SNG Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute

Over 40 years of experience have allowed SNG to develop their own acclaimed teaching and learning methods and become one of Tokyo's top language schools.

School Highlights

  • Adopts an original and exclusive teaching method with proven results

  • Effective use of digital technology to enhance learning

  • Located in the student hub of Takadanobaba

  • Free EJU (University Entrance Exam) prep classes offered

  • With 45 years experience teaching Japanese, this school has a great reputation among language students

  • Free EJU (University Entrance Exam) prep classes offered and employment support services

  • Educational Foundation School authorized by the government

"@Gaijinpot: When I decided to come to Japan, I only had in mind that I wanted to be in an intensive study program. At SNG I had the chance to study to JLPT N1 but still have fun in group activities with a lot of classmates from all over the world.—Sebastien, Chile"




COVID-19 Information  What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are planning to study at SNG Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute from April 2020.
Please contact us if you need more information. October 2020 applications are open normally.

With over 45 years of experience in teaching Japanese, Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute (or Shinjuku Nihongo Gakko in Japanese, SNG for short) will help you with everything from gaining Japanese conversation skills, entering a Japanese university, or working in Japan.

An original teaching method titled the “Ezoe Method,” is what sets SNG apart from other schools. This innovative and creative teaching strategy took many years to develop but has proven highly effective in enabling students to acquire language skills and express themselves.

Combined with a blended learning system that they call “Visual Learning Japanese” for beginner classes, students can continue practicing at home, thus learning the Japanese language basics more efficiently and effectively.

SNG offers many extra-curricular activities throughout the year outside of the city such as an excursion to the iconic Mount Fuji and a hiking and barbecue trip to the scenic countryside of Okutama. These are in addition to activities designed to help students meet and make friends with Japanese people, including the rare chance to participate in local festivals, as well as exchange meets with university students.


Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute takes pride in its attentive academic and career counseling for those who want to go to a Japanese university or work in Japan. Students can explain what their goals are, and they will be given appropriate suggestions and advice on school choices, resume writing, as well as substantial interview training. Those studying the Intensive Japanese course can feel confident that they will get into the Japanese university of their choice.


Long-Term Japanese Course

The long-term program is designed for the student who wants to study Japanese in Tokyo for 1, 1.5, and 2 years. You can start from beginner (without knowing any Japanese), or from an upper level if your Japanese skills allow.

SNG offers 2 types of classes:
1/ General program for students who want to focus on conversation, or who want to work in Japan in the near future.

2/ Intensive program geared towards students who want to enter into a Japanese university or other higher education institutions in Japan.

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


1-Year Tuition:*

2-Year Tuition:

The price includes tuition, inscription fees, and student application support fees (for more than one year). It does not include teaching materials or participation fees for any extra-curricular activities.

*Students wishing to study less than 1 year must still pay the 1-year tuition up-front but can request a refund after at least 6 months of schooling.

EJU Preparation Class

The EJU preparation class enables students to prepare for entering into a Japanese university or other higher education institution. It takes place in the afternoon and is free of charge for SNG weekday students.

Class Details: Please inquire with us for more information.


0¥  (only for weekday SNG students above level “Beginner 2”)

Short-term course

Both the General Japanese Course and the Intensive Japanese Course are available for any student who wishes to do a short term study program in Japan. The curriculum is equivalent to the full-time course.

Enrollment Period (all types of visa): January, April, July, October
Class Schedule: 4 x 45-minute lessons per day
Class Duration: 9:10 – 12:50 or 13:30 – 17:00


Under 3-month Tuition:
From ¥39,000~

*¥35,000 registration fees + ¥4,000 per days

3-month Tuition:

*Prices do not include textbooks.

Summer Course

This class is great for those of you who just want to take a short trip to Japan for both study and enjoying Japanese culture!  Along with Japanese lessons, there are a wide variety of activities included in the course, including learning tea ceremony, taking a cruise in Tokyo Bay, and visiting the historical city of Kamakura.

Enrollment Period (all types of visa):
1st session : 1st July to 22th July, 2020 CANCEL
2nd session : 10th August to 28th August CANCEL

Due to the COVID-19 situation, 2020 session will be held ONLINE. For more information, please inquire


¥200.000, discounted to ¥180.000 if signing up before March 31th
Includes Japanese courses and activities.



SNG Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute, Tokyo

SNG Shinjuku Japanese Language Institute Tokyo 〒169-0075 2-9-7 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


Nearest station:

Takadanobaba (Yamanote line, Tozai line, Seibu Shinjuku line) or Nishiwaseda (Fukutoshin line)


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