• About

    Nihongo Center, the school Nihongo Center is a Japanese school located in the heart of Kyoto. We have 40 years of experience in teaching the Japanese language to foreign students from all over the world. We have established ourselves with our unique teaching methods as well as the talent and ability of our experienced instructors. The very diverse student population at our school is our identity, with a good majority of students from western countries. We are very proud to have more than 30 different nationalities in our school. Our JLPT-based curriculum helps ensure a high pass-rate for any level of the test every session. In addition, we help students […]

  • Cultural Experience

    Experience the Japanese culture “I want to do more than just study…” If you’re looking for something more than hitting the textbooks every day, then Nihongo Center is for you. With our Discover Kyoto Program, you have the chance to explore the rich history and traditional culture still present in Kyoto today, as well as having the opportunity to interact with Japanese student volunteers. What’s the Discover Kyoto Program? The Discover Kyoto Program (DKP) is a “tour experience” program started at Nihongo Center in 2011. From visiting famous places to trying out different aspects of Japanese culture, the DKP gives you a unique opportunity to expand on your cultural experiences […]

  • Practical Japanese

    Practical Japanese Practical Japanese is our priority and our professional instructors use a uniquely developed teaching method to guide students through the learning process. Even complete beginners find they are able to start communicating from the very first week and can become proficient in daily conversation after only 6 months of study. We are here to help you through the exciting experience of language acquisition. Project work, visitor sessions, and other opportunities to communicate with Japanese people will help fine-tune your language skills for practical use. Project Through project work, students are given a chance to put their acquired knowledge to use, by using practical Japanese outside of the class […]

  • International School

    At Nihongo Center, our students come from all over the world. 50% of our students are from western countries, and 50% from Asian countries. With 30+ different countries represented in our international environment school, we are proud of our very unique and great cultural diversity. What nationality will your classmates be? Join us and find out! You can see below the data for the past years. It details only the students who arrived during the different years and doesn’t include the one who extended their stay.

Testimonials / 學生的聲音

  • I have been in Japan since last year April. When I started, I knew very little Kanji. I could speak conversational Japanese but constructing my own sentences was difficult for me. Writing essays, doing class presentations and speaking Japanese in class helped me a lot compared to just be studying on my own. What I like about the Nihongo Center is that it has various events that let you immerse yourself in Japanese culture. The teachers are also supportive and assist students well in their studies and to adjust to life in Japan.

    Arielle, Filipino
     
  • My name is Yang. I come from Taiwan and I have been in Japan for one year and 3 months. I am a superstar in this school even if I am not good at English. But things will change as soon as you come to this school. You can learn not only Japanese but also English because of very different students. I can’t believe I have so many friends from many different countries. Just come to Nihongo Center and your life will be changed.

    Yang, Taiwanese
     
 
 

Nihongo Center, JLS in Kyoto

 

Student visa application for the October 2022 intake

The application for the Certificate of Eligibility for the october 2022 intake is now over.

If you are looking for studying from April 2023 with a student visa, the application will start on July 1st, 2022 and end on November 30th, 2022.

 
 

Deadline / 期限

April 2023 Visa application2022-11-30
5 months to go.
 
 

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