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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka, Japan

4.5/5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Other accommodation very close to school

Genki Japanese and Culture School

The language school Genki Japanese and Culture School was founded in Fukuoka, Japan in 2005. The school is located in the heart of Fukuoka City, one of Japan's biggest cities, within walking distance of all amenities. Fukuoka is regularly chosen as one of the best cities in Asia, with beautiful beaches and friendly people.

The school address is: Hakata Eki Higashi 1-16-23, Hakata-ku, 812-0013 - Fukuoka, Japan (see on map)
Legal name / parent company: Genki Global| Tax registration ID: 2045333

Accreditations and Quality seals

IALC Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

13

Number of public PC workstations:

3

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 85
  • Junior courses in summer: 40
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 5

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 15
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10
  • Junior courses in summer: 15
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 14 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

Japanese teacher qualifications

  • 40% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

1
1
12
12
12
2
4
5
5
5
1
12
5
30
1
1
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Fukuoka International Airport (FUK).

Fukuoka Airport:
6000 ¥ pick up
12000 ¥ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 10 Feb. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 20 Mar. 2020, 01 May 2020, 04 May 2020 - 06 May 2020, 23 Jul. 2020, 24 Jul. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 21 Sep. 2020, 22 Sep. 2020, 02 Nov. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020, 31 Dec. 2020.

Japanese Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in ¥ -- 86000 81700 129000 122550 172000 163400 215000 204250 258000 245100 301000 285950 344000 326800 387000 367650 430000 408500 516000 490200
Price in US$ -- 759 1138 1517 1896 2275 2655 3034 3413 3792 4550
Standard Japanese classes with five extra lessons focusing on just conversational practice every week, to give you the confidence you need to survive in Japan.

Requires 150 hours of previous Japanese study.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3300 ¥
High season dates 06 Jul. 2020 - 04 Sep. 2020
Brochures
Genki Japanese and Culture School Brochure (PDF)
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in ¥ 33000 31350 66000 62700 99000 94050 132000 125400 165000 156750 198000 188100 231000 219450 264000 250800 297000 282150 330000 313500 396000 376200
Price in US$ 291 582 873 1164 1455 1746 2037 2328 2619 2910 3492
This course offers a heavy emphasis on real-life skills and a full range of activities that you will find both useful and exciting.
Beginners should know the Hiragana alphabet.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3300 ¥
High season dates 06 Jul. 2020 - 04 Sep. 2020
Brochures
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 43000 40850 86000 81700 129000 122550 172000 163400 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 380 759 1138 1517 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Learn Japanese while discovering the new modern Japanese culture through practicing cosplay, drawing manga, visiting the maid cafe, etc.
Beginners should know the hiragana alphabet.
Cultural activities will take place on Saturday.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3300 ¥
High season dates 06 Jul. 2020 - 04 Sep. 2020
Brochures
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 43000 40850 86000 81700 129000 122550 172000 163400 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 380 759 1138 1517 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Learn about Japanese culture while learning the language. As well as learning about Japanese customs, history and art you will study topics such as ceramics, tea ceremonies, calligraphy and flower arrangement in class then attend lessons with a specialist teacher.
Beginners should know the hiragana alphabet.
Available for a maximum of 4 weeks.
Cultural activities will take place on Saturday.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3300 ¥
High season dates 06 Jul. 2020 - 04 Sep. 2020
Brochures
Genki Japanese and Culture School Brochure (PDF)
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See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 24 40
Price in ¥ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 590000 560500 990000 940500
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5203 8730
The 6-month course has no breaks. For the 1-year student visa course, there are 10-11 weeks of holidays in the middle depending on the starting date and terms.

