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Japanese school in Fukuoka: Genki Japanese and Culture School

Key points

  • Central location, near the sea
  • Maximum of 9 participants per class
  • Motivated, qualified and experienced teachers
  • A welcoming and exciting city in a magnificent location

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
United States, United Kingdom, France, etc..
ratings
87 authentic opinions

Housed in a modern 6-floor building, this language school is just steps from Hakata Station, the biggest train station in southern Japan. The area is home to some of Fukuoka’s greatest attractions, including traditional temples, multiple universities, gigantic shopping malls and the Canal City shopping centre and cinemas. You will have the chance to study Japanese in this lively neighbourhood together with students from all over the world. The school has 16 attractive classrooms where you will enjoy interactive, small-group lessons. Other facilities include a small library, language lab, computers, a quiet study room and a video game centre. On the first floor, a large student lounge is perfect for relaxing with your friends and practicing your new language skills in a friendly atmosphere.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 540.- EUR
(54000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
54000 JPY
- JPY
- JPY
2
86500 JPY
126000 JPY
126000 JPY
3
119000 JPY
173500 JPY
173500 JPY
4
151500 JPY
221000 JPY
221000 JPY
6
216500 JPY
316000 JPY
316000 JPY
8
281500 JPY
411000 JPY
411000 JPY
12
411500 JPY
601000 JPY
601000 JPY
24
801500 JPY
1171000 JPY
1171000 JPY
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start before 20:00
Departure: Sunday following course end

Conversation course

Elementary to Upper intermediate, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 640.- EUR
(64000.- JPY)
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 + 1 hour to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
64000 JPY
- JPY
- JPY
2
106500 JPY
146000 JPY
146000 JPY
3
149000 JPY
203500 JPY
203500 JPY
4
191500 JPY
261000 JPY
261000 JPY
6
276500 JPY
376000 JPY
376000 JPY
8
361500 JPY
491000 JPY
491000 JPY
12
531500 JPY
721000 JPY
721000 JPY
24
1041500 JPY
1411000 JPY
1411000 JPY
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start before 20:00
Departure: Sunday following course end

Course + traditional culture

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 640.- EUR
(64000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 6h. traditional culture
Course duration
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 + Saturday 09:00 / 10:00-16:00 / 17:00 (activities)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
64000 JPY
- JPY
- JPY
2
106500 JPY
146000 JPY
146000 JPY
3
149000 JPY
203500 JPY
203500 JPY
4
191500 JPY
261000 JPY
261000 JPY
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start before 20:00
Departure: Sunday following course end

Course + Pop culture

Beginner to Upper intermediate, 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 640.- EUR
(64000.- JPY)
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
+ 6h. pop culture
Course duration
1 / 2 / 3 / 4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 9
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:10 + Saturday 09:00 / 10:00-16:00 / 17:00 (activities)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Residence, single room, no meals
1
64000 JPY
- JPY
- JPY
2
106500 JPY
146000 JPY
146000 JPY
3
149000 JPY
203500 JPY
203500 JPY
4
191500 JPY
261000 JPY
261000 JPY
All prices are in JPY.   JPY 1 ≈ EUR 0.01   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 07.05 / 03.06 / 17.06 / 01.07 / 16.07 / 05.08 / 19.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 05.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 14.01 / 11.02 / 21.03 / 29.04 / 03.05 / 06.05 / 15.07 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 23.09 / 14.10 / 04.11 / 23.12.2019

Complete beginners: students must memorise the hiragana alphabet before they start the course

For "Japanese + traditional culture" and "Japanese + pop culture"
Activities will take place on Saturday

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start before 20:00
Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) (not available in June, July and August) 6500 JPY
Extra night with host family, breakfast 2150 JPY
Extra night in a residence 2150 JPY
Extra night with host family, half board 2750 JPY
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (01.07-30.08.2019) 3250 JPY
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Fukuoka Airport, before 20:00)
Compulsory (under 18 y.o.)
6000 JPY

