Summer Programs in Japan

2020 Japan Summer Programs

Summer has arrived, and if you are staying in Japan with the kids, you will be happy to know some 2020 Japan summer programs are running to keep your kids engaged and provide you with a break! Step by step, we are getting back to life post COVID. From ocean escape residence camp to computer coding and science, your kids can start enjoying their summer!

Please note all the programs below are working with moving government COVID guidelines so some dates could be subject to change. Each program is following strict health rules, and have different cancellation policies so please review each programs’ details.

**Depending on Japan government guidelines programs dates may decrease or increase. Sign-ups for the following dates will get a 100% refund if reservations are necessary to canceled by August 1st. So it’s best to reserve a spot today!

  1. Mr. Magicio Cooking and Science Program (Minami Azabu, Tokyo) – day program
  2. Opportunity Music Project – Intensive Strings Camp – online
  3. Nanbo Discovery Camp (Chiba) – overnight camp
  4. KSpace International School & Camp (Shirogane, Tokyo) – day program
  5. Tokyo Coding Camp (Azabu, Tokyo) – online and offline program depending on COVID

2020 Japan Summer Programs

Mr Magicio Cooking and Science Program

Mr Magicio Cooking and Science Program (Minami Azabu, Tokyo)

Back again this summer due to popular demand, Mr. Magicio is offering a day program at the Best Living Japan studio. Not ready for a full-time camp, but want to get the kids out for some fun and give yourself a break. Assuming the Tokyo COVID situation has improved, Mr. Magicio will offer a series of one-day sessions in July and August for kids 6-12.

Each day 10:00 – 15:00, kids will learn hands-on cooking and science experiments that are age-specific. All materials and lunch are included. The camp day will be capped at 12 kids; masks, and temperature taking will be mandatory. The program and parents will also be asked to follow strict hygiene rules to ensure a safe environment for kids and teachers.

**Depending on Japan government guidelines programs dates may decrease or increase. Reservations are necessary. Sign-ups for the following dates will get a 100% refund if cancelled by August 1st so it’s best to reserve a spot today!

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Dates of Program 
Monday, August 10th: ages 6-8 – Pasta Salad with Structural Engineering
Monday, August 17th: ages 6-8 – Japanese Curry Rice with Electromagnetism and Motors
Tuesday, August 18th: ages 9-12 – Japanese Curry Rice with Electromagnetism and Motors

Address of program: All day programs will be held at the Best Living Japan Studio @ 3-17-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Cost of Program: One day program (5 hours) is 11,000 yen (includes 10% consumption tax). Register here. 

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Opportunity Music Project (Online Intensive Strings Camp)

Have a music lover in your family who would love to up their level this summer? Opportunity Music Project based in NYC is offering a 3-hour per day, 21-day intensive strings program from July 6th – Aug 3rd, 2020. The program is for beginners, intermediate, and advanced string students. String classes for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass. The class size is ten students divided by instrument, age, and experience level.
The program “Make music LIVE” is run with the Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, and other distinguished faculty this summer. The three hour days are split into 30 min sessions of masterclasses, music theory, and some fitness training (to allow kids to let some steam off). There will also be weekly virtual performances and a weekly parent seminar for check-in. (see sample schedule below). The primary language of instruction is English, but if there are enough people interested in a Japanese instructor,  it is possible.
Students in Japan can choose from one of the following time sessions:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm (JST)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (JST)
Opportunity Music Project (Online Intensive Strings Camp), 2020 Japan Summer Camp Programs
Fee is  ¥193,021 for the entire intensive (which is about 3,000 yen an hour). The Best Living Japan Moms think this is a great value! Scholarships are available upon request. Additional course add-ons available, as well as private lesson packages. Please inquire at
The deadline to register is June 15th for July 6th start! Apply today. Once the application is received, an OPM representative will contact you with a follow-up for class leveling and session times.  Please email with any questions about the program.
Bi-lingual Japanese and English Application form:

Opportunity Music Project (Online Intensive Strings Camp), 2020 Japan Summer Camp Programs
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Nambo Discovery Camp (Chiba)Nanbo Discovery Camp (Chiba)

Nanbo Discovery Camp is the longest-running English language residential camp in Japan. Started in 1999, this summer we will be celebrating our 22th anniversary. We are located 200 meters from the ocean in Chikura, Chiba Prefecture, about two hours by car from Tokyo. Our campers are usually from seven through 14 years of age.

Our present camp facility, opened in June, 2007, is located on 4,000 tsubo of land. It was designed and built specifically to meet our needs, including our activity field, outdoor kitchen, covered eating area, Discovery Room, bunkrooms and more. We are a small camp with a maximum of 28 children at each of our seven sessions. Our campers enjoy an adventure of swimming, snorkeling, cycling, hiking, exploration and discovery, science, arts and crafts, sports, and much more. Whether they are observing life in a tide pool, collecting shells, cycling over the next hill, helping with meal service, journal writing, or boogie boarding at the beach, all campers will have an active, positive, educational and fun summer camp adventure.

Nambo Discovery Camp (Chiba)

Equally important, our campers will be building confidence and relationships, overcoming challenges and working together in a positive camp environment. The interaction between campers, our counselors-in-training (CIT’s), and our incredible Nanbo Discovery Camp counselor staff is the most meaningful part of our program. Journal writing and drawing are daily activities that allow us to reflect on the day through discussion, writing and sketching. Campers will bring their journals and artwork home at the end of camp.

We are up early every morning, starting the day with a hike, beach cleanup, capture the flag, or more before breakfast. Daily activities might include a trip to the beach or pool, arts and crafts, cycling, group games on the activity field and much more. The day ends with activities around the campfire, in the Discovery Room, or on a night hike. Campers sleep in one of four bunkrooms along with one of our counselors.