Students in this program must be in possession of a valid visa to stay in Japan for the study period.
To take the 1-year course students need to have a pre-intermediate or lower levels.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3300 ¥
High season dates 06 Jul. 2020 - 04 Sep. 2020
Brochures
Genki Japanese and Culture School Brochure (PDF)
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Junior
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in ¥ 43000 40850 86000 81700 129000 122550 172000 163400 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 380 759 1138 1517 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Combination of pop and traditional culture courses. It includes 6 hours of cultural activities (usually held on Saturday): sightseeing, tea ceremony, manga drawing, etc.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 3300 ¥
High season dates 06 Jul. 2020 - 04 Sep. 2020
Brochures
Genki Japanese and Culture School Brochure (PDF)
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Note: All courses offered by Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 22000.00 ¥
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 7000 ¥. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Individual (private) lessons not available during 01 June to 30 Aug.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 30000 45000 60000 75000 90000 105000 120000 150000 180000 15000 10000
Price in US$ 279 418 557 697 836 975 1114 1393 1671 140 93
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Supplement for dinner: JPY 600 per night (to be arranged by the student directly with the host after arrival). Some families are not able to prepare dinners. Please inquire upfront if you would like dinner as an option.
Price extra night:
2150 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport (average reported by 8 former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 14
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 38400 57600 76800 96000 115200 134400 153600 192000 230400 19200 10000
Price in US$ 357 535 713 892 1070 1248 1426 1783 2139 179 93
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Breakfast and dinner included for the 7 days of the week.
Price extra night:
2750 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 14
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 50000 75000 100000 125000 150000 175000 200000 250000 300000 25000 10000
Price in US$ 465 697 929 1161 1393 1625 1857 2321 2785 233 93
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Genki Japanese and Culture School - 1
Private apartments are generally similar to a hotel room in quality. All necessary appliances are usually in the apartment, including a washing machine, vacuum cleaner, air conditioning, TV, etc. Most private apartments are very centrally located, in the main business/entertainment district and within easy walking distance of the school itself. Apartments include broadband Internet access.
Price extra night:
3600 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
13 minutes walking (average reported by 6 former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 30000 45000 60000 75000 90000 105000 120000 150000 180000 15000 10000
Price in US$ 279 418 557 697 836 975 1114 1393 1671 140 93
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This modern dorm has spacious rooms, good facilities, and is shared with Japanese university students, so it offers lots of chances to meet people! It's located centrally in the city, a short train ride from school.
Price extra night:
2150 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport (average reported by 4 former students)
Includes:
Phone, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 34400 51600 68800 86000 103200 120400 137600 172000 206400 17200 10000
Price in US$ 320 479 639 799 958 1118 1278 1597 1916 160 93
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Includes breakfast and dinner from Monday to Saturday (no meals on Sundays).
Meals not available during Obon holidays (usually the second week of August).
Price extra night:
2600 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 19
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 22400 33600 44800 56000 67200 78400 89600 112000 134400 11200 10000
Price in US$ 208 312 416 520 624 728 832 1040 1248 104 93
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
1600 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 17
Accommodation arrival/departure days are Saturday to Saturday OR Sunday to Sunday by default

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing0.5 km
Diving5 km
Golf2 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music0.5 km
Sailing3 km
Squash1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing5 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

4.5/5.0

Rating: 4.5/5.0

City

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
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: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Other

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Students liked about Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka
Really nice ambience. Good teaching in really small groups ( <6 ).
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Friday night parties organised by the school.
Other comments: No problem at all. Everything was done quickly and efficiently !
The teachers were very friendly and always understandable
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: very good memories, plus it was my first journey to Japan
The atmosphere during class is very good. The teachers are so funny, but you still learn a lot.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Karaoke on every Friday evening is fun!
Other comments: I recommend you this language school. Everybody is very nice and funny, so that it is fun to go to school. Together with the other pupils you can discover the city. It is an unforgetable experience!
The teachers are all fun!
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Enjoy the city! You can even get to the beach by nishitetsu in less than 40min!
Other comments: All the students are fun and eager to learn
In my opinion, teachers were very kind and high qualified. It was a pleasure for me to communicate with them. Also, students were very outgoing. It was really interesting to connect with people from other countries and learn something new about new different cultures.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Supervised dormitory
5.0/5.0

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    FAQ about Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka

  • Japanese courses at Genki Japanese and Culture School start at 23354 ¥ for Discounted Medium/Long Term Studies course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Genki Japanese and Culture School
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Fukuoka Airport (6000 ¥)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Genki Japanese and Culture School varies from 8 students (Japanese Plus Conversation) to 9 students (Discounted Medium/Long Term Studies)
  • 40% of teachers at Genki Japanese and Culture School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Genki Japanese and Culture School comes from USA with a 30% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (12%) and Germany (12%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Genki Japanese and Culture School offers courses from 14 years to 99. Average age is 21 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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