What is Popola?
Popola is a rest area for
an expecting mom, dad and her family
and for preschoolers and their parents/guardians
to casually stop by
and freely spend their time.
Grandmas and Grandpas
are all welcome to come visit
with their kids and grandchildren.
Those who will have kids in the future
and those who are interested in “nurturing”
are all welcome to come and visit as well.
Don’t worry if you and/or your preschoolers have any disability
nor if you don’t speak Japanese at all.
We also welcome anyone who wishes
to learn and chat about nurturing children,
to take a break, or to visit for any other purposes.
Please feel free to stop by
and spend your time as long as you wish.
At Popola, we;
Have an “open space” where you can
freely spend your time with your preschoolers.
Provide “advisement “on any concern you may have.
Have an “information” salon where you can
search for useful information of your interest.
Provide events to “interact” and “sharing information”
for those who wish to support child nurturing in Tsuzuki-Ward.
Organize “seminars” to support nurturing children.
It is a rest area where preschoolers and their parents/guardians
are welcome to visit and take a break.
There is an area with a lot of picture books and toys.
There is a tea time and a meal hour.
There is a space where you can spend time with a baby,
such as a small baby zone, a nursing area and a tatami room.
You can just relax and stay there even not doing anything, if you want.
It is a place where all visitors are welcome to relax
and freely spend their time.
We gathered a variety of information regarding nurturing children
which is all accessible and viewable to our visitors.
You can feel free to stop by and even bring your stroller inside
to look for useful information.
A lot of information is available on a PC and
there is a “play area” for children while you search.
Child Nurturing Advisement
You can casually seek advisement at any time
regarding any concern or question that you
face throughout your child nurturing (‘casual advisement’).
Once every week, you can take specialized advisory service
if you wish to seek advice privately (‘specific advisement’).
We have a tatami room where you can bring your kids
as well as a floor room where you can bring your stroller in.
Feel free to use these private rooms for your consultation session.
Child Nurturing Support Network Development
We develop a network which focuses on nurturing children
from various perspectives to provide a chance
to create a new relationship within the local community.
We organize events for those who support nurturing children
to “interact” and “share information.”
Education and Support
We organize “seminars” to support child nurturing in Tsuzuki-Ward.
We plan various workshops and classes, targeted to all ages,
in order to develop a local environment that is
safe and friendly for families to nurture their children.
Yokohama Child-rearing Support System
Yokohama City has supported child nurturing by facilitating citizens needs of leaving and taking care of kids in the community. We have a dedicated coordinating office to help the arrangements.
Tsuzuki-Ward Child Nurturing Support Center “Popola” is contracted from Tsuzuki-Ward and operated by the Non-Profit Organization “Kodomo Ouen Network.”
Please register for a “Popola user card” to use our open space.
Tsuzuki Ward Child Nurturing Support Center “Popola”
Shopping Town “AITAI” 5F
1-1-3 Nakagawa-Chuo, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama 224-0003
- OPEN ：
- Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
- (the Open Space is openavailable until 4 PM)
- CLOSE ：
- Sunday, Monday, Holidays, End of the year and New Year’s Day.
2 minutes walk from Yokohama City Subway “Center Kita Station”
Get out of the gate, turn left and take the elevator to the 5th Floor.
※No private parking space available. Please use nearby paid-parking spaces.
Press coverage and tour
If you need overview of Popola or a tour, please contact us by email,
phone or fax before visiting us.
(tel: 045-912-5135 fax: 045-912-5160)
Any press visit or tour to take place after 3 PM due to user’s convenience.
Tsuzuki-Ward Child NurturingRaising Support Center “Popola” serves under is contracted withfrom Tsuzuki-Ward and operated by the Non-Profit Organization “Kodomo Ouen Network.”