Mino City, Gifu / Handbook for Japan Preschool Exchange

Please note that Nipponia Mino Shokamachi accepts reservations only during the winter period from January to March.

1. About the Preschool and Accommodation Facilities

Preschool NameMino Preschool
Official Websitehttps://minohoikuen.com/
Address1765−4 Yoshikawacho, Mino City, Gifu
Phone Number+81 575 33 0239
Preschool Size125 children
Age Range6 months to 6 years old
Children who have no experience of attending preschoolAcceptable
Drop-off Time8:15
Pick-up Time16:00
Extended DaycareNot available
Food AllergyNot supported
AttirePlain clothes
Distance between Preschool to AccommodationsFairfield by Marriott Gifu Mino: 1.2 km (5 minutes by car / 18 minutes on foot) Ogurayama House: 0.6 km (3 minutes by car / 8 minutes on foot) Nipponia Mino Shokamachi: 1 km (13 minutes on foot)
Mino Preschool2023/10/10 1:042023/12/7 5:56Accommodation (Ogurayama House) and Surroundings2023/10/10 1:042024/2/6 5:36Accommodation (Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Mino) and Surroundings2023/10/10 1:042024/1/24 7:35Accommodation (Nipponia Mino Shokamachi) and Surroundings2024/1/23 5:272024/1/24 12:23

2. Application Process - From Reservation to Departure

For reservation, click here. Details of application process can be referred to in this page. For inquiries, click here. Our Operation Desk will respond to you.

3. Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation after booking, the following cancellation fees will apply.
Cancellation Date (*1)Cancellation Fee
From the reservation (*2) to 91 days prior to the programJPY 15,000 (incl.tax) as handling fee
From 90 to 61 days prior to the program20% of the total fee
From 60 to 31 days prior to the program40% of the total fee
From 30 days to the day of the program100% of the total fee
(*1) Cancellation date is based on the time when the customer notifies the Operations Office of the cancellation by emailing (support@hoikuen-ryugaku.zendesk.com) (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Japanese holidays). (*2) "From the reservation" is defined as the time when you send a reservation request through the reservation website.
  • Regarding changes and cancellations of accommodation fees, they will be subject to cancellation fees and change fees related to arrangements made by our accommodation providers, as well as the separate travel conditions outlined in the Stipulation for Travel Agency (Travel Handling: Kitchhike, Inc. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Registered Travel Agency: No. 2-8502).
  • The cancellation fee amount varies depending on the length of stay. For changes in the schedule after booking, it will be treated as a cancellation followed by a new reservation, incurring the same cancellation fees.
  • As preparation is required on the preschool's side and coordination with accommodation facilities, cancellation or schedule changes close to the travel start date will incur expenses, and we would appreciate your understanding in this matter.

4. Contact Information

For inquiries related to Japan Preschool Exchange, please contact the following Japan Preschool Exchange Operations Office email address: support@hoikuen-ryugaku.zendesk.com
  • Please refrain from direct inquiries to preschools or accommodation.
  • Please note that there may be a delay in our response. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

5. Important Notes

Acceptable age ranges and numbers of children
The number of children and age ranges that can be accepted differs depending on the preschools. For details, please refer to the information page of each preschool and be sure to check before applying.
Orientation Care
Orientation care (short-time care for the first few days) may be necessary depending on the child’s condition. We may ask you to pick up your child if he or she becomes ill in an unfamiliar environment that makes it difficult to care for the child.
Please note that no refunds will be made in the event that you are asked to pick up your child after a short period of time.
Transportation Information
A car might be required in some areas in Japan. Please check the surrounding environment and maps of each area in “About Accommodation and Surroundings” before applying.
Little Bit of Cash Might Help
In local areas in Japan, there may be places where you will be asked to pay for things such as parking in cash at your destination that are not included in the program fee. Please bring enough cash in advance. For details, please refer to the "Accommodation and Surroundings" page for each area.
Travel Insurance
We recommend that you purchase travel insurance to be prepared for any unexpected situations.
Rules for Photography
Please follow the instructions of the preschool teacher when taking pictures.