Japanese Plus Culture Course in Kyoto

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Experience Life in Japan, Learning Japanese in the Beautiful Kyoto

Have fun learning about the culture, while studying the language.


Recommended for: 

Beginners of all ages (from 16+), up to intermediate level (JLPT N3) who would like to experience life in the beautiful Kyoto; where the traditional culture is. A convenient city surrounded by mountains and rivers, it is the perfect place to learn Japanese.

Too good at Japanese? See our intensive coursesspeaking courses or holiday courses.


  • New modern building & facilities with a traditional influence
  • Half of the lessons focus on your choice of:
    • Reading & writing;
    • Practical conversation;
    • Cultural Experience class or
    • Studying for the JLPT N4 or N3 (Japanese Language Proficiency Test, beginner to intermediate levels).
  • The other half of the lessons are for learning about the Japanese culture, by doing trips and cultural exchanges with Japanese people. These lessons let you use the Japanese you learnt in class.


Medium - A great balance between learning and activities


School Features:

√ International Study Institute Group has over 40 years of experience

√ Winner of the 2017 World Language School Award

√ New, modern building designed to look like a traditional Japanese styled house (Machiya)

√ Cozy open terrace café

√ PC room, Cultural study room, Library, Self-study room, IT class rooms, Auditorium, Vending machines, Water coolers and Wi-Fi available.

√ Use of technology to enhance learning

√ Join the special SNS (social networking service) specific for Kyoto campus students, to get information about Kyoto, Japanese language, the culture, and connect with fellow students and teachers.

√ English-speaking staff available

√ Part-time job finding support. (For those with an eligible visa. You are allowed to work part-time for up to 28 hours a week on a student visa with permission). Enquire for more information.

√ All classes are conducted in Japanese. This direct teaching method allows you to start thinking in Japanese, meaning you will learn at a much faster pace. The teachers will bring cards with drawings, so even if you are a beginner, you will have no problem understanding what they are saying.

√ Certificate of completion upon finishing the course, showing your Japanese level

√ Many various cultural events and tours organised on weekends, allowing students to interact with Japanese people and students from other courses.



Monday - Friday

8:50 - 9:35

General Japanese Class 1

9:45 - 10:30

General Japanese Class 2

10:40 - 11:25

Elective lesson 1
(Choose from cultural experience class, practical conversation class, reading comprehension/writing class or the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) class for passing N3 or N4 JLPT (intermediate level)).

11:35 - 12:20

Elective lesson 2
(Choose from cultural experience class, practical conversation class, reading comprehension/writing class or the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) class for passing N3 or N4 JLPT (intermediate level)).




6-6 Nishinokyō Ryōmachi, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 604-8497, Japan


Note: Minimum course is 2 weeks.

The fees above is the total costs including registration for the school, material fees and course tuition.

Application and support is free through us.


Homestay and Student Housing options available in Kyoto.

More info 

Booking for more than 3 months is not recommended; you can easily extend your stay with the housing provider later.

Minimum housing and course is 2 weeks.

√ Start Planning Today √

Please apply at least one month before your starting date.

At least 6 months prior is required for student visas.

Starting Dates:

For complete beginners, every month enrolment!

Class starts every Monday. If you already know Japanese, you can start on any week.

It takes only 9 months for a complete beginner to reach intermediate level.

After 9 months, you have the option of transferring to an intensive course after passing a test.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This course is for total beginners, up to intermediate level Japanese. (Up to JLPT N3 or equivalent).
  • Be over 16 when you start the course.
  • There are students from all ages, so do not worry about age if you are older. Classes are organised by level of Japanese.
  • You do not need to be a student, have a degree or be out of high school to apply.
  • Are motivated to learn the language and have fun!
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