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General Japanese Course
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2 Best language schools in Sapporo (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why 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.
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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Sapporo

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 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

4.3 | 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

4.9 | 16 reviews

friendly teachers, lots of conversation

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

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Key Facts about Sapporo

Population: 1,884,000

Time zone: +2h. (GMT +9)

Region: Hokkaidō,

Currency: JPY (1 JPY = 0.0077 EUR)

Name of city in Japanese: 札幌市

Sapporo quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (19 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from Myanmar 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): 32,248 ¥

Average course price per week (Low season): 22,729 ¥

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in Yangon

  • Student price index excluding rent:184* (84% more expensive than Yangon)
  • Student price index including rent:164* (64% more expensive than Yangon)
  • Price index food only:161* (61% more expensive than Yangon)
  • Big Mac price (Japan average):393.25 ¥ (12% cheaper than in United Kingdom)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 100 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Sapporo

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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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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:
  • USA: Honolulu International

    FAQ about schools in Sapporo

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 52630¥ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Japanese course in Sapporo. The average cost of a language course in Sapporo is 913¥ per week.

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