Officially studying at a learning institution in Japan requires a student visa, with the exception of language. Anyone visiting Japan on a tourist visa is authorized to enroll in and study the Japanese language in any Japanese language school, assuming the duration of the study lasts less than three month, which is the duration limitation for tourist visas.
Many language schools are available in Japan that offer classes specifically for those traveling on a tourist visa, and they arrange their curriculum around that time limitation. Classes are available in a variety of subjects revolving around the Japanese language, such as basic lessons for beginners, and business lessons for individuals required to learn Japanese for their jobs.
Below are three language schools located in Japan that offers classes specifically created for foreigners visiting Japan on a temporary tourist visa. The tuition rates and features vary from school to school, so be sure to contact each institution before committing to one.
The ARC Academy in Japan is located in Tokyo, and offers visitors a variety of lesson options in small classes, where you’ll receive personal attention. The typical class at ARC Academy consists of 3 – 10 individuals, and involves both formal lessons and free talk time in the Japanese language, where your lessons will get real-world application. Each class lasts for three hours Monday through Friday. ARC will help you find accommodation, including a home stay, if you so desire.
Kyoto Minsai Japanese Language School
Kyoto Minsai is located in Kyoto, Japan, and offers high-intensity classes for anyone who wishes to learn Japanese. You can take classes that last from two weeks to ten weeks, and pay a flat-fee for both tuition and books. In addition to the classes, you can also hire a private tutor from Kyoto Minsai, and pay for field trips to various locations. Depending on the class you choose, you might also be able to participate in annual events, such as a summer BBQ.
KAI Japanese Language School
The KAI Japanese Language School located in Tokyo, Japan, offers students on a tourist visa a couple different studying options: open monthly classes, and a summer intensive class. The summer intensive class requires you to enroll for and pay tuition for the entire summer, while the open monthly classes requires you to pay for only one month at a time. The open monthly class is an excellent option for individuals who aren’t entirely certain of their traveling schedule, and don’t want to commit to a class until the last minute.
“Language Schools”, Japan-Guide.com