Tokyo Institute of Tourism

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Tokyo Institute of Tourism
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    Counselors are available to provide specialized support for full-time employment after graduation.

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School Introduction

Tokyo College of Tourism (TOKAN) is officially recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology as a "Professional Course for Vocational Practice" in the tourism service industry. International students are welcomed, and there's a 2.5-year AO admission system to support those interested in working or studying in Japan, including the option to obtain a student visa. The employment rate for foreign student job applicants is an impressive 90.4%. Students also benefit from industry-academia collaborations and on-site training to experience real workplace settings.

 

 

 

 

Note that this school’s courses are all offered in Japanese only.

Total Number of Students: Hotel: 120 Travel: 70 Airline : 80 Food Creation : 20 Tourism Business : 80
School Staff Support Languages: Japanese
Enrolment Terms: April
Minimum Course Duration: 2 years

Department Introduction

Main departments for international students:

Travel

Tourism Business

Hotel

Food Creation

Airline

 

International student distribution is as follows:

  • Tourism Business: 66.7%
  • Hotel: 17.8%
  • Travel: 8.7%
  • Airline: 4.6%
  • Food Creation: 2.2%

Main Features

Employment Prospects
The school maintains close connections with the tourism and service sectors, enabling students to promptly access job opportunities. With over 7,000 companies across the country offering numerous job openings, their triple support system, comprising an employment counselor, an employment coordinator, and an international student advisor, empowers students to initiate their job search right from the moment they enroll.
Engaging Educational Approach

The faculty includes industry experts actively working in the field, allowing students to receive instruction from top-notch professionals with extensive real-world experience.

School Location

The area boasts numerous supermarkets and ample green spaces. Nearby Kagurazaka is a historic district where the old meets the new, allowing you to experience the Edo period’s charm while enjoying modern streetscapes. It’s known for its gourmet offerings and excellent Tokyo access via multiple nearby stations, including a quick 5-minute train ride to Shinjuku.

 

Nearest station:

  • 10 minutes walk from JR Iidabashi
  • 10 minutes walk from JR Ichigaya Station
  • 10 minute walk from Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway Iidabashi Station
  • 6 minutes walk from Tokyo Metro Ichigaya Station

Available Courses

  • Department of Travel Studies
  • The Department of Tourism Business
  • The Department of Hotel
  • The Department of Food Creation
  • The Department of Airlines

Department of Travel Studies

Course Description

In the department of Travel Studies students can choose from four exciting majors to embark on rewarding careers in the travel industry. Whether you’re interested in crafting customized travel plans, becoming a tour conductor, promoting inbound tourism, or mastering the art of tourism management, our innovative programs provide the skills and knowledge you need. With excellent employment opportunities for graduates, you can set your course for a successful career in the world of travel.

  • Travel Major
  • Students in this major acquire qualifications and practical skills for tour conducting. They gain hands-on experience in tour operation and take courses covering topics like tour operator knowledge, overseas tourism geography, travel English, and event planning.
  • Tour Conductor Major
  • This major prepares students to be versatile professionals in the travel industry, focusing on listening to customers’ needs and creating customized travel plans. It includes classes such as JTB Malaysia online class, marketing practice, and non-life insurance qualification.
  • Visit Japan Major
  • This major focuses on developing the expertise needed to promote inbound tourism as a business. Students enhance their English language proficiency, customer service skills, and the ability to propose travel plans tailored to overseas tourists.
  • Tourism Management Major
  • Introduced in April 2024, this major equips students with the skills necessary to create and present travel plans. It emphasizes planning, presentation, and in-depth travel knowledge.

 

All graduates from these majors have excellent employment prospects within the travel industry.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 years September

As soon as the capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Practical skills

    Students gain specialized knowledge and practical skills for the field. They prepare for national exams, complete internships, and engage in job placement preparations starting from their first year.

  • Travel Industry Employment

    All students secure jobs in the travel industry, a remarkable achievement compared to the less than 10% employment rate at university tourism departments.

  • Robust Industry Connections

    The school has a strong industry network with over 90 companies, including those hiring international students, and 120 other travel companies, providing excellent job opportunities

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1st year ¥900,000
2nd year ¥1,092,000

 

Other fees
Enrollment ¥150.000 (1st year)
Educational enhancement expenses ¥120,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
Facility fee ¥190,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
Alumni membership fee ¥3,000 (1st year)
Insurance ¥2,000 (1st year & 2nd year)

*In addition to the above, “textbook fee” and “material fee” are required. (Varies depending on each department/major)

    • ◊ Separate tuition fees may be required for elective courses (seminar), supplementary courses, etc.
  • Tuition fees can be paid for one year in two terms: the first term and the second term. Please mark your preferred payment method (one-time payment or split payment) on your application for admission.

