カテゴリー: Information for Daily Life

Where to go if you get sick on a Sunday or public holiday (Kyujitsu Toban-i)


‘Kyujitsu toban i’: are the medical clinics on duty on Sundays and public holidays. Surgery hours are 9am to 6pm. Be sure to take along your health insurance card.  ※Schedule changes monthly, see 15th-of-the-month Takasaki Koho for full list. For other cities, see your local city magazine.



Date Mon 13th Jan(Pub. Hol.) Sun 19th Jan Sun 26th Jan
 Internal Medicine(Naika) Futaba Icho Naika Clinic(Futaba-cho)


Ogura Clinic(Shibasaki-machi)


Mizuno Shinkei Naika Clinic(Kuragano-machi)


Matsumoto Iin(Aioi-cho)


Toyooka Kokyukika Naika Clinic(Kamitoyooka-machi)


Yoshihama Naika Shonika Clinic(Tsurumi-cho)


 Pediatrics(Shonika) Shonika Asahi Clinic (Yanaka-machi)☎027-345-2323 MatsushimaShonika Iin



Miyashita Clinic(Shinbo-machi)



Date Sun 2nd Feb Sun 9th Feb Tues 11th Feb

(Pub. Hol)

Sun 16th Feb Sun 23rd Feb Mon 24th Feb

(Pub. Hol)

Internal Medicine


Okajo Clinic



Zennyoji Iin



Aihara Iin



Sakurai Iin



Yamauchi Iin

(Kita Futaba-cho)


Michimata Naika Higashiguchi Shinryosho (Sakae-cho)


Hanamizuki Naika



Shimizu Naika



Hagiwara Naika Iin (Shimotoyooka-machi)


Mori Naika Clinic



Yawata Clinic



Nakazawa Iin



Pediatrics (Shonika) Inui Shonika Naika Iin



Kaizawa Chuo Iin

(Higashi Kaizawa-machi 3)


Kodomo Clinic Sone(Kamikobana-machi)


Kamioka Kodomo Clinic (Dai-machi)


Shonika Meimei Clinic



Terao Kodomo Clinic (Terao-machi)


In an emergency   FIRE/MEDICAL=dial 119    POLICE=dial 110  Both emergency numbers are able to handle calls from people speaking only English

City Night Clinic: (1F Takasaki Public Heath Center, Takamatsu-cho 5-28), Mon-Fri=7:30pm-10pm; Sat, Sun, pub. hol=7pm-10pm


TELL Tokyo English Life Line

Every day for 45 years TELL Lifeline has been providing important connections and support to people all across Japan. We save lives.TEL: 03-5774-0992

(9am – 11pm every day)https://telljp.com/lifeline/


Urgent Children’s Health Consultations

DIAL #8000 for urgent children’s health consultations at night and on holidays. Gunma Prefecture provides this telephone service for parents so they can receive advice from nurses and public health advisors about what to do in various urgent situations involving their child’s health at night and on weekends when regular clinics are not open.

For: Parents/guardians of children under 15 years

Available: Monday to Saturday=6pm to 8am the following day; Sunday, public holidays, end of year period=9am to 8pm the following day

How to call: Dial #8000 by pressing the hash key (#) followed by 8000 (not available from IP or pulse dial connections, these people must call from a mobile phone)

Please note:

・In a medical emergency, dial 119

・This service cannot diagnose or treat your child

・For information about hospitals that are on duty during holiday periods, call 027-325-0011.


International Medical Information Center

The AMDA International Medical Information Center provides information about hospitals with foreign language speaking staff, explanation of the Japanese medical system and telephone interpreting.

TEL: 03-5285-8088

Available: Everyday 9am-8pm

Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, etc.

Gunma One Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents

TEL: 027-289-8275
Hours: 9am –5pm, Monday to Friday
Place: Gunma Prefectural Office Showa Building 1st floor (1-1-1 Ote-machi, Maebashi).
English: Everyday
About Consultations: Available in English, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish and Japanese (times/days vary according to the language). Issues including residential status, finding a job, medical care, welfare, childbirth, children’s education, etc. is covered.
Confidentiality is assured! Drop in or call for help when you are having difficulty getting things done

Take Care during Influenza Season


What is Influenza?

  • A viral infection causing a fever, headaches, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, lethargy, etc.
  • Takes more than one week to recover, and is generally worse than the common cold.
  • Children, the elderly, and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable and can face complications.

How can I lessen my chances of getting it?

  • Get immunized. Consult your doctor for more information about timing and doses.
  • Avoid crowds, and wash hands/rinse mouth after coming in from outside.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle (diet, sleep, exercise).

What if I think I have influenza?

  • Contact your doctor in advance and arrange an appointment to confirm if you have the virus.
  • Ask about the law in relation to influenza infection. You may be required to take a certain number of days off work/school.
  • Wear a mask and try to stay away from others. Use tissues when you cough or sneeze, and wash hands regularly.



SOS Service for Families of Small Children


TEL: 027-384-8009, 8:30am-6pm daily

This is a new home helper-style service provided by Takasaki city, aimed at supporting families by taking away some of the burden of household chores. A helper will visit you at home generally within one hour of your call to help you with what you need done.

Can be used by:

  • Residents of Takasaki who have children not yet in elementary school
  • Can be used regardless of whether parents are living with other family members or not

Can help with:

  • Help with feeding, changing and bathing babies
  • Meal preparation for the family, tiding up after meals
  • Cleaning the living room, kitchen or toilet
  • Doing laundry and ironing
  • Running errands to the supermarket, paying bills
  • Listening to parents’ concerns, giving advice

Cost: 250 yen per hour (paid in cash on the day)


Child Safety Center


TEL: 027-321-1318

Ready to take your call

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Don’t hesitate to call if you need:

  • Support and education as a caregiver
  • Child discipline resources and help with child-raising problems
  • Urgent protection against domestic violence
  • To report suspected child abuse

This newly-established center is staffed by public health workers, former teachers and police officers, social workers and other allied staff who will work with parents and the public to help protect children and provide caregivers with the support they need to maintain a peaceful, safe household. Families can also drop by the center with their children to talk face-to-face about any issues.

