||Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza
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.
● Multipurpose Space
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.
● Exchange Space
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
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 Consultation 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.
||Korean (afternoon only)
||Chinese and Thai
Nepalese (afternoon only)
||Myanmarese (Burmese) and Chinese
English (every third Friday of the month)
Days and Hours: Monday through Friday excluding second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. (Reception open until 4:30 p.m.)
Consultation on Resident Status and Living: Every 2nd Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Consultations are available in Japanese only so please bring somebody along to translate for you if necessary.
● 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, Bengalese, Vietnamese, and Indonesian
Inquiries: 03-3202-5535 or 03-5155-4039
A 10-minute walk from JR Shinjuku Station east exit
A five-minute walk from Seibu-Shinjuku Station