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#1 Tokyo
190 reviews|
9 schools
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#2 Kyoto
17 reviews|
3 schools
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#3 Sapporo
19 reviews|
2 schools
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#4 Fukuoka
41 reviews|
1 school
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#5 Kobe
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School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

Opened in July 1st 2019 and part of the Genki family, this school is only minutes away from the historical Gion district and just a few meters away the famous Kamo River. More

Standard Japanese - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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Hokkaido JaLS

Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Japan Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Japan
Sapporo

Rating: 4.9

4.916 reviews
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

Based in the centre of Sapporo, the school is only a few minutes walk from both Sapporo main station and Odori stations. It is also close to main department stores, restaurants and tourist... More

Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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75000¥ 72300¥
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations)

Kyoto JaLS is looking within a short walking distance from the Shijo subway and Karasuma train stations in the middle of Kyoto City. The school's location makes for easy access to popular... More

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The school is conveniently located 8 minutes away from Kyoto Station and 7 minutes away by foot from Enmachi station on the JR Sagano line. You can enjoy authentic traditional culture... More

Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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34000¥ 32300¥
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School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

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,... More

Standard Japanese - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

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... More

Standard Japanese - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by SEVP (Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certified school)

Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo is on the North Island of Hokkaido, part of the wonderous country of Japan. There are two things that Soporro is famous for and these are its... More

General Japanese Course (Short-Term) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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The school is located in the Takadanobaba area which is filled with schools and universities. There are a lot of restaurants and entertainment options for young people. It is just 5 minutes... More

Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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Lexis Japan

Kobe
Motomachi

Rating: 4.1

4.112 reviews
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Lexis Japan is located immediately in front of Motomachi Station, in the heart of Kobe's business and entertainment district. It is less than 20 minutes to downtown Osaka, 45 minutes to the... More

Intensive Japanese (15) - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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Located in the North of Tokyo, in the city center, the school is close to a green area next to Ojikamiya station. It's 11 minutes away from the vibrant Ueno station and 14 minutes from the... More

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35750¥ 33963¥
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Sendagaya Japanese Institute

Tokyo
Shinjuku-ku
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Sendagaya Japanese Institute is located in the innovative and bustling city of Tokyo, Japan. A city like no other, Tokyo promises to provide students with many memorable moments, Sandagaya... More

Every Day Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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58000¥ 55600¥
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A modern campus located in the popular Shibuya area with bright and modern classrooms and a beautiful view of the Tokyo skyline. Students will have the opportunity to practice Japanese with... More

General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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The school is located in the central area of the city. It is near the harbour, which has many areas for sightseeing, and a variety of restaurants. More

Standard Japanese (non-visa students) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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50600¥ 49070¥
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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3960US$ 3762US$
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Shinwa Foreign Language Academy is a Japanese language school in, arguably, one of the largest and most intoxicating cities in the world, Tokyo. When researching what to see in Tokyo the... More

Short Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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57500¥ 55625¥
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Sakitama International Academy Gyoda is located in the quiet and rural Japanese town of Gyoda, just north of Tokyo. The school is one block from the Gyoda-shi Railway station and just a... More

Short-term course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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42500¥ 41375¥
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NILS

Ogori
Fukuoka
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NILS Japanese Language school is located in Ogori, a short 10-minute walk for the Ogori train station and within walking distance of local convenience stores and eateries. Just a quick... More

Short-Term Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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450US$ 428US$
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ISI Language School

Nagano
Ueda
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For those students who feel more comfortable in a small town surrounded by rich nature and history. Within the Campus there is also a vocational college so you can interact with Japanese... More

Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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31000¥ 29450¥
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Located in the heart of Utsunomiya, in the Tochigi Prefecture. More

Job Preparatory Course - 5 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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71077¥ 69724¥
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ISI Language School - Ikebukuro Campus

Tokyo
Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
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ISI Ikebukuro Campus is situated in the heart of Tokyo. It's ideal for those who enjoy the big city but want to study in a smaller school.
From the intermediate level onwards you will...
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Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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34000¥ 32300¥
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Our main campus is the Ichibancho Ledarnibng Center located within minutes walk of the Imperial Palace and the Olympic Stadium. Here we offer Cross Tracks, our line of continuing education... More

Cross Tracks Japanese Language & Culture Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 50
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165000¥ 157500¥
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The language school is located close to the Ishikawacho JR train station and Yokohama Stadium. There are restaurants, supermarkets, parks and shopping areas nearby. More

Short-term Japanese Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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60000¥ 58000¥
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Key Facts about Japan

The island nation of Japan in East Asia is comprised of over 3000 islands. Contrary to what you would expect, Japan is one of the easiest countries to travel around. If you like traditional culture visit Kyoto and Nara and get your fill of temples, shrines, tea ceremonies and museums. If you prefer modern culture and technology visit Tokyo, Osaka or Niseko and enjoy the trend-setting cafés and fabulous sushi restaurants. You will love the hospitality of the Japanese people.

Population: 127,288,000

Capital: Tokyo

Time zone: GMT +9

Currency: JPY (1 JPY = 0.0095 USD)

Telephone country code: +81

Name of country in Japanese: 日本

Religion:

  • Buddhism, Shintoism  90%
  • Christianity  2%
  • Atheist, agnostic and unclassified  7%
  • Other religions: Islam, Baha'i Faith  1%

Japan quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (284 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

Largest cities in Japan:

  • 1. Tokyo: 8,300,000
  • 2. Yokohoma: 3,600,000
  • 3. Osaka: 2,600,000
  • 4. Nagoya: 2,200,000
  • 5. Sapporo: 1,900,000

Largest international airport in Japan:

Narita International Airport (NRT): 39.053.652 Passengers/Year; 3 Terminals; 63 km. from Tokyo city center

universities: 693 (rankings of universities in Japan)

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Japan average):378.62 ¥ (37% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 100 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz

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    FAQ about schools in Japan

  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Japan is 10 weeks.
  • In Japan electricity is 100 Volt and 60, 50 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Schools in Japan offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: JLPT.
  • 29450€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Japanese course in Japan. The average cost of a language course in Japan is 23,558€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Kyoto JaLS as the best.
  • Yokohama International Education Academy has received the best overall rating in Yokohama.
  • Hokkaido JaLS, located in Takeseto Bldg. 2F 1-29 Kita2 Nishi3, Sapporo has been voted as the school with the best location in Japan.
  • Hokkaido JaLS was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Dormitory L' at Hokkaido JaLS is the best rated accommodation in Japan.

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