Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture

Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture
  • Recommended for Westerners

    The school’s curriculum has accounted for students who need more time and support to learn Kanji, etc.

  • 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

    Rest assured that this school has wifi available.

  • 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.

  • Career Support

    counsellors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • Apartments Available

    This school introduces private apartments.

  • Homestay Available

    This school introduceslocal Japanese families where students can live while studying.

  • In-School Activities

    This school organizes regular interactive & cultural activities in the school.

  • Out-of-School Activities

    This school organizes out-of-school day-trips, excursions and events throughout the year.

  • 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

Kudan Japanese Cultural Research Institute has receives up to 40 students from all over the world every month, the majority of whom come from Europe and North America, to undertake their Japanese language program and learn about Japanese culture. The Educational Philosophy at Kudan is to foster pro-Japan people and promote an understanding about the country. [They] are aiming to offer the education and experience which can be acquired only in Japan. Moreover, you will not only learn Japanese language and culture, but also have the opportunity to engage in cultural exchanges with in their diverse student body. The school is notably characterised by bright classrooms, spacious corridors, and friendly teachers, all of which create a comfortable learning environment where even new international students with no previous interaction with Japanese people can feel relaxed. The school is nested among 4 train stations, more than 10 universities, vocational schools, some bookstores, sport and music stores, and is overall a very busy and convenient area to be.
Total Number of Students: 200~300
Class Size: 12-20
School Staff Support Languages: English, Chinese, Korean
Minimum Course Duration: 2 weeks

Main Features

Flexible course options
The school offers programs as short as 2 weeks, convenient for students who are only available for short periods, like school holidays. Additionally, the school tries whereever possible to be flexible with regard to class start times, in an attempt to allow smooth entry into the program of choice. The school also offers specialized courses which teach Japanese to students with completely no previous experience, starting with learning the hiragana alphabet, all the way to the general courses which prepare students for entrty to Japanese universities, colleges, and daily conversation. In addition, the school has opened Japanese manga classes specifically for those with this special interest.
Many opportunities to interact with local Japanese people
The Kudan Institute of Japanese Language & Culture has new and exciting activities for international students including international exchanges. Most of the members of such exchanges are Japanese youth between the ages of 20 and 30 who are studying at nearby colleges, thereby creating an interesting environment for learning Japanese and making friends. In addition, the school regularly organizes various events such as: Sushi-making, Yukata experiences, visiting the Hakone ANA aircraft maintenance site, joining literary festivals and other Japanese cultural festivals.
Special Homestay Network
On the contrary to using 3rd party Homestay Brokerage agencies, the school has developed direct and personal relationships with each of its 350 host families. Although most of these families live with some distance to the school, the living environment compared to those in the city center is considerably more comfortable & specious. For those students who wish to live in private rooms, guest houses, and share houses, this school has a developed relationship with such accommodations and can provide referrals to its students.

School Location

4-min walk from eastgate?Suidobashi station JR Chuo line, Sobu.
5-min walk from gate A2 Suidobashi station Toeimita line.
gate 5 Kudanshita station Tokyometorotozai lines, Hanzomon,

Available Courses

  • General Japanese course and pathway program
  • Japanese communication course
  • Classroom with economic language teacher
  • Other courses
  • Summer Course

General Japanese course and pathway program

Tuition Fees


General Japanese course and pathway program

2 – 10 weeks

ADMISSION FEE ¥20,000
TUITIONS ¥14,500/week
OTHER FEES ¥10,000
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

11 – 20 weeks

ADMISSION FEE ¥20,000
TUITIONS ¥14,500/week
OTHER FEES ¥20,000
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

21 – 24 weeks

ADMISSION FEE ¥20,000
TUITIONS ¥14,500/week
OTHER FEES ¥30,000
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

6 months

ADMISSION FEE ¥20,000
TUITIONS ¥14,500/week
OTHER FEES ¥30,000
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

Other fees

Pick-up

Arrive on Saturday ¥15,000
Arrive from Sunday to Friday ¥30,000

Homestay

Introduction fees ¥10,000
Room rental rates ¥2,800/night

Ordinary Accommodation

Room rental rates ¥60,000 – ¥150,000
Deposit ¥10,000 – ¥30,000
Introduction fees ¥5,000

※If staying in homestay, the weekdays include breakfast and dinner. Holidays include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
※If you choose an outside hostel, you can choose Guesthouse, Sharehouse.

