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Genki Japanese and Culture School, TokyoFavorites heart icon

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.030 reviews

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
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Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

Located in the heart of Shinjuku, Japan's most exciting place! Hundreds of restaurants, bars, karaoke bars and more are... More

Standard Japanese - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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88000¥ 84700¥
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ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus, TokyoFavorites heart icon

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.023 reviews

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
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Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

The school is located in the Takadanobaba area which is filled with schools and universities. There are a lot of... More

Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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34000¥ 32300¥
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JCLI Japanese Language School, TokyoFavorites heart icon

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.07 reviews

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0
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Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.0
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Located in the North of Tokyo, in the city center, the school is close to a green area next to Ojikamiya station. It's... More

Short-Term Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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35750¥ 33963¥
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Sendagaya Japanese Institute, TokyoFavorites heart icon

Sendagaya Japanese Institute is located in the innovative and bustling city of Tokyo, Japan. A city like no other,... More

Every Day Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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58000¥ 55600¥
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EF International Language Center, TokyoFavorites heart icon

A modern campus located in the popular Shibuya area with bright and modern classrooms and a beautiful view of the Tokyo... More

General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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Includes accommodation -
1625€ 1625€
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, TokyoFavorites heart icon

Rating: 5.0/5.0

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Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
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Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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3960US$ 3762US$
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Shinwa Foreign Language Academy, TokyoFavorites heart icon
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Shinwa Foreign Language Academy is a Japanese language school in, arguably, one of the largest and most intoxicating... More

Short Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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57500¥ 55625¥
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ISI Language School - Ikebukuro Campus, TokyoFavorites heart icon
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ISI Ikebukuro Campus is situated in the heart of Tokyo. It's ideal for those who enjoy the big city but want to study... More

Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
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34000¥ 32300¥
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Our main campus is the Ichibancho Ledarnibng Center located within minutes walk of the Imperial Palace and the Olympic... More

Cross Tracks Japanese Language & Culture Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 50
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165000¥ 157500¥
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What our students said about Tokyo

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Transportation is more expensive than Korea, so...

Transportation is more expensive than Korea, so if you go to a language school, I would recommend that you consider which area is cheaper.

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Tokyo

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 | 7 reviews

If you already have an N5 Japanese level or you can read Hiragana and Katakana, I totally recommend JCLI, everything during the class is in Japanese and it makes it more interesting to learn. Also most of the classmates don't speak English, so It becomes an excellent opportunity to really practice and learn Japanese every single day.
Enjoy the reception and assistant office workers who are excellent at helping - even in English and Spanish (which really worked well for me.) All the teachers and classmates are really friendly and even if you cannot talk fluently with everybody, they will still help you a lot; same goes for every place in Japan.

17 December 2018
Course: Short-Term Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Gabriel Fernando
Colombia

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 30 reviews

The teachers were very motivated and friendly. I made a lot of progress in learning the language.
The location of the school right in shinjuku is great, it is pretty amazing that it is in one of the busiest districts of Tokyo but it is very calm in the school area because it is located right next to a shrine.

12 November 2018
Course: Standard Japanese - 5 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Tanja
Germany

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 30 reviews

Kindness of the staff, very high level teaching, much time dedicated to conversation.
Large number of Europeans makes it possible to abuse the English language inside the school

4 November 2018
Course: Standard Japanese - 2 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Andrea
Italy

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 23 reviews

professionalism and preparation of teachers
it is not good as a study holiday, the afternoon lessons make you lose the whole day.

29 August 2018
Course: Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 2 weeks
Student age: 33 years

Yari
Italy

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 | 7 reviews

Good atmosphere
I would say very dissatisfied with the quality of the courses. It was a beginner courses with no real beginners. All had some notions and the courses were mainly based on writing. I paid 3 weeks of classes for nothing since those who were present had either started learning in their country or "redoubled ". Completely ineffective. Great disappointment. I did not expect so much contempt for the student.

27 August 2018
Course: Short-Term Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 15 years

Clement
France

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 30 reviews

Teachers and organization. The manager at Tokyo school, Demi, answered all my questions the day after the questions were sent. Everything is available, clear and fast. The teachers are all different, with their own approach to teaching.
Many thanks to the school! Maybe I will come again for a couple of weeks. I did not assess the events, because I could not attend any. But it's my fault. The school organized an activity every Friday, for a small fee. Classes are OK. There is air conditioning. The building overlooks an office building and a temple, quite quiet.

