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Japanese Language Schools in Yokohama - Ranking 2022

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2 Best language schools in Yokohama (ranked based on student reviews)

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Yokohama

Rating: 5

5.0 | 1 review

The curriculum is very organized and instructors stick to a tight schedule. There are no situations where the class gets behind and has to catch up and fly through material. I left the class in the middle of the semester, so the instructors provided me with textbook and practice workbook recommendations and samples, as well as extra study material to use on my own after I left the class. They even provided contact information and offered to answer any questions I have in the future. Individual attention is definitely available if you ask them for assistance.
The only social activity offered while I was there was an information session on local colleges. There weren't any other social days on the schedule, so I don't think the school focuses on cultural events for my class type. I did not use the school's accommodation so I cannot comment on it, hence 3 stars. Instructors are very kind and patient, but to a fault. I gave them 4/5 because I would have liked more homework and quizzes to get feedback on my learning. This is a minor point; I learned a ton in the short time I was there and wish I could have extended.

4 August 2014
Course: Standard Japanese (Non-student Visa) - 4 weeks
Student age: 30 years

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What school directors said about Yokohama

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan but also a beautiful port city with an open skyline; it is an international city full of youthful energy.

Interesting information about Yokohama

Key Facts about Yokohama

In the latest 2019 Mercer the quality of life in Yokohama was ranked 55 among 231 cities worldwide.

Population: 3,575,000

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

Region: Kanagawa,

Currency: JPY (1 JPY = 0.0086 USD)

Name of city in Japanese: 横浜市

Yokohama quality of life rating:

Rating: 5.0

5.0 (1 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: 10 (rankings of universities in Yokohama)

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:87* (13% 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):415.10 ¥ (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 Yokohama

Weather in Yokohama

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Events in YokohamaBest time to take a language course in Yokohama

February
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

17 February 2022 - 25 February 2022Lions and dragons with their gongs, cymbals, and drums dance in the streets of Yokohama's Chinatown every year to celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year/Spring Festival. Fireworks, lanterns and firecrackers light up Asia's largest Chinatown.

April
Noge Street Performance
Noge Street Performance

April 2022Once a year, a circus-like atmosphere invades the streets of Yokohama's Noge District. This festival of street performances has been running for over 30 years and is loads of fun. Definitely something you don't want to miss.

May
Yokohama International Costume Parade
Yokohama International Costume Parade

May 2022Floats, marching bands, and dance troups parade through the streets around Yokohama's Yamashita Park every year at the beginning of May. The parade marks the start of the Opening of the Port Festival.

July
Yokohama International Fireworks Festival
Yokohama International Fireworks Festival

July 2022Thousands of fireworks burst in the air above the waters near Yamashita Park. The event marks the end of the Opening of the Port Festival while celebrating the arrival of summer.

October
Yokohama Jazz Promenade
Yokohama Jazz Promenade

October 2022The second week of October every year sees huge numbers of jazz fans flock to Yokohama for this festival. There are venues all around the city, some larger, some very intimate, but perhaps the best performance of the festival might be happening on the street corner right next to you.

What to do in Yokohama

Tattoo Museum
Tattoo Museum
Cup Noodles Museum
Cup Noodles Museum
Chinatown
Chinatown
Sankei-en
Sankei-en
Cosmo World
Cosmo World
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Arrival Airports

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

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi: 10950 ¥, 18 minutes drive to city center of Yokohama

Narita International (NRT) - 75 km. from Yokohama city center

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi: minutes drive to city center of Yokohama

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

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FAQ about schools in Yokohama

  • The student price index in Yokohama is 86.62. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Yokohama with 5.0 stars out of 5.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Yokohama is Tokyo International (17.0 km from city center). Alternative airport: Narita International (75.8 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Yokohama.
  • See the climate table of Yokohama and the event calendar of Yokohama with events such as Chinese New Year, Noge Street Performance, Yokohama International Costume Parade.
  • 54200¥ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Japanese course in Yokohama. The average cost of a language course in Yokohama is 0¥ per week.

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