Our Winter 2022 seats are now all full. Thank you!
To check for cancellations, please call our office at 03-5684-0247.
Week 1: Dec 19 - 23, 2022
Week 2: Dec 26 - 30, 2022
Ages: 12 mo. - 5th grade

Program Details

For Kinder and Pre-Kinder Friends!

Are you dreaming of a White Magical Christmas?

If so, why not join our annual Winter Program? This year is extra special because we have lots of Christmas Magic planned. We cannot wait to see the children’s eyes fill with Joy when they experience the Christmas Crafts, Cooking, Dancing, Games, and Activities together with friends in an all-English environment!

For Elementary Friends

All aboard the Christmas Train, Elementary Friends!
Are you ready for an extra special Winter Program this year?
We cannot wait to see you all experience various Christmas activities! We will explore the holiday season through fun science experiments, games, and puzzles, learning holiday vocabulary, and, most importantly, making fun memories with friends!

Week 2

Winter Fun isn’t just about Christmas, and even after Santa has handed out his presents, the fun still keeps going at Joy to the World! This Special Winter Camp at Joy gives kindergarten and elementary-aged children a chance to explore and learn as we go to the very opposite of the North Pole, Antarctica! We will be using science experiments, games, interactive lessons and more to learn about the winter wildlife and about this unique and important place on our Earth. So sign up today and join our Antarctic excursion and at our Special Winter Camp at Joy!

Dates & Times

Week 1: December 19 - 23, 2022
Week 2: December 26 - 30, 2022
Times: 9:30 - 1:30pm

13:30 - 15:00 Free Extended Care
8:00 - 9:30 Extended Care (¥1200)


12 mo. - 5th grade


  • Tuition includes lunch
  • No extended care past 3:00 p.m. during the Winter Program.
  • If late sign-up are accepted after December 2, 2022, there will be a ¥1000 service fee.


5 days:  ¥59,000
1 day: ¥14,000

5 days: ¥64,000
1 day: ¥15,000

About Membership

To be considered a Member of Joy to the World, you must have attended a regular Joy to the World program or have attended one of our special programs within the last two years.

Winter Photos!


After signing up online, you will receive an email with an enrollment confirmation. If you do not receive this email, please call the school immediately. Your application will not be processed/submitted if you did not receive the confirmation email. Invoices will be emailed to the address used during the sign-up.  

Important Rules

  1. For families using our Early Bird Discount, please be sure to pay your invoice by the due date. If your payment is late, and you did not contact the office, the Early Bird Discount will not apply.
  2. There are no refunds or make-ups for absences for any reason. If you are signed-up for early extended care, there is also no refund or make-ups for time lost by being late, or leaving early.
  3. Children with food allergies may need to provide their own lunch or supplement their lunch. Please call for details. There is no discount or change in the tuition in this case.
  4. Program changes after applying:
    Please call us if you would like to change your programs days. After you call us, we will send you the link to the “Change of Status” form via e-mail for you to fill out.Please understand that we may not be able to change the days/class you signed up for if it is already full or if a bus schedule change cannot be provided. The change of status fee is ¥2,000. It is non-refundable.
  5. Program cancellation:
    Be sure to understand our cancellation policy before registering, and be careful in making your decision for the program's dayss and bus service to avoid cancellation fees.

    For all Special Program sign ups, we have a 24 hour grace period. There is no cancellation fee if you cancel within 24 hours of registering.

    To cancel, please send an email to announcements@joy-connect.com with your child's name and date of registration, and reason for canceling.

    After the 24 hour grace-period, we will charge a cancellation fee, as a percentage of the total tuition and fees, as follows.

    1. If you cancel within six days after registration, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged.

    2. If you cancel between 7 days and 14 days after registration, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.

    3. If you cancel 15 days after registration or later, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged.

    We will issue invoices within three days of registration, but please note that all Special Program fees are due seven days after the registration date.
  6. Coronavirus Safety Policy (8/20/2021)
    In the case of one or more positive coronavirus infections occurring at Joy to the World (student or staff), we will work with the Bunkyo Health Office and may close as a school in keeping with their recommendation or as a safety precaution by Joy to prevent the spread of the virus. In this case, we will not offer refunds, credits, or make-up lessons for canceled classes, Set Extended care, and Bus Maintenance Fees.

    We want to remind our families that although we will do our best to continue providing our services to our school community, we take safety very seriously and we thank you for your understanding in the case of a school closure for this reason.

1st Choice Bus Signup

Be sure to read our Joy Bus Rules

Deadline: September 14, 2022 3:00 p.m.

1st Choice Bus Fee
One-Way ¥3,750 per week  (¥750 per day)
Round-Trip ¥6,000 per week (¥1200 per day)

This bus will cater to all students requested weeks and times. Pick-up and drop-off times and address need to be the same throughout the whole week.

You will receive an invoice for the full tuition  and bus fees together.

Canceling or changing the bus after your invoice has been distributed will incur a cancellation fee of ¥5,000. Therefore we will refund the bus fee minus ¥5,000.

2nd Choice Bus Signup

Be sure to read our Joy Bus Rules

Deadline: November 30, 2022 3:00 p.m.

2nd Choice Bus Fee
One-Way ¥4,250 per week (¥850 per day)
Round-Trip ¥6,500 per week (¥1300 per day)

As the bus schedule will already be set by this day, we will only take students that fit smoothly into the schedule. You must have all pick-up and drop-off times and addresses the same throughout the whole week, although we may give you irregular times each day to accommodate you the best we can.

You may also be put on a later bus that may or may not make it back to school to start on time. Buses for returning home could also be earlier or later than the school ending time or your requested time.

You will receive an invoice for the full tuition  and bus fees together.

Special Notice about Winter Bus!

Special bus schedules: If you need to have a schedule that changes locations or days, you will need to secure each location and time as a separate bus route. This means that you will have to pay for a full bus schedule for each option. For example, if you want you child to be picked up at home on Mon - Wed, but from a relatives house on Thu-Fri, you would have to pay for two full schedules at each location.

There are no refunds or credits for missed bus service.

Note: We will not take any late bus sign-ups.

The last chance to sign up for the bus will be during our 2nd Choice by November 30, 2021.

We will send your bus and program invoice together. If you indicate that bus service is absolutely required in order to join the program and we cannot provide the bus service, we will then give you a credit if you are a member and a full refund if you are a non-member. Refunds and credits will be processed after approximately 2 weeks.

Bus Cancellation
You are required to pay 100% of the bus invoice as the cancellation fee from the 2nd day of your application. Cancellation by 12:00 midnight of the day of application will be free.

Joy Bus Change Fee: ¥ 5,000 per request (Please plan carefully!)Bus deposits (¥5,000) will not be refunded for any reason.