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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo, Japan

4.5

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 (Genkijacs)

  • 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.
  • Address: 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
  • Abbreviated name of school: Genkijacs Tokyo
  • 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 staff 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 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
  • 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):

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)
Tokyo 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$ -- 595 892 1189 1486 1784 2081 2378 2675 2972 3567
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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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$ 388 775 1162 1549 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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
Brochures
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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$ 388 775 1162 1549 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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
Brochures
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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 10 24 40
Price in ¥ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 590000 560500 990000 940500
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5314 8916
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.
No high season supplement for 40 weeks 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
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 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$ 388 775 1162 1549 1937 2324 2711 3098 3486 3873 4647
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$ 388 775 1162 1549 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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
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$ 285 427 569 711 854 996 1138 1422 1707 143 190
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
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$ 273 545 817 1089 1361 1633 1905 2177 2721 3265 273 190
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$ 309 618 926 1235 1543 1852 2160 2469 3086 3703 309 190
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:
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 168000 196000 224000 280000 336000 28000 20000
Price in US$ 531 797 1062 1328 1593 1859 2124 2655 3186 266 190
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
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
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$ 228 342 456 569 683 797 911 1138 1366 114 190
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
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

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Facilities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Other
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What students liked about Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo
Small group study and teaching methodology. It's very dynamic
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
School organization
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
All of the senseis were funny and had the students’ best interests in mind.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
School organization
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Private Residence
4.0
To have class only on the morning or the afternoon was enjoyable.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
2.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shakujii-Koen International house
5.0
The teachers are amazing! The textbook we use is easy to learn from and to study with.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
School organization
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
Accommodation
Environment and class atmosphere.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Private Apartment
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.

Brochures

Genki Japanese and Culture School Brochure (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)
 Prices (PDF)

Photos

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    Computer area7/49
  • Teaching in class
    Teaching in class8/49
  • Fun with the students
    Fun with the students 9/49
  • Learning is fun!
    Learning is fun!10/49
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  • Small group
    Small group12/49
  • Modern classroom
    Modern classroom13/49
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    Group classroom14/49
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    School outside area 15/49
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    Outing to the shrine17/49
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    teacher and student18/49
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    Genki Japanese school entrance 28/49
  • Origami class
    Origami class29/49
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  • Edo Tokyo museum
    Edo Tokyo museum31/49
  • Private apartment
    Private apartment32/49
  • Guesthouse kitchen
    Guesthouse kitchen 33/49
  • Calligraphy class
    Calligraphy class34/49
  • Robot restaurant outing
    Robot restaurant outing 35/49
  • Robot restaurant
    Robot restaurant 36/49
  • Tokyo Shinjuku City Hanazono shrine
    Tokyo Shinjuku City Hanazono shrine37/49
  • Homestay family
    Homestay family38/49
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    City streets39/49
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    Hanazona shrine 40/49
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    Guesthouse bedroom41/49
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    Guesthouse single bedroom42/49
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    Dormitory43/49
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    FAQ about Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo

  • 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
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Narita International Airport (25000 ¥), Tokyo International Airport (25000 ¥)
  • 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 23 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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