Genki Japanese and Culture school Kyoto is the Newest addition to the family, opening the doors to our first students in July 2019.
The Genki Japanese school is specialized in teaching communicative Japanese.
Unlike most Japanese schools, courses are aimed at speakers of languages other than Kanji (mainly European).
The Japanese school is only minutes away from the beautiful Gion district. Take a subway ride; it will take only twenty minutes to get to Kyoto Station. A 25-minute stroll and you will reach the world-famous Kiyomizu-dera.
The school has 9 classrooms, a student reception with friendly and always wanting to help staff who speak perfect English, a student’s lounge, microwaves, PCs with broadband Internet access, free wireless Internet access, Switch game console with a good selection of games, big-screen, manga/book library and free instant coffee/tea.
All Japanese teachers are qualified to teach Japanese as a foreign language.
The government of Japan accredits Japanese Genki schools, it is also one of only two Japanese schools accredited by the International Association of Language Centres and the first Japanese school to be voted a Star World Language School in Japan, the highest award in the industry.
Why Genki Japanese and Culture School Kyoto is the best language school to learn Japanese in Kyoto, Japan
- Best location in Kyoto and only a 5-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station.
- You can study from 1 to 24 weeks (6 months).
- Combined programs among the 3 schools (Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kyoto) allow students to experience all cities.
- Flexible schedules with courses start every Monday year-round.
- School is open all year round.
- Small classes, maximum 8 students, average 6.
- Voted Star World Language School in 2016, the industry's highest award. First Japanese school to ever get it.
- We are one of only two Japanese schools accredited by the International Association of Language Centres.
Most popular activities that Genki Japanese and Culture School Kyoto organises in the afternoons, evenings and weekends in Kyoto
- Language exchange program (we pair students with native Japanese speakers to make friends and practise their language).
- Movie night (once per week, Japanese movie screening in the student lounge, with free popcorn).
- City tour (once per week, our staff show students around the city).
- Game nights (learn hanafuda, goh, shogi and more, held around once a month).
- Festivals (join traditional seasonal Japanese festivals, sometimes over weekends).
- Public holiday field trips (a free field trip on every public holiday means you'll never be bored!).
- Traditional Culture/Pop Culture classes on Saturdays.
- Weekly Friday party (usually at a traditional Japanese restaurant or Genki JACS, with our staff or Japanese volunteer).
- Bowling/karaoke/etc. parties (usually arranged by university students).