Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin

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School Highlights

  • Welcoming, informal environment
  • Fun extra-curricular activities like sushi-making and calligraphy
  • Focus is on conversation skills rather than textbook study
  • Can practice with Japanese students learning other languages at the school
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Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin has been around for more than 45 years and supports students from across the globe to learn a variety of languages—not only Japanese. This means that you’ll have the unique chance to interact and make friends with Japanese locals who are learning other languages.

The school organizes international exchange parties on the regular, in addition to cultural activities and field trips to help you practice your newfound skills.

What’s different about Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin?

One of the hardest aspects to get used to when learning Japanese is communication. Not only do we have a curriculum that emphasizes both listening and speaking to get you comfortable with Japanese quickly, but we also have class activities where Japanese guests are invited to attend the presentations and conferences organized by students of intermediate and higher levels. Rather than simply following the textbooks, you will be given plenty of opportunities to learn practical Japanese through different activities that our teachers have prepared based on the class’s needs.

At Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin, we have a very international student base which creates a perfect environment for our students to communicate with one another, not in their native languages, but in Japanese. Not only will you study Japanese in a friendly, cozy and unique environment, but we also regularly organize cultural events inside and outside of the school so that you can explore and discover the rich and diverse Japanese Culture in a managed setting.


Full-time Course With Student Visa

If you wish to live in Japan under a Student Visa and immerse yourself in the Japanese way of life for a long period of time, if you plan to attend a vocational school or university in Japan, work in Japan or if you are already living in Japan and wish to study full time then the Long-term Japanese Course is made for you. You will study Japanese 3 hours a day 5 days a week for up to 2 years in order to fully immerse yourself in the Japanese Language, Culture and gain the linguistic skills required to effectively use Japanese in your daily life. The Full-time course is available from beginner to advanced level.

Enrollment Period: January, April, July, October 
Class Schedule: 4×45-minute lessons per day 
Total Study Hours: 1 year: 800 lessons; 2 years: 1,600 lessons
Class Duration: 9:10-12:50 or 13:30-17:00


1-Year Tuition: ¥814,500
2-Year Tuition: ¥1,551,500

Short-Term Japanese Course

Interested in studying Japanese in Japan, but don’t want to commit to a student visa and full year of studies? Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin has you covered with flexible short term courses that can range in length from 1 week to 3 months! On just a tourist visa, you can study Japanese and get comfortable with the language, while also learning more about Japan’s rich culture. Short-term classes are available to all levels, but you must be able to read and write both hiragana and katakana prior to starting.

Enrollment Period: January, April, July, October 
Class Schedule: 4×45-minute lessons per day 
Class Duration: 9:10-12:50 or 13:30-17:00


1-Week Course: ¥30,040
4-Week Course: ¥87,760
10-Week Course: ¥182,800

*Start from ¥3,348 per day
** Maximum course length: three months

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