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
Guest house, Host family, Private apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
United States, United Kingdom, France, etc..
ratings
93 authentic opinions

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

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Standard course

Beginner to Intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 540.- GBP
(54000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Guest house, single room, no meals
1
54000 JPY
JPY
JPY
2
86500 JPY
169560 JPY
136000 JPY
3
119000 JPY
233840 JPY
183500 JPY
4
151500 JPY
298120 JPY
231000 JPY
6
216500 JPY
426680 JPY
326000 JPY
8
281500 JPY
555240 JPY
421000 JPY
12
411500 JPY
812360 JPY
611000 JPY
16
541500 JPY
1069480 JPY
801000 JPY
24
801500 JPY
1583720 JPY
1181000 JPY
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

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 to Intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 640.- GBP
(64000.- JPY)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 + 1 hour to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Guest house, single room, no meals
1
64000 JPY
JPY
JPY
2
106500 JPY
189560 JPY
156000 JPY
3
149000 JPY
263840 JPY
213500 JPY
4
191500 JPY
338120 JPY
271000 JPY
6
276500 JPY
486680 JPY
386000 JPY
8
361500 JPY
635240 JPY
501000 JPY
12
531500 JPY
932360 JPY
731000 JPY
16
701500 JPY
1229480 JPY
961000 JPY
24
1041500 JPY
1823720 JPY
1421000 JPY
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

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

Course + traditional culture

Beginner to Intermediate, 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 640.- GBP
(64000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 6h. traditional culture
Course duration
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 + Saturday 09:00 / 10:00-16:00 / 17:00 (activities)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Guest house, single room, no meals
1
64000 JPY
JPY
JPY
2
106500 JPY
189560 JPY
156000 JPY
3
149000 JPY
263840 JPY
213500 JPY
4
191500 JPY
338120 JPY
271000 JPY
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

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

Course + Pop culture

Beginner to Intermediate, 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 640.- GBP
(64000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 6h. pop culture
Course duration
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 + Saturday 09:00 / 10:00-16:00 / 17:00 (activities)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Guest house, single room, no meals
1
64000 JPY
JPY
JPY
2
106500 JPY
189560 JPY
156000 JPY
3
149000 JPY
263840 JPY
213500 JPY
4
191500 JPY
338120 JPY
271000 JPY
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ GBP 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) (not available in June/July/August) 6500 JPY
Extra night (Guest House) 2150 JPY
Extra night with host family, half board 4540 JPY
Extra night in a private apartment 4000 JPY
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (01.07-31.08.2019) 3250 JPY
Airport transfer (on arrival) (before 20:00 (Public transport)
Compulsory (under 18 y.o.)
25000 JPY

Other accommodation options

Private apartment, single room, no meals ((18+))

Course info

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

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93 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Spain
/ 5
5 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (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)
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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)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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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)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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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)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
24 weeks, January – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
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37 years old - Italy
/ 5
12 weeks, March – June 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 (5 / 5) (Host family)
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Bin sehr positiv überrascht von meinem Sprachaufenthalt.
4 weeks, April – May 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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18 years old - France
/ 5
25 weeks, November 2018 – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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School highlights
« Classe en petit comité et professeurs très compétants »
36 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Énormément d’allemands dans la même classe. Du coup, dur d’éviter qu’ils discutent en allemand même durant les cours. Les classes sont minuscules, pour travailler c’est pas l’ideal. Difficile de poser ses différents cahiers. Le livre était peu utilisé à part pour quelques exercises ou listes de vocabulaire. Mais je l’ai gardé car il contient pas mal d’explications grammaticales. Nous avions pas mal de devoirs ce qui entretenait ce que nous apprenions. Nous changions fréquemment de professeurs, ce qui impliquait de recevoir des méthodes différentes, et je pense que cela était constructif. Bonne qualité d’enseignement. J’étais dans un appartement à 25 Minutes en transport de l’école. Minuscule, je m’y attendais mais fonctionnel dirons-nous. Il manquait cela dit des choses importantes pour manger. Manger un kiwi avec des baguettes c’est pas l’idéal... ni couteau ni fourchette ni cuillère. Lorsqu’on loge des étudiants étrangers, on s’attends à ce type de besoins. Il n’y a pas non plus de séchoirs à linge à la buanderie comme pourtant décrit dans le prospectus. Et surtout, j’etais censée accéder facilement à internet ce qui a pris plusieurs jours. Ils pourraient également installer des poubelles à tri afin d’éviter de devoir garder dans ce minuscule appartement des poubelles pour trier correctement comme exigée. Ils ont simplement 2 gros contenaires un pour bouteilles Pet et un pour le général. Du coup, j’ai trié pour rien tous mes déchêts. C’est la 3ème fois que j’utilise vos services pour un voyage linguistique, de manière générale, j’ai toujours été très satisfaite du choix de vos écoles, de la qualité du service et des prix.
2 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« J’ai dû réapprendre ce que j’avais déjà appris mais ce n’était pas une mauvaise chose, c’était un bon refresh. Je sais à présent lire et écrire les hiragana et reconnaître les katakana. »
School highlights
« La plupart des enseignants étaient très bons, l’accueil agréable et la réception toujours aidante. »
Top tips
« Les expos dans les musées et faire le tour des parcs de la ville durant les Sakura. »
33 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Schule ist direkt gelegen am Hanazono-Schrein. Das hatte schon ein besonderes Flair. Tokio als größte Metropole der Welt ist sicherlich nicht für jeden was. Doch wenn ich nicht gerade zur Rushhour zur Schule musste, war es deutlich besser.
2 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Other)
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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
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
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.

Dormitory / shared bedroom
With this option, 2 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. Prices and information on request.

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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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

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