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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo, Japan

4.5/5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Small group classes (maximum 8-9 students per class)
  • Best rated school in Tokyo
  • Tokyo is one of the top destinations our students liked most

Genki Japanese and Culture School

The language school Genki Japanese and Culture School was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 2013. Located in the heart of Shinjuku, Japan's most exciting place! Hundreds of restaurants, bars, karaoke bars and more are within walking distance. Despite this, the school is an oasis of calm, as it is situated within the grounds of the famous Hanazono Shrine.

The school address is: Hanazono Building 3rd floor Shinjuku 5-17-6, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, 160-0022 - Tokyo, 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

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • 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

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

9

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 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 For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • 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 age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

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
10
5
1
5
8
8
8
25

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Narita International Airport (NRT).

Narita International Airport:
25000 ¥ pick up
50000 ¥ 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, 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 ¥ -- 66000 62700 99000 94050 132000 125400 165000 156750 198000 188100 231000 219450 264000 250800 297000 282150 330000 313500 396000 376200
Price in US$ -- 583 874 1165 1457 1748 2039 2330 2621 2913 3495
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
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 11
Price in ¥ 43000 40850 86000 81700 129000 122550 172000 163400 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 380 759 1139 1518 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Learn Japanese while discovering the new modern Japanese culture through practicing cosplay, drawing manga, visiting the maid cafe, etc.
Maximum 4 weeks.
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
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 1139 1518 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Learn about Japanese culture while learning the language. Topics include: pottery, kimono wearing, tea ceremonies, Japanese cookery, martial arts, calligraphy and flower arranging.
Maximum 4 weeks.
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
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$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5207 8737
24 weeks of Standard Course without holidays.

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 levels and have a working holiday visa or permanent visa.
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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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 12
Price in ¥ 43000 40850 86000 81700 129000 122550 172000 163400 215000 204250 258000 245100 301000 285950 344000 326800 387000 367650 430000 408500 516000 490200
Price in US$ 380 759 1139 1518 1898 2277 2657 3036 3416 3795 4554
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
Brochures
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Junior
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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 1139 1518 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Combination of pop and traditional culture courses. The course includes 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.
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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Note: All courses offered by Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo 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$ 279 419 558 697 837 976 1115 1394 1673 140 186
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
You will be with other students from the same school, Japanese University students, and others.
Price extra night:
2150 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
33 minutes by public transport (average reported by 4 former students)
Includes:
TV, 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 ¥ 28700 57400 86100 114800 143500 172200 200900 229600 287000 344400 28700 20000
Price in US$ 267 534 800 1067 1334 1600 1867 2133 2667 3200 267 186
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:
41 minutes by public transport (average reported by 5 former students)
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 ¥ 32550 65100 97650 130200 162750 195300 227850 260400 325500 390600 32550 20000
Price in US$ 303 605 908 1210 1512 1815 2117 2419 3024 3629 303 186
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
4650 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 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 168000 196000 224000 280000 336000 28000 20000
Price in US$ 521 781 1041 1301 1561 1821 2081 2602 3122 261 186
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
Internet is available, but please bring your own LAN cable or wifi router.
Price extra night:
4000 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 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
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in ¥ -- 24000 36000 48000 60000 72000 84000 96000 120000 144000 12000 20000
Price in US$ 223 335 446 558 669 781 892 1115 1338 112 186
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Rooms shared with 4 or more people.
Price extra night:
1750 ¥ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
49 minutes by public transport (average reported by 4 former students)
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: 18
Accommodation arrival/departure days are: Saturday to Saturday OR Sunday to Sunday by default.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Baseball2 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking 
Dancing 
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf1 km
Music1 km
Squash1 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

4.5/5.0

Rating: 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 (apartment)

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Other

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Students liked about Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo
Small group study and teaching methodology. It's very dynamic
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
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
All of the senseis were funny and had the students’ best interests in mind.
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
School organization
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Private Residence
4.0/5.0
To have class only on the morning or the afternoon was enjoyable.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shakujii-Koen International house
5.0/5.0
The teachers are amazing! The textbook we use is easy to learn from and to study with.
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
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Environment and class atmosphere.
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
Private Apartment
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Try to partake in activities as much as possible.
Other comments: Great place to study.

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    FAQ about Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo

  • 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 Private Residence is the most popular among all our clients of Genki Japanese and Culture School
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Narita International Airport (25000 ¥)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Genki Japanese and Culture School 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 16 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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