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.

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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. Whether you are looking to build a solid foundation in Japanese, to pursue your education, or start a career in Japan ISI Takadanobaba can help you get there.


Standard Japanese Course

In this course, students develop their skills in the 4 core aspects of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll be able to reach a foundation of Japanese that will prepare you to function in Japanese society and discover your potential.

Upon reaching the higher intermediate levels, students can decide to specialize in their Japanese to match their goals.


Business Japanese: Best for those who want to work in Japan. Not only will you learn expressions and language appropriate for business, you will also learn the skills that Japanese companies are looking for, such as giving presentations and interviewing techniques. There are also opportunities to meet with Japanese companies and also foreign students who work there.  This course also includes one-to-one career counseling, and the school staff will guide you through every step to maximize your chances to get offers from jobs that you are interested in!

JLPT Preparation: This course focuses on the skills needed to pass either the JLPT N2 or N1 test.

Conversation: Best for those who want a more casual study experience, this class is more about group discussion and pair-work for a variety of topics. There are opportunities to interact with Japanese college students, and there are activities on a regular basis.

University Preparation: Focuses heavily on preparing for entrance to Japanese universities, learning more academic language and skills needed to pass entrance exams.  There are also special classes for those who want to go to the top universities.

College Preparation: For those who want to go to trade schools, this course allows students to experience a wide variety of schools and options. The school will also set a plan so that you can apply and get accepted to the schools that you are interested in.

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

Best for those already in Japan with a dependent visa and want to learn daily conversation or looking for opportunities to change jobs which require Japanese skills. Also, we provide online classes for this Short-Term Course. 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.


1-Month Tuition: ¥84,350
3-Month Tuition: ¥176,000
*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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