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  • Campus is located in Ueno, which makes it easy to access, and from there gives you great access to all over Tokyo!
  • Contracts are on a monthly basis, which means it'll be easy to adapt to your lifestyle.
  • Make-up classes are allowed for any missed classes, so you can reschedule without worrying about losing money.
  • Has some of the most affordable classes in Tokyo in-person and online.
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JapanSwitch is switching up the idea of a traditional Japanese language school. Being one of the few schools that does not require an admission fee, they have highly accessible pricing. Speaking of accessibility, the school is located in one of the most central areas of Tokyo: Ueno. Not only does this make the campus really easy to access, but it also makes it easy to put your Japanese skills to the test in the surrounding area after you’ve finished with your classes.

Aside from not requiring an admission fee, the school also has monthly contracts starting from 2 weeks, making this one of the most flexible schools in terms of commitment in Tokyo. In addition, if you miss a course due to any unexpected reason, you can have FREE make up lessons for the lessons that you missed. This flexibility in scheduling makes this school an ideal option for those who are working in Japan and need a school that can work around their hours. This is also a great option for tourists who are looking to improve their Japanese, but can’t commit to a rigid schedule because they’ll be busy, well, touring Japan!

GaijinPot Recommends:
In-person group lessons

While JapanSwitch offers a variety of courses for today’s busy individuals, our recommended course would definitely be the In-Person Group Lesson. These lessons have a maximum of 6 students per class. While this unfortunately means you won’t have much room to hide, this does mean that you will have plenty of opportunities to speak during the 100 minutes of class time.

The school also offers in-person one-on-one courses and online courses!


In-Person Group Lesson

This course is offered in person at the Ueno campus, conveniently located a 2 minute walk from Okachimachi Station. Each lesson is 100 minutes with a 10 minute break in between.

Enrollment Period: Year round enrollment
Class Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00
Class Duration:  100 minutes (Schedule example below)

● 10:00 am – 10:50 am – 50 minutes
● 10:50 am – 11:00 am – 10 minutes
● 11:00 am – 11:50 am – 50 minutes


*2 lesson minimum requirement*

Price per lesson: ¥3,000(+tax)

Online Group Lesson

The online group course is great for students who are not able to commute to the school, but would still like to take a Japanese course in a classroom environment. The classes are held at the same time on the same day each week, and have the same members, so even without physically being there you can still build rapport with your teachers and classmates.

Enrollment Period: Year round enrollment
Class Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00-18:00
Class Duration:  50 minutes


*2 lesson minimum requirement*

Price per lesson: ¥1,500 (+tax)

In-Person Private Lesson

This course is best for those who either have a specific Japanese goal in mind, or feel that they would do better in an environment where they could get individual attention. Not to mention that ¥3,000(+tax) for a private lesson is undoubtedly one of the most affordable private lessons you can find in Tokyo.

Enrollment Period: Year round enrollment
Class Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00
Class Duration:  50 minutes


*2 lesson minimum requirement*

Price per lesson: ¥3,000

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