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Reviews of Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo, Japan

Total number of reviews: 30
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 30 reviews of former students of Genki Japanese and Culture School
Overall Rating
Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo, Japan

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
City

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Shared Flat

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
other

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Genki Japanese and Culture School
9. Mar. 2020
1. Angelo (28 years) - 
101. Course:  2 Wochen Bildungsurlaub + 1 Woche Standardkurs - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
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8. Feb. 2020
2.  (23 years) - France
102. Course:  Standard Japanese [Japanese] - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Small group study and teaching methodology. It's very dynamic
24. Dec. 2019
3. Sandra (40 years) - 
103. Course:  Standard Japanese - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Private Residence

Rating: 4/5.0

30. Sep. 2019
4. Sara (20 years) - Italy
104. Course:  Standard Japanese [Giapponese] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Private Residence

Rating: 4/5.0

4. Sep. 2019
5. Anna (16 years) - China
105. Course:  nextGEN Course [日语] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

26. Aug. 2019
6. аlena (18 years) - United Kingdom
106. Course:  Standard Japanese [Японский] - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

26. Aug. 2019
7.  (20 years) - United States
107. Course:  Japanese Plus Conversation - 11 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Private Residence

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
All of the senseis were funny and had the students’ best interests in mind.
11. Jul. 2019
8.  (20 years) - 
108. Course:  Standard Japonese ( 20 lessons per week ) - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Shakujii-Koen International house

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
To have class only on the morning or the afternoon was enjoyable.
3. Apr. 2019
9.  (27 years) - Mexico
109. Course:  Japanese Plus Conversation [Japanese] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers are amazing! The textbook we use is easy to learn from and to study with.
4. Mar. 2019
10. Freja (20 years) - 
110. Course:  Standard Japanese - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place
---
School organization
---
Facilities (library, classrooms)
---
Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress
---
Accommodation
Private Residence

Rating: 3/5.0

29. Nov. 2018
11.  (34 years) - Thailand
111. Course:  Japanese Plus Pop Culture - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Environment and class atmosphere.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Try to partake in activities as much as possible.
Other comments
Great place to study.
12. Nov. 2018
12.  (27 years) - Germany
112. Course:  Standard Japanese - 5 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Dormitory

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers were very motivated and friendly. I made a lot of progress in learning the language.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Don't miss out on the social activities the school provides, they are all really fun but unfortunately sometimes they have to be cancelled because not enough students participate.
Other comments
The location of the school right in shinjuku is great, it is pretty amazing that it is in one of the busiest districts of Tokyo but it is very calm in the school area because it is located right next to a shrine.
4. Nov. 2018
13.  (28 years) - Italy
113. Course:  Standard Japanese - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Kindness of the staff, very high level teaching, much time dedicated to conversation.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Book an appointment with advisor as soon as possible to enter the right level class
Other comments
Large number of Europeans makes it possible to abuse the English language inside the school
2. Nov. 2018
14. Rene-stefan (17 years) - 
114. Course:  Japanese Plus Conversation - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

30. Oct. 2018
15.  (24 years) - 
115. Course:  Standard Japanese - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

29. Oct. 2018
16.  (67 years) - 
116. Course:  Japanese Plus Conversation - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Private Residence

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Location, teachers, fellow students, general atmosphere
Other comments
I hoped to improve my speaking skills but found that, at the level I was at, there was a significant focus on reading, writing and grammar with relatively little practice for natural speaking. It therefore, did not really deliver on what I had wanted.
20. Aug. 2018
17.  (17 years) - Poland
117. Course:  Standard Japanese [Japanese] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
I liked learning kanji most
30. Jul. 2018
18.  (19 years) - 
118. Course:  Standard Japanese [Japonais] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Dormitory

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The lessons, the fact that we speak a lot in Japanese during the lessons and the staff
16. Jul. 2018
19.  (26 years) - New Zealand
119. Course:  General Japanese Language Course [Japanese] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the people I met and the classes
Other comments
I like it
9. Jul. 2018
20.  (24 years) - 
120. Course:  Standard Japanese [Японский] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Teachers and organization. The manager at Tokyo school, Demi, answered all my questions the day after the questions were sent. Everything is available, clear and fast. The teachers are all different, with their own approach to teaching.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
In order to live in a host family, in my opinion, you need to have at least a minimal knowledge of Japanese. Approximately the level I received after 40 hours of my studies :) despite the fact that in my case the mother spoke English, it was clear that the desire to communicate in Japanese prevailed. Therefore, there was a language barrier. There is no problem with food. My way to metro took around 15 minutes, and there were 15 cafes on my route. You'd better buy Pasmo or Suica card to use public transport. This card is much faster and more convenient. Credit / debit cards are accepted at most stores, but cash is required to pay for a travel card and in almost all cafes. You have to have at least 30,000 yen with you. Regarding apartments: they are next to Ryugoku metro station, the way to school takes about 40 minutes in general: on foot and by train.
Other comments
Many thanks to the school! Maybe I will come again for a couple of weeks. I did not assess the events, because I could not attend any. But it's my fault. The school organized an activity every Friday, for a small fee. Classes are OK. There is air conditioning. The building overlooks an office building and a temple, quite quiet.
4. Jun. 2018
21.  (27 years) - France
121. Course:  Japanese Plus Conversation - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Conversation courses are quite unique and great.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
I strongly advise future students to get a home stay family and/or book a conversation class to have some practice.
15. Apr. 2018
22.  (62 years) - 
122. Course:  Standard Japanese - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

28. Nov. 2017
23.  (31 years) - 
123. Course:  Japanese Plus Conversation - 6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

24. Aug. 2017
24.  (34 years) - Japan
124. Course:  Standard Japanese - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Location is great. It's just 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Sanchome station.
4. Sep. 2016
25.  (62 years) - Japan
125. Course:  Standard Japanese plus Culture  - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
All of the faculty and office workers were amazingly helpful, patient, and friendly.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The tea ceremony.
Other comments
I would make sure that students start with week 1. Beginning in the middle is very difficult.
2. May. 2016
26.  (26 years) - 
126. Course:  Japanese Plus Traditional Culture - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teachers were always prepared and coordinated.
9. Nov. 2015
27.  (22 years) - 
127. Course:  Standard Japanese - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Dormitory

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Classes organized in order to have a few students (in this way you can be followed better)
23. Jun. 2015
28.  (26 years) - 
128. Course:  Japanese Plus Pop Culture - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Private Residence

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
the limited number of students
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The pop cultures lessons
Other comments
Very good school
14. Apr. 2015
29.  (45 years) - Canada
129. Course:  Japanese Plus Conversation - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Dormitory

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Good Grammar
13. Apr. 2015
30.  (19 years) - 
130. Course:  Japanese Plus Conversation - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
The teacher were extremly friendly and gave their best to make everyone happy and answer all questions properly. The atmosphere was very nice as it felt more like a meeting point for lots of people to you hang out together.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Staying in school after class is nice. The school offers many activities, such as going for dinner, having a movie night or just playing some games.
Other comments
Definitely worth going there to study Japanese, you will notice improvements after one week already!

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