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Kyoto City International Foundation

Daily Life Consultation

Law and Visa Consultation(in principle, every 1st and 3rd Saturday)

Free Counseling Day for Non-Japanese Residents
Taxes, insurance, pension, labor, and mental health consultations


YWCA offers not only information, but also interpretation services, public negotiations, and legal support for issues related to the rights of international residents, such as status of residence, labor concerns, and social security services.
Language and Times
Monday 13:00-16:00, Thai, Tagalog, Chinese, English
Thursday 15:00-18:00, Thai, Tagalog, Chinese, and English
Consultation TEL: 075-451-6522

Ichigo Ichie Foreigner Support (Information counter)

We support the well-being and parenting of foreign residents. If you need some help or information, please feel free to contact us. It's for free!

*Intended for foreign residents who live in southern Kyoto prefecture and Northern Nara prefecture
(Seika Town, Kizugawa City, Kyotanabe City, Joyo City, Nara City and Ikoma City, etc.)

*Languages : Japanese, English,Chinese

・LINE OpenChat "Ichigo Ichie Foreigner Support"

Let’s share information with each other about life, parenting, and events in this area! If you have any trouble or need information, why don’t you ask members who live close by?

・Other Information Counter (E-mail, Facebook, Instagram)

You may ask the support volunteer staff for advice.


HOUTERASU, Japan Legal Support Center

This center offers information on the legal system and consultation with related organizations in person and by telephone for free. Also, for those who need to speak to lawyers or judicial scriveners but are financially unable, free legal advice is given through the civil legal aid system.

English site: http://www.houterasu.or.jp/en/

●Japan Legal Support Center Kyoto District Office 


Foreign –language Human Right Hotline (Ministry of Justice)

Flyer  (English, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Portuguese, Vietnamese)



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