The Department of Tourism Business

Course Description

Department of Tourism Business students embark on a captivating journey to explore the beauty, culture, and history of Japan. With robust support for language proficiency and a personalized curriculum, students craft unique career pathways in the dynamic world of tourism, making every experience an opportunity for discovery and growth.

  • International Tourism Service Course
  • This course covers various facets of the tourism service sector. Students engage in classes such as interpreting practice, Japanese language proficiency enhancement, accommodation service training, and reservation system exercises.
  • Japanese-Chinese Interpretation Course
  • Tailored for students from Chinese-speaking countries, this course prepares them for interpreter-guide certification through specialized classes.
  • Business Japanese Course
  • Students focus on enhancing both their Japanese language skills and their understanding of the tourism industry. The goal is to attain a level N2 proficiency in Japanese.
  • Tourism Management Major
  • Introduced in April 2024, this major equips students with the skills necessary to create and present travel plans. It emphasizes planning, presentation, and in-depth travel knowledge.

 

All graduates from these majors have excellent employment prospects within the travel industry.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 years September

As soon as the capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Japan Exploration

    The program offers strong support for Japanese language and vocational education, fostering an in-depth understanding of Japan’s tourism, culture, history, and exchange.

  • Customized Career Paths

    Students have the freedom to select coursework and internships aligned with their interests, allowing them to carefully shape their career goals over two years.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1st year ¥900,000
2nd year ¥1,092,000

 

Other fees
Enrollment ¥150.000 (1st year)
Educational enhancement expenses ¥120,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
Facility fee ¥190,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
Alumni membership fee ¥3,000 (1st year)
Insurance ¥2,000 (1st year & 2nd year)

*In addition to the above, “textbook fee” and “material fee” are required. (Varies depending on each department/major)

    • ◊ Separate tuition fees may be required for elective courses (seminar), supplementary courses, etc.
  • Tuition fees can be paid for one year in two terms: the first term and the second term. Please mark your preferred payment method (one-time payment or split payment) on your application for admission.

The Department of Hotel

Course Description

In the Department of Hotel students embark on a hands-on journey that replicates real-world hotel settings. The unique AO2.5 curriculum prepares students for careers in prestigious hotels across the nation. With specialized programs ranging from hotel management and theme park hotels to bartending and Japanese hospitality, this department cultivates skilled professionals ready to excel in the dynamic hospitality industry.

  • Theme Park & Resort Hotel Major
  • Specializing in theme park hotels, this major teaches students space coordination techniques, including handling items like balloons to create memorable environments.
  • Restaurant Service & Bartender Major
  • This unique major focuses on bartending and restaurant service, including flair bartending. Students also strive to pass the Restaurant Service Skills Test and the Hotel Business Practice Test during practical training
  • Omotenashi Business Major
  • This major fosters a spirit of hospitality by delving into Japanese culture, history, and language to deepen understanding. International students explore Japanese tourist attractions and local cuisine in dedicated classes, enhancing their customer service skills.
  • Hotel Front Desk Course
  • This course trains students to excel in hotel management with an emphasis on high-level customer service and practical English skills through the Front Desk Service Exercise.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 years September

As soon as the capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Hotelier Excellence

    The department focuses on nurturing top-tier hotel professionals through practical training in areas like front desk operations, hotel rooms management, bartending, and restaurant service within a realistic environment.

  • Tailored Internships

    Students can choose internships at hotels of their preference, offering the flexibility to combine experiences in various areas such as accommodations, food and beverage, or resort hotels.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1st year ¥900,000
2nd year ¥1,092,000

 

Other fees
Enrollment ¥150.000 (1st year)
Educational enhancement expenses ¥120,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
Facility fee ¥190,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
Alumni membership fee ¥3,000 (1st year)
Insurance ¥2,000 (1st year & 2nd year)

*In addition to the above, “textbook fee” and “material fee” are required. (Varies depending on each department/major)

    • ◊ Separate tuition fees may be required for elective courses (seminar), supplementary courses, etc.
  • Tuition fees can be paid for one year in two terms: the first term and the second term. Please mark your preferred payment method (one-time payment or split payment) on your application for admission.

