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Online lessons with Genki Japanese and culture school

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.

Get in touch, take the leap, and we will catch you!

Lesson availability is limited, and new applications may be closed at any time. To guarantee availability, sign up with us soon!


Yes, you can be a complete beginner and still enroll in our online lessons!
Unfortunately, because we love our 8-hour-of-sleep nights here, we only offer classes between 9:00 and 19:00 Japan Standard Time
Yes! You would even get a 10% discount each. But there are conditions:
  • Maximum 2 people
  • If 1 of the student does not show up, the discount is cancelled for the remaining student
A minimum of 4 lessons at a time must be booked. There is no upper limit.
For the moment, unfortunately we only use Zoom, as it is the simplest solution we have.
While we of course recommend learning the hiragana/katakana alphabets if you are serious about learning Japanese, your teacher can adapt the contents of your lessons to your level, so you can take lessons with us even if you can't read hiragana/katakana yet.

Course Details

  Held on weekdays (Monday-Friday 9am to 7pm JST)
  All year long*
* Please note that classes will not be held on the following dates:
  • Golden week (usually the first week of May)
  • The last week of the year, in December
  • No online private lessons held on national holidays (list here)
  A minimum of 4 lessons must be booked.
  Make sure to verify the time difference between Japan and where you are! (Japan does not observe daylight saving time - use the timezone converter)

For new students

  The first lesson is free! (if taken, the trial lesson counts as a free lesson)
  • per 50 minutes lesson

For repeater students

  Discount for former GenkiJACS students, or students who have already confirmed and paid for future study with us
  The first lesson is free! (if taken, the trial lesson counts as a free lesson)
  • per 50 minutes lesson

I have already had a trial lesson!

Video introduction

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Supported Chat Software

Zoom is a free video conferencing application. It allows you to join any video-conferences without installing any application, from your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.). However, for a more comfortable experience, we recommend that you install their client. If you have any questions or worries about it, give us a shout!

Download Zoom

Available lesson times (Monday to Friday)

Japan time

From 09:00

To 19:00

Summer time

DST* winter time

Summer time

DST* winter time

Los Angeles

(on the previous day)

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New York

(on the previous day)

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* DST = Daylight Saving Time

If your timezone is not listed above, you can use our timezone calculator below:
Japan does not observe Daylight Saving Time, so if your country does, please note that your lesson time will be 1 hour different in summer and winter.

Japan time

from 9:00AM

to 7:00PM

Based on your current computers clock setting (timezone UTC )



Select a different time zone here:



* Please note that classes will not be held on the following dates:
  • Golden week (usually the first week of May)
  • The last week of the year, in December


Get 1 lesson For free

For every 10 lessons booked at once, get 1 free

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Get 10% OFF

Get 10% off your on-site lessons* if you book at least 5 online private lessons
*valid up to 2 years

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Get 25% OFF

Book 150 hours of private online lessons, get a 25% discount!

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Lesson procedure

  1. After we receive your application form, our online lesson coordinator will contact you to arrange the first lesson. If necessary, you will be asked to take a short test before your lesson. We will send you a link to access your online lesson.
  2. We recommend that you install the Zoom client, though it is possible to only use your browser to follow the lesson.
  3. Before the class starts, you can enter the Zoom conference room. When the class starts, the teacher will join and the room will automatically become active

Things you need

In order to be able to attend the online lessons, you will need the following:

To see us better

  • Best: A computer with a webcam
  • Good: A tablet
  • OK: A smartphone

To connect to us

  • Best: Your home cabled/Wi-Fi high-speed connection
  • Good: Mobile internet connection
  • Avoid: Wi-Fi in a public space (Starbucks, restaurant, etc)

To hear and be heard

  • Best: Headphones with attached microphone
  • Good: Built-in speakers and microphone
  • OK: Speakers with a separate microphone

To pay

  • Flywire
  • Paypal
  • If not sure what to use, just ask!

Study Topics

Lessons can cover the same topics as private or small group lessons at GenkiJACS itself. However, you can also choose with your teacher to incorporate web resources into your study, such as reading online news together, or taking quizzes on other sites as homework, then discussing your mistakes with the teacher. We are here to help, so just let us know what your goals are and we will work with you to achieve them!


  • To cancel a lessons, send us an email at least 24 hours before the start of your lesson.
    • If your lesson is on Monday of the following week, we must receive the notice of cancellation by 17:00 on Friday regardless of the time of your lesson.
  • If your email is sent less than 24 hours before the lesson start, or in the case of a Monday lesson, after 17:00 on Friday of the week before, you will be charged for the lesson.
  • If you are late for any reason for more than 15 minutes, we will cancel the lesson and treat it as the same day cancellation. The teacher will leave the classroom.
*We use Japanese Standard Time as a point of reference, so all notifications will be based on that. Please consider the time difference between your country and Japan.


If problems prevent the lesson from being carried out as scheduled, it will be handled as follows:

  • If for any reason the class is not starting on time, even though the student tried to join the class, the school must be contacted immediately. Send us screenshots of your screen so that the issue can be understood more clearly and dealt with in a timely manner.
  • If the problem is the school`s internet access or equipment, the lesson may be extended to accommodate the lost time, or we will arrange for the missed time to be made up at a later date, depending the situation.
  • If the problem is with the student's internet access or equipment, or any other reason outside of the school's control, no time will be re-arranged.

Request a trial lesson

Before filling out this form, please use the table above to confirm the date and time of your trial lesson in Japan. (You will need this information to complete the form.)

Please note that trial lessons must be booked at least 1 week in advance.

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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 3F, 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

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