Learn Japanese at Kyoto Japanese Language School in Kyoto

Kyoto JaLS

8 Features

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    A Japanese school that specializes in short term stays.

    Kyoto JaLS is a school that specializes in student studying in Japan for a short term. To make the most of your short time stay in Japan, our courses are structured for students to have as many chances as possible to speak, and also experience the Japanese culture and have fun through activities.

  • All teachers have professional Japanese teaching licenses.

    Approved by the Agency of Foreign Affairs after going through 420 hours to achieve professional teaching licenses, the best of teachers will run classes that will meet the demands of your Japanese language level. Even students that can’t speak any Japanese at all won’t have to worry.

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    7 Levels of Small Classes from Basic to Advanced.

    Classes are divided into 7 levels to meet the level of every student. Class sizes are limited to 8 students each to provide as many chances as possible to let you speak and clarify anything that you may not understand.

  • Attractive culture courses that includes tradition, comics, fashion and etc.

    There are 3 cultural experience courses you can choose according to your interest. In the Traditional Culture Course, you will experience Kimono, Tea Ceremony, Calligraphy (writing art), Japanese Food. In the Pop Culture Course, you can enjoy comics and animation. In the Fashion Culture Course, you can learn Japanese make up and nail art. Click for details.

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    Activities that will make your stay in Japan more exciting!

    To make your stay in Japan more exciting, we offer plenty of after-school and weekend activities. Activities are all designed to allow students to experience Japan to its fullest, such as social activities with the Japanese people, activities to enjoy the beautiful nature of Kyoto, activities to enjoy the delicious local foods, sightseeing activities to places which are considered as the best of Japan. Click for details.

  • Courses start every Monday and can be taken from as short as 1 week.

    Every Monday is Entrance Day and every Friday is Graduation Day. You can enter the school anytime of the year to join us. All courses can be completed within a week, so even if you are planning a short stay, you can enjoy the activities and cultural experiences 120%!!!

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    Warm and detailed student support.

    Studying in a warm and cozy environment, everyone here is friendly and supportive. Upon graduation, students will receive a certificate as well as a photo album. We want our students to not only graduate with a better knowledge of Japan but also leave with fond memories.

  • 1 minutes’ walking distance from Shijo station.
    Easy access and a fun after school life!

    Kyoto JaLS has great access from both Shijo Station and Karasuma Station (one minutes on foot from both stations). Surrounded by many restaurants and shops, you can enjoy an exciting city life.


Classrooms and Facilities

At Kyoto JaLS, not only do we have comfortable classrooms, but we also have many other student facilities, such as a ping-pong room, theater room, wii room, and library. All rooms have access to internet via our wi-fi network. Students can relax, socialize and enjoy studying Japanese.

Lounge space

Students can use our lounge for studying, or just a space to take a break between classes. Many Japanese people also use this space, so it’s a great place to meet people.


Our café is called [Second Home] and it’s a popular place for our students to socialize. Stundets can enjoy coffee, tea, snacks and light food, whilst also relaxing, studying and talking with many interesting people.


Our small classrooms can accommodate up to 8 students. These warm and bright spaces offer the perfect place to talk with teachers and students.

Private Study Room

More than 20 individual study booths are available for use at any time. Many students take some quite study time here before returning home.

Book Shop

We sell a variety of materials in our book shop to help with Japanese stufy, such as grammar books, conversation practice and JLPT preparation material. We also have many resorces recommended by our teachers!

Maps and Access

*1 minutes on foot from Shijo station
*1 minutes on foot from Karasuma station
*3 minutes on foot from Nishiki Market.
*8 minutes on foot from Manga Museum.