Nambo Discovery Camp (Chiba)This summer we have scheduled seven sessions beginning on July 5 and ending on August 26. Our camp sessions are either 6-days/5-nights or 5-days/4-nights (mini camp). Please see website for schedule –

To learn more about Nanbo Discovery Camp, email us at, or call David Green at 090 7716 0102. Please also check out our great video at

Re: COVID-19

While we are trying hard to be positive about the 2020 summer season it is impossible to predict what the situation will be like in early July. We are currently planning for an incredible summer of outdoor adventure, swimming, and much more. Having said that, the health, safety and well-being of our campers and staff have the highest priority. Health and cleanliness have always been at the foundation of everything we do. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully.

While we are committed to providing an incredible camp experience for your children this summer, sometimes decisions must be made that are out of our control. If we find that it is necessary to cancel summer camp for this season, we will, of course, refund 100% of all camp fees paid to us. Please contact us for more information regarding our response to COVID-19.

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KSpace International School & Camp (Shirogane, Tokyo)

Summer School 2020 – Voyage With Dolittle & Friends

Running July 13th to August 29th, seven weeks of Kspace style ‘edutainment’ and exciting Summer School await your child!

Our exciting 2020 theme ‘Voyage With Dolittle & Friends’ offers a great escape from lockdown blues and is guaranteed to bring fun, frivolity and focus back into children’s lives.
Pack your imaginary travel chest and join us for a whirlwind trip around the globe with some unforgettable characters!

Regular Summer School: 14 months to 8 years
Tuesday Science and Creative Camp: 9 to 11 years
Wednesday Afternoons Forensic Workshop: 12 to 14 years
Private Tuition: 3 to 14-year-olds
Note: A range of ‘Zoom Online Classes’ for parent & child (babies+ to 4 yrs), groups (3 to 10 yrs) and 1-1 private tuition (3 to 13 yrs) will also be on offer throughout summer.

Online booking in advance is essential. Strict ‘no-drop in’ policy applies.

COVID-19: A careful screening process provides as much security as possible for families. We are here to discuss eligibility and summer policies with new friends and families. Please contact us for detailed information.

Kspace is a British system school, delivering an excellent standard of education through the National Curriculum of England to term-time International School students.

Famous for winter and summer school camps, Kspace provides laughter and frivolity balanced with learning. Creative arts, music/dance/drama, rooftop sports and messy play match periods across the week for early
science & exploration, ELL, Phonics and Maths.

Language Level
English beginners, intermediate, advanced, native and fluent speakers enjoy our classes.
Note: All ongoing communication at the school and lessons are delivered in English.

Monday through Saturday

Summer School: Monday July 13th to August 15th

Summer School Extension: Monday August 19th to August 29th

Saturday School available throughout the year

*Programme availability is subject to ongoing review of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with careful consideration for the health and safety of our students, teachers and the wider community.

Kspace is open from 7.00am to 8.00pm

Regular Day: 9.00am to 3.00pm
‘Full’ Day: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Extension periods are available as add-ons to the above for parents who need extra support:

Breakfast Club: 7.00am to 9.00am
Extension Hours: 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Learn More
View our summer mini-brochure, book online and see other options here:

Schedule a Zoom tour, ask questions and get to know us:

Contact Information:
Telephone: 03-5421-4186 Address: 5-13-39 Shirokanedai, Minato Ku, Tokyo

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Tokyo Coding Camp

Tokyo’s Premium Summer STEM 2020 With Free Coding Club

Here, you push past the boundaries of school, finding your partners and bonding over the latest tech. This isn’t just a normal STEM camp, it’s an experience unlike any other. Led by expert and professional instructors, you experience “Eureka” moments. Achievements that make you proud. Challenges that help you develop. With each line of code improved, each video game produced, and every obstacle surmounted, you build skills to forge a bright future. Welcome to Tokyo Coding Club Summer STEM 2020.

Scheduling Guide For Summer 2020

Tokyo Coding Club summer STEM classes are all scheduled according to your availability. Please state your availability when you sign up with us.

To parents and students who choose group lessons (max of 3 students in a class), Tokyo Coding Club will match students of the same level to produce a more competitive and conducive environment for learning and discovery.

On-site or Online? 

Depending on the situation during summer, classes can also be held on-site at our Nishi Azabu office with proper social distancing measures. Virtual classes are held through the video conferencing platform Zoom. However, parents can also request other video conferencing platform to be used during the virtual STEM lessons.

How do I pick a course? 

Recommended classes below are available in virtual private and group lessons. Do keep in mind that the selections of courses are flexible and students can switch between courses during the learning duration with Tokyo Coding Club.

For ages 7-12: 

  1. Coding Python With Minecraft
  2. Create Games With Roblox
  3. Robotics With Arduino (Robotics kits will be delivered to your home)
  4. Animations With Adobe
  5. Vlogging And Video Production With Adobe
  6. Scratch And Coding

For ages 13-18: 

  1. Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
  2. Web Development
  3. Software Development
  4. Java Programming
  5. Python Programming
  6. Research Projects
  7. Custom Projects

How about robotics classes? Is that even possible to do it online?

Parents might have the impression that robotics is hardware with a combination of some coding involved. Here, our students are equipped with robotic kits delivered to your doorstep to make robotics classes possible outside the Tokyo Coding Club. Meaning your children can spend as much time as they want to learn about robotics with their kits after their lessons and explore the never-ending opportunities and knowledge of robotics in the comfort of their home.

How about the free (virtual/on-site) coding club?

With each sign-up, your kids & teens are eligible to attend free coding sessions by instructors.

The schedule for the free coding club can be found at

For more information, visit our homepage at

2020 Japan Summer Programs

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