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Genki Japanese and Culture School:

You'll never need to take another Japanese course

Small class sizes

A maximum of just 8* students per class means a lot more attention from your teacher, making it easier to focus on your specific needs in an intimate and comfortable environment, without getting lost in the crowd.

*exceptionally may be 9 students during peak season for a short period of time

Start any Monday

Study when it suits you! Our school doesn't close for long holiday periods, so you can study with us any time of the year. We do our best to match your schedule.

*if you are a complete beginner, you may only start on the first Monday of the month, or the first/third Monday of June, July and August

Study as long as you want

Only able to slip away from work for just 2 weeks? Want to study for 3 months? Our short-term courses don't have set lengths, so we can adapt our schedule to your time-sensitive needs!

Student visas available

Study up to 18 months and work part-time to support yourself! Available exclusively at our Fukuoka school and I.C.Nagoya.

All levels accepted

Never heard a word of Japanese in your life? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Whether you're a total beginner, or have been watching anime for over ten years, we're sure to have an ongoing class suited to your level.

Star World Language School

Multiple accreditations and awards, including being voted multiple times as one of the top language schools in the world, are a guarantee of a great education.

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Total immersion

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A less touristy destination means fewer foreigners, meaning a lot more opportunity to practise your Japanese! Voted most livable city in Japan several times. Small enough to be convenient with all the comfort and amenities you expect from a big city!

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Marriage of nature and city

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An upcoming cultural hub with a strong music scene and subcultures, Nagoya is less traveled by tourists and an easy and affordable place to live and study. A great travel centre that allows you to explore the country and surrounding counties. Ghibli park, a world famous cosplay festival and much, much more!

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Heart of Japan

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Embrace Japan's historical culture. See Kyoto as it was during the Edo period. Walk the same roads as the samurai and shogunate and visit some of the oldest original shrines and temples in existence today. See what it feels to live in another century.  

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City of the future

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Even if you've never visited the city, you probably already know if you will love Tokyo or not. Spoiler alert: most people end up loving Tokyo! Experience the range of Japan’s capital city, from the traditional shrines of Asakusa to Akihabara’s otaku culture.

At Genki, we believe you can't learn a language using only a textbook. You need to feel it, use it, live it.
That's why we focus not just on teaching you the basics of grammar, but also on how to live in Japan and communicate with real Japanese people.

Our courses

Core Japanese course

You won’t get far in Japan without being able to speak the language, but using the special techniques our teachers have developed, you’ll be surprised just how easy it is to learn! Our Standard Course uses original, modern materials combined with activities based on real-world situations, improving your Japanese speaking ability in a way that gives you the flexibility to adapt to new situations. Study with us and you won’t be just studying Japanese, you’ll be actually using it in no time.

Lesson system:
Two grammar lessons and two lessons focused on speaking, listening, writing or reading, every weekday. Practice what you’ve learnt at home by homework and assignments, then put that new knowledge to use the next day in our language skills practical classes.

Customize your experience:
Add any of the exciting modules or add-ons below for an even more intense and intensive learning experience!

Plus Conversation Module

Add four extra classes each week of conversational Japanese. These extra classes focus on some of the interesting aspects of conversational Japanese such as slang, dialects, specialized vocabulary, and more.

Japanese Culture Module

Plus Cultural Activities

Learn about the wonderful culture of Japan while learning the language. You will have three "experience" lessons every Saturday, including kimono wearing, tea ceremony and more!

Cultural activities

Private online lessons

Bring a little bit of Japan close to you without buying an expensive ticket to Japan. With GenkiJACS' online video lessons you learn from a highly qualified Japanese teacher, getting the quality of language education you deserve from the comfort of your home (or nest). Online private lessons always have you at the centre. We will literally be bridging gaps of space and time to make sure that you can cross oceans and continents with a click of a button.

Lesson system:

Study 1-on-1 with your very own private Japanese teacher between 8am and 8pm Japanese Standard Time.

Choose what you want to study. 50 minutes are dedicated to your personal learning goals, so feel free to let us know what you want to achieve.

Complete your experience:

Studying with our private lessons does not mean you cannot be part of our community, and multiple online events to meet other students and staff will be available to you as well!

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Special modules and package courses

1 year course



Our Core Japanese Course, running for a special course length of 40 or 60 weeks, with an additional 6~20 weeks of vacation. Available at a discount.

Long-term visa required. Student visas available in Fukuoka and Nagoya!

1-year 18-month
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20-week course

Our Core Japanese Course running for a special course length of 20 weeks, available at a discount!

genkiLINK course


A very special 10-month student visa course that facilitates opportunities for interaction with Japanese high school students in a variety of scenarios: joining volunteer outreaches together, hosted game nights, sports clubs and hobby circles, joining high school after school activities, and more! The number one best way to make Japanese friends.

Summer course

Summer Course

Only offered during summer, this all-inclusive program combines the best, most fun activities of our cultural courses with special services only available to minors. Younger students are sure to love our Summer Course!

Summer course

Having trouble deciding which course is right for you?

Try our handy course finder quiz to find the right course for you!

Do you need accommodation too?

GenkiJACS offers a variety of accommodations tailored to the different kinds of students who study with us. Check what we have and find the best solution for your stay!

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Don't miss your chance to make your dream come true!

Apply to study with GenkiJACS today and become the pro Japanese speaker you've always wanted to be!

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Begin the journey of a lifetime. Speak Japanese, live Japan.

About Us

Accredited and award-winning Japanese school in Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka and Nagoya. Learn real-world, communicative Japanese in small, intimate classes. Kickstart the journey of a lifetime in Japan, or bring your existing skills to new levels.

Head Office

Hakataekihigashi 1-16-23,
Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi 812-0013,

+81 (0)92 472 0123

Tokyo School

Hanazono Bldg 1BF, Shinjuku 5-17-6,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022,

+81 (0)3 6457 3554

Kyoto School

Hayashi Bldg 2F, Shimizuchō (Kawaramachidōri), 454-1,
Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi 600-8025,

+81 (0)75-353-0003


Meieki-Nagata Bldg 4F, Meieki 3-26-19, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0002,

+81 (0)52-433-3152