Japanese Language School: Studying in Kyoto : Walks the same roads as samurais did while studying the beautiful language, Japanese. BANZAI!

Kyoto(京都市): Studying in the heart of Japan

If you are someone who’s very much interested in going to Japan, then there’s a high chance that you have heard of Kyoto! Tourists that go to Japan immediately go to Tokyo or Kyoto, depending on what they want to experience. Tokyo is for someone who is really interested in popular culture, technology, and fashion. Kyoto, however, is for people who want to experience the tradition and for people who want to immerse themselves in Japanese culture.

Accessible by airplanes, bullet trains, cars, and by ships, Kyoto is the cultural heart and capital of Japan where most of its culture is untouched and unchanged. This makes it a mecca of every history and culture buff out there! It is located in the Kansai Region along with Osaka and Kobe, it’s a definite tourist destination! The best part about Kyoto is how unlike some of the tourist destinations in Japan, Kyotois perfect to go to in all 4 seasons, Japan has to offer!

Japanese Language School: Studying in Kyoto

Kyoto Institute of Culture and Language

One of the most diverse schools in Kyoto, they have students from all over the world, making it an ideal place to meet different people from different cultures! They have students from Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, and Africa. The school itself is very much integrated with the local tourist spots. It is a 15 minute walk from Ginkakuji Temple and you can even see Mt. Daimonji from the actual school! There are many other tourist spots located around its campus which is great for students who also would like to do a little bit of sightseeing during studying Japanese.

2019-2020 School Information

Full time student 6 months: 380,500 Yen1 year: 761,000 Yen1 year and 6 months: 1,141,500 Yen2 years: 1,522,000 Yen 
Short term classes (Summer intensive course)4 weeks: 100,000 Yen*school does not provide students with a visa
Scholarship availabilityYes
Housing support availabilityYes
Other requirementsHas completed 12 or more years of formal educationAll education related documentsFinancial record/documents(Applicants and/or sponsor)Relationship proof between applicant and guarantor/sponsor (if applicable)All legal docs proving nationality

Kyoto JaLS

This school is quite different and modern compared to the typical Japanese language school. They have a small class size of around 8 people and they also offer private classes for people who would like to speed up their learning process. They also have different courses available suited for the goals of their students ranging from a standard Japanese course4, to a JLPT preparation course, to a pop culture course, to even a Travel Japanese course! All the magic happens in Kyoto JaLS state of the art facilities and very modern building. They have over 12 group classrooms, a huge study room and even a students lounge that seats over 94 students! The only catch for this school is how unlike other Japanese schools, they do not offer student visas. This school is perfect for students who would like to have a short but intensive Japanese language course, while being able to enjoy themselves around Kyoto.

2019-2020 School Information

TuitionHere are the prices in detail
Scholarship availabilityNo
Housing support availabilityYes
Other requirementsCan acquire a tourist visa/entry into Japan

Genki Japanese and Culture School

Genki has 3 schools in Japan mainly in Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Kyoto. The Kyoto campus is located a convenient 5 minute walk from Kyoto-Kawaramachi station, which is itself is a quick 12 minute train ride from Kyoto Station. They are three time winners of the World top language school star award (2016, 2018, 2019) and is celebrated by keeping up their great teaching standards! They have relatively small class sizes having a maximum of 8 people a class and have the flexibility for students who would like to study short or long term. They also help students find accommodation which includes homestays, supervised residences, to a private apartment. 

2019-2020 School Information

Full time student *this is also available to people in Japan who already have long term visas6 months: 590,000 Yen1 year: 990,000 Yen
Short term students (people who already have a visa and are already in Japan)20 lessons/week: 32,000 YenPrivate lessons: 6,500 Yen/lesson
Scholarship availabilityNo
Housing support availabilityYes
Other requirementsApplicant must be 16 years old and aboveFinancial record/documents(applicant or sponsor must have around 1,900,000 Yen in funds)Proof of graduation from school (Junior high school or higher)Proof of employment (if applicable)Identification

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