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

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#1 Tokyo
reviews: 190|
schools: 9
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#2 Kyoto
reviews: 17|
schools: 3
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#3 Sapporo
reviews: 19|
schools: 2
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#4 Yokohama
schools: 2
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#5 Fukuoka
reviews: 41|
schools: 1
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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Kyoto
Standard Japanese - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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88000¥ 84700¥
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Hokkaido JaLS, Sapporo

#2
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
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Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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75000¥ 72300¥
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Kyoto JaLS, Kyoto

#3
Kyoto JaLS

Among the Top 20% most popular Japanese schools in Japan in the last 12 months 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
Kyoto
Nakagyō-ku
Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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75000¥ 72300¥
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ISI Language School, Kyoto
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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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Fukuoka
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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88000¥ 84700¥
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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo
Standard Japanese - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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88000¥ 84700¥
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Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo, Sapporo
General Japanese Course (Short-Term) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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53100¥ 50995¥
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ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus, Tokyo
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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Lexis Japan, Kobe

#9
Lexis Japan

Kobe
Motomachi
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Intensive Japanese (15) - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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79500¥ 76550¥
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JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo
Short-Term Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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35750¥ 33963¥
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Shinwa Foreign Language Academy, Tokyo
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Short Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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57500¥ 55625¥
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Sendagaya Japanese Institute, Tokyo
Every Day Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
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58000¥ 55600¥
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ISI Language School - Ikebukuro Campus, Tokyo
Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
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34000¥ 32300¥
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EF International Language Center, Tokyo
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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1625€ 1625€
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Yokohama International Education Academy, Yokohama
Standard Japanese (non-visa students) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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50600¥ 49070¥
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Tokyo
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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3960US$ 3762US$
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Sakitama International Academy, Gyoda
Short-term course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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42500¥ 41375¥
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ISI Language School, Nagano

ISI Language School

Nagano
Ueda
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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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NILS, Ogori

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Ogori
Fukuoka
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Short-Term Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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450US$ 428US$
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Tochigi International Education Institute, Utsunomiya
Job Preparatory Course - 5 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
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71077¥ 69724¥
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Cross Tracks Japanese Language & Culture Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 50
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165000¥ 157500¥
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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 = 0.0093 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: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 (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):387.02 ¥ (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.
  • The Japanese school that offered the most popular programs for teenagers in the last 12 months was Genki Japanese and Culture School. Their most frequently booked programme was "nextGEN Course " with 26 lessons per week. You can also consult our overview of junior Japanese programs in Japan.
  • 29450€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Japanese course in Japan. The average cost of a language course in Japan is 29,499€ 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 Kyoto.
  • 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 L' at Hokkaido JaLS is the best rated accommodation in Japan.

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