Learn Japanese.
Fall in love with Japan.
Make memories that will last a lifetime.

    Study Japanese

    Welcome to
    Hokkaido JaLS!

    A warm and family-like school
    offering life-changing opportunities.

    Hokkaido JaLS specializes in short-term Japanese language study. We have won numerous awards since our establishment in 2012, combining professional Japanese tuition in our intensive language programs with opportunities to use Japanese in practical rea-life situations through a variety of activities and cultural experiences. We welcome all students and provide warm, family-like environment where they receive the support necessary to be successful. It is our desire for students to have such wonderful, memorable, and deep Japanese cultural experiences that they fall in love with the country and return to study here in the future.



    Hokkaido JaLS cares for the needs of each
    and every student and is driven by 6 core values.


    Hokkaido JaLS is unique in its diversity.
    Whatever your age, gender, nationality, you are welcome here.

    Student Countries

    Make friends from across the world! Annually, student from over 50 countries join us, and almost every global area is represented. At Hokkaido JaLS, students can make lifelong friends and be part of a strong, vibrant, international community.

    Student Age

    Whatever your age, you are welcome at Hokkaido JaLS! We accept students aged 18 and above, but we have no upper age limit. Every year we see multiple generations able to study Japanese together and enjoy their life in Japan.

    Student Gender

    We also see a good balance of male and female students studying with us across a variety of Japanese levels. We welcome those wishing to study with friends or family, alongside students who are traveling to Japan by themselves. JaLS is the place to be part of a great community!


    Hokkaido JaLS offers state of the art facilities,
    specially designed for your comfort and
    learning needs.

    Facilities and Services
    • Classrooms
      Modern and freshly designed classrooms, ideal for small-group learning.
    • Power Access
      Convenient locations to plug in your laptop, phone or other device.
    • Good Access
      We are conveniently located within a 5-minute walk from Sapporo Station.
    • Small Class Size
      We cap class sizes at 8 people to maximise individual learning and effectiveness.
    • Book
      Various learning, travel, and language resourses are available for browsing and buying.
    • Student
      Relax and enjoy our international community space, with regular events to take part in.
    • Free Wi-Fi
      Fast and convenient internet access is available throughout the facility.
    • Café
      Freshly brewed coffee and local snacks available from morning to evening.
    • Study Hall
      Focus more intensively using our quiet study area when you need to concentrate.


    At Hokkaido JaLS there is so much on offer!
    Please explore in more detail below.


      Choose from our variety of courses to suit your needs.


      Take part in a variety of activities to get the most out of your Japanese experience.


      Choose from a variety of accommodations for your comfort and budget.


      Learn more about our school facilities as well as other spaces available to our students.

    • ACCESS

      We are conveniently located within 5-minute walk from Sapporo Station.

    • PRICE

      Find the cost of your learning experience.



    At JaLS GROUP,
    we are proud to have been awarded ‘Language School of the Year’
    from a variety of notable organisations since 2015.

    The First Language School
    in Japan to be Accredited by Eaquals.

    Eaquals-accredited language centres have achieved the highest international standards, verified by our demanding inspection scheme


    2022 Star Awards: World Language School- ST Magazine


    2020 Star Awards: World Language School - ST Magazine


    2019/2020: World Language School of the Year Japan


    2019 Star Awards: World Language School - ST Magazine


    2018/2019: World Language School of the Year Japan


    2018 Star Awards: World Language School - ST Magazine


    2017/18 Top Language School in Japan - iStudy Awards

    Accredited since 2017

    The first in Japan


    2016/17 Top Language School in Japan - iStudy Awards


    2016: Top Language School in the World - GoAbroad


    2015: Top Language School in the World - GoAbroad

    A Member of ALTO

    Committed to language education, professional development, and the exchange of ideas and information.