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Gain skills and confidence in Japanese in a classroom environment with other students from all over the world, taught by highly experienced and passionate language teachers.

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Interculture Language Academy

Interculture Language Academy is the 7th oldest Japanese language school in Japan, and the oldest in Kobe. The school is family-run, with a lot of experience in creating a strong international environment and a close-knit culture.
Kobe
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Kurume Seminar Specialized Training College

Kurume Seminar started in 1967 as a cram school for Japanese people. In the early 21st century, the Japanese Language Department was established in line with the spread of the global economy and the development of Asian countries.
Fukuoka
Medium intensity

ISI Language School Harajuku & Shibuya

ISI Shibuya and Harajuku Japanese language schools focus their courses to help each student work towards their ideal future career in Japan.
Harajuku & Shibuya, Tokyo
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Sendagaya Japanese Institute

Master Japanese in Japan with Sendagaya Japanese Institute.
Komagome and Takadanobaba, Tokyo
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Yokohama International Education Academy

Study at Yokohama International Education Academy. The school has provided quality Japanese language education since 1988.
Nishi, Yokohama
Medium-high intensity

Hokkaido Japanese Language Academy

Come study at one of Sapporo's best language schools and enjoy Japanese life in beautiful Hokkaido.
Chuo, Sapporo
Medium-high intensity

Yu Language Academy Sapporo

Study Japanese at Yu Academy Language School in Sapporo. With courses for all levels, JLPT preparation and cultural activities throughout the year.
Chuo, Sapporo
Medium intensity

Fukuoka Foreign Language College (FFLC)

Study at the Fukuoka Foreign Language College in Fukuoka. FFLC is a Japanese language school that offers support for finding part-time and full-time employment in Fukuoka
Higashi, Fukuoka
Medium-high intensity

Asuka

Learn Japanese in Oita with Asuka Japanese Language School.
Higashiomichi, Oita
Medium intensity

Okayama Institute of Languages

Learn Japanese with Okayama Institute of Languages. Okayama is a welcoming and homey place that offers all the conveniences of a city with a small-town atmosphere!
Kita, Okayama
Medium intensity

UNITAS

Unitas was founded in 1970 and is part of the Teikyo University Group, the largest education group in Japan. Study in Japan at UNITAS with Go! Go! Nihon
Kofu, Yamanashi
Medium intensity

Nagoya International Academy

Learn Japanese in Aichi, Nagoya with Nagoya International Academy Japanese language school.
Meito, Nagoya
Low-medium intensity

Communica Institute

Communica Institute offers great teachers that have business and language teaching backgrounds and who can work together with students to plan their futures. Course materials include original business Japanese textbooks targeted for three levels and internships are available at Japanese companies.
Chuo, Kobe
Medium intensity

ECC Kokusai Language School

Study at ECC Language School in Umeda, Osaka. ECC is a Japanese language school for students who want to further their education in Japan after the language course
Kita, Osaka
Medium-high intensity

Daiwa Academy

Find the perfect balance in your Japanese language studies at Osaka's Daiwa Academy.
Sakai, Osaka
Medium intensity

ISI Language School Kyoto

Learn more about ISI Language School Kyoto, opening in July 2017 with brand new facilities located in the rich historic city of Kyoto.
Nakagyo, Kyoto
Medium intensity

Akamonkai

Study at Akamonkai Language School in Tokyo. Akamonkai is a Japanese language school that offers Japanese language and business courses.
Nippori, Tokyo
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ARC Academy Tokyo & Shinjuku

Study at ARC Academy in Tokyo, located in Iidabashi and Shinjuku. ARC Academy offers support for finding part-time and full-time employment in Tokyo.
Iidabashi & Shinjuku, Tokyo
Medium intensity

ARC Academy Kyoto

Study at ARC Academy in Kyoto. ARC Academy is a Japanese language school in the heart of Kyoto.
Marutamachi, Kyoto
Medium intensity

Yokohama Design College (YDC)

Study at the YDC, Yokohama Design College in Yokohama. YDC is a Japanese language school where you can study together with high school and college Japanese students
Nishi Ward, Yokohama
Medium intensity

ISI Japanese Language School Takadanobaba

Study at ISI Takadanobaba in Tokyo. ISI is a Japanese language school group for students who want to further their education in Japan after the language course
Takadanobaba, Tokyo
Medium-high intensity

