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Akamonkai Japanese Language School

Akamonkai Japanese Language School



Main School: 6-39-12 Higashi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo 116-0014, Nippori School: 2-54-4 Nishi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku Tokyo 116-0013
Closest Station
Nippori Station, Mikawashima Station
Main School: +81-(0)3-3806-6102 Nippori School: +81-(0)3-3806-6106
Shojiro Aoki


Number of Teachers and Staff
Student Capacity
Number of Students
Student Nationalities
East Asia (58%), Southeast Asia (26.8%), North America (2.9%), South America (2.9%), Europe (7.7%), Other (1.7%)



Providing International Students with Family-like Support!

Akamonkai Japanese Language School was established in July 1985 in front of the Akamon gate of the University of Tokyo.

At present, the school has 2 school buildings located in Tokyo's Nippori, several student dormitories near the campuses and is a traditional Japanese language school where around 1,200 students from 40 countries study regularly.

Akamonkai offers a "General Course," "University Preparatory Curriculum", "Business Employment Course", "Short-term Course" and "Special Short Programs". A specialist instructor is assigned to each course, and the curriculum is designed to most efficiently and effectively achieve the goals of each course, without excessive focus on and adherence to existing curriculums.

In addition, in recent years, in particular, Akamonkai has designed its curriculum and operated its courses based on new curriculum in newly created "special advances classes" and "business employment classes" to suit the needs of international students, providing all-around support from entrance to the school through to graduation. These efforts have earned praise and we have been hailed as a Japanese language school that excels at total balance. At Akamonkai, all our outstanding staff provide the fullest support possible to allow all enrolled students to achieve their goals with an aim to fostering human resources who can act and be successful globally.

Tokiyoshi Arai

Why this school?

  1. POINT1

    【High quality classes and detailed class composition】
    Our passionate and skilled instructors are Japanese native speakers dedicated to effective and detailed instruction. We believe that classmates have an influence on each other's development and this is why we group classes with Japanese level, purpose of study, and a good balance of nationalities in mind. In beginner levels, we also prepare two different classes that advance and two different paces. This makes it easy to facilitate the learning of Japanese for all people regardless of their language or study background.

  2. POINT2

    【Large and Multinational】
    At any given time, we host approximately 1,800 students from over 50 different countries making for an environment with a good balance of nationalities in which our students are offered many opportunities to use the Japanese language. Also, through school hosted extra-curricular activities and excursions, our students are provided with a number of location in which to interact with each other.

  3. POINT3

    【An Extensive Support System】
    There are many student dormitories located in convenient locations near our school. Our multilingual staff and advisors are also available to provide assistance with a number of procedures in addition to providing support with finding part-time work, illness and injuries, and personal consultations. It is also possible to receive personal instruction with regards to advancing into a career or an institution of higher education.

Students / Teachers Voice

Akamonkai Japanese Language School

Marina (France)

My level was Beginner 1 when I entered the school, and I am now Intermediate 2. I have already passed N3 and am planning to take N2 this year.
When students enter Akamonkai at the beginner level, they have tests about three weeks after the program starts and are divided into classes with varying speeds of progression. I was put into the fast progression class and am currently working hard towards my goal of entering university. For different students with different study abroad goals, this system with varying progression speeds makes it easy for each individual to study Japanese in the way most effective for their goals.

Akamonkai Japanese Language School

Alessandro (Italy)

I learned about the Toyota Production System during my time in university in Italy and, finding myself interested in the workplace improvement process, decided to look for work in Japan.
The things I learned in the manners class of the Business Class proved useful in a number of situations during my job hunting. I applied to around 30 different companies in industries where I thought I could put my expertise to use and was able to receive an offer from Yamaha.
I would like all those interested in working in Japan to forget about the barrier of culture and language and not be afraid to make an attempt.

Akamonkai Japanese Language School

Tzu Hui (Taiwan)

After consulting with my teachers at Akamonkai and having them look at my EJU results, I decided to apply to Shizuoka University.
My teachers gave me a lot of useful information, such as university acceptance rates and past exam questions, and repeatedly helped me refine my essay and practice for the interview. I believe that practicing how to answer questions that are likely to be asked during the interview is very important.
Thanks to their help, I was able to find a good balance between study and play while making my own schedule.

Course Description
In our general course, students study the Japanese language long-term on a student visa. Classes are carefully organized according to skill levels and learning speeds of students. In this course, teachers help students comprehensively expand their proficiency in Japanese, with a proper balance of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Additionally, we take steps aimed at enabling students to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) with a high score. Along the way, students acquire Japanese language abilities useful in a variety of situations.
● Admission Periods: January, April, July, October
● Course Length: Long-term
● Class Length: 45 mins/lesson
● Class Time: ①9:00 - 12:30 / ②13:00 - 16:30

Course Price Chart

Total 748,000 JPY 918,000 JPY 1,088,000 JPY 1,258,000 JPY 1,428,000 JPY
  1 year 1 year 3 months 1 year 6 months 1 year 9 months 2 years
Registration 20,00 JPY
Admission 48,000 JPY
Tuition 640,000 JPY 800,000 JPY 960,000 JPY 1,120,000 JPY 1,280,000 JPY
Facilities 40,000 JPY 50,000 JPY 60,000JPY 70,000JPY 80,000 JPY


