Finding the right school is a big decision, and knowing your options is best.

Imagine your child's eyes lighting up as they learn about a new culture

When your child attends an international preschool or kindergarten in Japan, they will have the opportunity to learn about a new culture and make friends from all over the world. They will also develop their language skills and learn about different ways of life.

PreK.World is a directory of international preschools and kindergartens in Japan

We make it easy for you to find the perfect school for your child, no matter where you live. Our directory includes schools from all over Japan, so you can be sure to find one that's a good fit for your family.

New! One-page School Data-Sheets

Downloadable PDF data-sheets are now online for verified schools. These data-sheets provide parents with detailed information about each school. You can also use the data sheets to compare schools side-by-side.

To download a data sheet for a school, visit the school's profile page and click on the "Download a PDF Data Sheet of this school" link.

These data sheets will be valuable for parents seeking information about preschools and kindergartens in Japan. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Japan consists of 8 regions, further divided into 47 prefectures. While not official administrative units, these regional divisions are commonly used in maps, geography textbooks, and weather reports. Based on geography, history, and culture, they help people understand Japan's diverse landscape and provide a sense of identity for residents.

Begin your search for schools by selecting one of the eight regions, then narrow it down to the specific prefecture. This structured approach makes it easier to find the perfect international preschool or kindergarten in your desired location, ensuring your child receives the best education possible.

How To Choose A Preschool or Kindergarten

If you find a school that interests you, check its homepage to learn about its admissions processes and make an appointment to visit if their policies allow it.

The Value of a School Visit

A visit helps you determine if the school fits your family's needs.

Schools vary wildly in teaching styles and curricula. So, a visit can help you determine if the school matches your expectations for an early childhood facility. During a visit, you might observe classes, the facilities and neighborhood, and ask questions.

Methods have likely changed since you were a toddler, so listen carefully to school administrators and ask for clarification about terminology or practices that may be unfamiliar.

No rankings, top-ten lists, or comments

Schools are wonderfully complex places run by people. Therefore, we don't believe online ratings help assess a school's fit for a particular family. Instead, we provide information as a starting point for parents to research schools.





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