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Kudan Institute

Overview of Kudan Institute

Kudan Institute of Japanese Language and culture was founded on December 1st, 1988, offering a variety of Japanese programs.


School data of Kudan Institute

School data(January. 2019)
Location Tokyo, Chiyoda-ward Accommodation Homestay, Private Domitory
Foundation Dec. 1988 Membership April 1, 1990~March 31, 2017
Admission capacity 170(Double Shift) Number of teachers 33 (Full-time :4)


Features of Kudan Institute

Kudan staff

  1. A variety of Japanese programs
  2. Homestay arrangements
  3. Experienced teaching staff
  4. Japanese, English, Korean speaking staff
  5. Various school activities
  6. Opportunities to make Japanese friends
  7. Students from over 35 countries
  8. Recognition by The Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education

Programs at Kudan Institute of Japanese Language and Culture

1. Intensive Course (Long-term)

Kudan Classroom Photo

This course is focused on improving 4 language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Kudan Institute offers the lessons which can help you acquire the ability of making natural conversations in Japanese so that you will be able to adjust yourself to the Japanese society without any trouble.

This course can also get you prepared for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU). If you plan to advance to postgraduate school, university or two-year college, this course is also one of the best choices.

Higher advanced class is perfect even for the students who have already passed Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

Start Date January, April, July, October
Duration 2 weeks – 2 years
Schedule Mon-Fri 13:30-17:00 (or 9:10-12:40)
Number of lessons 20 lessons / week
Class Size Ave.12 – 20 students per class
Required Japanese skills Basic knowledge is required


2. Conversation Course (Long-term)

For complete beginners or others who want to focus on conversation mainly.

Start Date January, April, July, October
Duration 2 weeks – 2 years
Schedule Mon-Fri 9:10-12:40
Number of lessons 20 lessons / week
Class Size Ave. 12 – 20 students per class
Required Japanese skills Beginners accepted

3. Conversation/Intensive Course (Short-term)

Conversation course focuses on basic grammar, vocabulary, and Japanese culture & customs in order to improve your fluency. This course will enable you to speak Japanese with confidence.

Start Date January, April, July, October
Duration 2 weeks – 12 weeks
Schedule Mon-Fri 9:10-12:40
Number of Lessons 20 lessons / week
Japanese Skills Basic knowledge is required
Tuition 16,000 yen/week


Destination of graduates

Kudan after guraduation

We assume that you are interested not only in Japanese language, but also culture and customs. If you plan to advance to postgraduate school, university or two-year college in Japan, we are happy to support you by offering counseling. It’s necessary to think carefully about which school you want you chose. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! Please take the advice from our graduates.

Activities offered by Kudan Institute

Kudan Activity
At Kudan Institutes, you will attend lessons in class but also many kinds of activities to have chances of experiencing Japanese culture. For example, Tokyo Disneyland, excursion to Kamakura, Nikko, Hakone, and watching Sumo, Christmas Party, wearing Kimono and so on.


Exchange with Japanese People


It is not easy for students to meet Japanese friends since only the teachers are Japanese. It would be a pity if they went back home without making any Japanese friends. This is why this school regularly provides them with an opportunity to meet high school students, university students, business people through visits to high schools, universities, but also activities such as cooking, BBQ, games, chatting, bowling, tea ceremony, calligraphy …


Accommodation arranged by Kudan Institute

Homestay (Host Families) homestay1 homestay2
Homestay is one of the ideal ways to learn about Japan, Japanese way of life and Japanese culture directly from a host family.
In addition, since students have plenty of time to talk with their Japanese host family, it is certain that you will soon be able to see the progress in Japanese study. All of our host families are carefully chosen by our staff through home interviews.
There are about 300 host families which are currently active in this program. All our families have been selected on the basis of them having expressed an interest in sharing their culture with international students.
Private Dormitory
There are many private dormitories (guest houses) for people from overseas.


Tuition and fees of Kudan Institute – 2019

The tuition and fees of Kudan Institute are as follows.

Tuition and other school fees (Japanese yen)
Processing Fee (Long-term) 30,000 yen
Translation (Long-term) 5,000 yen
Student Insurance (Long-term) 10,000 yen
Orientation/Test (Short-term) 3,000 yen
Registration Fee Long-term 60,000 yen
Short-term 20,000 yen
Tution One year 640,000 yen/year
Short-term 16,000 yen/week
Others (Text materials, Field trip & Excursion and Maintenance fee) Long-term 90,000 yen/year
Short-term 10,000 yen/term
Homestay Placement 10,000 yen
Homestay fee 2,800 yen/night
Private dormitory Placement 5,000 yen
Rent 65,000 – 150,000 yen/per month
Airport pickup Saturday arrival 15,000 yen
Sun-Fri arrival 30,000 yen

Sample Estimated Cost for One Academic Year – 2019

Here is the estimated cost for one academic year at Kudan Institute. It is based on homestay. The estimated cost will be changed depending on how you stay.

Intensive Course (Japanese yen)
Processing Fee 30,000
Translation Fee 5,000
Registration Fee 60,000
Tuition for intensive Course 640,000
Others (Text materials, Field trip & Excursion and Maintenance fee) 90,000
Insurance 10,000
Accommodation Placement 5,000
Private Dormitory (Guest House) 780,000
Airport Pick Up Fee (SAT) 15,000
Total 1,635,000 yen

Students in Kimono


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