Akamonkai Japanese Language School

About Akamonkai

Akamonkai has been providing high quality lessons in Tokyo in the traditional downtown, or shitamachi known as Nippori since 1985. They offer an intensive curriculum that pushes students to achieve good results and big improvements in a short amount of time.

In order to accommodate students from different levels and abilities, their Japanese classes are divided into 13 levels (from beginners to advance). With very experienced and well-trained teachers, they are dedicated to address students' needs in academics and everyday life.

Information updated on 2020/2/05

This article is part of our Official Guide to Learning Japanese.

This is the ideal school if you are looking for

  • Price

    Low-priced courses in Tokyo

  • Variety of Levels

    Beginners, intermediate, advance and business level courses

  • Employment

    Support for finding full-time/part-time employment in Tokyo or throughout Japan

  • Class intensity

    High-intensive courses

  • Accommodation

    Offers student accommodation in Tokyo

"Akamonkai is the ideal place if you want intensive courses to build solid foundations in Japanese. The teachers only speak Japanese, they give a lot of homework, and they test us frenquently to measure our progress. I improved a lot after 9 months!"-Satisfied Student

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Specifics

Japanese Course Style

Focus is on entering Japanese university and passing the JLPT test and EJU, so more lessons are focused on test preparation than speaking.

Lesson Focus

80% of lesson time is focused on test preparation and grammar revision.

20% of lesson time is focused on conversation skills.

Location

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Akamonkai Nippori Campus

2 Chome-54-4 Nishinippori

Tokyo, Japan

Opening hours: 9AM-6PM

03-3806-6106

ARAKAWA CITY, TOKYO 

Nippori Station

  • JR Yamanote Line
  • JR Hitachi and Tokiwa
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line
  • Nippori-Toneri Liner
  • Joban Line
  • Keisei Line

Course Information

Long-term Study
Short-Term Study

Those who are interested in studying and living in Tokyo for more than 3 months, the school will sponsor you a student visa in order to go through the application process. The school reviews your documents and will apply for the visa to the Immigration Bureau as your proxy.

 

General course

 

University Preparatory Curriculum 

 

Business Language Course

 

Internship & Job Support Class

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Long-Term Study Courses

General Course

Course Intro

This course in Akamonkai consists of standard lessons, JLPT, EJU and cultural activities throughout the year. This is a high intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a faster rate than the average.

Course Duration + Cost

6 months - 428,000¥ (Total amount)

12 months - 778,000¥ (Total amount)

18 months - 1,088,000¥(Total amount)

24 months - 1,478,000¥ (Total amount)

Starting Period

January, April, July & October.

Schedule

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Afternoon - 13:00 - 16:30

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Nippori, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons

University Preparatory Curriculum

Course Intro

This course in Akamonkai mainly focuses on EJU as well as standard lessons, JLPT and cultural activities throughout the year. This is a high intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a faster rate than the average.

Course Duration + Cost

6 months - 428,000¥ (Total amount)

12 months - 778,000¥ (Total amount)

18 months - 1,088,000¥(Total amount)

24 months - 1,478,000¥ (Total amount)

Starting Period

April intake (2 Years), and October intake (1 Year 6 Months).

Schedule

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Afternoon - 13:00 - 16:30

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Nippori, Tokyo

Based on your level of Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons.

Business Language Course

Course Intro

This course in Akamonkai consist of business level lessons and cultural activities throughout the year. This is a high intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a faster rate than the average.

Requirement: JLPT - N2

Course Duration + Cost

6 months - 533,000¥ (Total amount)

12 months - 908,000¥ (Total amount)

 

Starting Period

April (12 month course).

Schedule

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Location: Nippori, Tokyo

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Internship and Job supoort Class

Course Intro

This course in Akamonkai consist of business level lessons and cultural activities throughout the year. This is a high intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a faster rate than the average.

