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 Applications Accepted for Admission to Municipal Kindergartens

No school districts are designated, so your child can enroll in any kindergarten as long as you live in Osaka City. In addition, if a vacancy is available, your child can enter a kindergarten in the middle of the semester.


9:00 - 14:00 (Wednesday: 9:00–11:30)
(Kindergartens are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, summer/winter/spring vacations.)

Childcare services are provided during extracurricular hours and long vacations such as summer vacation.
For details, please contact kindergartens.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are determined according to the municipal tax amount paid by each household.


Children aged 4-5 (Some kindergartens accept children aged 3 years.)
[Admission requirements for Year 2016]
5-year old children (Born between April 2, 2010 and April 1, 2011)
4-year old children (Born between April 2, 2011 and April 1, 2012)
3-year old children (Born between April 2, 2012 and April 1, 2013)

Seeking Applications

Enrollment for the following year (issuance and acceptance of application forms) will begin in October every year at individual kindergartens. However, applications will be accepted at any time in the event of vacancies. (The enrollment application and a document issued by a public agency with which your address can be confirmed are required.)


Kindergarten Planning Group, Childcare Planning Section, Childcare Facility Division, Children and Youth Bureau
TEL:06-6208-8166 FAX:06-6202-6963

Osaka City will transfer the operation of municipal kindergartens to the private sector based on the basic principles of the Civic Reform Plan.

Regarding private kindergartens and certified children’s homes, please ask the details directly to the kindergarten or children’s home that you want your child(ren) to enter, because admission guidelines differ among kindergartens and children homes.

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