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22 Best language schools in Japan (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning Japanese in Japan? We have researched all the details about the best Japanese language schools in Japan for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.


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Rating: 4.8

190 reviews
Top Destinations: Tokyo (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.7

17 reviews
Top Destinations: Kyoto (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.8

19 reviews
Top Destinations: Sapporo (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.6

41 reviews
Top Destinations: Fukuoka (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.7

12 reviews
Top Destinations: Kobe (city thumbnail)
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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 = 0.0075 EUR)

Telephone country code: +81

Name of country in Japanese: 日本


  • 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 Nepal require a visa to enter and study in Japan. 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: 708 (rankings of universities in Japan)

Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Japan average):395.29 ¥ (12% cheaper than in United Kingdom)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 100 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz

Most popular regions in Japan for language travel

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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.
  • In Japan the following courses are offered specifically for business Japanese: Business Japanese Private.
  • Schools in Japan offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Cambridge First, JLPT.
  • 32300€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Japanese course in Japan. The average cost of a language course in Japan is 23,045€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Kyoto JaLS as the best.
  • Genki Japanese and Culture School has received the best overall rating in Fukuoka.
  • Genki Japanese and Culture School, located in Hayashi Building 2F, Shimizuchō (Kawaramachidōri) 454-1, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto has been voted as the school with the best location in Japan.
  • Hokkaido JaLS was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Dormitory' at Hokkaido JaLS is the best rated accommodation in Japan.
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