Genki Japanese and Culture School Tokyo


The Japanese School GenkiJACS Tokyo is located in Shinjuku, the most exciting place in Japan, with many restaurants, bars and karaoke bars.


Genki Japanese School Tokyo is a Japanese language school founded in 2013.

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 school overlooks the famous Hanazono Shrine, just an 8-minute walk from Shinjuku Train Station, the world's busiest train station, and the closest subway station, Shinjuku 3 choume, is only 3 minutes walk.

Despite being the Japanese school in the centre of Tokyo and a very busy part of the city, the location of the language school is in a quiet and relaxed area, which makes it a perfect environment to learn the Japanese language and culture.

The school has 8 classrooms, a reception area for students with friendly staff who are always ready to help you and speak perfect English, a student lounge, microwave, PC with broadband Internet access, free WIFI, Wii game console with a large selection of games, large on-screen video projector and library with free instant coffee and 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 Tokyo is the best language school to learn Japanese in Tokyo, Japan

  • Best location in Tokyo and only an eight-minute walk from the central Shinjuku station (the world's busiest train station).
  • You can study from 1 to 24 weeks (6 months).
  • Combined programs among the 3 schools (Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kyoto) allows 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 Tokyo organises in the afternoons, evenings and weekends in Tokyo

  • 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).


SchoolGenki Japanese and Culture School Tokyo
AddressHanazono Building 3F, Shinjuku 5-17-6, Shinjuku-ku
Phone (emergencies)+81 90 49935365
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Library Library
Student Lounge Student Lounge
Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
Kitchen Kitchen
Free Wifi Free Wifi
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
Computer Room Computer Room


Total students capacity90
Number of classrooms8
Age minimum16
AccreditationsBILDUNGSURLAUBCSN SweenIALCStudyTravel Star Awards
Last day for 2024 bookings with 2023 prices31/Dic
Year 2023
Holidays (school)30/Dic → 01/Jan
Holidays (country)01/Jan, 02/Jan, 09/Jan, 23/Feb, 21/Mar, 29/Apr, 03/May, 04/May, 05/May, 17/Jul, 11/Aug, 18/Sep, 09/Oct, 03/Nov, 23/Nov
Year 2024
Holidays (school)01/Dic → 02/Jan
Holidays (country)01/Jan, 08/Jan, 12/Feb, 23/Feb, 20/Mar, 29/Apr, 03/May, 06/May, 19/Jul, 12/Aug, 16/Sep, 23/Sep, 14/Oct, 04/Nov

Statistics on ages

Low Season

Students total average50
Students per classroom maximum8
Students per classroom average4

High Season

Students total average100
Students per classroom maximum8
Students per classroom average6

Statistics on nationalities

Low Season

Total nationalities33

High Season

Total nationalities40



Year 2023
Enrolment fee11,000¥ ≈ 0
Placement fee20,000¥ ≈ 0
Material general (choose weeks and dates) course (total)11,000¥ ≈ 0
Year 2024
Enrolment fee16,000¥ ≈ 0
Placement fee20,000¥ ≈ 0


Homestay accommodation in Tokyo

Homestay accommodation in Tokyo

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Private apartment in Tokyo

Private apartment in Tokyo

Studio Apartments for individual living in Tokyo is the best option for students seeking independent living

Private residence in Tokyo

Private residence in Tokyo

Student Shared apartment in Tokyo is the best option for students seeking independent living with other international students


#LanguageCourseWeeksLessons WeekAge MinimumProfilesLevelsRelated ExamsPrice Week from (JPY)Price Week from ()
1JAJapanese Course 20LExcellent General Japanese course Standard 20 lessons per week for a maximum of 20 weeks in Tokyo, Japan {786}2-20 2016Adults 16+General JapaneseA1A2B1B2C133,000¥≈ 0
2JAJapanese Course + Conversation 20+4LThe Most Popular combined Japanese course Standard 20 lessons plus 4 lessons per week of conversation for a maximum of 20 week in Tokyo, Japan {787}2-20 2416Adults 16+General JapaneseB1B2C143,000¥≈ 0
3JAJapanese Course + Cultural Activities 20+6LCombined Japanese course Standard 20 lessons per week plus 6 lessons of Japanese Cultural Activities in Tokyo, Japan {789}2-4 2616Adults 16+Language + ActivitiesLanguage + CultureA1A2B1B2C143,000¥≈ 0