ISI Kyoto

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School Highlights

  • Choose from two courses; intensive studies or cultural activity-based learning
  • Brand new facilities — the school even has its own cafe
  • Nice, new dormitories for students
  • Small class size (maximum 15 students)
  • Support for taking the EJU (University Entrance Exam)
@Gaijinpot: "Brand new classrooms and facilities are as appealing as the city they’re located in."

ISI Kyoto offers a modern way to learn Japanese in the ancient capital. Brand new facilities blend with the traditional surroundings to create a rewarding and authentic study environment.


ISI Kyoto is the latest branch of the renowned ISI group of language schools. The building design is brand new, combining a modern look with a traditional Japanese feel. There’s even a tatami room, and a cafe with freshly made foods and baked goods. Potential students looking for a modern, well-equipped and highly professional school should look no further.

Whether you’re learning for Japanese for further education, professional reasons, or just to enjoy the culture of Japan, ISI Kyoto provides an impressive variety of classes that tackle different topics. Courses are about as flexible as they can get, with options to mix and match classes.

Curriculum Feature: Flexible Elective Classes

The school offers a large variety of elective classes that focus on things such as planning for graduate school, university, and employment in Japan. It offers the perfect learning environment, whether you are looking to build a solid foundation in Japanese, to pursue your education, or to start a career in Japan.


Academic Japanese Course

As the name suggests, the Academic Japanese Course is for those who want to get the typical intensive classroom experience. Students will learn the 4 basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The priority will be to get your skills up quickly so that you can reach your goals.

Once you reach the intermediate level, you can then choose an elective to specialize in. Students can choose to specialize in things such as university preparation, JLPT preparation, or conversation ability.

Enrollment Period: January, April, July, October 
Class Schedule: 4×45-minute lessons per day, with a 10-minute break in-between. 
Class Duration: 8:50-12:20 or 13:00-16:40


1-Year Tuition: ¥823,000
6-Month Tuition: ¥450,000

Short-Term Japanese Course

In this unique course, half of your day will be spent doing standard language learning, while you can choose an elective for the second half. Whether your goals are to study for the JLPT, practice your conversational skills, or improve your writing ability, you’ll find what’s right for you. The class is also full of cultural activities and special events, so you’ll really be able to enjoy your time learning both the language and culture of Japan in the beautiful traditional city of Kyoto.

Enrollment Dates: January, April, July, October
Class Schedule: 4×45-minute lessons per day, with a 10-minute break in-between.
Class Duration: 8:50-12:20 and there are also cultural activities in the afternoon.


2-Week Tuition: ¥65,150
1-Month Tuition: ¥106,800
3-Month Tuition: ¥201,500
*Students who have never studied Japanese can enroll in the elementary course starting every month. 
**Minimum course length is 2 weeks.

Summer Course

The Summer Course is perfect for people who want to immerse themselves in Japanese culture in a short period of time! In one month, you’ll learn Japanese while going deep into the culture of Kyoto. Join the Obon festival, experience zen meditation, and traditional Buddhist cuisine, visit nearby attractions, and even see the modern side of things with a trip to Universal Studios Japan.

Enrollment Period: July 3rd-27th, or August 6th-31st
Class Schedule: 4×45-minute lessons per day, with a 10-minute break in-between.
Class Duration: 8:50-12:20 or 13:00-16:40


July Tuition: ¥99,500~165,000*
August Tuition: ¥119,500~¥185,000*
*Price depends on the activities attended. Please contact us for more details.



Although GaijinPot Study Service is FREE either you or a family member must be able to show annual income AND bank balance of 2 million yen or more.

You are responsible for all costs associated with studying in Japan, including tuition and housing. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are not available.

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