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

Study at the Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute in Tokyo. SJLI is a Japanese language school for students who want learn practical Japanese language they can use in their Japanese life.
Takadanobaba, Tokyo
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Japan Tokyo International School

Study in the heart of Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district at Japan Tokyo International School.
Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo
Medium intensity

ALA Academy of Language Arts

Study at ALA Japanese Language School in Tokyo. ALA is a Japanese Language school that attracts students from over 40 different countries
Iidabashi, Tokyo
Medium intensity

Yoshida Institute of Japanese Language

Since its founding in 1986, the Yoshida Institute of Japanese Language has helped over 4,500 students learn Japanese. They boast a friendly atmosphere among students from many different countries.
Waseda, Tokyo
Medium intensity

TOYO Language School

Experience the extensive range of Japanese language courses available at Toyo Language School, located in Tokyo's Nishi Kasai.
Nishi-Kasai, Tokyo
Medium intensity

Intercultural Institute of Japan

Study at the Intercultural Institute in Tokyo. Interculture Institute is a Japanese language school in the heart of Akihabara
Akihabara, Tokyo
Medium intensity

Tokyo Galaxy Japanese Language School

Design your own experience for learning Japanese at Tokyo Galaxy Japanese Language School in the heart of Tokyo.
Shinkawa, Tokyo
Medium intensity

KAI Language School

Study at KAI Language School in Tokyo. KAI is a Japanese language school in the heart of Shin-Okubo Korean Town of Tokyo
Shin-Okubo, Tokyo
Medium-high intensity

ICLC

Study Japanese at The International Center for Language and Culture (ICLC), a Japanese language school on the tropical island of Okinawa.
Naha, Okinawa
Medium intensity

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Vocational schools in Japan teach in a range of areas including IT, fashion, beauty, manga, and more. A great option for those who want to work in Japan in a particular industry.

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Japan has some of the best universities in the world and graduating with a degree from a Japanese university opens the doors to job opportunities in Japan.

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Join students from all over the world and learn Japanese online from professional Japanese teachers in Japan with group lessons and private lessons.

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Yokohama is Japan’s second-largest city by population and just a stone’s throw away from Tokyo. It was the first port to open up to foreign trade after Japan ended its period of isolation and as such, it grew up with strong Western and Chinese influences.
The capital of Japan and the largest city in the world, Tokyo is the place to be if you love the big city life. There is always something to do, incredible festivals to attend, museums to visit and plenty of places to eat and drink (great for practising your Japanese and meeting new people!). And for such a large metropolis, there are many areas where it can feel surprisingly quiet and tranquil.
Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture, but most people might recognise it as the home of Japan’s oldest beer brand. It’s one of Japan’s youngest cities, with 1868 recognised as its official birth year and a population of just 7 people in 1857.
Vibrant and a little rough around the edges (but with a heart of gold), Osaka is what some people consider to be the more down-to-earth alternative to Tokyo. While Osaka is the second-largest metropolitan area in Japan and the economic powerhouse of the Kansai region, it is also described by many as friendlier and more easy-going than its eastern rival.
Naha is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture and the most populated city on Okinawa Island, the largest of the prefecture's 160 islands. Between the 15th and 17th centuries, Okinawa was its own kingdom and experienced flourishing trade with other nearby countries, leading to a unique culture that you won't find anywhere else in Japan. You can experience remnants of this time through the many castle ruins that are scattered around Okinawa Island and are easily accessed from Naha.
Okayama is located right between the popular cities of Osaka and Hiroshima and offers similarly breathtaking coastal scenes. One of Japan's most beautiful castles is right in the city center in close proximity to the Korakuen gardens. The famous art island Naoshima and historical town of Kurashiki are just outside of Okayama City and the Shikoku region is just one bridge away!
Oita City is the capital of Oita prefecture, located on Kyushu, the third-largest of Japan's five main islands. Oita prefecture, much like the rest of Kyushu, is famous for its sweeping nature and its close proximity to both mountain and sea. It's also famous for onsen and is known as the onsen prefecture.
Conveniently situated right between Tokyo and Osaka, Nagoya is a large city in Aichi prefecture that boasts one of Japan's most beautiful castles and a rich samurai history. Despite being the country's fourth most populated city, the cost of living is relatively low. Nagoya offers big city perks such as one of Japan's largest ports, big corporations and famous educational institutions, while also providing access to historical sites like Shirakawago and Kiso valley.
When it comes to Japanese history and culture, you’re not going to find a place more significant than Kyoto. This city holds incredible cultural value as the former seat of the imperial court and has many temples, shrines, traditional gardens and palaces. Since it was spared from extensive damage during World War II, it is now one of Japan’s most well-preserved cities.
Kurume is a large city in Kyushu, just 30 minutes from Fukuoka City, which combines city life with access to nature. The warm community, serene riversides, picturesque mountains, easy transportation links and designation as a WHO-certified "Safe Community" make it a perfect study destination for students looking for a balance between city living and access to nature.
Live near the foot of the sacred Mt Fuji and get in touch with Japan’s nature by studying in Kofu. This city of less than 200,000 people is the capital of the Yamanashi Prefecture and attracts visitors for its nature, local fruit, wine and onsen. Go camping and hiking in the nearby Fuji Five Lakes district in summer and warm up in a local onsen with views of Mt Fuji during winter.
Kobe is located between the sea and the mountains and sits right across the bay from Osaka. Like Yokohama, it’s a major port city and was one of the first to open up to foreign trade following the end of Japan’s period of isolation.
Located on the coast and closer to mainland Asia than Tokyo, Fukuoka has been an important and influential city for a long time. It was chosen as a landing point during the Mongol invasions of the 13th Century and its port is now a major transport hub for nearby islands and Busan in South Korea.
Beppu is located on Kyushu, the third-largest of Japan's five main islands. Oita prefecture, much like the rest of Kyushu, is famous for its sweeping nature and its close proximity to both mountain and sea. It's also famous for onsen and is known as the onsen prefecture.

