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

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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.
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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

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 = 0.0091 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): 49,633 ¥

Average course price per week (Low season): 30,543 ¥

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):394.21 ¥ (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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Public transportation in Kobe

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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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