Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin

Just five minutes from the Shibuya Scramble, this school also offers exchange opportunities with students from all over the world.

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 can boast one of the most sought-after locations of any language school in the city. It’s situated just a five-minute walk from the world-famous Shibuya Scramble—a.k.a the world’s busiest crossing.

If your visions of studying in Japan were inspired by Blade RunnerLost in Translation, Your Name/Kimi no Na wa or any other dazzling movie depiction of Tokyo, studying here will be the closest thing to it.

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.


Communication is key at Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin, with a curriculum that focuses heavily on conversation skills and immersing yourself in the culture of Japan while learning the language. Studies move at a comfortable pace to make sure students have plenty of time to practice what they learn and to make room for all of the extra-curricular parties you’ll be going to. For those already living in Japan, the summer Conversation Course provides a chance to level up your skills quickly.


Full-Time Course with Student Visa

This course is designed for students who want to build a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Japanese.

Students will focus on everyday conversation, basic grammar or kanji characters. The course also includes reading, listening and writing lessons. This is an excellent way to prepare yourself for all the aspects of your everyday life in Japan.

Enrollment Dates: January, April, July, October
Class Schedule: 4 x 45-minute lessons per day
Class Duration: 9:30 ~ 13:00 or 13:30 ~ 17:00


1-Year Tuition:

*Registration Fee: ¥70,000 with student visa included in the tuition price.
*If you have any other long term visa, then the fee is ¥10,800 instead.

10-Week / 1-Month Course

This course is for any student who wishes to do a short-term study program in Japan. Ideally suited for foreign university students or anyone working in Japan, the curriculum is taken from the full-time course.

Enrollment Dates: January, April, July, October
Class Schedule: 4 x 45-minute lessons per day
Class Duration: 9:30 ~ 13:00 or 13:30 ~ 17:00


10-Week Tuition (3 months):

4-Week Tuition:

*Registration Fee: ¥10,800 included in the prices

Summer Course

Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin also offers intensive Japanese courses every summer that are open to current residents of Japan, too.

The two main summer courses are the Conversation Course and the JLPT Course.

The Conversation Course focuses on helping our students with the daily interactions they will have with Japanese people while living in Japan.

The JLPT Course focuses on preparing for N1 and N2 exams, which is important for anyone who wants to work at a company in Japan.

Class Duration: 2 weeks (10 days of class) in August
Class Schedule: Monday ~ Friday, 9:30 ~ 13:00


Conversation or JLPT Course:

Homestay (Optional):
¥4,536 per night with breakfast & dinner

Private & Semi-Private Course

Private and semi-private lessons offer students the opportunity to focus solely on their own language needs.

A personalized curriculum and the full attention of our experienced instructor allows students to reach their potential faster, and at their own pace.

Contact us now for more information on all our lesson options.


45 min. X 10 
60 min. X 10 
90 min. X 10

Registration Fee:




Shibuya Gaigo Gakuin, Tokyo

NKG Building 15-17 Sakuragaokachō, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


As a major hub station, Shibuya Station is served by many train lines. Just be careful not to get lost inside the actual station! 

JR East

  • Saikyō Line / Shōnan-Shinjuku Line
  • Yamanote Line

Private Rail

  • Keio Inokashira Line
  • Tokyu Den-en-Toshi Line
  • Tokyu Toyoko Line


  • Ginza Line
  • Hanzomon Line
  • Fukutoshin Line


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