji, the highest and most famous mountain in Japan, is located.
Availability of nursery schools in Aichi prefecture.
Nagoya, the central city of the prefecture, has a population of over 2 million and is the fourth largest city in Japan.
Availability of nursery schools in Mie prefecture.
Mie is a prefecture in the Kinki region. However, because it is close to Nagoya and has a close relationship, it is listed here.

Availability of nursery schools in Kansai region

Availability of nursery schools in Osaka prefecture.
Osaka, the central city of the prefecture, has a population of over 3 million and is the third largest in Japan. In addition to Osaka City, Sakai City has a large population and is an ordinance-designated city.
Availability of nursery schools in Kyoto prefecture.
There are many old temples in Kyoto, the center of the prefecture, and it is a very famous tourist destination.
Availability of nursery schools in Hyogo prefecture.
Kobe, the central city of the prefecture, has a population of about 1.5 million. It is the 8th largest city in Japan. There are other big cities such as Ashiya, Nishinomiya and Amagasaki.
Availability of nursery schools in Shiga prefecture.
Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, is located in the prefecture.
Availability of nursery schools in Nara prefecture.
It is a city close to both Kyoto and Osaka. Nara, the central city of the prefecture, has many old temples as well as Kyoto.
Availability of nursery schools in Wakayama prefecture.
Central city is Wakayama city.

Availability of nursery schools in Sanyo, San-in and Shikoku region

Availability of nursery schools in Tottori prefecture.
Tottori is the least populated prefecture in Japan. There are dunes, which are rare in Japan.
Availability of nursery schools in Shimane prefecture.
It is the second least populated prefecture in Japan. It is located next to Tottori prefecture, which has the smallest population.
Availability of nursery schools in Okayama prefecture.
Okayama City, the center of the prefecture, has the 20th largest population in Japan.
Availability of nursery schools in Hiroshima prefecture.
Hiroshima, the central city of the prefecture, was severely damaged in World War II. However, it is now the 11th largest city in Japan with a population of 1.2 million.
Availability of nursery schools in Yamaguchi prefecture.
Central city is Yamaguchi city.
Availability of nursery schools in Tokushima prefecture.
Central city is Tokushima city.
Availability of nursery schools in Kagawa prefecture.
Kagawa prefecture is the smallest prefecture in Japan. Takamatsu, the center of the city, is famous for its udon noodles.
Availability of nursery schools in Ehime prefecture.
Central city is Matsuyama city.
Availability of nursery schools in Kochi prefecture.
Central city is Kochi city.

Availability of nursery schools in Kyushu region

Availability of nursery schools in Fukuoka prefecture.
Fukuoka, the central city of the prefecture, has a population of over 1 million and is the largest city in the Kyushu region. Kitakyushu, the second largest city in the prefecture, also has a population of about 1 million.
Availability of nursery schools in Saga prefecture.
Central city is Saga city.
Availability of nursery schools in Nagasaki prefecture.
Central city is Nagasaki city.
Availability of nursery schools in Kumamoto prefecture.
Kumamoto City, the central city of the prefecture, is an ordinance-designated city.
Availability of nursery schools in Oita prefecture.
Central city is Oita city.
Availability of nursery schools in Miyazaki prefecture.
Central city is Miyazaki city.
Availability of nursery schools in Kagoshima prefecture.
Central city is Kagoshima city.
Availability of nursery schools in Okinawa prefecture.
It is composed of remote islands and is not connected to other prefectures by land. The central city of the prefecture is Naha City on the main island of Okinawa.