Location: 4th Floor of Takasaki City Hall


Recycling Events & News


Recycling Events At Takasaki Reuse Center

Location: Kuragano-machi 1691

Time: 9:30am-2:30pm


Display of items for giveaway to the public

Dates: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November

Details: Household items such as chests of drawers, tables and other furniture collected as part of the city’s oversized waste collection program that are still in good condition are given to the public free of charge. One item per person. If more than one person requests the same item, a draw will be held

Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age or older

Bring: Photo ID

Pickup: Must be able to pick up the item themselves from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th November, 10am to 3pm (until 12 noon on weekends/public holidays)


Collection & exchange of used clothing/books

Dates: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November

Details: Bring in your pre-loved clothing and books, and give them free of charge to others

Clothing guidelines: Must be washed, without tears or stains; scarves, towels and sheets also accepted

Items not accepted: Leather goods, socks, hats, bathroom items, mattresses or other items filled with stuffing

Book guidelines: Books that are not damaged

Disposal of tires, wheels, old car batteries, fire extinguishers, etc. (incurs a fee)

Date: Saturday 9th November

Fee: Varies depending on the item


Disposal of small household appliances

Date: Sunday 10th November

Items accepted: Household appliances measuring under 50cm on one side that run by electricity or battery

Items not accepted: TVs, air conditioners, fridges, washing machines, items with cloth or wooden parts (electric carpets/wooden framed speakers), light bulbs, batteries

Caution: Please erase any personal information from computers/cell phones before disposal


Reducing Household Waste

Takasaki’s per capita household waste is high compared to other cities, but there are certain measures everyone can take to help reduce it.

  1. Remember the 3 Rs. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
  2. Separate waste correctly to maximize recycling of items such as paper from envelopes, calendars, paper bags, wrapping paper, etc.
  3. Use the Takasaki Waste App さんあーる on your phone to remind you of your recycling days and to check which category waste belongs to.


Health Checkups for 2020 Year One Students


Takasaki City Board of Education runs health checkups for children who will enter elementary school from April 2020. This is to ensure that children are healthy and able to participate in the classroom environment.

Eligible Children: Born between 2nd April 2013 and 1st April 2014.

Notices: Sent from the local school in your area to households with eligible children during September.

Non-Japanese Children: Parents must contact the Board of Education (TEL: 027-321-1293) by Friday 29th November 2019 if you wish to enroll your child in Japanese elementary school from April 2020, as you will not automatically receive a notice.



Takasaki Premium Gift Vouchers


Application forms were sent out to eligible people for the purchase of Takasaki Premium Gift Vouchers. These vouchers allow the user to purchase goods and services at a reduced price. Eligible people are those not subject to resident tax (due to low income, etc.) and households with children aged 3 and under).

Applications: First apply by filling out the application form that is sent to you by 31st December.

Purchasing your vouchers: Approved applicants will be sent official notification of their eligibility to purchase vouchers. Take it to the city hall or Takasaki post offices from October along with your ID to purchase them.

Can be used at: More than 1000 businesses in Takasaki from October 2018.

Value: Allows for the purchase of 5000 yen worth of goods/services for only 4000 yen.





Kindergarten & Daycare Free from October 2019


Applies to 3-5 year olds

From October 2019, all children aged 3 years to 5 years will be able to attend kindergarten and day care centers for free. Children aged 0 to 2 years from families in low income brackets who are not charged resident taxes (hikazei setai) will also be free.


Fees for lunches and snacks still apply

Actual costs for centers to provide school lunch and snacks will apply, except for the 3rd child in approved families. Transport fees related to center pick-up and drop-off still apply, as do fees for excursions, etc. Lunch fees vary from facility to facility, so please enquire directly at the center you use.

Fee System from October, 3-5 year olds:



City Outdoor Pools Open for Summer


Misato Pool (Nishiakiya 740)

Open: 13th July-1st September

Time: 9am-12 noon, 1pm-4:30pm

Closed: Sunday 28th July, Monday 29th July

Entrance: High school students and older=\200, junior high school age and younger=\100

Yoshii Pool (Yoshii-machi Maniwa 1783-6)

Open: 13th July-1st September

Time: 9am-12 noon, 1pm-4:30pm (closes 3pm on 1st September)

Entrance: High school age and older=\150, junior high school age and younger=\100

Hamagawa Pool (Hamagawa-machi 1575-1)

Open 6th July-1st September

Time: 9am-5pm

Entrance: High school age and older=\310, junior high school age and younger=\150

Jonan Pool (Shimowada-machi 2-11-1)

Open: 13th July-1st September

Time: 9am-5pm

Entrance: High school age and older=\310, junior high school age and younger=\150

Gunma Pool (Kaneko-machi 490-1)

Open 13th July-1st September

Time: 9am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-5pm (closes at 12:30pm on 1st September)

Entrance: Free

Kannonyama Park Pool (Ishihara-machi 2740-2)

Open: 29th June-1st September, weekends and public holidays between 7th September and 16th September

Time: 9am-4:30pm

Entrance: Elementary school age and older=\100

Special Kannonyama Park bus departs the west side of Takasaki Station at 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:10am, 12:45pm and 2:35pm. Returns to the station from the pool at 10:15am, 11:40am, 1:15pm, 3:05pm, 5:15pm.