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Lexis Japan


Rating: 4.1

4.112 reviews

Rating: 4.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.9

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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

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Intensive Japanese (15) - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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79500¥ 76550¥
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What our students said about Kobe

Rating: 3/5


The atmosphere at the academy was wonderful.

South Korea

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Kobe

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 12 reviews

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

4.1 | 12 reviews

The teachers are fantastic.
I loved learning Japanese at Lexis. It was an unforgettable experience and I will do everything I can in order to go back in the future.

9 April 2018
Course: Intensive Japanese (25) - 4 weeks
Student age: 25 years

England UK

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 12 reviews

Very friendly and helpful staff. Great atmosphere.
Great organisation, looking forward to going back.

6 April 2017
Course: Intensive Japanese (25) - 1 week
Student age: 37 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 12 reviews

Location location location and school environment

30 August 2016
Course: Intensive Japanese (15) - 3 weeks
Student age: 16 years

United States

Key Facts about Kobe

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.

According to Mercer 2019, Kobe ranks 49 in terms of quality of life.

Population: 1,529,000

Time zone: +19h. (GMT +9)

Region: Hyōgo,

Currency: JPY (1 JPY = 0.0095 USD)

Name of city in Japanese: 神戸市

Kobe quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (12 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.

universities: 18 (rankings of universities in Kobe)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 46,402 ¥

Average course price per week (Low season): 30,381 ¥

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:86* (14% cheaper than New York)
  • Student 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):375.92 ¥ (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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Arrival Airport

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

Public transportation to city center:


Every 60 minutes, 2 247,00 JPY, 60 minutes.

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

Every 20 minutes, 2 247,00 JPY, 70 minutes.

Main stops: Kansai Airport Terminal 1, Kobe Sannomiya

Taxi: 25.933 ¥, 50 minutes drive to city center of Kobe

Direct international flights from:
  • New Zealand: Auckland International
  • Australia: Cairns
  • USA: Honolulu International, Los Angeles International, San Francisco International
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
  • Canada: Vancouver International

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