The CHIC office is open! We still have to take precautions for our own and your safety. We encourage everyone to wear a mask, sanitize your hands, have your temperature taken by a volunteer and avoid crowding.
A modified online program is online, please select 'View our Program' below.
Our office hours will are:
Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:00pm
The office will be closed on tehe following days:
Monday 25th January
Thursday 4th February
Thursday 11th February
Thursday 18th February
Friday 19th February
Tuesday 23rd February
At this stage will not be hosting/organizing coffee mornings on Thursdays.
The program will NOT be professionally printed and will be released online.
We offer a wide variety of classes in Japanese culture, international cooking, languages, fitness, children’s playgroup, crafts and much more. In addition to classes, we organize trips to explore highlights of the region. Programs are launched monthly.
Check our current program below and follow us on Facebook to get regular updates on our activities.
CHIC (チック)では 日本文化、世界のお料理、
OUR DESK OF VOLUNTEERS
Our desk in Kobe welcomes you during the week and for coffee mornings. CHIC volunteers are happy to help with any inquiries, be it travel plans, finding English speaking services or help deciphering Japanese. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. No appointment needed, just pop-in during our office hours!
CHIC membership is not mandatory to join classes and activities. However, membership allows you, your family and your visitors to participate in classes and trips at a special member’s price. Membership is ¥ 6,000 for a year (12 months from signing up) and ¥ 4,000 for six months. Membership, classes, and trips are to be paid at the CHIC volunteer desk.
Community House & Information Centre (CHIC) is a non-profit community service organization committed to meeting the needs of the international community in Kansai, Japan. With an office in Kobe and members residing both near and far afield, CHIC's goal is to serve as a bridge between the international community and the local community at large, to help both newcomers and long-time residents get the most out of their stay in Japan.
LIVING IN KOBE GUIDE
A knowledgeable companion to your daily life in Japan!
Living in Kobe, now in its eighth edition, has grown from a collection of hand-written tips to become the premier published resource for expatriates new to Japan and the Kansai region. The guide covers essential topics for new residents - from setting up house, schooling and shopping, to medical and unexpected legal issues.
Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(closed Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays and Canadian Academy school holidays)
Community House & Information Centre
3rd floor RIC Tower