the genkijacs difference

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  • The GenkiJACS difference

What sets us apart

Small classes

Small class sizes

Classes have maximum 8* students, and usually average around 4 students. We have by far the smallest class sizes of any accredited school!

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

Western students

Western students

Unlike almost all other Japanese schools, 90% of our students are from the US, Europe and Australia. Course content is tailored to their specific needs.

Flexible schedules

Flexible schedules

Courses start every Monday year-round, and you can study for as long as you want, from 1 week to a year or more! We schedule classes to fit your needs.

Proven quality

Proven Quality

In addition to being government-accredited, we are one of only two Japanese schools accredited by the International Association of Language Centres, and the first Japanese school ever to be voted Star World Language School, the industry's highest award!!

All levels accepted

Almost all ability levels accepted

Whether you are a complete beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, we have a class for you! Multiple ongoing classes means you're not stuck in a group with people much higher or lower than you.


Only qualified teachers

All of GenkiJACS' teachers are graduates of a 420-hour Japanese teacher training course at a recognized study institution. We hire only the best, and perform regular training. Most teachers speak some English, and all are highly motivated and enthusiastic!

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

About Us

Accredited and award-winning Japanese school in Tokyo, Kyoto and Fukuoka. 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
Skype: genkijacs

Tokyo School

Hanazono Bldg 3F, Shinjuku 5-17-6,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022,

+81 (0)3 6457 3554
Skype: genkijacs

Kyoto School

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

+81 (0)75-353-0003
Skype: genkijacs