Kanrin Japanese School

  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc. Not a feature of this school.

  • Flexible Class Schedule

    You are able to request an AM or PM class schedule based on your needs. Not a feature of this school.

  • Wifi Available

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  • Part-time Job Support

    This school introduces part-time job opportunities so you can work while studying. Not a feature of this school.

  • Higher Education Counselling

    This school provides specialized counseling to prepare and apply to colleges and universities after graduation. Not a feature of this school.

  • Career Support

    counsellors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation. Not a feature of this school.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces. Not a feature of this school.

  • Apartments Available

    This school introduces private apartments. Not a feature of this school.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduceslocal Japanese families where students can live while studying. Not a feature of this school.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school. Not a feature of this school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year. Not a feature of this school.

  • Student Lounge

    Space outside of the classroom is available for students to interact casually and/or study. Not a feature of this school.

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School Introduction

With a wealth of experience from its founding in 1987, the Kanrin Japanese Language School is one of the oldest Japanese language schools in the Yokohama area, and is recognized by the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Education for its prestige and quality language instruction. Beyond this, what makes this school stand out is its diverse student body spanning over 25 countries, its friendly and warm learning environment, and its dedicated student support system. The school is well known for its continuous improvement of its teaching methods, regualar organizing of extra-curricular activities geared to help international students experience and integrate with life in Japan, dormitories available conveniently near the campus at reasonable costs, and scholarships offered for high-achieving students. Moreover, the neighborhood surrounding the school is near everything one needs, including a train station, restaurants, and much more.
Total Number of Students: 460
Class Size: 20
School Staff Support Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish
Minimum Course Duration: 1 year

Main Features

Quality teaching system
With special attention given to the results of their graduating students, the school not only has a focused & effective teaching system by enthusiastic, experienced teachers, but also a strict admissions process that targets students who seek excellence and quality within themselves. Therefore, the students at the school are not only encouraged by teachers, but also by their international friends who together create an environment that motivates one another to develop one’s knowledge & skills.
Multicultural environment, complete class system
Given that students from 20 different countries study together, the environment is rich with opportunity to be exposed to a dynamic international culture where one can pick up other languages and exchange culture with one another. Relatedly, the school actively supports this culture and arranges exchange sessions with Japanese students, which through authentic human connection serves to further instill the desire to continue studying after graduation. The school is proud of the fact that nearly 100% of the students of the school successfully enter high school or find a job after graduating from the Japanese program. This is achieved not only through the academic efforts of the students but also through the process of learning, the teacher training, the developed curricula, and the student support and guidance. Finally, for those students who plan to continue their studies after graduation and need to take the EJU (Entrance to Japanese Universities) Exam, the school provides free classes in math, history and other subjects in addition to the official schedule.
Comfortable and safe dormitory
The school is only a 2-3 minute walk from Aobadai station, located in a quiet, secure residential area. Because of the attention to convenient transportation for students, the school has a dormitory about 10 minutes walk to school with full facilities, including self-study areas, and security provided by dormitory staff.

School Location

Nearest Station
・7 minutes walk from Aobadai Station

There are parks around the stations and you can feel nature in this area while having connection to the center city of Tokyo or to Yokohama within half hour. Even though it is not a big city, if you prefer to be in a quiet and convenient place, this area will allow you to make it come true.

Available Courses

  • Japanese Course

Japanese Course

Tuition Fees

  Tuition fees
1 year ¥540,000
1 year 3 months ¥675,000
1 year 6 months ¥810,,000
1 year 9 months ¥945,000
2 years ¥1,080,000


Enrollment fee ¥30,000
Admission fees ¥70,,000 (1 year)
¥60,000 (other)
Other fees (including insurance) ¥70,000 (1 year)
¥88,000 (1 year 3 months)
¥106,000 (1 year 6 months)
¥124,000 (1 year 9 months)
¥ 140,000 (2 years)
Extracurricular activities ¥10,000

Student Demographics

China

45%

Vietnam

20%

Russia

10%

Thai

5%

Nepal

2%

Other Countries

18%

Our Free Services

We aim to support all students who are interested in coming to Japan to study & live.
For this reason, we provide all of these services at not cost to you.
  • School & Visa
    Application Support

  • Free Japanese
    Language Lessons

  • Accommodation
    Setup

  • 24-Hour
    Emergency Assistance

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