Sendagaya Japanese Institute (SJI)

Sendagaya Japanese Institute (SJI)
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dormitories Available

    This school introduces affordable shared living spaces.

  • 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.

  • 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

Established in 1975, the Yoshioka Educational Foundation Sendagaya Japanese College is a language school with a long tradition and history in Japan. At present, the school has taught students from over 100 countries around the world, such as China, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hongkong, Malaysia, and France, and is the 3rd largest language school in Japan with an annual number of students of up to 1,500. In order to suit differing student needs, the school offers courses at a variety of times, for example morning, afternoon, Saturday, so students can choose the class which is most convenient for them. In addition to Japanese language lessons, the school also holds a variety of extra-curricular activities such as cultural experiences, picnics, and bus or tram trips, so that students can get the most out of their experience living and studying abroad.
Total Number of Students: 1400〜1500 students
Class Size: Average of 18
School Staff Support Languages: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Egypt. There are also English and Arab-speaking staff.

Main Features

Atypical educational methods
From an academic perspective, the school has developed a method of effective teaching that goes beyond memorizing grammar and new words in a mechanical way but rather is designed to get students to think in Japanese naturally through effective repetition. In addition, all of the teachers have completed the Japanese teacher training course at Sendagaya, ensuring consistent quality in teaching. In addition, the school has built a rich lesson schedule, supported by a series of digital textbooks developed over 40 years and specialized for various levels. Additionally, the school has books for practising handwriting, and CDs for listening, and introduces supplementary materials into its curricula such as newspapers, magazines, comics, novels, and movies.
High pass rate in post-graduation studies
The school is constantly updating and diversifing its information about colleges, universities, and technical schools, and organizes seminars to introduce these to students. Every year, about 30% of its students enter professional schools and 65% of its students enter university and graduate programs. Most students at this school are determined to succeed, with students helping each other, thereby creating a warm and encouraging learning environment.
Many opportunities to interact with Japanese students
In the center, there are not only international students attending the school but also Japanese students who are undertaking Japanese teacher training, so students have many opportunities to interact with Japanese students naturally as well as in official school festivals and trial lessons offered by teachers-in-training for as part of their program.

School Location

Nearest Stations
・4 minutes walk from Takadababa station (JR Yamanote line, Seibushinjuku, Tozai line)


This school is located in Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, in the center of Tokyo. It is accessible to many places from this school. In addition, there are many universities and vocational schools in the surrounding area, making it one of Japan's leading student towns.

Available Courses

  • Preparatory education course
  • Exam preparation course for college, graduate, undergraduate school
  • General course
  • Special Courses
  • Tutoring Courses

Preparatory education course

Tuition Fees

1 year

Admission fee 60,000
Tuition 690,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance 26,000
Facility 40,000

1.5 year

Admission fee 60,000
Tuition 1,035,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance 26,000
Facility 40,000

2 years

Admission fee 60,000
Tuition 1,380,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance 26,000
Facility 40,000

Exam preparation course for college, graduate, undergraduate school

Tuition Fees

1 year

Admission fee 60,000
Tuition 660,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance 26,000
Facility 30,000

1.5 year

Admission fee 60,000
Tuition 990,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance 26,000
Facility 30,000

2 years

Admission fee 60,000
Tuition 1,320,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance 26,000
Facility 30,000

General course

Tuition Fees

Common Japanese Course (Day)

4 weeks

Admission fee 32,400
Tuition 97,600
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

1 semester (10 weeks)

Admission fee 32,400
Tuition 207,600
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

1 year

Admission fee 60,000
Tuition 660,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance 26,000
Facility 30,000

1.5 years

Admission fee 60,000
Tuition 990,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance 26,000
Facility 30,000

2 years

Admission fee 60,000
Tuition 1,320,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance 26,000
Facility 30,000

Common Japanese Course (Night)

1 semester (20 classes)

Admission fee 11,000
Tuition 70,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Common Japanese Course (Saturday only)

1 course (10 classes)

Admission fee 11,000
Tuition 35,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Commercial Japanese Course (Night) A

1 course (10 classes)

Admission fee 11,000
Tuition 44,000
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Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Commercial Japanese Course B

1 course (10 classes)

Admission fee 11,000
Tuition 88,000
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Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Special Courses

Tuition Fees

Summer Course A4 weeks

Admission fee 200,000
Tuition
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Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Summer Course B

4 weeks

Admission fee 220,000
Tuition
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Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Summer Course C

8 weeks

Admission fee 370,000
Tuition
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Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Japanese Proficiency Exam Preparation Course

1 course (20 classes)

Admission fee 11,000
Tuition 60,000
Document According to the actual usage cost
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

1 course (10 classes)

Admission fee 11,000
Tuition 45,000
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Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Commercial Japanese Exam Preparation Course

1 course

Admission fee 10,500
Tuition 14,750
Document
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Tutoring Courses

Tuition Fees

Tutoring course, small group

50 mins

Admission fee 10,800
Tuition 5,500
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Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

100 mins

Admission fee 10,800
Tuition 10,000
Document
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

150 mins

Admission fee 10,800
Tuition 14,000
Document
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

Class required by you

60 mins

Admission fee 10,800
Tuition 7,400
Document
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

90 mins

Admission fee 10,800
Tuition 10,500
Document
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

120 mins

Admission fee 10,800
Tuition 13,500
Document
Enrollment and Insurance
Facility

※ Tutoring course, small group: Tuition fee will be reduced depending on the number of hours of the day and the number of students in the group.
※ Required course: Tuition fees will vary by location, number of people and number of requests.

Student Demographics

China

61%

Vietnam

10%

Arab

10%

Thai, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Europe

19%

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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