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Daily Life

* World Friendship Lounge

(Kita Kominkan)

* Japanese Classes

* Bicycle Parking Lots

* Utilities

World Friendship Lounge, Kita Kominkan(北公民館)Call:048-957-0253 ,

Traffic Affairs Section (交通対策係), Traffic Division (交通課)

The Department of Waterworks (水道部)

Misato City Hall, Call: 048-953-1111


World Friendship Lounge in Kita Kominkan

People from foreign countries can receive various services at the World Friendship Lounge in Kita Kominkan. Also, people who are interested in different cultures can use this lounge.

Why don’t you come and visit the friendship lounge at the Kita Kominkan, 3-7-9-101 Hikonari, Misato-shi? You can find out information you need to know, or make new friends from other countries!  

Services Available

* Consultation Services offered in English

* International cultural exchange events, such as a potluck party, introduction to cultures of other countries, cooking classes for Japanese and foreign cuisine, and so on.  

* There are a lot of foreign-language books in the Study Room. You can read and borrow books there.

* Publication of a monthly newsletter in English, “Friendship News”.

Opening days and hours

Every day excluding the 1st, and 3rd Monday, and the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday of each month, from Dec. 28 to 31, and from Jan 1 to 4.

Tuesday – Saturday: from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, Monday, national holidays: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An English speaking member of staff is available on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For further information, please contact Kita Kominkan at 048-957-0253.


JAPANESE CLASSES IN MISATO  - Organized by volunteer groups -
  As of March 12, 2010       


Group Name






Kita Kominkan

(community center)

Hikonari 3-7-19-101






Nihongo Club

Every Tue.

19:30 – 20:45

Ms. Funakoshi




per month

On a one on one basis, free talking style, with any topics you want to bring in.  Enjoy learning, and meeting new people.


 Every Wed.

13:00 – 14:30


Ms. Himeno






Women only (available for mothers with small children), from various countries, and staff are all women.  Intercultural events are held a few times a year.



yuko Kai

First Thurs. evening of                   even-number-ed months

Mr. Takenouchi




Held once per two months.  Mainly for Chinese people, but any nationalities are welcome.  Feel free to join in, with tea and sweets! 

Sat. com

Every Sat.

10:00 – 12:00

Ms. Amemiya




per month

Group lessons classified by student’s level.  Free talking exchange, with games for the last 30 minutes.  Intercultural events are held a few times a year.

Misato International Association

Every Fri.

19:00 – 20:45

Assistance for Citizens’ Activity Division


Everyone can join.

Bicycle Parking Lot  - around Misato, Shin-Misato and Misato Chuo Stations -

If you cycle to the station to commute by train, you can leave your bicycle in a parking lot.

To use one, you need to apply at the required bicycle parking lot in person.

Misato Station
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(1) Kitaguch (north)Bicycle Parking Lot  Call: 048-958-4291
(2) Waseda Bicycle Parking Lot Call: 048-958-4291
(3) Kitaguchi Sokudo Bicycle Parking Lot Call: 048-958-4291
(4) Minamiguchi Bicylce Parking Lot Call: 048-958-4291
(5) Tokushige Cycle Building Call: 048-952-1956

* Monthly parking fee: 1400- 2000 yen (varies according to the parking lot used)

Illegally-parked Bicycles Storage Site, Call:048-959-5170

Leaving bicycles on a street for a long time is a public nuisance. These bicycles are taken away to the Illegally-parked Bicycles Storage Site temporarily. To reclaim your bicycle, you need to pay a fee and a expense, of 2,000 yen.

* Operation Hours: Tuesdays, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except National Holidays, and Dec 29- Jan 3.

Shin-Misato Station

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(1) Nishiguchi Bicycle Parking Lot Call: 048-959-5981
(2)Higashiguchi Bicycle Parking Lot Call: 048-959-2119

* Monthly parking fee: 1500- 1800 yen  (varies according to the parking lot used)

Misato Chuo Station

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(1) Misato Chuo Eki Nishi-gawa Bicycle Parking Lot

Call: 048-952-9151

(2) Misato Chuo Eki Kita-gawa Bicycle Parking Lot

Call: 048-952-9151

(3)Misato Chuo Eki Nishi-gawa Daini Bicycle Parking Lot

Call: 048-952-9151

(4)Eco Station 21 Misato Chuo


*Monthly parking fee: 1500 – 1800 yen,

Note: (4) is not month-to-month parking. You can park your bicycle in this parking lot for 150 yen per day.


Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Phone line, Water Services)

Electricity  - Saitama Customer Center, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) –

The company deals with emergencies, such as power failures, on a 24 hours basis. This service is also accessible from mobile or PHS phones.

* When you move or alter your contact address, please notify the electricity company on 0120-995-441.

* When you suffer from power outages, or have something wrong with your electric power rate, please contact the company on 0120-995-442.

Phone Line   - Soka Branch, NTT –

* When you move, please contact the Soka Branch on 116.


In case of gas leaks, be sure to contact your gas company urgently.

- Tokyo Gas–

* When you move in or out, please contact on 0570-002-211, Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

* Call from a cell-phone, PHS or Cable TV:  03-3603-0361

- LP Gas -

* When you move in or out, please contact your LP Gas company.

Water Service  - the Department of Waterworks -

If you fulfill the following conditions, please contact the Payment Section, Operation Division, on 048-952-7102.

* When you move in or out.

* When you change the contact address.

* When you would like to apply for the account transfer payment.

* When you have questions about your water charge, water usage or water meter.

If you have questions about water supply equipment, please contact the General Affairs Section, on 048-952-7101.

If you have a water leak, water failure, etc. in your house, please contact a water-service works company where you make a contract or the General Affairs Section, on 048-952-7101.

If you would like to inquire about water quality, please contact the Facilities Section, on 048-952-7101.

If you find water leaking on the road, please contact the Construction Section, on 048-952-7101.

If you need installation or repairs to a water pipe, or have questions about a water pipe, please contact the Water Supply Section, on 048-952-7101.