9 July 2018
Course: Standard Japanese - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Egor
Russia

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 23 reviews

location, my classmates
Very poor, outdated methodology, teacher-centred teaching, classes to big (in my group 18 people) not best condition to efficiently learn a foreign language!!!

24 May 2018
Course: Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 4 weeks
Student age: 42 years

Ewa
Poland

Key Facts about Tokyo

Tokyo: It may be expensive, but Tokyo is guaranteed to be unlike anything you've ever seen or been to before. Tokyo is a place where the urgent rhythms of consumer culture collide with the quieter moments that linger from older traditions. Home to over 12 million people, Tokyo has spots of tranquility and beautiful detail that amaze and astonish. This is a city with a history and a heart that captivates every visitor.

Population: 8,337,000

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

Region: Tōkyō,

Currency: JPY (1 JPY = 0.0094 USD)

Name of city in Japanese: 東京

Tokyo quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 (190 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: 85 (rankings of universities in Tokyo)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week: 28,808 ¥

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:83* (17% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:71* (29% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:92* (8% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Japan average):380.24 ¥ (37% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 100 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz / 50 Hz

Arrival Airports

Tokyo International (HND) - 17 km. from Tokyo city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 930,00 JPY, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Haneda Airport Terminal 1, Hamamatsucho

Every 60 minutes, 1063,00 JPY, 40 minutes.

Main stops: Haneda Airport Terminal 1, Tokyo Station Yaesu North Exit

Taxi: 7.791,5700 ¥, 15 minutes drive to city center of Tokyo

Narita International (NRT) - 63 km. from Tokyo city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 2925,00 JPY, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Narita Airport Terminal 2, Tokyo

Every 20 minutes, 2925,00 JPY, 65 minutes.

Main stops: Narita Airport Terminal 2, Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit

Taxi: 29.867,685 ¥, 50 minutes drive to city center of Tokyo

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Boston Logan International, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Honolulu International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Los Angeles International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Portland, San Diego International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • New Zealand: Auckland International
  • Australia: Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne Tullamarine, Sydney Kingsford Smith
  • Canada: Calgary, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

Weather in Tokyo

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Events in TokyoBest time to take a language course in Tokyo

August
Sumo Grand Tournament
Sumo Grand Tournament

12 August 2020 - 13 August 2020The main sumo wrestling event, the Sumo Grand Tournament is held in 4 mayor Japanese cities every year. It attracts thousands of fans, both Japanese and tourists with a passion for this singular sport uniting respect, honour and tradition. Tokyo hosts 3 tournaments every year, in January, May and September.

September
The Tokyo Game Show
The Tokyo Game Show

24 September 2020 - 27 September 2020The Tokyo Game Show, or TGS, is one of the largest in the world, and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. This trade show is open to the general public only on the last two days of the event when they organise many different activities for game lovers, including workshops and cosplay contests.

What to do in Tokyo

Tokyo Sky Tree
Tokyo Sky Tree
Senso-ji
Senso-ji
Edo-tokyo Museum
Edo-tokyo Museum
Shibuya Crossing
Shibuya Crossing
Sumo Wrestling
Sumo Wrestling
Shibuya
Shibuya
Shinjuku
Shinjuku
Ginza
Ginza
Omotesando
Omotesando
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    FAQ about schools in Tokyo

  • 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 Tokyo is 83.1. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Tokyo with 4.8 stars out of 5.
  • In Tokyo electricity is 100 Volt and 60, 50 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Tokyo is Tokyo International (17.2 km from city center). Alternative airport: Narita International (63.2 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Tokyo.
  • Schools in Tokyo offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: JLPT.
  • See the climate table of Tokyo and the event calendar of Tokyo with events such as Sumo Grand Tournament, The Tokyo Game Show.
  • 32300¥ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Japanese course in Tokyo. The average cost of a language course in Tokyo is 28,796¥ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Genki Japanese and Culture School as the best.
  • Genki Japanese and Culture School has received the best overall rating in Tokyo.
  • Genki Japanese and Culture School, located in Hanazono Building 3rd floor Shinjuku 5-17-6, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo has been voted as the school with the best location in Tokyo.

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