Introduction of Kyoto Minsai

Kyoto features great surroundings for students with a rich culture, ancestral history and amazing sceneries. école-kyoto-minsaiNumerous, and sometimes prestigious, universities (Kyoto University, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto Seika University …) contribute to a studious though young and lively atmosphere.

Kyoto Minsai cares about its students’ well-being while providing high-quality teaching. At Kyoto Minsai, it is not just about learning words and grammar, it is also about getting a feel for the Japanese culture and the Japanese way of thinking. Through this experience, students will have explored the depth of the Japanese way of life.

Information about Kyoto Minsai

Location Kyoto Accommodation Residence
Creation 2001 Membership Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education (日本語教育振興協会)
Capacity 299 (12 to 17 per class) Number of teachers 30


Features of Kyoto Minsai

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  1. Small classes enables teachers to be close to their students, and students to improve faster.
  2. Personalized counseling.
  3. School staff assist students in their daily life (e.g. to find part-time jobs, to open a bank account etc …).
  4. Japanese culture teaching is emphasized.
  5. Great facilities (tatami room, large kitchen …) for activities within the school premises.

A quick look at some of the facilities




  • 18 years old
  • 12 years of schooling
  • 150 hours of studying Japanese or JLPT N5

Courses offered by Kyoto Minsai

1. Long-term course

You will placed in a class depending on your objectives.

Kyoto Minsai class

If your goal is simply to learn Japanese and speak it fluently, you will go to a General course.

If you want to go to Higher Education in Japan, you will be prepared to take the EJU (the Examination to enter Japanese universities). This is the Academic course.

Tuition fees (Long-term courses)

Start January, April, July, October
Length 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 21 months, 24 months / For 6 months : contact-us
Schedule Monday to Friday / Morning : 8:360 am to 12:30 / Afternoon : 2 pm to 5 pm
Courses 5 half-days (3 hours and 10 minutes each)
Students per course 12 to 17
Required Japanese language skills 150 hours of studies or JLPT N5
Screening fee 32,400 yens
Admission fee 54,000 yens
Tuition fee (1 year) 648,000 yens/year
School facility expenses 25,920 yens
Text books 18,000 yens

2. Short-term courses

The length of those courses vary from 2 weeks to 10 weeks, providing you with great flexibility. Each week consist in 4 half-days of class and 1 day of excursion. You can enroll with a simple tourist visa, or a working holiday visa (depending on your nationality – contact us to know more).

Start January, April, July, October
Length 2, 4, 8 or 10 weeks
Schedule Monday to Thursday / Friday : Field Trip / Morning : 8:50 am to noon / Afternoon : 2 pm to 5:10 pm
Courses 4 half-days (3 hours and 10 minutes each) + Excursions on Fridays
Number of students per class Variable (12 to 17)
Required Japanese language skills No required Japanese language skills
Tuition fees (all inclusive) 2 weeks : 64,800 yens / 4 weeks : 97,200 yens / 8 weeks : 162,000 yens / 10 weeks : 189,000 yens


Activities offered by Kyoto Minsai

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Activités à Kyoto Minsai – Cliquez pour agrandir

Various activities are organized for students in the school and out of the school. Tea ceremony, Ikebana (flower arrangement), Japanese cuisine, calligraphy … It is important that students get familiar with the Japanese culture, customs and activities.

Accommodations offered

Kyoto Minsai offers various housing solutions to students. Apartments to share with other students, either with individual rooms or shared rooms.
Prices vary from 18.000 to 27.000 Yens per month for shared rooms.
From 32.000 to 40.000 Yens for individual rooms.
Equipments vary (micro-wave, internet …) depending on places.
Usually, the apartments are just a few minutes away – by foot or by bicycle – from the school.





Example of costs for 1 year of studies at Kyoto Minsai (including housing) – 2016

Here is an estimate of the costs to study for one year at Kyoto Minsai. It includes the accommodation fees of 35.000 yens per month. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Screening fee 32,400 yens
Admission fee 54,000 Yens
Tuition fee 648,000 Yens
School facility expenses 25,920 Yens
Text books 18,000 yens
Accommodation facility 30,000 Yens
Accommodation (individual room) 420,000 Yens
Total 1,228,320 Yens




To know more, contact-us here or by email : info@motivistjapan.com



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