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Genki Japanese School Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan
Perfect 5.0
School 5.0
Accommodation 5.0
Course 5.0
Free time activities 5.0
The study environment was really nice and all the teachers were great and i could really learn a lot. I especially liked Sakumi Sensei.

This acclaimed and award-winning Japanese language school in the center of Tokyo offers small-group, high-intensity classes and lots of fun cultural activities.

Genki Japanese and Culture School (GenkiJACS) is a revolutionary Japanese language school, located just minutes on foot from Shinjuku Station, in the most fun part of Tokyo. Despite that, the school is an oasis of calm, situated in the beautiful grounds of a famous shrine.

The school is incredibly flexible. Courses start every Monday throughout the year, and run for as many weeks as you want to study. Choose from a variety of fun courses, including Japanese Plus Traditional Culture, Pop Culture, and more. Accommodation options include homestay, dorm, and private apartment. And the school usually organizes between 7 and 10 extra-curricular activities per week, to keep students busy.

Classes are extremely small, with a maximum of 8 students, so you have lots of chances to practice with the teacher, and get personal attention to your learning needs. Classes are focused on the learning styles of people from European language backgrounds.

GenkiJACS was voted as 2016's Star World Language School, the highest award in the language travel industry, and the first time that a Japanese school has ever won this award! The school is also accredited internationally by IALC, the International Association of Language Centres.


Standard Japanese TOP CHOICE
From 18 years old 8 students per class 1 lesson — 50 minutes

This course offers 20 classes per week, focused on communicative Japanese for everyday life and work. You'll learn the 4 skills, with a special emphasis on speaking and listening. Each day you'll learn new grammar in the afternoon, have homework that evening, then practice in class the next morning. And you'll be fluent in Japanese before you know it!


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Private residence

25 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
No meals

A private room in a guesthouse means there are always other people around to interact with, and most of them are Japanese, so more chances to practice your skills!

no meals


50 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
Breakfast only/breakfast only

Staying with a Japanese family is a great way to experience the real way of life, and learn almost as much as you'll learn at school.

Private Apartment (1 review)

30 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Private apartments are usually close to a hotel room in quality, but quite a bit cheaper, and can be rented by the week. They include a bed, living room area, kitchen area, and bathroom. Generally all required appliances are included. High-speed wired Internet is provided for no extra charge. Most private apartments are centrally located in downtown Tokyo.

All apartments have air conditioning, a bed, and are fully furnished. They also have a kitchen area (with cooking and eating implements), washing machine, and a bath and shower. Amenities such as shampoo, toilet paper, and bedsheets are provided. The apartment includes high-speed Internet access.


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Flight is not included. We recommend you book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.


September 2017

I studied for 3 weeks at GenkiJacs Tokyo by the time of writing this review I still have 2 days left. What i can tell so far is that it was really a nice experience. The study environment was really nice and all the teachers were great and i could really learn a lot. I especially liked Sakumi Sensei. She has a great way to teach with her cheerful attitude. All the other teachers were great too and acted very professional and friendly. The size of the classes is good too . I also liked the things provided at student lounge, you can read magazines and japanese manga for free. The free time activities made by the school were also really nice. I really enjoyed the hicking trip to Mount Takao. All in all I can highly recommend studying with GenkiJacs if you want to study Japanese in Japan.

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Hanazono Building 3F,
Shinjuku 5-17-6,
Average age: 26
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