Practical Japanese Course

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Recommended For:

  • Learning conversation where you can adapt to new situations easily. You will be fluent before you realize!

Distinctive Features:

  • Maximum 9 people in a class.

  • Unlike a traditional school, learn at an at-home like environment with free coffee and tea.


  • Optional events for students; between 7 & 10 events a week!


No prior knowledge of Japanese is required.
Start from your current level if you know Japanese already (level check test on the first day).

You only need to know Hiragana before you start; we will help you learn this once you apply if needed.

  • Tokyo: Minimum age is 18 (no age limit)

  • Fukuoka: Minimum age is 14 (no age limit)

  • No prior education requirements.

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School accreditations:

  • Won the Star Awards World Language School award for 2016 and 2018.

School Features:

Choose from 2 different locations.

(You can even request to go to both).

Tokyo, or Fukuoka (pronounced Hukuoka).

Central Locations√
Tokyo: Short walk from Shinjuku station.
Hakata: 10 minutes from Fukuoka airport and walking distance from Hakata train station.

Great Facilities√
Library, TV Room, Elevators, Wheelchair access, Eating Area, Free Wi-Fi, Computers, After-Class Seminars, Study Area, Free coffee and tea.

Tip from past students:

Students who have been to both locations mostly report they prefer Fukuoka's location and lifestyle to study Japanese.

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With maximum 9 people in a class; you can focus more on your Japanese and learn better while forming closer bonds with friendly classmates and teachers.


(Sample only; actual schedule may differ depending on the level.)

AM: Skills application class; two 50-minute classes.

PM: Japanese grammar; two 50-minute classes.


20 class hours per week.

Optional Classes:

The school now also offers:

  • Exam Skills (once a week, ¥2,150 per lesson)

  • Kanji Skills (once a week, ¥2,150 per lesson)

  • Private Lessons (¥6,500 per lesson)

Traditional Culture Module

  • Activities include:
    Visits to various temples and shrines, calligraphy lessons, Traditional tea ceremony, plus:

  • Tokyo:
    Japanese sweets making, Making wind chimes, Making traditional Japanese paper, Woodblock engraving for stamps and more.

  • Fukuoka:
    Japanese gardens, Ikebana, Hakata museum, Hakata Doll Painting, Katana Sword, Zen meditation, Origami Lesson, Kimono class, Cooking Class, Japanese Drums and more.

  • 1 module includes 3 cultural activities held on Saturdays.

  • +10,000 JPY/week.

Pop Culture Module

  • Activities include:
    Maid Cafe, Manga Drawing Lesson, Cat cafe, Cosplay Lesson, Making Display Foods, plus:

  • Tokyo:
    TOYOTA theme park, Nakano Broadway, Animation Museum, Japanese Sword Play Lesson, Owl Cafe, Harajuku Stroll, Digital Illustration Lesson, Game Cafe, and more.

  • Fukuoka:
    Otaku Map Tour, Canal City, Fukuoka Tower & Robot Square, Character Bento Work shop, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Pottery and more.

  • 1 module includes 3 cultural activities held on Saturdays.

  • +10,000 JPY/week.

Starting Dates:

Every Monday!

You will be placed in a class that suits your level, after a level check test.

Complete beginners must start on the first Monday of every month, and third Mondays in June, July and August.

Total Costs:

Registration* and textbook/material fee: 21,500 JPY (one-time payment for starting)

Tuition for Practical Japanese Course: 32,500 JPY per week.

Choose the number of weeks you wish to study! Minimum 1 week.

Prices from school:


6 months discount: 590,000 JPY (24 weeks tuition) (26% Discount applied!)

12 months discount: 990,000 JPY (40 weeks tuition, 9 weeks holiday) (24% Discount applied!)

These are the full prices including registration* to school and materials.

*Please note that the school charges this whether you use our website or not. 
You pay the same price direct to the school.

Want to study this course?

Begin your application today before spaces become full.

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