Living in Numazu
This page will help to get you familiarized with a few important facilities that will help you adjust to living in Numazu. By no means will this be a comprehensive list of utilities. However, it should be enough to get you started and make you aware that there are resources in this city to help you.
If you are a foreign resident to Numazu or moving to Numazu keep an eye on this page. It will grow and change over time with new information and reorganizing old. If you think I should add something to this page please write me a comment and I will do my best to chase it up for you.
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Numazu City Hall is where it all starts and ends. If your new to the country this is were you will go to get your Alien Registration card. If your an old hack you can have your address changed here or your ARcard renewed.
Numazu City Hall also provides an excellent support booklet for recent foreign residents to Numazu. The “Living in Numazu” booklet provides detailed information on;
- Alien Registration Procedures
- Procedures for moving in and out of Numazu
- Family Registration
- Seal (Inkan/Hanko) registration
- Births, deaths and marriages details
- Insurances and taxes
- Health, welfare and medical services
- Childcare and education
- General information for daily life
- Bus schedules
- Institution guides
(ref: Living in Numazu; English Version; 2006 Edition, Numazu City Hall)
This booklet will do a far better job of explaining how to move to Numazu and live in Numazu than this blog.
Apart from the other services mentioned in the booklet, the city hall also has copies of their local newsletter that includes up-to-date information on after hours medical and pharmaceutical services, general news and events. Both the Living in Numazu booklet and the Newsletter are produced in English, Portuguese and Spanish. The newsletter and other material on Numazu can also be found here.
Phone: (055) 931-2500
The Numazu City Library has a modest range of English books and a few other foreign books on offer here. Of course their range of English language material only covers about 4 book cases, however there is quite an interesting range of non-fiction on Japan, art, politics and slightly lesser range of everything else. The library also houses a small range of fiction and subscribes to a few Japan based English News Papers.
Free Japanese language classes are also held on the 4th floor of the Library. At the time of writing this, classes run on Saturday from 13:30-15:00.
On a final note, the city library is one of the most attractive buildings in the city and well worth a visit just to see its owlish design.
hours: Tuesday-Wednesday: 9:30-18:30, Friday: 9:30-21:00, Sat-Sun: 9:30-17:00
Below is a growing list of doctors, dentists and other medical professionals that speak English in the Numazu area.
- Aiai Eye Clinic (Ophthalmology)
- Phone: 055 967 7715
- Hours: 9:00-12:00 14:00-17;30, open 7 days.
- Website: http://www.cocokarada.jp/hospital/detail/0587195/index.html
- Asai Dental Clinic
Other Medical Professionals