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Hokkaido JaLS, Sapporo
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School re-opening on 06 July 2020

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.016 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.9/5.0

Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Standard Course - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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75000¥ 72300¥
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Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo, Sapporo
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School currently open

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.03 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.3/5.0

General Japanese Course (Short-Term) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
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53100¥ 50995¥
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Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 3 reviews

I loved the teachers and the classes.
I haven't experienced the course at the Japanese Language Institute of Sapporo as a very fast paced course. I still had a lot of free time which I really enjoyed! I was able to make many friends and have a lot of time to hang out with them while enjoying my stay in Sapporo.

19 February 2019
Course: General Japanese Course (Short-Term) - 5 weeks
Student age: 0 years


Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 3 reviews

The teachers are very enthusiastic and the lessons are always interesting. There is always a mix of talking and theory classes, so that is very neat!

17 December 2018
Course: General Japanese Course (Short-Term) - 20 weeks
Student age: 21 years


Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 | 16 reviews

friendly teachers, lots of conversation

29 August 2018
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Czech Republic

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 | 16 reviews

Café in the school

16 April 2017
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 21 years


Key Facts about Sapporo

Sapporo: Sapporo is the capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. The city is a dynamic urban centre that offers everything you'd want from a Japanese city: a thriving food scene, stylish cafes, neon-lit nightlife and shopping galore. Summer is the season for food and beer festivals and winter is when skiers take to the slopes and the annual Snow Festival is held which features enormous ice sculptures.

Population: 1,884,000

Time zone: +1h. (GMT +9)

Region: Hokkaidō,

Currency: JPY (1 JPY = 0.0658 CNY)

Name of city in Japanese: 札幌市

Sapporo quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 (19 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from China require a visa to enter and study in Japan. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 12 (rankings of universities in Sapporo)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 31,817 ¥

Average course price per week (Low season): 23,770 ¥

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in Shanghai

  • Student price index excluding rent:133* (33% more expensive than Shanghai)
  • Student price index including rent:211* (111% more expensive than Shanghai)
  • Price index food only:103* (3% more expensive than Shanghai)
  • Big Mac price (Japan average):385.81 ¥ (18% more expensive than in China)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 100 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz

Arrival Airport

New Chitose (CTS) - 42 km. from Sapporo city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 1064,00 JPY, 40 minutes.

Main stops: New Chitose Airport, Sapporo

Taxi: 16103 ¥, 40 minutes drive to city center of Sapporo

Direct international flights from:
  • China: Beijing Capital, Shanghai Pu Dong
  • USA: Honolulu International

Weather in Sapporo

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Events in SapporoBest time to take a language course in Sapporo

Sapporo Beer Festival
Sapporo Beer Festival

July 2020 - August 2020Occupying a huge portion of the lovely Odori Park, this month-long festival has beer on tap from both national and international companies, large and small. There is food and snacks, drinks other than beer, and plenty of sun.

What to do in Sapporo

Sapporo Clock Tower
Sapporo Clock Tower
Historical Village of Hokkaido
Historical Village of Hokkaido
Odori Koen
Odori Koen
Sapporo TV tower
Sapporo TV tower
Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens
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    FAQ about schools in Sapporo

  • 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.
  • The student price index in Sapporo is 86.52. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Sapporo with 4.8 stars out of 5.
  • In Sapporo electricity is 100 Volt and 60, 50 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Sapporo is New Chitose (42.7 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Sapporo.
  • Schools in Sapporo offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: JLPT.
  • See the climate table of Sapporo and the event calendar of Sapporo with events such as Sapporo Beer Festival.
  • 50995¥ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Japanese course in Sapporo. The average cost of a language course in Sapporo is 25,526¥ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Hokkaido JaLS as the best.
  • Hokkaido JaLS has received the best overall rating in Sapporo.
  • Hokkaido JaLS, located in Takeseto Bldg. 2F 1-29 Kita2 Nishi3 has been voted as the school with the best location in Sapporo.

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