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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Kyoto, Japan

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Japan
5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Japan
  • Top rated social activities

Genki Japanese and Culture School (Genkijacs)

  • The school is only minutes away from the historical Gion district and just a few metres away from the famous Kamo River.
  • The language school Genki Japanese and Culture School was founded in Kyoto, Japan in 2019.
  • Address: Hayashi Building 2F, Shimizuchō (Kawaramachidōri) 454-1, Shimogyō-ku, 600-8025 - Kyoto, Japan (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Genki Global
  • Tax registration ID: 2045333
  • Abbreviated name of school: Genkijacs Kyoto
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Genki Japanese and Culture School

• Cleaning all tables, doorknobs and handrails every day with disinfectant.
• Classes starting from 11:25 in order to make students avoid the rush hour while commuting
• Reduce class numbers to 4-5 students
• All teachers and stuff wear masks
• Plastic wall protection on the reception, when students and staff are talking and also in the teachers room between teachers tables.
• Providing hand disinfectant in all classrooms and shared spaces at school.
• Providing free masks and rubber gloves to all students and staff who want them.
• Installing anti-bacterial and virus protection devices in shared spaces at school.
• Advising students on procedures to prevent possible infection directly, and through posters and other methods making sure they:
- Make sure to wear the mask when they commute and when they are taking lessons in class.
- To wash their hands and use hand sanitizer as soon as they arrive to school.
- Practice social distance as much as possible. The student lounge has been organized to keep the distance with other students.
• Visually and verbally checking student and staff health condition each morning, and checking the temperature of anyone who is not in perfect health.
• Posting information on our website, Facebook page, and other public locations.
• Avoiding places where lots of people congregate when taking students outside of school.
• Not allowing visitors inside the schools.
• Students who are unable to attend class physically can attend virtually, using Zoom online meeting software.
• All teachers and staff who have symptoms associated with COVID-19 (and are not diagnosed with a different illness) are required to not attend school for 14 days, and are provided with special paid leave or remote work.
School is open but students need to check if their country do not have a travel ban with Japan first.

Accreditations and Quality seals

IALC Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalCSN, Bildungsurlaub

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in some classrooms

Number of classrooms:

9

Number of public PC workstations:

3

Our price includes

  • 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.

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 16 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):

4
15
15
8
5
1
5
8
10
8
25

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 13 Jan. 2020, 10 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.
In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 11 Jan. 2021, 12 Feb. 2021, 22 Feb. 2021, 30 Apr. 2021, 03 May 2021 - 05 May 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 13 Aug. 2021, 20 Sep. 2021, 24 Sep. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 01 Nov. 2021, 22 Nov. 2021, 31 Dec. 2021.

Japanese Courses

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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
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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.
Extra activities will take place on Saturdays.
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
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Learn about Japanese culture while learning the language. Topics include: pottery, kimono wearing, tea ceremonies, Japanese cookery, martial arts, calligraphy and flower arranging.
Beginners should know the hiragana alphabet.
Extra activities will take place on Saturdays.
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
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Students in this program must be in possession of a valid visa to stay in Japan for the study period. The school does not offer student visas.
Beginner students should know the hiragana alphabet.
To take the 1-year course students need to have a pre-intermediate or lower intermediate language level and have a working holiday visa or permanent visa.
No high season supplement for 40-week course.
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 07 Jun. 2021, 04 Oct. 2021.
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
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Standard Japanese classes, followed by an extra hour of conversational practice every day 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
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Junior
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Combination of pop and traditional culture courses. The course includes language lessons and 6 hours of cultural activities held on Saturdays: sightseeing, tea ceremony, manga drawing, etc.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020.
2021: 07 Jun. 2021, 14 Jun. 2021, 21 Jun. 2021, 28 Jun. 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 26 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021, 16 Aug. 2021, 23 Aug. 2021, 30 Aug. 2021.
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
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Note: All courses offered by Genki Japanese and Culture School, Kyoto 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 lessons not available in June, July and August.

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 20000
Price in US$ 284 425 567 708 850 991 1133 1416 1699 142 189
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 20000
Price in US$ 284 425 567 708 850 991 1133 1416 1699 142 189
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
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
Includes:
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: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 23100 46200 69300 92400 115500 138600 161700 184800 231000 277200 23100 20000
Price in US$ 218 436 654 872 1090 1308 1526 1744 2180 2616 218 189
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 23100 46200 69300 92400 115500 138600 161700 184800 231000 277200 23100 20000
Price in US$ 218 436 654 872 1090 1308 1526 1744 2180 2616 218 189
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
4100 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 26950 53900 80850 107800 134750 161700 188650 215600 269500 323400 26950 20000
Price in US$ 255 509 763 1018 1272 1526 1780 2035 2543 3052 255 189
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ 26950 53900 80850 107800 134750 161700 188650 215600 269500 323400 26950 20000
Price in US$ 255 509 763 1018 1272 1526 1780 2035 2543 3052 255 189
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price extra night:
3850 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
60 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, 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: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 56000 84000 112000 140000 1680000 196000 224000 280000 336000 28000 20000
Price in US$ 529 793 1057 1321 15852 1850 2114 2642 3171 265 189
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 56000 84000 112000 140000 1680000 196000 224000 280000 336000 28000 20000
Price in US$ 529 793 1057 1321 15852 1850 2114 2642 3171 265 189
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
4000 ¥ (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, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Accommodation arranged through third companies with special prices. Location cannot be chosen beforehand.
Kyoto airport transfer: JPY 23,000 (one way).
Transfer from train station: JPY 10,000 (one way).

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Baseball2 km
Basketball2 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing2 km
Music4 km
Squash1 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis2 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Social activities

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
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    FAQ about Genki Japanese and Culture School, Kyoto

  • Japanese courses at Genki Japanese and Culture School start at 23354 ¥ for Long Term Studies course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Private Residence is the most popular among all our clients of Genki
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Standard Japanese, Japanese Plus Pop Culture, Japanese Plus Traditional Culture, Japanese Plus nextGEN
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Genki varies from 8 students (Standard Japanese) to 8 students (Standard Japanese)
  • 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 25% representation, followed by students from Germany (15%) and England (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Genki Japanese and Culture School offers courses from 14 years (Japanese Plus nextGEN, 26 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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