Accommodation Price Chart

  1 year 1 year 3 months 1 year 6 months 1 year 9 months 2 years
Dormitory 480,000 – 780,000 JPY 585,000 – 960,000 JPY 690,000 – 1,140,000 JPY 795,000 – 1,132,000 JPY 900,000 – 1,500,000 JPY
Course Description
In our University Preparatory Curriculum, students study the Japanese language long-term on a student visa. This course is approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and allows students with fewer than 12 years of education in their home countries to earn the qualifications to attend Japanese universities. Furthermore, the visa issued in this course is longer than that in the general course. Students can take prep courses for the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students free of charge. The Japanese curriculum and career support in this course is equivalent to those in the general course.
● Admission Periods:April, October
● Course Length: Long-term
● Class Length: 45mins/lesson
● Class Time: ①9:00 - 12:30 / ②13:00 - 16:30

Course Price

Total 1,163,000 JPY 1,528,000 JPY
  1 year 6 months 2 years
Registration 20,00 JPY
Admission 48,000 JPY
Tuition 1,035,000 JPY 1,380,000 JPY
Facilities 60,000 JPY 80,000 JPY


  1 year 6 months 2 years
Dormitory 690,000 – 1,140,000 JPY 900,000 – 1,500,000 JPY
Course Description
In this class, students will obtain study abroad visas, develop high-level Japanese language skills, study business etiquette, and learn how to operate Microsoft Office software.
We capitalize on the strengths of our study abroad students, such as their language ability, international viewpoints, hungry spirit, and environmental adaptability. We assist them every step along the way in finding employment at Japanese companies.
● Admission Periods: April, October
● Course Length: Long-term
● Class Length: 45mins/lesson
● Class Time: ①9:00 - 12:30

Course Price Chart

Total 513,000 JPY 878,000 JPY
  6 months 1 year
Registration 20,00 JPY
Admission 48,000 JPY
Tuition 345,000 JPY 690,000 JPY
Other* 100,000 JPY 120,000 JPY

*: Facilities management and special course fees

  6 months 1 year
Dormitory 270,000 – 420,000 JPY 480,000 – 780,000 JPY
Course Description
In this class, students learn business Japanese and business manners in the morning and work as an intern to obtain business skills in the afternoon and on weekends and holidays. During the studies and experiences, students find employment in Japan.
As for internship, students will work at where the inbound business is prosperous such as hotels, ryokan (Japanese inn), airports, duty-free shops, department stores, outlet malls, and tourist information, using their language skills.
Our partner, HITO-Communications Inc, supports students to obtain the necessary skills to get a job in Japan. For example, how to make a Japanese resume and application documents, conduct mock interviews, teach communication skills for sales and service operations, and so on.
● Admission Periods:April, October
● Course Length: Long-term
● Class Length: 45mins/lesson
● Class Time: ①9:00 - 12:30

Course Price

Total 513,000 JPY
  6 months
Registration 20,00 JPY
Admission 48,000 JPY
Tuition 345,000 JPY
Other* 100,000 JPY

*: Facilities management and special course fees

  6 months
Dormitory 270,000 – 420,000 JPY
Course Description
If students can get a visa on their own, or if they come from a country that does not need a visa for a short term stay, they can take this course. Students in this course study with students in study visa courses and receive the same supports with study visa courses. After they finish this class, they can change to a student visa course if they wish.
● Admission Periods: January, April, July, October
● Course Length: Short-term
● Class Length: 45mins/lesson
● Class Time: ①9:00 - 12:30 / ② 13:00 - 16:30

Course Price

Total 180,000 JPY
  3 months
Tuition 180,000 JPY
Materials Included


  3 months
Dormitory 165,000 – 240,000 JPY


  • Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

    Free internet access for all students studying at the school.

  • Lounge Lounge

    Student lounge for studying, relaxing, or passing the time.

  • Library Library

    A variety of reading materials available for study or leisure.

  • Activities Activities

    Experience Japanese culture with cultural experiences and activities.

  • Internships Internships

    Gain real-world work experience in a Japanese work environment.

  • School Transfer Support School Transfer Support

    Transfer into a degree program at a Japanese school.

  • Career Support Career Support

    Find the perfect job after graduation.

  • Part-Time Work Support Part-Time Work Support

    Practice Japanese while earning a little extra money.

  • Accommodations Accommodations

    Assistance to find the room that is right for you.


As one of Tokyo's largest Japanese language schools, Akamonkai offers a variety of course types to fit the needs of any student. Students seeking to study at this school should be prepared for a strict and rigid curriculum which has been proven to help students excel and advance into higher education instutions. Akamonkai is also one of the few schools in Japan that offer university preparotory programs for students with only 11 years of formal education.


Tokyo is the definitive city of Japan and the modern world. From the inner 23 wards to its outskirts the metropolis is filled with and exudes its history. Tokyo is both unique and diverse and is the epitome of the modern and traditional coexisting in one place. Start your Japanese studies in the modern yet historic, one-of-a-kind, Tokyo.


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