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.
Its world-class public transport system will take you anywhere you want to go in the city, from the dazzling lights of Shinjuku to the serene mountain ranges in Okutama. Or, go a bit farther afield and make day trips to the famous Mt Fuji, the hot springs of Hakone or the sacred temples of Nikko. The possibilities for experiencing Japanese life, culture, entertainment, history, travel and food are limitless when you live in Tokyo.
Tokyo is also home to our largest selection of Japanese language schools so you’re bound to find one that fits your needs and goals. You’ll find opportunities to work part-time while studying and once you’re finished with language school, you’ll be well-positioned to continue with higher education or find full-time employment in Japan.