Japanese school in Tokyo: Genki Japanese and Culture School

Key points

  • Ideal school location in a lively district
  • Tranquillity and high quality teaching
  • Multifaceted city with a mix of tradition and modernity
  • Unlimited entertainment options and cultural discoveries

The school

Levels
Beginner to Intermediate
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Guest house, Apartment, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
United States, Switzerland, Germany, etc..

Our partner school offers you the chance to learn Japanese in the heart of Tokyo! The Shinjuku train station is just a few minutes’ walk away, and the surrounding streets are lined with shops and attractions. The school is located in Tokyo's entertainment district with views of the iconic Hanazono Shrine, a mid-17th century Shinto sanctuary. Specifically designed for foreign students, the academic programme mainly focuses on communication. The course centre offers unexpected peacefulness in this lively neighbourhood and is home to 9 bright classrooms equipped with audio/video learning material. Other facilities include a student lounge, a library and a study room. With its outstanding facilities, the school is the ideal setting for a Japanese course for international students from around the world!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Beginner to intermediate (B1-B2), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 410.- GBP
(55000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to intermediate (B1-B2)
Students/class
Max 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 (Mon, Fri), 11:00-15:00 (Tues, Thu), 14:05-17:45 (Wed)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Guest house, single room, no meals (18+)
1
55000 JPY
107550 JPY
2
88000 JPY
173100 JPY
138000 JPY
3
121000 JPY
238650 JPY
186000 JPY
4
154000 JPY
304200 JPY
234000 JPY
6
220000 JPY
435300 JPY
330000 JPY
8
286000 JPY
566400 JPY
426000 JPY
12
418000 JPY
828600 JPY
618000 JPY
16
550000 JPY
1090800 JPY
810000 JPY
24
814000 JPY
1615200 JPY
1194000 JPY
Extra week (24+)
33000 JPY
65550 JPY
48000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (06.07-04.09.2020) 3300 JPY

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(31.08.2020 - 01.01.2021)
7000 JPY
Extra night (host family) 4650 JPY
Extra night (18+) (guest house) 2150 JPY
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 32550 JPY
Retention fee (guest house) (per week) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (before 20:00)
Compulsory (under 18 y.o.)
25000 JPY
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 01.06 / 15.06 / 06.07 / 20.07 / 03.08 / 17.08 / 07.09 / 05.10 / 03.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 10.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 01.05 / 10.08 / 02.11 / 23.11 / 31.12.2020
Holidays
04.05.2020 - 06.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start before 20:00
Departure: Sunday following course end

Conversation course

Elementary (A1) to intermediate (B1-B2), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 485.- GBP
(65000.- JPY)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Conversation (group): 5 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to intermediate (B1-B2)
Students/class
Max 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-13:10 (Mon, Fri), 11:00-15:00 (Tues, Thu), 14:05-17:45 (Wed)
Conversation (group): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Guest house, single room, no meals (18+)
1
65000 JPY
117550 JPY
2
108000 JPY
193100 JPY
158000 JPY
3
151000 JPY
268650 JPY
216000 JPY
4
194000 JPY
344200 JPY
274000 JPY
6
280000 JPY
495300 JPY
390000 JPY
8
366000 JPY
646400 JPY
506000 JPY
12
538000 JPY
948600 JPY
738000 JPY
16
710000 JPY
1250800 JPY
970000 JPY
24
1054000 JPY
1855200 JPY
1434000 JPY
Extra week (24+)
43000 JPY
75550 JPY
58000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (06.07-04.09.2020) 3300 JPY

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(31.08.2020 - 01.01.2021)
7000 JPY
Extra night (host family) 4650 JPY
Extra night (18+) (guest house) 2150 JPY
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 32550 JPY
Retention fee (guest house) (per week) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (before 20:00)
Compulsory (under 18 y.o.)
25000 JPY
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 10.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 01.05 / 10.08 / 02.11 / 23.11 / 31.12.2020
Holidays
04.05.2020 - 06.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start before 20:00
Departure: Sunday following course end

Japanese + culture (traditional culture)

