International Study Institute Ikebukuro – the school recognized by the government as an educational corporation, is located in a 7-story building in an environment that maximizes learning efficiency. Curriculum is tailored to their students, who come from more than 35 countries, depending on their objectives from job finding class to classes focused on higher education, to practical conversation. The biggest feature of the school is the high employment rate of school’s alumni.


Ikebukuro, the gigantic terminal of 8 transportation lines. Around the station there famous shopping malls and commercial facilities, restaurants and electric shops. There are two huge department stores Seibu and Tobu both at the station, Seibu at the East Exit and Tobu at the West Exit. Both stores have food halls at the basement and a wide range of restaurants. On the other hand, it is full of important cultural amenities such as parks, theaters and well-known universities. Without a doubt, the best environment for international students.


・A curriculum designed for your purpose, whatever that may be

・Support for higher education

・Support for higher education: an ‘entrance exam scheduler’, an ‘overview of the entrance exams of Japan’ and ‘instructions on how to write a college application papers’ for students planning to apply for higher education

・Support for job hunting, a ‘job search scheduler’, an ‘industry, company and profession research organizer’, ‘instructions on how to write a job application papers’, ‘interview and written exam tips’ and ‘basic business manners’ for students planning to find employment.

・Career guidance: After entering school, career guidance is given in multiple languages. Career advisers will discuss relevant strategies on how you would prepare for your career according to what kind of schedule until graduation.

・Excellent locations to experience Japanese culture, food, nature and seasons


1. Long-term courses (12 months and more)

This course is available for those who have obtained a student visa with the intention of studying from 1 year and 3 months to a maximum of 2 years (Nagoya Campus 1 year 6 months to 2 years). If you are intermediate level to higher, you may also take 2 elective course each week. Depending on your individual needs, these courses can help you prepare to enter a school or to get a job, help you pass the JLPT or just to improve your language skills.

Start Date April, July, October, January
Depending on each campus – Contact us to know more
Duration One to two years
Schedule 8:50-12:20 Mid-Advanced levels

13:00-16:30 Beginner-Mid levels

Number of Lessons 20 lessons of 45 minutes each/week
Number of students in class 15 – 20
Required Japanese Skills Contact us to know more
First Year total tuition ¥823,000

2. Short-term courses (1 to 6 months)

This course for students coming to Japan with a residency status other than a student visa. Those who wish to be enrolled for one year or more on a working holiday visa or Japanese spouse visa may also take this short-term course. The short-term general course offers the same curriculum as the long-term course, and designed for those who are serious about learning Japanese.

Duration At least two weeks
Schedule 8:50-12:20 Mid-Advanced levels

13:00-16:30 Beginner-Mid levels

Number of Lessons 20 lessons of 45 minutes each/week
Number of students in class 15 – 20
Required Japanese Skills Beginners accepted
Three-months Tuition ¥201,500


Students learn about Japanese culture through a variety of events such as Cherry blossom viewing, Bon-dance, Calligraphy and many others. You can also enjoy Tea ceremony, Zen Meditation at the Kyoto campus.


Here are the options offered by ISI, Ikebukuro. Feel free to contact us to get more details or to get our help to find the accommodations that suit you best.

Student House
The most reasonable type of accommodation. Students live with Japanese students in the International House run by ISI.

Home-stay *
Students can live with a Japanese family and learn Japanese customs and lifestyle while learning Japanese. Those who chose Home-stay need to submit the Home-stay application form at least two months in advance. 

Guest-House (Tokyo only)
You can live and communicate with guests of all nationalities. Shared living room, kitchen and bathroom, rental bedding. Double rooms available only for two people applying together. Distance 40 – 50 minutes by train. Meals not included. 

Weekly Mansion
Fully equipped with furniture and home appliances. Private mini kitchen and bathroom in every room, rental bedding. Double rooms available only for two people applying together. 

If you're looking for other Japanese Language Schools, you might also want to check out International Study Institute, Takadanobaba and Arc Tokyo Japanese Language School, Idabashi.

Type Choose single, double or triple room
Kitchen and bathroom Shared
Distance to school (approximate) 20 mins on foot to 40 mins by train
Meals Not included. Provided by yourself
Recommend fo those who wants to … Live with resident staff for safety, keep expenses relatively reasonable, live with students from other countries
Long stay discount price (3 months) Single ¥296,000 ~¥323,000; Twin ¥215,000 ~ 239,000
Short stay price (4 weeks) Single ¥130,800 ~ ¥205,600; Twin ¥101,200 ~ ¥143,500