ESL Lexis Kobe
Japanese school in Kobe



This language school is located on the 9th floor of a modern building in the vibrant centre of Kobe, just steps from the entertainment district, Chinatown, the harbour and the main shopping area. The school has eight spacious classrooms, four language labs and a student lounge offering views of Kobe harbour. You will have access to Wi-Fi and tablets loaded with Japanese videos, TV shows and learning applications. Specifically designed for European students, lessons are practise-oriented and interactive. There is a maximum of 12 participants per class, which means teachers can give their students individual attention with the help of modern teaching material.

School Highlights

Japanese school in Kobe
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Key points

  • A city with Japanese traditions and European influences
  • Excellent quality of life and tropical climate
  • Part of a prestigious group of schools
  • Small-group classes, optional conversation club in the evenings
  • Great choice of accommodation options close to the school

School facts

Available exams:
School size:
Disabled access
Free Wifi

Student nationalities

      United States


ESL schools guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the most suitable accommodation for you.


Host family

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Located within 30-40 minutes of the school by public transport, the families provide half-board and full immersion in the Japanese language and culture. Staying with a carefully selected local host is an authentic way for you to practise Japanese seven days a week, in the context of everyday life. You are guaranteed to make rapid progress!

J&F Mukonoso student house (minimum 4 weeks)

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If you’re looking for a social living option, this is it! You’ll stay in a private room with access to a shared bathroom, complete with a mini-fridge, desk, chair, air conditioning and wired internet. Bedding packs are available for purchase, but you’ll have to bring your own towels. Free Wi-Fi is available in the common areas, which include a shared kitchen, a dining area and a theatre room with sofas and a big projector to watch movies. The nearest public transport station is just over 10 minutes away on foot, and it will take you to school in a 20-minute train ride (door-to-door: about 45 minutes).

Itayado residence (ages 18 and over)

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This residence perfectly blends traditional Japanese decor with modern furnishings and exterior – all just a 40-minute train to campus. Students will be placed in single rooms, but makeshift double rooms are available upon request. Each room contains a desk, bedside table, closet, and shelf. WIFI is available and linen is provided, but students should bring their own towels. There is a small laundry room available for free but for larger loads, students should go to the nearby laundromat. There is a cleaning service, and two shared toilets with one bathing room. Between classes, students can socialise and enjoy the shared games room which has a selection of board/card games and a Playstation 4.

Why choose our accommodation

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Guaranteed Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation can be stressful. That’s why we guarantee that we’ll find the perfect housing option for you before you even land in your destination.

Convenient Transport

Our accommodation is hand-picked to make sure your journey to the classroom is as safe, reliable, and smooth as possible.

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Safer and more comfortable

All of our accommodation options are rigorously screened to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting when you make the choice to book your program.