【Free bus/train day will be held! Shisei Dayori SEPTEMBER(1)】
Following last year, we will hold "Free Bus & Train Day" again this year! Please take this opportunity to use public transportation.
This year, following last year's event, we will hold "Free Bus and Train Day"!
Buses, streetcars, and electric trains that pass through Kumamoto City, even for a portion of the day, will be free of charge.
The offer is not limited to Kumamoto City residents. Anyone can use the service as many times as they wish.
How to use the service:
When boarding: Please take a numbered ticket.
When you get off the bus: Please put the numbered ticket in the designated collection area.
No IC card or commuter pass is required.
*There are no numbered tickets for Kumamoto City Trams and Shiromegurin, so please ride without taking a numbered ticket.
The following routes are not covered by the free day.
Limousine buses, direct Kumamoto Station buses, and direct Aso Kumamoto Airport buses.
In-prefecture rapid buses (Amakusa and Takamori)
Out-of-prefecture express and limited express buses (Hinokuni, Yamabiko, etc.)
【New Corona Vaccination Vaccination Shisei Dayori SEPTEMBER (2)】
〇Inoculation starting in the fall of 2023
Those who are eligible can be vaccinated once during the period.
Target persons：Persons of all ages eligible for additional vaccination
Vaccine type：Omicron strain XBB.1.5 monovalent vaccine
Start of inoculation：Wednesday, September 20, 2023～
Start of reservations：September 8, 2023 (Friday)
Reservations for vaccinations
Vaccinations can be reserved online, by phone, or in person at a medical institution.
Those who are 11 years old or younger should make an appointment at a medical institution in person.
Vaccinations are not mandatory.
Toll-free number for reservations: 0120-096-885
【The National Traffic Safety Campaign in Autumn is about to start! Shisei Dayori SEPTEMBER (3)】
The Autumn National Traffic Safety Campaign will be held for 10 days from Thursday, September 21 to Saturday, September 30, which is the "Day to Aim for Zero Traffic Accident Deaths". Let's prevent traffic accidents by observing traffic rules and manners.
1 Ensure pedestrian safety (especially for children and the elderly)
・Always stop at pedestrian crossings, check both sides of the road for safety, and raise your hands when crossing, whether you are an adult or a child.
・Make sure that your community and household are aware of the safety of the roads you use to get to and from school and other places where you live. Use reflective materials.
2 Prevent traffic accidents at dusk and at night
Pedestrians have priority at crosswalks. Turn on your lights early before sunset.
3 Wear bicycle helmets and obey traffic rules
Adults and children should wear helmets.
There is a traffic rule called "5 rules for safe bicycle use" (see the city website above). Be sure to observe them.
4. Eradicate drunk driving
Let's have a strong mind to "never drink and drive" and "never let anyone drive under the influence of alcohol.
【Electricity, Gas, and Food Price Hike Key Assistance Funds Shisei Dayori SEPTEMBER(4)】
Application Deadline Approaching!
In light of the increased burden caused by price hikes, low-income households (households exempt from residential tax), which are particularly affected by the price hikes, will receive 30,000 yen per household. (*Only one grant will be made at a time.)
For those households who have received a confirmation letter from the city or whose household finances have suddenly changed this year, an application must be submitted in order to receive the benefit.
[Application deadline: Friday, September 29.
For details, please check the city website.
If you are a member of a household that is considered to be exempt from resident tax and have not received the relevant documents, please contact the call center.
Kumamoto City Price Rising Priority Support Benefit Call Center: 096-355-8866
【Kumamoto Municipal Kindergarten Recruitment for FY2024 Shisei Dayori SEPTEMBER(5)】
Subjects: 3-year-old children (born between April 2, 2020 and April 1, 2021)
3-year-olds (born between April 2, 2010 and April 1, 2021)
4-year-olds (born between April 2, 2019 and April 1, 2020)
5-year-old children (born between April 2, 2008 and April 1, 2021)
Application Form Distribution, Acceptance Period, and Inquiries
【Distribution】September 1 (Friday) - October 16 (Monday)
Application period: Monday, October 2 - Monday, October 16, 2011
Applications will be accepted only on the days when each school is open.
If there are too many applications, a lottery will be held.
If applications are received after the registration period, please contact us.
〇Sekidai Kindergarten： 15-23, Minami Sendanbata-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo TEL: 096-352-0511
〇 Ishin Kindergarten： 1-10-38 Shinmachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo TEL: 096-322-9525
〇kouzan Kindergarten： 4-5-2 Motoyama, Chuo-ku, Tokyo TEL：096-356-8803
〇Kawajiri Kindergarten： 4-1-70 Kawajiri, Minami-ku, Tokyo TEL：096-357-4634
〇Kusunoki Kindergarten： 3-6-1 Kusunoki, Kita-ku, Tokyo TEL：096-338-8230
〇Kumanosho Kindergarten： 1009 Miyachi, Jonan-cho, Minami-ku, Tokyo TEL：0964-28-2143
For more information, please visit each kindergarten or the municipal kindergarten website.
【Don't delay! Routine Vaccinations for Children Shisei Dayori SEPTEMBER (6)】
The timing of children's vaccinations is determined based on the age at which they are most susceptible to infectious diseases, etc. Delayed vaccinations delay the development of immunity and increase the risk of serious infectious diseases.
In addition, after the age for routine vaccination, the vaccination becomes optional (charged). Do not delay and take the vaccination as scheduled.