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From choosing the right school for you, to helping you settle into your new life in Japan, you can rely on us for support and guidance.

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Start researching your options - city, duration, visa, school & contact us with any questions and to start your application
8 months before
Start 150 hours of study to meet visa requirements. You can do this either at a language institution or with our online course.
7-5 months before
Send your application documents & pay the school application fee to reserve your spot
3-1 months before
Pay the tuition fee to your chosen school. Book your flights
2 months before
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Receive your COE and submit it to your Japanese embassy to get your Japan student visa. Start packing for Japan!
Arrive in Japan
Get settled in your accommodation, register your residence at the ward office, sign up for health insurance and apply for the pension exemption. Start school!
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Archives: Schools

Interculture Language Academy

Interculture Language Academy is the 7th oldest Japanese language school in Japan, and the oldest in Kobe. The school is family-run, with a lot of experience in creating a strong international environment and a close-knit culture.
Kobe
Medium intensity

Kurume Seminar Specialized Training College

Kurume Seminar started in 1967 as a cram school for Japanese people. In the early 21st century, the Japanese Language Department was established in line with the spread of the global economy and the development of Asian countries.
Fukuoka
Medium intensity

ISI Language School Harajuku & Shibuya

ISI Shibuya and Harajuku Japanese language schools focus their courses to help each student work towards their ideal future career in Japan.
Harajuku & Shibuya, Tokyo
Medium-high intensity

Sendagaya Japanese Institute

Master Japanese in Japan with Sendagaya Japanese Institute.
Komagome and Takadanobaba, Tokyo
Medium-high intensity

Yokohama International Education Academy

Study at Yokohama International Education Academy. The school has provided quality Japanese language education since 1988.
Nishi, Yokohama
Medium-high intensity

Hokkaido Japanese Language Academy

Come study at one of Sapporo's best language schools and enjoy Japanese life in beautiful Hokkaido.
Chuo, Sapporo
Medium-high intensity

Yu Language Academy Sapporo

Study Japanese at Yu Academy Language School in Sapporo. With courses for all levels, JLPT preparation and cultural activities throughout the year.
Chuo, Sapporo
Medium intensity

Fukuoka Foreign Language College (FFLC)

Study at the Fukuoka Foreign Language College in Fukuoka. FFLC is a Japanese language school that offers support for finding part-time and full-time employment in Fukuoka
Higashi, Fukuoka
Medium-high intensity

Asuka

Learn Japanese in Oita with Asuka Japanese Language School.
Higashiomichi, Oita
Medium intensity

