ARC Academy Japanese Language School – Kyoto

ARC Academy – Kyoto



ARC Academy Japanese Language School, with campuses in Tokyo and Kyoto, is a leading choice for Japanese language studies in Japan. Renowned for its Kyoto campus, the school is favored for its welcoming atmosphere and the city’s relatively lower living costs compared to Tokyo. ARC Academy stands out for its commitment to academic rigor, emphasizing attendance and punctuality with a strict 90% attendance requirement. The curriculum is intensive and focuses heavily on kanji mastery, providing a challenging yet rewarding experience. Ideal for those seeking to advance their language skills for education, business, or cultural enrichment, ARC Academy offers a structured and disciplined environment for serious learners.

EnrollmentJanuary. April. July. October
Visa TypeStudent Visa for Long-Term / Tourist Visa for Short-Term
Address297 Benzaiten-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0093 Japan


Diverse Student Community

At ARC Academy, students from over 30 different countries converge, creating a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. This diversity enriches the learning experience, allowing students to broaden their understanding of Japanese and global cultures through interactions with peers from various backgrounds.

Focused on Communication Skills

Since its establishment in 1986, ARC Academy has prioritized communication skills in its Japanese language education. The curriculum includes numerous interactive activities, ensuring students develop practical language skills for effective communication in real-world scenarios.

Enriching Activities Beyond the Classroom

ARC Academy offers a variety of extracurricular and off-campus activities, such as sports festivals and speech competitions. The school emphasizes fostering connections with local Japanese communities through events at elementary schools, festival participation, and other cultural activities, providing students with a deeply immersive and rewarding international study experience in Japan.


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Standard Study Abroad Course

The Standard Study Abroad Course at ARC Academy Japanese Language School is tailored for those aspiring to integrate into Japanese academic or professional environments post-graduation. Beginning with foundational grammar and pronunciation for beginners, the course progressively caters to intermediate and advanced learners by offering elective classes aligned with their individual objectives. For advanced level students, specialized courses are available in business Japanese, university preparation, and graduate school advancement. This structured approach in the Standard Study Abroad Course ensures that each student at ARC Academy Japanese Language School receives a comprehensive education, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in their future endeavors in Japan.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

1yr1yr 3mos1yr 6mos1yr 9mos2yrs
Application Fee30,00030,00030,00030,00030,000
1st Year Tuition Fee768,000768,000768,000768,000768,000
2nd Year Tuition Fee192,000384,000576,000768,000
Intensive Japanese Course

The Intensive Japanese Course at ARC Academy Japanese Language School is a condensed, three-month program mirroring the curriculum of the standard Study Abroad Course. Designed for rapid progression, this course significantly advances your functional knowledge of the Japanese language in a short timeframe. Ideal for individuals looking to maximize language learning during holidays or work leave, this course is perfect for those seeking a focused and immersive study experience. Alongside rigorous language instruction, students in the Intensive Japanese Course also have the opportunity to participate in cultural experiences, enhancing their understanding of Japanese culture. This course at ARC Academy Japanese Language School provides an effective and enriching path for swiftly boosting Japanese language proficiency.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

Registration Fee10,000
Tuition Fee192,000


School Dormitory

ARC Academy in Kyoto offers comfortable School Dormitory accommodations, notably the SAKURA MANSION near Imadegawa Station. This residence is conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from the “Imadegawa” metro station, making it an ideal choice for students at ARC Academy. The dormitory is a three-story reinforced concrete building, ensuring both safety and comfort.

Each room in the SAKURA MANSION is well-equipped with essential amenities to facilitate a comfortable stay. These include internet access, air conditioning, a bed with bedding, a desk, a chair, and lighting equipment. The rooms also feature a kitchen and a refrigerator, along with a private unit bath, providing students with a self-contained living space. Additionally, the dormitory offers shared coin-operated laundry facilities, adding to the convenience.

Please note that utilities are charged separately in the SAKURA MANSION dormitory. This accommodation option is designed to provide ARC Academy students with a secure and convenient living environment, close to the school and city amenities.

FEE(Japanese Yen)

Sakura MasionSingle
Contract Fee50,000
Rent45,000 / month
Management Fee5,000 / month
Disaster Insurance7,500
3 Months Total207,500

Please inquire about other course and accommodation options.


Class TimeMorning Class
9:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Afternoon Class
13:30 PM – 16:45 PM
*Either morning or afternoon class based on your level of Japanese.
Hours/Week20 Hours / Week
Course LengthLong-Term
1 year – 2 years
3 months



6-12 Months Prior to Enrollment
3 Months Prior to Enrollment

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Welcome to Japan

Pack your bags and fly to Japan !!


At ARC Academy Japanese Language School, we pride ourselves on providing a multicultural environment, top-notch Japanese education, and dedicated support for each student’s personal growth. Our institution is dedicated to those passionate about Japan, offering a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses Japanese language, culture, elective courses, and career preparation.

Our teaching approach is student-centric, focusing on the interests and aspirations of our learners. We actively encourage student engagement with the local community through a variety of cultural activities and events, including traditional festivals and mochi making, enhancing the learning experience beyond the classroom.

We believe in the value of these cultural exchanges and encourage our students to actively participate, making their time not only educational but also enjoyable and unforgettable. ARC Academy Japanese Language School is committed to making your journey as an international student enriching, fun, and memorable, recognizing the importance of each student’s time and aspirations in their pursuit of Japanese language proficiency.

Yumiko Endo (Principal)


Studying Japanese in Kyoto immerses students in a city where ancient traditions and history are woven into daily life. This unique educational setting allows learners to experience the language amidst centuries-old temples, serene gardens, and traditional tea houses. Kyoto’s rich cultural tapestry enhances the understanding of the language’s nuances, and the city’s blend of historical charm and modern convenience provides an ideal backdrop for a deeply enriching educational journey. Here, students can explore Japan’s cultural heart, gaining insights into the language through the lens of Kyoto’s timeless heritage and serene beauty.


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