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PreK-Grade 12 International Day and Boarding School in Kobe, Japan | Since 1913


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Selecting the next school for your family is not just about education, but about quality of life.

Downtown Kobe is a nice mixture of rich tradition and urban life. Discover your favorite spot and be a local!

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There's always something new and exciting to see in Kobe. Explore the city and enjoy what Kobe has to offer.


Kobe is a modern city that also offers a relaxing time surrounded by the ocean and mountains.

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We are lucky to be surrounded by so much nature. Our Rokko Island campus is bordered by public parks and beautiful walking paths.

Canadian Academy, located in Kobe, Japan, is ideally located to offer access to rich culture, breathtaking nature, and exciting urban adventures.

Kobe exemplifies the blend of rich tradition and innovative modernity that Japanese culture is known for. There are plenty of opportunities to explore; spend your weekends taking a local tea ceremony class or going for a night out in downtown Kobe. Nestled between the Rokko Mountain range and the ocean, hiking, surfing, and skiing are always nearby, too. You might be amazed at how first grade students in Japan can ride trains to school by themselves. Families feel safe and secure, knowing that communities take care of and look out for each other. Public transportation is convenient, clean, and modern. In many ways, it’s an easy place to live. 

Kobe is located within the Kansai region, surrounded by cities that are famous not only in Japan, but around the world. A 20 minute train ride to neighboring Osaka means shopping, entertainment, and dining options are seemingly endless. A one hour train ride will take you to Kyoto and Nara, cities which are known for preserving Japanese history and tradition.