Okayama Institute of Languages

Learn Japanese with Okayama Institute of Languages. Okayama is a welcoming and homey place that offers all the conveniences of a city with a small-town atmosphere!
Kita, Okayama
Medium intensity

UNITAS

Unitas was founded in 1970 and is part of the Teikyo University Group, the largest education group in Japan. Study in Japan at UNITAS with Go! Go! Nihon
Kofu, Yamanashi
Medium intensity

Nagoya International Academy

Learn Japanese in Aichi, Nagoya with Nagoya International Academy Japanese language school.
Meito, Nagoya
Low-medium intensity

Communica Institute

Communica Institute offers great teachers that have business and language teaching backgrounds and who can work together with students to plan their futures. Course materials include original business Japanese textbooks targeted for three levels and internships are available at Japanese companies.
Chuo, Kobe
Medium intensity

ECC Kokusai Language School

Study at ECC Language School in Umeda, Osaka. ECC is a Japanese language school for students who want to further their education in Japan after the language course
Kita, Osaka
Medium-high intensity

Daiwa Academy

Find the perfect balance in your Japanese language studies at Osaka's Daiwa Academy.
Sakai, Osaka
Medium intensity

ISI Language School Kyoto

Learn more about ISI Language School Kyoto, opening in July 2017 with brand new facilities located in the rich historic city of Kyoto.
Nakagyo, Kyoto
Medium intensity

Akamonkai

Study at Akamonkai Language School in Tokyo. Akamonkai is a Japanese language school that offers Japanese language and business courses.
Nippori, Tokyo
Medium-high intensity
High intensity

ARC Academy Tokyo & Shinjuku

Study at ARC Academy in Tokyo, located in Iidabashi and Shinjuku. ARC Academy offers support for finding part-time and full-time employment in Tokyo.
Iidabashi & Shinjuku, Tokyo
Medium intensity

ARC Academy Kyoto

Study at ARC Academy in Kyoto. ARC Academy is a Japanese language school in the heart of Kyoto.
Marutamachi, Kyoto
Medium intensity

Yokohama Design College (YDC)

Study at the YDC, Yokohama Design College in Yokohama. YDC is a Japanese language school where you can study together with high school and college Japanese students
Nishi Ward, Yokohama
Medium intensity

ISI Japanese Language School Takadanobaba

Study at ISI Takadanobaba in Tokyo. ISI is a Japanese language school group for students who want to further their education in Japan after the language course
Takadanobaba, Tokyo
Medium-high intensity

Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

Study at the Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute in Tokyo. SJLI is a Japanese language school for students who want learn practical Japanese language they can use in their Japanese life.
Takadanobaba, Tokyo
Medium intensity
Medium-high intensity

Japan Tokyo International School

Study in the heart of Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district at Japan Tokyo International School.
Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo
Medium intensity

ALA Academy of Language Arts

Study at ALA Japanese Language School in Tokyo. ALA is a Japanese Language school that attracts students from over 40 different countries
Iidabashi, Tokyo
Medium intensity

Yoshida Institute of Japanese Language

Since its founding in 1986, the Yoshida Institute of Japanese Language has helped over 4,500 students learn Japanese. They boast a friendly atmosphere among students from many different countries.
Waseda, Tokyo
Medium intensity

TOYO Language School

Experience the extensive range of Japanese language courses available at Toyo Language School, located in Tokyo's Nishi Kasai.
Nishi-Kasai, Tokyo
Medium intensity

Intercultural Institute of Japan

Study at the Intercultural Institute in Tokyo. Interculture Institute is a Japanese language school in the heart of Akihabara
Akihabara, Tokyo
Medium intensity

Tokyo Galaxy Japanese Language School

Design your own experience for learning Japanese at Tokyo Galaxy Japanese Language School in the heart of Tokyo.
Shinkawa, Tokyo
Medium intensity

KAI Language School

Study at KAI Language School in Tokyo. KAI is a Japanese language school in the heart of Shin-Okubo Korean Town of Tokyo
Shin-Okubo, Tokyo
Medium-high intensity

ICLC

Study Japanese at The International Center for Language and Culture (ICLC), a Japanese language school on the tropical island of Okinawa.
Naha, Okinawa
Medium intensity

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