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Work placement and Finding Employment Support

Requirement: JLPT - N2

Course Duration + Cost

6 months - 513,000¥ (Total amount)

 

Starting Period

April & October.

Schedule

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Location: Nippori, Tokyo

Short-Term Study Courses

General Course

Course Intro

This course in Akamonkai consist of standard lessons, JLPT, EJU and cultural activities throughout the year. This is a high intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a faster rate than the average.

Course Duration + Cost

3 months - 180,000¥ (Total amount)

Starting Period

Every month.

Schedule

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Afternoon - 13:00 - 16:30

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Nippori, Tokyo

Applicants can choose either morning or afternoon class.

3-Week Course

Course Intro

This course in Akamonkai consist of standard lessons, JLPT, EJU and cultural activities throughout the year. This is a high intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a faster rate than the average.

Course Duration + Cost

3 weeks (extendable) - 70,000¥/60,000¥ in July 

Starting Period

January, April, July & October.

Schedule

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Afternoon - 13:00 - 16:30

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Nippori, Tokyo

Based on your level of you Japanese, you would have classes either in the mornings or in the afternoons.

Special Short Program

Course Intro

This course in Akamonkai consist of standard lessons, JLPT, EJU and cultural activities throughout the year. This is a high intensive course, meaning that students improve their Japanese at a faster rate than the average.

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They arrange opportunities to experience Japanese culture, go sightseeing in Tokyo and other places, and have cultural exchanges with Japanese people as desired in addition to Japanese language classes.

Course Duration + Cost

3 months (renewable) - 180,000¥ (Total amount)

Starting Period

January, April, July & October.

Schedule

Weekdays (Mondays to Fridays)

Mornings - 9:00-12:30

Afternoon - 13:00 - 16:30

Course hours: 20h/week

Location: Nippori, Tokyo

Applicants can choose either mornings or afternoons.

Satisfied Student

"I've had an amazing time at Akamonkai. Truly caring and amazing staff. Studied in Tokyo with them for more than a year and I haven't met any teachers or staff that I don't like. Amazing opportunity to meet people from all over the world and share your experiences with here in Japan!"

Course Cost Breakdown

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General Course (Long-Term)

6 months 428,000¥
12 months 778,000¥
18 months 1,088,000¥
24 months 1,478,000¥

University Preparatory Curriculum

6 months 428,000¥
12 months 778,000¥
18 months 1,088,000¥
24 months 1,478,000¥

Business Language Course

6 months 533,000¥
12 months 908,000¥

Internship & Job Support Class

6 months 513,000¥

General Course (Short-Term)

3 months 180,000¥

3-Week Course

3 weeks 70,000¥
*In July 60,000¥

Special Short Program

3 months 180,000¥

Find more low cost, high reward schools on our Top 5 Cheapest Japanese Schools in Tokyo article

Reviews - Akamonkai Language School

Google Review

"Akamonkai Japanese Language School is recommended!
When I came to Tokyo I did not understand Japanese at all, but thanks to the fast speed class even from the beginner level, I learned a lot and started to understand Japanese. The teachers and the staff at the school were all very kind, and always helped me.
I regularly test it, so I think that it is better to study after school every day, but there is play time too!
The school dormitory is in a quiet neighborhood, it is clean, I think it is convenient. So, that is also recommended! :)"

Facebook Review

"I spent 6 months in Tokyo and studying at Akamonkai, learning Japanese from the beginner level. The course was challenging, yet still very fun. Great staff that really help to make your stay in Japan comfortable!!"

The Knowledge Review

"Akamonkai was established in 1985 near 'Akamon' of the University of Tokyo. The institute is situated in the Nippori area, the heart of Tokyo. Akamonkai constantly strives to deliver a stimulating and value-laden learning experience to students. The institute's outstanding staff provide the fullest support possible to all the enrolled students to achieve their goals with an aim to foster human resources who can act and be successful globally."

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You can apply directly through their website.

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