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Japanese courses in Tokyo

Enroll in EF’s Japanese courses in Tokyo and study in one of the world’s most exciting and fascinating cities.

Study Japanese in Tokyo and open the door to a new world, where city lights shine brighter and the street life pulsates with constant energy. The EF International Language Center is centrally located in one of Tokyo’s trendy districts, steps from cafes, shops and sushi bars. From here, you’ll enjoy easy access to public transportation and cycling paths while studying in one of the world’s most energetic cities.

Students in our Japanese courses in Tokyo benefit from our modern campus, complete with bright classrooms and an inviting student lounge. We offer special interest classes in Japanese culture, history and film to ease your transition to life in Tokyo. You’ll be ordering traditional meals, asking for directions and befriending Japanese students in no time.

Japan’s proud capital

Tokyo is the cultural, political and economic engine of modern Japan, just like it’s been for centuries. Make no mistake about it, Tokyo is the world’s most energetic metropolis, and it constantly hums with energy. But modernity doesn’t take the place of Japanese culture and traditions, which are found in every corner of this city, even the ones bathed in the neon light of the modern cityscape.

During your Japanese courses in Tokyo you’ll discover a city that embraces the future while preserving the past. People watch in the busy Shibuya district, where the latest Japanese fashions are on display. Pick out your next sushi platter at the Tsukiji Fish Market, and watch as a chef masterfully rolls your ingredients together. Bike to the Imperial Palace, still the seat of the Emperor of Japan, and picnic under the cherry blossom trees. On the weekends, hike up the volcanic slopes of the iconic Mount Fuji, or snorkel around the coral of nearby Uchiura Beach.

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Program Highlights

  • Start any Monday, all year round
  • Study abroad from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Advance one language level every 6 weeks, guaranteed
  • Learn and explore with friends from 100 countries

School Highlights

  • Modern school located in the popular Shibuya area
  • Bright and and modern classrooms with beautiful view of Tokyo
  • Classes in Japanese culture, history, and film
  • Ghibli Museum tours, excursions to Kyoto, Nikko, Mount Fuji, etc.
  • Restaurants, cafes, shops and arcades surround the course center
  • Excellent transportation network

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Guaranteed results. You’ll advance one level every six weeks – thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion.

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  • Intensive Course

    Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course.

    32 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Ideal course for
    Students wanting to learn a language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons.

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  • General Course

    A well-rounded program of language study.

    26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Ideal course for
    Students looking to gain a sound understanding of the essential disciplines of a language through a well-rounded course.

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  • EF Internship Program

    Combine a minimum of 8 weeks of language study with 8-9 weeks of practical experience.

    32/26 Lessons / weekLearn more

    Start Date

    Every Monday

    Level

    Upper Intermediate to Advanced

    Length

    Minimum 8 week course with 50-100 internship hours

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At home in the world

Live like a local. Come home to a local family after a morning at the fish market or live at EF’s residence in the heart of the city.

  • EF Homestay

    Experience maximum cultural exchange by living with native speakers in a private home. Gain insight into local culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and return home with a more authentic accent. Enjoy breakfast and dinner with your host family on weekdays, and all meals on the weekend.

  • EF Residence

    Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

    Comfort Tama Plaza: Twin room from $30/week. Shared facilities. Self-catering. Free Wi-Fi throughout. 

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Student life in Tokyo

Tokyo is a unique world city, with a culture, look and feel all its own. This is simply one of the boldest, brightest and most interesting cities on the planet. But among the hustle and bustle of this mega-metropolis are patches of serenity found in the quiet teahouses tucked into city alleys and the pagoda-filled parks that act as the city’s green lungs.

Sightseeing & CultureShoppingSports & OutdoorsExcursionsEntertainment and Nightlife
Simply walking through central Tokyo and stopping for lunch is an enriching cultural experience in itself. But art lovers can get their fix at the Ghibil Museum, dedicated to Japanese anime or the Edo-Tokyo Museum. While sight seekers shouldn’t miss the magnificent Meiji Shrine, majestic Imperial Palace or the views from atop Tokyo Tower.
There are plenty of Western-style shopping districts in Tokyo, but for an authentic experience head to the Tsukiji Fish Market to sample fresh sushi or watch the day’s catch hauled in by local fisherman—as it has for centuries.
Cheer on the Yomiuri Giants, the city’s beloved baseball team, while slurping noodles in the stands at the raucous Tokyo Dome. Glimpse ancient Japanese combat at a sumo-wrestling match, or get some exercise by cycling under the Ginkgo trees of Icho Namiki Boulevard.
Explore Tokyo’s calmer side on a lazy Sumida-Gawa river cruise or seek adventure by climbing to the snow-capped peaks of the iconic Mount Fuji on an organized hike. Japan’s excellent high-speed rail network makes visiting neighboring cities, like the artsy Koyoto, and regions, like the fog-shrouded hinterland surrounding Nikko, fast and easy.
Tokyo is a 24-hour city, with some of the best nightlife in all of Asia, and the world. In just about every corner of this city you’ll find Western-style pubs, Karaoke bars and jam-packed nightclubs. For something more traditional, go beyond the neon lights to discover the traditional performing art of Kabuki.

Prices & Dates for Tokyo

Personalized and flexible. Your course is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates every Monday and programs ranging from 2 to 52 weeks, you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

Included in the Price

Course
  • 20,26 or 32 Japanese lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
  • EF Placement test and progress tracker
  • EF Course Certificate
  • Post course English level report
  • Online pre & post course
  • Free access to My EF – Your Online Campus. Meet new friends, explore your destination and improve your language skills!
Accommodation
  • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
  • Weekends: all the meals
  • Single room with homestay
Lesson materials
  • Digital learning media (tablet)
  • Academic material
Accessibility
  • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
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