Pregnancy and Birth


Pregnancy and Birth

Information regarding forms, maternity passbook, and subsidies in several languages  

Subsidy System

The system for subsidizing childbirth and child-raising vary between municipalities. Please inquire at your local city or ward office for more information.

Multi-lingual maternity passbook

Ask at your local city or ward office if they offer materials in your language.

Maternal and child health guide for international residents

AMDA International Medical Information Center
Available for a fee
English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese
(Japanese included in all versions)

Information on Birth Centers

Birth centers offer help with delivery and health guidance for newborns and pregnant women.
(No medical services are provided).
In the event medical services or examinations become necessary, they will be performed by a doctor located in the birth center or at a medical facility (hospital or clinic).

However, of the birth centers listed below, some may be able to provide examination services. Contact them directly to inquire.

Search of birth centers in Kyoto Prefecture (Japanese)

Kyoto Parenting Handbook – Hints for Child-Raising (in five languages)

Korean, English, Chinese, and Tagalog
Available in all languages for free at the Kodomo mirai kan children’s future building.
(The handbook is in limited supply.)
Kyoto City child-raising general support center, children’s future


Kyoto Prefectural International Center
3F East Bldg. Kyoto Terrsa,70 Higashikujo shimotonoda-cho,Minami-ku,Kyoto
Open / 10:00-18:00
Closed /Tuesdays, National holidays, 12/29-1/3
TEL : 075-681-2500 / FAX : 075-681-2508