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Sendagaya Japanese College

Sendagaya Japanese College



1-26-7 Takadanobaba Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 169-0075
Closest Station
Takadanobaba Station
Masaki Yoshioka


Number of Teachers
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Sendagaya Will Fulfill Your Desire to Study Japanese!

Sendagaya Japanese College Group was founded in 1975 and has been offering courses to international students, business people, and future Japanese language educators for ever since. Since our start, we have trained Japanese language instructors in order to effectively teach the Japanese language to foreign people. At the same time, we have taken advantage of our experience accumulated through the training of professional by developing and publishing our own educational materials for language learners and teachers with the cooperation of outside institutions. More than 20,000 students and over 10,000 Japanese language teachers who have graduated from our programs are active around the world. In particular, we are unmatched in the successful admission of our students into graduate school programs. The number of international students attending our group schools over the year has climbed to over 2,500 and approximately 1,000 of our graduates advance into highly acclaimed colleges, universities, and vocational schools.

Students in our general Japanese language courses interact with and learn from students of our Japanese teacher training programs while enjoying a global environment in which they study the Japanese language with people from over 30 different countries. Because we are such a large group, it is possible for students to take several classes at their own level of proficiency. Because we are able to organize classes on the basis of language ability, we are able to cater our content to meet the needs or our students and help them meet their goals. Offering the best possible instruction practices, and all-around support we aim to make Japanese language learning an enjoyable experience for all and it is with the utmost sincerity that all of us at Sendagaya Japanese College Group hope that you will choose us to be your partner in your journey.

Masaki Yoshioka
School Director

Why this school?

  1. POINT1

    【Carefully Organized Classes that Make Use of the Merit of Our Large School】
    Because we are a large school, we are able to create several classes for a given level of Japanese language proficiency. This makes it possible for classes to advance at their own pace and for students to learn in a class that is best suited to their individual needs. In our classes, students do not simply learn Japanese necessary to pass a test but learn the Japanese necessary to advance into the next stage of their academic career.

  2. POINT2

    【Experienced Teachers】
    The Sendagaya Japanese Institute Japanese Teachers' Training Program has been training instructors for over 40 years. Our teachers are taught practical theory and skills which they use to teach at institutions in Japan and around the world. At Sendagaya group schools, these Japanese language teachers are helping eager students through their classes and teaching methods.

  3. POINT3

    【Unlimited Support in Your Native Language】
    At Sendagaya Group, we have staff from a number of countries including China, Vietnam, Russia, Sweden, and Egypt. Whether it be study questions or help with everyday life concerns, come see us as much as you want any time you want.

Students / Teachers Voice

Sendagaya Japanese College

Varinthorn (Thailand)

I arrived at Sendagaya Japanese Institute, with absolutely zero knowledge and zero class hours of Japanese. Having spent only one month studying Japanese, I could use full sentences to have short conversations with the locals. The teaching style was quick and concise, we occasionally had small tests to check our progress and the classes were interactive. Most importantly, the teachers were encouraging and kind, and since we were put into classes with people on similar levels, I was not afraid of making mistakes.
Moreover, I met lots of international people who became my good friends and we had a joyful time there. I would like to say thank you to all my teachers because they are great at teaching and they took good care of me. If you're not sure about going abroad, I recommend you go and see it yourself and you'll know that it's worth going!

Sendagaya Japanese College

Elizaveta (Russia)

In Russia, we go to school for 11 years, so you need one more year of studying to enter university in Japan. You can solve this problem if you study at Sendagaya, because their University Preparatory Course, which is recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan, counts as a twelfth school year. The Japanese language is not easy, but Sendagaya’s teachers are professionals. If you are absent, they will help you understand the material any time, even if it is after or before lessons. They explain grammar and vocabulary using examples which you can use in real life. Also, they will help you find a part-time job or apply for university as if they were your parents.

Sendagaya Japanese College

Henrik (Sweden)

Sendagaya is a school for those who want more than to just learn Japanese. It is a crossing to further studies in Japan. I have just got a message that I have passed the entrance examination for the most famous game centered school in Japan, HAL. In this school, you will have to give it all you got, especially if you are from a country that doesn't use kanji (Chinese characters). The teachers are extremely genial and a lot of them are really good at teaching. Most students are from China, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. What you learn in this school is Japanese for further studies in Japan and if you want to be able to talk with Japanese people without sounding like an academic you will have to prepare yourself to talk with the locals on your free time. I have managed to get to the point where I can read Japanese books with a little bit of hard work and talk somewhat fluently. If you are smart and self-disciplined this could be the school for you.

