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Japanese Language Schools in Kobe

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2 language schools in Kobe from 16269¥ for a 1 week Japanese course

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Kobe ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Kobe


Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Kobe
15 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Kobe

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.2/5.0


Rating: 3.3/5.0


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Rating: 3.3/5.0


Rating: 3.3/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

What our students said about Kobe

The atmosphere at the academy was wonderful.


Rating: 3/5

Hwiseong South Korea

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Kobe

Lexis Japan

Very, very nice staff. I felt very comfortable. Bright, light-flooded rooms. On the last day there was a farewell ceremony with all participants of the school, during which the certificate was handed over and a group photo was taken.
The school sign could be improved. It is not visible from the outside of the building that the school is located here. It is a small "side entrance" and therefore difficult to find the first time. Very, very quick teaching, so that it was sometimes difficult to keep up. In the full-time course, the afternoon block is used to address these doubts. That’s very good. The website does not state that English language skills are a prerequisite. The material is taught in English (my school English was - thank God - enough!).

22 January 2019
Course: Intensive Japanese (20) - 2 weeks
Student age: 56 years


Rating: 4.1

| 13 reviews
Lexis Japan

The teachers and the entire staff are probably made up of the nicest people I have met. That applies to most Japanese people, but the school staff really deserves a special mention. A pleasure both in and outside of class. The classmates were also all super nice, sociable people.
Super accommodating. I forgot to transfer the balance. Lexis let me sort out financial matters during the stay, which took several days.

2 January 2019
Course: Intensive Japanese (20) - 2 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.1

| 13 reviews
Lexis Japan

Location in Kobe, quality of education, teachers are very professioal

31 October 2018
Course: Intensive Japanese (15) - 2 weeks
Student age: 53 years


Rating: 4.1

| 13 reviews
MarjoleinLexis Japan
Lexis Japan

The teachers are very open and friendly. The school is located right in the center in a modern building.
The summer courses are too full, at least at the beginners' level (up to 20 participants). It's best to learn the Hiragana and the Katagana alphabet in advance. The beginner courses are very mixed in regards to the level of the participants, and with zero previous knowledge, it becomes difficult.

31 August 2018
Course: Intensive Japanese (15) - 3 weeks
Student age: 45 years


Rating: 4.1

| 13 reviews
Lexis Japan

The location of the school, right next to Chinatown and a large department store where you could buy delicious fresh bento boxes for lunch.
Less suitable for travelers who mainly want to learn Japanese for a trip to Japan.

29 May 2018
Course: Intensive Japanese (20) - 3 weeks
Student age: 53 years


Rating: 4.1

| 13 reviews
Dr. EckhardLexis Japan

Information about Kobe

Why Kobe? The city of Kobe is located on the island of Honshu and is located on a scenic harbour beside a mountain which offers stunning views across the region. You can visit monuments and memorials and also check out some very scenic gardens and pretty impressive waterfalls. Of course a trip to Kobe wouldn't be complete unless you try the city’s famous Kobe beef- which is beef marbled with fat making it super tender and juicy.
Population: L  1,523,000
Time zone: +19h. (GMT +9)
Region: Hyōgo, Kōbe Shi
Currency: JPY (1 JPY = 0.0063 USD)
Name of city in Japanese: 神戸市
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 04 Jun. 2024 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Japan in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Japan on the official website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
High season: July
Low season: February
Average course price per week (High season): 28,500 ¥
Average course price per week (Low season): 36,147 ¥
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 86* (14% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 115* (15% more expensive than New York)
  • Price index food only:85* (15% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Japan average): 449.95 ¥
    (45% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
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  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 100 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Kobe
Kobe Luminarie
Kobe Luminarie

January 2025The Kobe Luminarie is perhaps the high point of Kobe’s annual events. Kobe festival of lights is, above all, a tribute. On January 17th 1995, a huge earthquake hit Kobe city. Buildings and roads collapsed, 6,000 people died, and thousands more were injured. In the city, destroyed and grieving, two men – one Italian and one Japanese, had the idea to illuminate the city to help restore hope to the people. The Italian government donated thousands of lights and thus the Kobe festival of lights was born, called Luminarie (the Italian word for light). It is one of the oldest celebratory light displays in Japan.Beginning directly beneath the Lexis Kobe campus building and stretching through the streets around, the Luminarie festival usually attracts between 3 and 5 million people in the space of ten days. With thousands of tiny bulbs arranged on frames in various patterns and designs, Japanese and Italian artists have created tunnels of light, towers and cathedrals that sparkle in the winter night.

Kansai International (KIX) - 29 km. from Kobe city center

Public transportation to city center:


Every 60 minutes, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Kansai Airport, Kobe Airport + Kobe Airport, Sannomiya(Port Liner)

Every 20 minutes, 70 minutes.

Main stops: Kansai Airport Terminal 1, Kobe Sannomiya

Taxi: 50 minutes drive to city center of Kobe

FAQ about schools in Kobe

  • We don't have Junior programmes in Tokyo but rather in Kobe, Kyoto and Fukuoka. On our website you will find a few interesting options for students between 13 and 19 years old.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - May 30, 2023

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