Beginner to intermediate (B1-B2), 1 - 4 week(s)
1 week From 485.- GBP
(65000.- JPY)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Culture: 6 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to intermediate (B1-B2)
Students/class
Max 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-13:10 (Mon, Fri), 11:00-15:00 (Tues, Thu), 14:05-17:45 (Wed)
Culture: 09:30-12:30 + 13:30-16:30 (Sat)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Guest house, single room, no meals (18+)
1
65000 JPY
117550 JPY
2
108000 JPY
193100 JPY
158000 JPY
3
151000 JPY
268650 JPY
216000 JPY
4
194000 JPY
344200 JPY
274000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (06.07-04.09.2020) 3300 JPY

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(31.08.2020 - 01.01.2021)
7000 JPY
Extra night (host family) 4650 JPY
Extra night (18+) (guest house) 2150 JPY
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 32550 JPY
Retention fee (guest house) (per week) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (before 20:00)
Compulsory (under 18 y.o.)
25000 JPY
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 01.06 / 15.06 / 06.07 / 20.07 / 03.08 / 17.08 / 07.09 / 05.10 / 03.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 10.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 01.05 / 10.08 / 02.11 / 23.11 / 31.12.2020
Holidays
04.05.2020 - 06.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start before 20:00
Departure: Sunday following course end

Japanese + culture (Pop culture)

Beginner to intermediate (B1-B2), 1 - 4 week(s)
1 week From 485.- GBP
(65000.- JPY)
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 50 minutes
+ Culture: 6 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to intermediate (B1-B2)
Students/class
Max 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:30-13:10 (Mon, Fri), 11:00-15:00 (Tues, Thu), 14:05-17:45 (Wed)
Culture: 09:30-12:30 + 13:30-16:30 (Sat)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Guest house, single room, no meals (18+)
1
65000 JPY
117550 JPY
2
108000 JPY
193100 JPY
158000 JPY
3
151000 JPY
268650 JPY
216000 JPY
4
194000 JPY
344200 JPY
274000 JPY
JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (06.07-04.09.2020) 3300 JPY

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(31.08.2020 - 01.01.2021)
7000 JPY
Extra night (host family) 4650 JPY
Extra night (18+) (guest house) 2150 JPY
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 32550 JPY
Retention fee (guest house) (per week) 15000 JPY
Airport transfer (pick-up) (before 20:00)
Compulsory (under 18 y.o.)
25000 JPY
Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 06.04 / 11.05 / 01.06 / 15.06 / 06.07 / 20.07 / 03.08 / 17.08 / 07.09 / 05.10 / 03.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 13.01 / 10.02 / 24.02 / 20.03 / 01.05 / 10.08 / 02.11 / 23.11 / 31.12.2020
Holidays
04.05.2020 - 06.05.2020
23.07.2020 - 24.07.2020
21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start before 20:00
Departure: Sunday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