The Department of Food Creation

Course Description

In the department of Travel Studies students can choose from four exciting majors to embark on rewarding careers in the travel industry. Whether you’re interested in crafting customized travel plans, becoming a tour conductor, promoting inbound tourism, or mastering the art of tourism management, our innovative programs provide the skills and knowledge you need. With excellent employment opportunities for graduates, you can set your course for a successful career in the world of travel.

  • Patisserie Course
  • This program prepares students to become pastry chefs who excel in customer service and hospitality. Additionally, students gain knowledge in nutrition education, café service techniques, food industry etiquette, and “Assiette dessert” (serving style).
  • Barista & Cafe Production Course
  • This major focuses on espresso techniques and the management of cafes, aiming to produce top-tier baristas. It is also ideal for those interested in opening their own café. During practical training, students acquire barista skills, including latte art, cafe tasting, and chalk art.

Enrolment Periods & Duration

 

Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
April 2 years September

As soon as the capacity is reached

Course Features & Electives

  • Practical Industry Skills

    Through industry-academia collaboration, students gain the hands-on skills essential for the field.

  • Real-World Experience

    On-campus sales practice teaches students the entire process of planning, production, and sales, while on-campus collaborations involve creating wedding cakes for actual wedding ceremonies.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees
1st year ¥900,000
2nd year ¥1,092,000

 

Other fees
Enrollment ¥150.000 (1st year)
Educational enhancement expenses ¥120,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
Facility fee ¥190,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
Alumni membership fee ¥3,000 (1st year)
Insurance ¥2,000 (1st year & 2nd year)

*In addition to the above, “textbook fee” and “material fee” are required. (Varies depending on each department/major)

    • ◊ Separate tuition fees may be required for elective courses (seminar), supplementary courses, etc.
  • Tuition fees can be paid for one year in two terms: the first term and the second term. Please mark your preferred payment method (one-time payment or split payment) on your application for admission.

The Department of Airlines

Course Description

In the Department of Airlines students embark on a comprehensive journey that blends simulated flight training and English language proficiency development. Those specialized courses, including Ground Staff, Cabin Attendant, and Ground Handling, prepare students for rewarding careers in the dynamic aviation industry. With hands-on experience and a strong focus on communication skills, this department equips graduates to excel in airline operations, ensuring a smooth journey for passengers worldwide.

  • Ground Staff Course
  • This program allows students to practice boarding procedures and in-flight service in a simulated airport setting, providing hands-on experience in airline operations.
  • Cabin Attendant Course
  • Students in this course focus on enhancing their English language proficiency and preparing for industry roles. The curriculum includes TOEIC preparation classes, crucial for job hunting, and training in English communication skills. The Manners and Protocol Practicum covers essential etiquette and international etiquette awareness and behavior.
  • Ground Handling Course
  • This course prepares students for roles as ground handlers, including marshallers, towing, and air cargo staff. Practical training includes the use of a marshaling simulator.

    Enrolment Periods & Duration

     

    Intake Duration Application Start Date Application Deadline
    April 2 years September

    As soon as the capacity is reached

    Course Features & Electives

    • Hands-On Airline Simulations

      Students engage in mock flights to simulate real airline operations within the program.

    • Collaborative Industry Experiences

      The curriculum features classes conducted in collaboration with industry partners, including internships at airports, observation training, and study tours in Japan, in cooperation with domestic airline companies.r travel companies, providing excellent job opportunities

    Tuition Fees

    Tuition fees
    1st year ¥900,000
    2nd year ¥1,092,000

     

    Other fees
    Enrollment ¥150.000 (1st year)
    Educational enhancement expenses ¥120,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
    Facility fee ¥190,000 (1st year & 2nd year)
    Alumni membership fee ¥3,000 (1st year)
    Insurance ¥2,000 (1st year & 2nd year)

    *In addition to the above, “textbook fee” and “material fee” are required. (Varies depending on each department/major)

      • ◊ Separate tuition fees may be required for elective courses (seminar), supplementary courses, etc.
    • Tuition fees can be paid for one year in two terms: the first term and the second term. Please mark your preferred payment method (one-time payment or split payment) on your application for admission.

    Student Demographics

    China

    52%

    Korea

    13%

    Vietnam

    10%

    Taiwan

    5%

    Hong Kong

    3%

    Mongolia

    1%

    Other Countries

    16%

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