Japanese communication course

Tuition Fees

Japanese communication course

2 – 12 weeks

ADMISSION FEE ¥20,000
TUITIONS ¥14,500/week
OTHER FEES ¥10,000
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

13 – 24 weeks

ADMISSION FEE ¥20,000
TUITIONS ¥14,500/week
OTHER FEES ¥20,000
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

6 months

ADMISSION FEE ¥60,000
TUITIONS ¥360,000/semester
OTHER FEES ¥45,000/semester
RECRUITMENT FEES ¥30,000
TRANSLATION FEES ¥5,000

Other fees

Pick-up

Arrive on Saturday ¥15,000
Arrive from Sunday to Friday ¥30,000

Homestay

Introduction fees ¥10,000
Room rental rates ¥2,800/night

Ordinary Accommodation

Room rental rates ¥60,000 – ¥150,000
Deposit ¥10,000 – ¥30,000
Introduction fees ¥5,000

※If staying in homestay, the weekdays include breakfast and dinner. Holidays include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
※If you choose an outside hostel, you can choose Guesthouse, Sharehouse.

Classroom with economic language teacher

Tuition Fees

Classroom with economic language teacher (1 person)

TIME As you wish
ADMISSION FEE
TUITIONS
  • ¥8,100 (Before 6:30 pm)
  • ¥9,900 (After 6:30 pm)
Enrollment fees ¥20,000
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

Classroom with economic language teacher (2-3 persons)

TIME As you wish
ADMISSION FEE
TUITIONS
  • ¥6,000/person (Before 6:30 pm)
  • ¥7,400/person (After 6:30 pm)
Enrollment fees ¥20,000/person
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

Classroom with economic language teacher (4-6 person)

TIME As you wish
ADMISSION FEE
TUITIONS
  • ¥4,200/person (Before 6:30 pm)
  • ¥5,200/person (After 6:30 pm)
Enrollment fees ¥10,000/person
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

Other fees

Pick-up

Arrive on Saturday ¥15,000
Arrive from Sunday to Friday ¥30,000

Homestay

Introduction fees ¥10,000
Room rental rates ¥2,800/night

Ordinary Accommodation

Room rental rates ¥60,000 – ¥150,000
Deposit ¥10,000 – ¥30,000
Introduction fees ¥5,000

※If staying in homestay, the weekdays include breakfast and dinner. Holidays include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
※If you choose an outside hostel, you can choose Guesthouse, Sharehouse.

Other courses

Tuition Fees

Hiragana – Katakana Class

4 weeks

ADMISSION FEE ¥20,000
TUITIONS ¥14,500/week
OTHER FEES ¥10,000
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

Manga Course

1 month

ADMISSION FEE
TUITIONS ¥148,000
OTHER FEES
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

3 months

ADMISSION FEE
TUITIONS ¥374,000
OTHER FEES
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

Extra class

TIME As you wish
ADMISSION FEE ¥20,000
TUITIONS ¥6,900 (90 mins)
OTHER FEES
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

Semi-private class

TIME As you wish
ADMISSION FEE ¥20,000
TUITIONS ¥4,900 (90 mins)
OTHER FEES
RECRUITMENT FEES
TRANSLATION FEES

Other fees

Pick-up

Arrive on Saturday ¥15,000
Arrive from Sunday to Friday ¥30,000

Homestay

Introduction fees ¥10,000
Room rental rates ¥2,800/night

Ordinary Accommodation

Room rental rates ¥60,000 – ¥150,000
Deposit ¥10,000 – ¥30,000
Introduction fees ¥5,000

※If staying in homestay, the weekdays include breakfast and dinner. Holidays include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
※If you choose an outside hostel, you can choose Guesthouse, Sharehouse.

Summer Course

Course Description

Enrolment Periods & Duration

The 2019 Courses are offered during the following periods, each with a unique trip in addition to its other exciting activities:
・July 6 – August 3 (4 weeks) – includes trips to Nikko & Mt. Fuji
・August 3 – August 24 (3 weeks) – includes trip to Kyoto
・July 6 – August 24 (7 weeks) – includes trips to Nikko, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Hakone

Student Demographics

Europe

47%

Asia

33%

North Central South America and other countries

20%

A total of 30~40 countries

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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