Useful Information

Please find a variety of information below about St. Mary’s International School and about living in Tokyo. We hope that you find this resource useful. If you have any suggestions, please let us know at

Around school

General school information

From the school nurse

Nut allergy policy

Please be aware that St. Mary’s is a nut free school. We therefore ask that for school parties, lunches and school snacks, you replace any nut-containing foods that you may give your son with a nut-free alternative.

Living in Tokyo


Household electric current in Japan is 100 Volt, which is different from North America (120V), Europe (230V) and most other regions of the world. Some North American equipment will work fine in Japan without an adapter and vice versa; however, certain appliances, especially those involving heating (e.g., hair dryers), may not work properly or can even suffer damage or become a fire hazard. If you are coming from Europe, understand that most of your household appliances may not work in Japan, even with an adapter.

Gluten free and vegan

Grocery shopping

Online grocery delivery sites

International supermarkets

Meal delivery

Tokyo community networks and blogs

Out and about

In Tokyo

Things to do in the Tokyo area

Get and stay informed

Getting around

External links

Please see our policy on linked external pages here.

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