Course Description
This course is open to people visiting Japan on short-term stay visas and long-term visas including depending visas. Class sizes are generally between 3 and 15 people making for small, international, and lively classes. Before admission, we conduct online level checks to make sure our students are placed in courses appropriate for their level after which they come to us to study in a harmonious and at-home environment.
● Admission Periods:April, October
● Course Length:January, April, July, August (Long-term), Anytime (short-term)
● Class Length:45 mins/lesson
● Class Time:➀9:20 - 12:40 / ②13:30~16:50

Course Price

Total 58,000 JPY 90,000 JPY 127,000 JPY 162,000 JPY 190,000 JPY
  2 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks
Admission 10,000 JPY 10,000 JPY 10,000 JPY 10,000 JPY 10,000 JPY
Tuition 48,000 JPY 80,000 JPY 117,000 JPY 152,000 JPY 180,000 JPY


Accommodation Price

  15 nights 30 nights 45 nights 60 nights 75 nights
Homestay 72,500 JPY 125,000 JPY 177,500 JPY 230,000 JPY 282,500 JPY
Apartment 217,500 JPY
Dormitory 54,000 JPY 107,500 JPY 161,000 JPY 215,000 JPY 268,750 JPY


Course Description
From the beginner level to advance, private lessons allow students to study at their own pace. We have prepared a curriculum to help students to study for just about any purpose whether it be learning business Japanese, studying for the JLPT, or anything else. With prior notice, it is also possible to reschedule or make up lessons in the event that you need to miss one. Lessons are taught one on one making it possible to learn proper and correct Japanese.
● Admission Periods:Anytime
● Course Length:Short-term (1-3 months), Extensions possible
● Class Length:50 mins/lesson, 100 mins/lesson, 150 mins/lesson

Course Price


Total 65,000 JPY 60,000 JPY 66,000 JPY
  50-minute lessons
(10 minimum)
100-minute lessons
(5 minimum)
150-minute lessons
(4 minimum)
Admission 10,000 JPY
Tuition 5,500 JPY/lesson 10,000 JPY/lesson 14,000 JPY/lesson
Materials Actual Cost*

*: The full costs of any textbooks and other materials are to be paid by the student and are not included in the cost of the course.

Course Description
Learn Japanese in your home or at your place of work with a teacher via our dispatch lessons.
It is possible to take a private, semi-private, or group lesson at the destination.
These lessons are among those who have children and find it difficult to leave home and those who want to study at their office after finishing a day at work.
● Admission Periods:Anytime
● Course Length:Short-term (1-3 months), Extensions possible
● Class Length:60 mins/lesson, 90 mins/lesson, 120 mins/lesson

Course Price

Total 84,000 JPY 115,000 JPY 145,000 JPY
  60-minute lessons
(10 minimum)
90-minute lessons
(10 minimum)
120-minute lessons
(10 minimum)
Admission 10,000 JPY
Tuition 7,400 JPY/lesson 10,500 JPY/lesson 13,500 JPY/lesson
Materials Actual Cost*
Other Instructor’s round-trip travel expenses from Takadanobaba

*: The full costs of any textbooks and other materials are to be paid by the student and are not included in the cost of the course.

Course Description
This an intensive study course meant to help students prepare for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 or N2 test. The course ends immediately prior to test day and covers all the proficiencies necessary for the test.
● Admission Periods: Please Inquire
● Course Length: 20 lessons
● Class Length: 50 mins/lesson
● Class Time: ①18:45 - 20:30

Course Price

Total 70,000 JPY
  JLPT Preparation Course
Admission 10,000 JPY
Tuition 60,000 JPY
Materials Actual Cost*

*: The full costs of any textbooks and other materials are to be paid by the student and are not included in the cost of the course.


  • Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

    Free internet access for all students studying at the school.

  • Activities Activities

    Experience Japanese culture with cultural experiences and activities.

  • Accommodations Accommodations

    Assistance to find the room that is right for you.

  • Airport Pickup Airport Pickup

    Arrive directly at your accommodation after a long flight.


Sendagaya Japanese Institute, established in 1975, has over 40 years of history and tradition. More than 20,000 students from all over the world have studied Japanese in their courses. The school's long-term university preparatory course is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in Japan. Sendagaya Japanese Institute office staff is also very international with native Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, Russian and Swedish speakers ready to support students with sincere care.


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