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.5/5
Overall rating

99% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

87 students gave their opinion about this school

24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, je peux maintenant tenir des conversations et lire certains textes. »
School highlights
« Les professeurs sont à l'écoute et donnent envie d'apprendre, la direction est toujours là pour aider, le café et le thé gratuit, l'ambiance et chaleureuse et conviviale. »
17 years old - Belgium
/ 5
La ville est très agréable et on se sent en sûreté et les autochtones sont très aimables . J'ai donc vraiment apprécier ce voyage qui pour moi a été de l'aventure chaque jour. Le seul point négatif est l'indépendance des jeunes, je ne conseil donc pas ce voyage pour des jeunes âgés entre 16-18 qui ne savent pas se débrouiller seuls car il y avait 2 activités organisées par l'école/semaine si vous voulez visiter c'est l'aventure( même si la famille peu aider, elle travail souvent donc vous êtes totalement livré à vous même ). Cependant si vous n'avez pas peur et adorez prendre des risques, et que vous êtes une personne indépendante qui n'a besoin de l'aide de personne c'est fait pour vous. Oui pour ceux qui ont quand même un petit bagage en japonais car les cours se donnaient en japonais même en tant que débutante et savoir bien parler et comprendre l'anglais pour les consignes. Quelques professeurs allaient trop vite pour des débutants. Ma famille était super ! Mais je pense en général que les japonais sont des personnes respectueuses qui sont très aimables ( 2 filles dans ma classe étaient dans des familles et s'y plaisaient tout au temps que moi)
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, j'ai appris les bases du japonais et je compte continuer même en Belgique »
School highlights
« Ma familleLes professeurs très aimables »
Top tips
« La nourriture »
17 years old - France
/ 5
Ce séjour à Fukuoka était génial, la ville en soit n'est pas particulièrement belle mais l'ambiance est très agréable et les japonais y sont avenants. L'école était toute aussi géniale et la famille était adorable. Ce séjour aura été un sans-faute, je ne trouve aucun point négatif si ce n'est peut-être la ville de Fukuoka qui en elle-même n'est pas si intéressante que ça. Je recommande vivement l'école GenkiJacs. L'école GenkiJacs est géniale, les professeurs sont très performants et d'une grande gentillesse, les cours sont très amusants, si bien qu'on ne voit pas l'heure passer. Le staff est de même très gentil, les activités proposées sont nombreuses et variées. Le point fort de l'école est je pense le lounge dans lequel les élèves peuvent discuter, se reposer, jouer aux jeux vidéos etc., l'ambiance y est très chaleureuse. Très bonne méthode de travail basée sur le célèbre livre Genki qui est selon moi le meilleur pour apprendre le japonais. Les professeurs utilisent des dessins, jeux et nombreux systèmes intuitifs et amusants qui permettent de mieux comprendre et intégrer les points d'apprentissage. La famille était adorable, très à l'écoute et particulièrement généreuse (ils m'ont offert de nombreux cadeaux avant de partir et m'offraient un dessert tous les soirs alors que je n'avais pas la demi-pension). Le seul point ennuyant est le fait qu'ils ne parlaient pas du tout anglais, rendant la communication difficile sachant que je suis débutante en japonais. Cela entraînait des quiproquo et des incompréhensions. Les activités proposées sont très sympas, néanmoins peu d'activités sont proposées pour ceux qui ont pris cours standard, il serait de même bien à l'avenir de proposer des activités plus "traditionnelles".
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« En seulement deux semaines de séjour linguistique je pense avoir fait des progrès grâce à l'efficacité des professeurs, l'apprentissage devenant un réel plaisir, tout en restant sérieux. »
School highlights
« La gentillesse et l'efficacité des professeurs, le lounge qui est très chaleureux, l'emplacement de l'école qui est à deux pas de Hakata Station. »
Top tips
« L'activité proposée le vendredi soir qui est celle du Night Market à Seiryu Park, l'ambiance est géniale. Si le temps le permet Nokonoshima Island est vraiment quelque chose à voir, c'est une île magnifique à 10 minutes en ferry de Fukuoka. »
