5 Best language schools in Fukuoka (ranked based on student reviews)

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How our students rated their experience in Fukuoka


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Overall city attractiveness
41 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.7/5.0


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Rating: 4.7/5.0


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Rating: 4.8/5.0


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Fukuoka

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

The relation with the teachers, though it is expected if we take into account the price of the course.
Not everything is perfect. Some things in the organisation are hard to understand. It is a school that accepts young students so some teachers should improve their methodology. But the teachers are eager to help.

28 November 2018
Course: Standard Japanese - 12 weeks
Student age: 18 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

Teachers, and special thanks to Demi.

24 September 2018
Course: Standard Japanese - 8 weeks
Student age: 18 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

The quality of the teaching
I would definitely recommend it

21 October 2015
Course: General Japanese Course (Short-Term) - 1 week
Student age: 67 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

It's like a second house where you come and learn so much. The teachers are very good and also very friendly.
I had such an amazing time here. The teachers, the other students and the people from Fukuoka made that possible. I met a lot of people from all over the world and a lot of Japanese people. I will definitely comeback soon, because I liked it so much and I want to speak Japanese even better.

6 May 2013
Course: Standard Japanese - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

The atmosphere of the course and the school in general.

1 November 2011
Course: Standard Japanese - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

The teaching and the laid back atmosphere.

12 January 2011
Course: Standard Japanese - 4 weeks
Student age: 36 years

Ceska Republika

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

The staff is very friendly and helpful. They'll help you with anything and go out of their way to do so. Also, you get a free personal cup while you're there. You have a selection of beverages, microwave, DVD/Manga/bookselection you can rent or even keep (the books) for free. Also, you get flash cards, so you can learn all the vocab and Kanji quickly and, if your a woman, you get a personal alarm (not that it's really necessary but it's definitely reassuring).
You can get a language exchange partner for free, if you ask at the school or mention it when you book the course. They'll find you a suitable Japanese exchange partner, so you really get to speak as much Japanese as possible.

24 August 2010
Course: Standard Japanese - 10 weeks
Student age: 21 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

School is great for people who want to learn japanese in holidays and for those who want to study hard.

6 October 2009
Course: Standard Japanese - 3 weeks
Student age: 35 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

Really nice ambience. Good teaching in really small groups ( <6 ).
No problem at all. Everything was done quickly and efficiently !

12 May 2009
Course: Standard Japanese - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

The atmosphere during class is very good. The teachers are so funny, but you still learn a lot.
I recommend you this language school. Everybody is very nice and funny, so that it is fun to go to school. Together with the other pupils you can discover the city. It is an unforgetable experience!

22 August 2008
Course: Standard Japanese - 4 weeks
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

Every one was very kind
Be aware not to take two courses if you stay more than 2 weeks. 4hours/day is enough and let yourself time to enjoy your stay.

9 July 2008
Course: Standard Japanese - 4 weeks
Student age: 37 years

Jean Claude

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

The teachers are all fun!
All the students are fun and eager to learn

29 May 2008
Course: Standard Japanese - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 41 reviews

the teachers are very kind and helpful
the school is in the center, so it's easy to find, and there are a lot of snacks and restaurants quite near.

9 February 2008
Course: Standard Japanese - 4 weeks
Student age: 46 years


Interesting information about Fukuoka

Key Facts about Fukuoka

Population: 1,393,000
Time zone: +19h. (GMT +9)
Region: Fukuoka,
Currency: JPY (1 JPY = 0.0077 USD)
Name of city in Japanese: 福岡市
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.
High season: August
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 36,750 ¥
Average course price per week (Low season): 33,459 ¥
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:86* (14% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:114* (14% more expensive than New York)
  • Price index food only:85* (15% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Japan average):464.31 ¥ (37% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 100 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz

Map with location of Japanese schools in Fukuoka

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Public transportation in Fukuoka

Weather in Fukuoka

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What to do in Fukuoka

Hakata Machiya Furusato-kan
Hakata Machiya Furusato-kan
Shrines & Temples
Shrines & Temples
Fukuoka Tower
Fukuoka Tower
Fukuoka video thumbnail

Arrival Airport

Fukuoka (FUK) - 3 km. from Fukuoka city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 15 minutes, 270,00 JPY, 6 minutes.

Main stops: Fukuoka Airport, Hakata

Taxi: 1.934 ¥, 6 minutes drive to city center of Fukuoka

Direct international flights from:
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Fukuoka

Kyoto (city thumbnail)Kyoto
3 schools
Tokyo (city thumbnail)Tokyo
17 schools

FAQ about schools in Fukuoka

  • Genki Japanese and Culture School has received the best overall rating in Fukuoka.
  • Genki Japanese and Culture School, located in Hakata Eki Higashi 1-16-23, Hakata-ku has been voted as the school with the best location in Fukuoka.
  • The student price index in Fukuoka is 86.38. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Fukuoka with 4.6 stars out of 5.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Fukuoka is Fukuoka (3.8 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Fukuoka.

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