YMCA International Preschool and Kindergarten (Naka-ku, Hiroshima)

Website: http://www.hymca.jp/yi/yik/yikp1.htm

7-11 Hatchobori Naka-ku Hiroshima 730-8523
Phone:   (082)228-2657    E-mail:ls@hymca.jp


A preschool is attached to the International Kindergarten. Children can enjoy various activities according to their interests. They learn to do things while interacting with one another and build their social skills.

Children are exposed to English. A native English teacher will read picture books, play games and sing songs with the children. Not only will the children experience listening to natural English, but they will also be able to learn and deepen their understanding of different cultures. This experience will serve as a foundation in their future English studies. The YMCA International Kindergarten-Preschool will open young minds and hearts to the world

The school aims to provide a well-balanced and comprehensive curriculum. More details about the curriculum (which uses Zoo Phonics) at their homepage.

7 thoughts on “YMCA International Preschool and Kindergarten (Naka-ku, Hiroshima)”

  1. Dear Teachers,

    Hello, my name is Kevin Stein. I am an English teacher in Osaka and a parent of a 1 and a half year old.

    About a year ago, some friends and I noticed that there were few real life, simple English videos for children. So we decided to make our own. There are currently 6 videos and you can watch them on YouTube. They all have a simple English games as well as songs. They are for parents to watch with their children and learn some simple words and games to play in English.

    If you have the time you might take a peek at the videos. They are on line at Youtube at:


    My friends and I are not trying to sell anything. We simply want to create usefull materials for parents and children. If you have any suggestions or requests, please let me know.

    I hope you enjoy the videos.

    Thanks for your time.


    Kevin Stein

    1. Basically in trying to start an English playgroup in Osaka but am struggling to find members. Our children are the same age so thought you might be interested

      Jamie boot

  2. Hi Sir/Madam,

    Good Afternoon.

    My name is Sravanthy,passed out Bachelor of Technology in 2010 and have 4 years of experience as a software Engineer in Accenture pvt. Ltd.(India).Currently staying in Hiroshima from past one year.
    I would like to know regarding openings for English /mathematics teaching position(if any) and also regarding Annual fee amount incurred and other information for a 3 years kid to join in your School.

    Awaiting response.

    Thank you.

  3. Hi I’m Sheldon James Trevor,
    I live in Hiroshima, wanted to know of any English teaching jobs available. Is it possible to visit the school and talk to someone?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi,
      Please note this is merely a directory listing. We are not affiliated with any particular institution. Please contact the school directly for a visit.
      All the best,

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