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  • All travelers must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Japan.
  • In public people must stay 1.8 metres apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. It’s also recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1.8 metres in the class and school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and constantly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • Bars and restaurants are adhering to strict social distancing regulation and strict cleaning protocols.
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Genki Japanese and Culture School, Tokyo
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.030 reviews
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Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
Standard Japanese - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
88000¥ 84700¥
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ISI Language School - Takadanobaba Campus, Tokyo
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.023 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0
Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
34000¥ 32300¥
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JCLI Japanese Language School, Tokyo
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.07 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.0
Short-Term Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
35750¥ 33963¥
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Sendagaya Japanese Institute, Tokyo
Every Day Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
58000¥ 55600¥
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EF International Language Center, Tokyo
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1625€ 1625€
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Tokyo
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
3960US$ 3762US$
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Shinwa Foreign Language Academy, Tokyo
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Short Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
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57500¥ 55625¥
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ISI Language School - Ikebukuro Campus, Tokyo
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 20
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
34000¥ 32300¥
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Cross Tracks Japanese Language & Culture Program - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 50
FREE cancellation
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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.

Eunyeong
South Korea

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Tokyo

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 30 reviews

Small group study and teaching methodology. It's very dynamic

8 February 2020
Course: Standard Japanese - 3 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Simon
France

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 30 reviews

To have class only on the morning or the afternoon was enjoyable.

11 July 2019
Course: Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 3 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Chloe
France

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 | 7 reviews

Very well organized, very nice and helpful staff!!!

27 May 2019
Course: Short-Term Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Susanne
Germany

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 23 reviews

It was smaller than I had expected and very high school like. But I had no difficulites to stay and study.

26 May 2019
Course: Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Eunyeong
South Korea

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

Teaching quality

29 October 2018
Course: Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 8 weeks
Student age: 48 years

Katia
Switzerland

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

I liked learning kanji most

20 August 2018
Course: Standard Japanese - 4 weeks
Student age: 17 years

Joanna
Poland

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 30 reviews

The lessons, the fact that we speak a lot in Japanese during the lessons and the staff

30 July 2018
Course: Standard Japanese - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Lambiel
France

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 30 reviews

the people I met and the classes
I like it

16 July 2018
Course: Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 2 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Yu Lan
Taiwan

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

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 | 7 reviews

Caring about students

10 February 2018
Course: Short-Term Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Svetlana
Russia

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 23 reviews

My course was very short, but I really liked the support of the reception and other staff of the school. They were very friendly and ready to provide me all lesson materials and answer my questions. Lesson materials (vocabulary) were provided in my native language, that's very nice and helpful. I also liked that the teachers were able to explain difficult things in easy Japanese.

4 September 2017
Course: Japanese Language Course - No Student Visa required - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Elena
Russia

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 | 30 reviews

Location is great. It's just 3-minute walk from Shinjuku Sanchome station.

24 August 2017
Course: Standard Japanese - 2 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Hiu Sin
Hong Kong

Rating: 5/5.0

5/5.0 | 1 review

Exceptionally good teacher

7 April 2017
Course: Standard Programme - 1 week
Student age: 67 years

David
England UK

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 23 reviews

Good teachers! Good courses!

28 August 2016
Course: General Japanese Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Ferdinand
Germany

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):383.44 ¥ (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
Yosakoi Festival
Yosakoi Festival

August 2020The full name of this event which takes place every August is the Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi Festival. It is a festival of the traditional Yosakoi dance, where troops of dancers perform their exuberant and colourful choreographies in a joyful atmosphere.

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 Yosakoi Festival, Sumo Grand Tournament, The Tokyo Game Show.
  • The Japanese school that offered the most popular programs for teenagers in the last 12 months was Cross Education. Their most frequently booked programme was "Cross Summer Academy" with 30 lessons per week. You can also consult our overview of junior Japanese programs in Tokyo.
  • 32300¥ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Japanese course in Tokyo. The average cost of a language course in Tokyo is 31,159¥ 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.

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