97% of students recommending this school

Destination
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

98 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - France
/ 5
Le japon était super, un pays accueillant tou comme la famille avec qui jetait. Ce séjour était génial Cette famille était super ils m’ont super bien intégrer
2 weeks, October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
19 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ho sicuramente migliorato le mie capacità linguistiche durante il soggiorno, ma ho anche imparato a conoscere più a fondo un'altra cultura, nel mio caso, quella giapponese. »
School highlights
« Lo staff in generale e professori, sempre disponibili e le lezioni ben strutturate »
Top tips
« Di certo un periodo in famiglia all'estero è qualcosa di veramente eccezionale e aiuta a immergersi completamente nel mondo circostante. »
18 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sobre todo en conversación, he logrado una mayor fluidez en el idioma y he adquirido nuevas expresiones en vocabulario y gramática de gran utilidad en una conversación básica. »
School highlights
« La disposición de los profesores a ayudar en cualquier trámite o problema que se pudiera plantear. El método de las clases era muy dinámico y animaba a usar el idioma en todo momento. »
Top tips
« El Museo Nacional de Japón y el Museo Edo Tokio constituyen una cita fundamental a la hora de comprender el contexto histórico tanto del país como de la ciudad. Eso sí, en el segundo gran parte de la información se encuentra en Japonés, aún estando traducida la información más importante respecto a cada objeto expuesto. »
21 years old - Italy
/ 5
Tokyo è bellissima, il Giappone affascinante, e la scuola (Genki JACS) ha un'atmosfera accogliente che permette di sentirsi parte di qualcosa all'interno di questa grande città
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Pur avendo frequentato la scuola per un solo mese ho notato ottimi progressi. Il metodo di insegnamento della scuola permette di acquisire il lessico e di progredire nell'ascolto e nel parlato in tempi brevi. »
21 years old - Spain
/ 5
5 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí, los profesores ayudaban mucho y aprendias sin darte cuenta. »
School highlights
« Los profesores. »
17 years old - France
/ 5
Je suis tout simple tombé amoureuse du Japon, de sa culture et de ses habitants et leurs valeurs. Une école avec de très bon professeurs , wifi et boissons ainsi que divertissements. Une famille très aimante, présente et impliquée avec moi.Ils étaient juste incroyable je n’ai absolument aucun mauvais souvenirs avec eux.
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, car j’ai travailler chaque jours attentivement »
School highlights
« Le contact avec les professeurs, l’ambiance de classe, les élèves très sympas »
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
6 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (2 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
24 weeks, January – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Staff availability

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Host family
If you choose to stay with a local family, you’ll have the chance to dive into the Japanese culture and discover the habits of this unique and welcoming population. You’ll stay in a single room, share the bathroom with the family members and benefit from half-board or breakfast only. Bed linen and towels are provided. The families usually live 45-60 minutes from the school by public transport. Have an incredible experience in Tokyo!

Private Guesthouse (ages 18 and over)
Together with other international students or locals, you'll live in an apartment or a house located about a 40-minute commute from the school. You'll stay in a single bedroom equipped with simple furniture, and other rooms (kitchen, bathroom, etc.) are shared. Bed linen is provided but bath towels are not. This option offers independence and the opportunity to explore Tokyo as you please!

Private apartment (ages 18 and over)
Offering similar comfort to that of a hotel room, this option is, however, more affordable. Bookings are made by the week. The single bedrooms are ensuite and include a lounge area and a kitchenette. Please bring your bath towels (bed linen provided). Most private apartments are located in the centre of Tokyo.

Shared residence (Dormitory)
With this option, 4 to 6 international students or local people share a room equipped with bunk beds, desks and chairs. The kitchen, bathroom and other common rooms are shared. Bedlinen is provided on site but you must bring your own bath towels. This option offers little privacy but allows for great encounters with participants from all over the world. It will take you approx. 40 minutes by public transport to go to the school.

In Tokyo, you don’t have to choose between shopping in cutting edge commercial centres or visits to traditional, peaceful monuments. The city has both. Along with a very wide choice of leisure options and places to discover.
The Meiji sanctuary, the Imperial Palace, the authentic Asakusa district or Inokashira Park give you an insight into the impressive gap between modernity and tradition which defines Japan and its capital city so well. Every week, the school offers a cultural programme which will allow you to learn more about Japanese calligraphy, pottery, cuisine and flower decorations. Together with students from all over the world, you will explore the richness and subtleties of this age-old, mysterious culture.

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ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Save on your course in Japan

Save on your course in Japan

Book a standard course at one of our Genki partner schools in Tokyo or Fukuoka and take advantage of the following special offer: 
 
- Book 24 course weeks and pay JPY 590,000 
- Book 40 course weeks and pay JPY 990,000
 
Conditions: 
- The course must start on one of the following specific dates: 07.01, 01.04, 01.07, 29.07, 07.10.2019, 06.01, 06.04, 06.07, 03.08 or 05.10.2020. The starting dates on 01.07.2019 and on 03.08.2020 are available for the 24-week course only.  
- These special prices include both the registration fee and course material fee. 
- Students must be eligible to receive a visa waiver or long-term visa for Japan. Contact us for more information. 

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 15.09.2018