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ISI Language School Kyoto

ISI Language School Kyoto opened in July 2017. Students can expect high-quality facilities and buildings, along with the knowledge and teaching experience of the ISI educational group. Experience a modern language school located in one of the most traditional cities that Japan has to offer.

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Study at ISI Language School in Kyoto with Go! Go! Nihon

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Spots are limited, and deadlines are subject to change. We recommend all students to contact Go! Go! Nihon and submit their application well in advance of the deadline. We are also accepting applications for the April 2025 term.

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Courses that fit your needs

ISI offers a wide range of elective courses, such as, a top university preparatory course, JLPT preparation, reading and writing, and practical speaking. You’ll be able to get the education that you fits your future plan in Japan.

WiFi available

Free Wifi is available to students.

Student lounge available

Mix and mingle with your fellow students or do some last minute studying in the student lounge.

English speaking staff available

There will be English-speaking staff available to assist you with any issues that may arise during your time at the school.

Small classes

Smaller than average class sizes means that each student gets more attention compared to other schools.

Accepts beginner students

Even if you’ve never studied Japanese before, that’s not a problem! You can start from scratch at this school.

Study room available

There is a dedicated space for students to focus on their studies.

School library

There is a modern library open to students with books and other resources available.


Our school is located in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

KYOTO – Kyoto is arguably the most historically and culturally rich city in Japan. With great numbers of amazing temples, shrines, and other places that will give you great inspiration, there is no better place for someone wanting to fully experience traditional Japan. With 1.4 million people and more than 30 universities, Kyoto is one of the leading academic cities in Japan.

Kyoto is not all about historical things though. It is also home to several modern technology companies like video game giant, Nintendo. Despite being a “small” city compared to Tokyo, you will enjoy both ultra-modern and traditional shopping districts as Kyoto locals are just as fashion-aware and updated as Tokyo residents. If that’s still not enough, Japan’s third largest city, Osaka, is just about 30 minutes away by train.


Emmachi (6 min)
JR Sanin Main Line

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We are now accepting applications for October 2024 term

ISI Language School Kyoto

Our Japanese Courses

ISI Language School Kyoto


The course is suitable for serious students, especially those who aim to go to Japanese college, university, or pass the higher levels of the JLPT. This is the only full 2-year course available at ISI Kyoto.

Course length

3 months
6 - 24 months

Available starts

January - April - July - October
School usually starts in the first or second week of the month’s term start.

Schedule (weekdays)

Morning class 08:50 to 12:00
Afternoon class 13:00 to 16:10
Course hours per week: 15

Other features

JLPT prep elective classes
These JLPT classes will prepare you for levels N2 or N1. They will focus on teaching you techniques to pass the test and will focus on the different sections that you will encounter in the test.

Higher education prep
This elective class prepares you for the EJU test, which is required for all students aiming to attend university in Japan.

School Intensity
This school is of Medium-High Intensity which means that they teach material at a very efficient pace. In general, you can expect to study daily for about 2 hours outside of class, depending on your level. So if you're someone who is serious about Japanese and committed to learning quickly yet still want some free time, this school could be right for you!

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Total course costs

The total course costs in these charts include class time, staff guidance and some school activities. Study materials and textbooks are also included for both short-term and long-term students. The long-term course fees also include an extended student insurance plan for injuries and accidents.

The current prices will be effective until the January 2025 term. Fees will increase from April 2025.


Term breakdown

TERM 1 - 2
In this course, you will learn reading, listening, writing, and speaking in a balanced manner. You will be able to read and write hiragana and katakana, read simple sentences in the elementary 1 level, and will be able to read and write sentences about familiar topics in the elementary 2 level. You will be used to Japanese pronunciation in this course.

TERM 3 - 5
In this course, you can learn simple idioms and onomatopoeic expressions, so that you can understand common expressions in daily conversation with local people. You can learn Japanese society and culture using articles in newspaper or magazines and news. You will be able to express opinions and feelings by composing sentences and verbal communication. You can prepare for EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) in this course.

TERM 6 - 8
In this course, you learn more difficult idioms and onomatopoeic expressions, so that you can understand official expressions which are often used in newspaper articles. You will be able to modify the structure of sentences and use various expressions in conversations depending on the occasion. You will be able to grasp the main ideas of paragraphs and express opinions and feeling effectively. You can prepare for EJU (Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students) in this course.

ISI Language School Kyoto

Student demographics

Students come from all over the world to study at this school.

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Tuition Costs Breakdown

Weekly course fees

3 months fees

Enrollment Fee¥20,000
Tuition Fee ¥177,000
Other Fees ¥22,000

6 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥77,000
Tuition Fee ¥354,000
Other Fees ¥44,000

9 months fees

12 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥77,000
Tuition Fee ¥708,000
Other Fees ¥88,000

15 months fees

18 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥77,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,062,000
Other Fees ¥132,000

21 months fees

24 months fees

Application Fee ¥22,000
Enrollment Fee ¥77,000
Tuition Fee ¥1,416,000
Other Fees ¥176,000

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