kokoka Open Day

Look・listen・eat – experience different cultures! kokoka Open Day 2022. We are waiting for you this year, again, on the 3 rd of November!♪

DateNovember 3, 2022 (Thu) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Placekokoka Kyoto City International House
(2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)
OrganizerKyoto City International Foundation
SupportSocial welfare corporation Ikuseinokai Yoshidafukushikojo
In Association withKyoto city

kokoka Open Day2022 Program

1.World Market and Food Stalls

You can enjoy cuisine and goods from all over the world! 20 stores from Spain, Egypt, Philippines, etc. will open their stalls.

Time10:00 - 16:00

2.World Music, Dance and Performance

You can enjoy music and dance performance from diferent countries.
*Performers and Schedule⇒Click HERE

PlaceLobby(1F) and Round Stage
Time10:00 - 16:00

3.Kyoto City Project of Praying for Peace

Displaying posters related to the atomic bombing.

PlaceSister City Corner/Exhibition Room(2F)
Time10:00 - 16:00

4.Introducing to Civil Society Organizations

Several organizations will be introduced.

PlaceParking area
Time10:00 - 16:00

5.Spice Market

A corner selling spices and herbs from around the world. Also providing a stamp rally. Go to these shops and get prizes!

PlaceParking Area
Time10:00 - 16:00

6.Enjoy Ethnic Costumes! ①Costumes of the World ②Japanese Kimono

Enjoy wearing ethnic costumes and kimono and take pictures!

Time10:00 - 16:00(Kimono experience is not open from 11:30 - 12:30)
Last Entry/ ①15:30 ②15:00
Time Limit①30 min. per person ②60 min. per person
Fee\500, \100 for children under elementary school age

7.kokoka Flea Market for Foreign Residents

Flea Market for Foreign Residents event organized by kokoka volunteers.

*Foreign residents only.(Residence card are required to enter)。
*Providing aid for Ukrainian refugees
*The sale will end when all the items are gone.

PlaceSpecial Conference Room
Time10:00 - 16:00(Last Entry 15:30)

8.Get a kokoka balloon

First come, first served! The first 500 children will receive a kokoka original balloon.
*One ballon per kids

PlaceParking area
Time10:00 - 16:00(Ends as they run out)

9.Exhibition introducing Tainan and Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A panel display to introducing Kyoto’s Friendship cities, Tainan and Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
There will also be a gallery talk by an international student from Taiwan (free of charge, no reservation required).

Time of gallery talk 13:30 - 14:00

10.Get our original goods(Social welfare corporation Ikuseinokai Yoshidafukushikojo)

Original goods will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. You’d better hurry as we only have a limited number of the items!

PlaceParking area
Time10:00 - 16:00(Ends as they run out)
SupportSocial welfare corporation Ikuseinokai Yoshidafukushikojo

11.Japanese Speech Room

Students studying in the kokoka volunteer Japanese class will give speeches in Japanese. Please come to cheer them on!

PlaceSeminar room(3F)
Time13:30 - 15:30

12.Welcome to kokoka Playground!

We will provide live updates of Open Day online. Also, let's enjoy various games together in the booth. It is a project for new encounters and exchanges beyond nationalities, both online and in real life.

①Newsletter“Life in Kyoto”. “Exhibitions of Volunteer activities and Kamishibai performance”
②kokoka Family Program: “Workshop with International students in Kyoto”
③ Planning and Operating Events Team “Play Circle (WA)”

PlaceEvent Hall(1F)
Time10:00 - 16:00

13.kokokids event “Kids Festa”/ kokokids event “Kids Festa”

Let’s enjoy kid’s games from Australia, Germany, France and Mongolia!

PlaceSquare in front of Annex
Time10:00 - 16:00 Last Entry/15:00
ParticipantsChildren under 6 years old must be accompanied by their parents guardians.
Fee100 yen (snacks included)

14.Bring peace to Ukraine! ~Experience Ukrainian culture!~

Easy Ukrainian lesson / Egg art workshop / talk session / Photo exhibition etc.

PlaceConference Room No. 3・4(3F)
Time10:00 - 16:00

15.Japanese Language Quiz

Online NIHONGO volunteers ask questions to challenge your knowledge of Japanese. How many questions can you answer?
If you answer all of them correctly, you may well receive a prize!

PlaceConference Room No. 1・2(1F)
Time10:00 - 16:00

16.kokoka SNS Campaign

#kokoka Original goods will be given away to those who share or post the event on SNS! First 100 people (At the reception area)

Time10:00 - 16:00