About Chiisanatabi Japan

“Chiisanatabi” means “a little trip” in Japanese. Chiisanatabi Japan is a team that organizes weekend retreat programs for mothers and kids. Participants are mainly from Fukushima, who live in the areas where have high radiation level due to what happened to the nuclear power plant on march 11th, 2011.

The radiation issue has put mothers with babies and or small children in a very stressful situation. They are struggling everyday to find a better way to live their lives with their families in their beloved hometowns.

Our Retreat Program

Chiisanatabi Japan supports these mothers and children through peaceful, relaxing, healthy, creative and inspiring weekend. Retreat programs usually take place in and around Sendai. Up to 8 mothers join a program with their children.

Kids play around with their new friends in a field while mothers enjoy practicing yoga and share time and their concerns. They all enjoy healthy macrobiotic meals together. Programs also include creative activity such as handcraft, and also inspiring storytelling.

Chiisanatabi is a non-profit initiative, lead by Mikiko Nijino.

Program Reports

Please click below for program reports (in Japanese only).

Oct 22nd to 23rd in Naruko Onsen, Sendai, Miyagi
Dec 4th to 5th in Akiu Onsen, Sendai, Miyagi

Feb 5th in Sendai Higashi Community Center, Sendai, Miyagi
May 26th to 27th in Kawasaki town, Miyagi
Sep 1st to 2nd in Kawasaki town, Miyagi
Oct 27th to 28th in Naruko Onsen,Sendai, Miyagi

May 18th to 19th in Naruko Onsen,Sendai, Miyagi

Jul 13rd to 14th in Kawasaki town, Miyagi
Sep 14th to 15th in Rifu Town, Miyagi
Oct 26th to 27th in Rifu Town, Miyagi

Mar 27th to 30ty Amami Oshima,Kagoshima
*Cooperated with Chiitabi Amami

May 31 to Jun 1st Rifu Town, Miyagi
Sep 27th to 28th Sichikasyuku Town, Miyagi
Nov 22nd to 23th Sendai city, Miyagi

Jun 6th to 7th Michinoku Hikari House Pirika,Miyagi
Jul 19th to 22nd Amami Oshima,Kagoshima
*Cooperated with Chiitabi Amami

Sep 12th to 13th Michinoku Hikari House Pirika,Miyagi
Nov 21st to 22nd Michinoku Hikari House Pirika,Miyagi

Support Our Programs

We run our programs by your donation. Your donation will support future programs so that more mothers and kids are able to join. It will take time to fully solve the radiation problem and we are aiming at long-term commitment. We welcome your kind supports.

Support through donation

Our bank account info

Currency USD EUR
Intermediary Bank Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas NY Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt
Intermediary Bank BIC(SWIFT Code) BKTRUS33 DEUTDEFF
Beneficiary Bank Japan Post Bank
Branch Head Office
Beneficiary Bank Address 3-2, Kasumigaseki 1-chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-8798, Japan
Beneficiary Bank BIC (SWIFT Code) JPPSJPJ1
Beneficiary Bank CHIPS UID 427593 (None)
Payee Account Number 02290−4−110321
Name of Payee Account Holder Chiisanatabi Japan
Payee Address 45-1,Kohippo,Hippo,Marumori-Machi,Igu-Gun,
Miyagi 981-2201 Japan
Payee Telephone Number 81+224-7 6-2 6 1 3

Support through shopping

Raised profit will be donated for future programs.

“Chiisanatabi-Tenugui” (Japanese hand towel) comes with a cute motif of Tanabata Festival which Sendai is famous for.


Online Shop (in Japanese only)