ISI language school, is an international school where students from over 50 countries are enrolled. International Study Institute Takadanobaba is located in the student neighborhood of Takadanobaba. It is one of the biggest Japanese language school, therefore it offers many different level classes from beginner to advanced and tailored to the needs of the students from conversation to learning countermeasures to apply to top universities.  In addition to the classes, school also organize events every month so students can deepen their understanding of Japanese tradition and culture.


Takadanobaba is one of the main and businest train stations in Tokyo. JR Yamanote Line, Seibu Shinjuku Line, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line and many bus stops. So, it’s easy to commute from major areas of Tokyo and very convenient. As the city has a lot of colleges, schools and well known Waseda University, the streets are full of students like in no other part of the country. You can feel the youthful liveliness and energy around town. It is also a big hangout spot, there are lots of food and drinks establishments with reasonable prices, such as izakaya, bars, cafes and karaoke.


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

・Support for higher education

・Elective classes offer to meet student needs. Depending on student goals, students in Intermediate II or above choose and enroll in an elective class which meets 2 times a week. Students choose their elective class through a survey collected at the beginning of each term. Please be advised that some electives classes may not be offered depending on the number of enrollees (and top university preparation class).

・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 courses 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 ¥849,000

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.

**Prices in JPY – applicable from April 2021 to March 2022

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 ¥208,000

(Special discount less ¥17,375)



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 International Study Institute, Takadanobaba. Feel free to contact us to get more details or to get our help to find the accommodations that suit you best.

Room Type Admission fee Facility fee Cleaning fee Monthly fee Total 1 term(3 months)
Single A ¥40,000 ¥30,000 ¥10,000 ¥81,000 ¥323,000
B ¥40,000 ¥30,000 ¥10,000 ¥72,000 ¥296,000
Twin ¥40,000 ¥30,000 ¥10,000 ¥53,000 ¥239,000
Triple ¥40,000 ¥30,000 ¥10,000 ¥45,000 ¥215,000
Special price will be applied for those who book a long stay (3 months) at a Student House.
Price includes utility fees.

If you’re looking for other Japanese Language Schools, you might also want to check out ISI Harajuku and International Study Institute, Ikebukuro.


Visa application fee ¥22,000
Admission fee ¥55,000
Tuition ¥695,000
Material fee ¥33,000
Facility fee ¥44,000
First year total fee ¥849,000