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Le séjour linguistique a été très riche en découvertes et en expériences.Parfois un peu difficile d'être à l'autre bout de la Terre et fatigant en terme d'énergie, mais si c'était à refaire je signerai tout de suite! L'emplacement de l'école est idéal, à moins de 10 minutes d'une importante gare de Fukuoka. L'école en elle-même est un peu petite par rapport aux nombres d'étudiants qu'elle accueille. À midi on se marche dessus, mais heureusement le personnel accepte que l'on mange dans les salles de classes.Celles-ci sont parfois un peu étroites, et la climatisation est parfois aussi un peu désagréable. Mais globalement elles sont parfaitement équipées, lumineuses et avec de la place pour poser notre matériel. Nous étions beaucoup de suisses à fréquenter cette école, mais peu de suisses romands. Globalement la diversité des nationalités étaient vraiment un plus.Les professeurs ont toutes et tous leur méthode d'enseignement ce qui rend chaque cours unique et intéressant. Ils étaient toujours prêts à nous aider en cas de besoin! La famille d'accueil était vraiment adorable.Elle me proposait moult sorties et activités, et s'assurait que je sois toujours bien. Parfois c'était difficile de leur faire comprendre que mon niveau en Japonais était "débutant" et que j'avais de la peine à communiquer avec eux. Le père d'accueil semblait attendre de moi que je parle japonais constamment avec mes nouveaux camarades, ce qui est globalement impossible, le peu de vocabulaire que j'ai ne me permettant pas de discuter convenablement.J'ai mis 4 étoiles à la chambre uniquement parce que je n'avais aucune armoire pour ranger mes vêtements. Seuls quelques cintres sur une barre de fer me permettait d'accrocher mes vestes et pantalons.Sinon ma chambre et petit salon étaient vraiment spacieux! Chaque semaine un fête est organisée le vendredi, permettant de rencontrer d'autres étudiants ou de découvrir des événements de la vie locale à Fukuoka.Chaque jour de congé est remplacé par une excursion scolaire gratuite.Le personnel est toujours disponible et accueillant si on a la moindre question! Ce serait avec plaisir que je partagerais mon expérience à Fukuoka avec de futurs étudiants!
9 weeks, March – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Après 9 semaines plongé dans la culture japonais, je pense avoir amélioré mon aisance à parler japonais.En terme de connaissances pures, j'ai davantage consolidé le niveau que j'avais déjà en Suisse, mais j'ai aussi appris de nouveaux points de grammaire. »
School highlights
« Le fait que nous ayons beaucoup d'enseignants différents, qui nous apprenaient le japonais avec leur touche personnel. »
Top tips
« - Les événements organisés par l'école (visite d'un lycée privé japonais, sortie dans un centre sportif (je précise je ne suis pas du tout sportif mais c'était très sympa), fête des cerisiers en fleurs... etc).- Se balader dans la ville, de Tenjin à Canal City, en passant par les parc ou les petits temples. - Goûter les Hakata Ramen, et plus particulièrement le "Shin Shin Ramen" accompagné de son riz sauté tout simplement exquis. »
24 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Ik woonde bij een host family die door de taalschool was uitgezocht. Ik heb het heel fijn gehad. Lieve mensen die me enorm welkom hebben geheten en me met veel hebben geholpen.
3 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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« De meewerkzaamheid en de privélessen waren erg goed »
70 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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18 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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19 years old - Germany
/ 5
Gastfamilie: super Schule: sensationell Gegend: schön Vielen Dank! Alle Lehrer sind außergewöhnlich gut, freundlich und lustig. So macht lernen Spaß! Haben mir immer bei allem geholfen, wo ich wegen der Sprache Hilfe brauchte (z.B. ein japanisches Konzert buchen). An Ferientagen tolle Ausflüge an atemberaubende Gegenden; Treffen mit Japanern zum Üben der Sprache und Vieles mehr. Die beste Zeit meines Lebens. Vielen Dank.
12 weeks, December 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Der Schritt war der Erste in die Richtung, die ich weiter verfolgen werde. Weiterhin japanisch pauken und eventuell später dort arbeiten. »
School highlights
« Hilfe bei allen Fragen meinerseits von der Schule. Visa Fragen, Fragen über Reisen etc. »
Top tips
« Mehrere Teile Japans sehen. Unterschied wie Tag und Nacht! »
24 years old - Germany
/ 5
Japan ist ein sehr interessantes Land und ich kann jedem nur empfehlen herzukommen. Die Kombination Fukuoka + Tokyo war eine gute Wahl, wobei für mich Fukuoka eindeutig die sympatischere Stadt ist.
16 weeks, September – December 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Da ich zu Beginn praktisch gar nicht sprechen konnte fällt es mir sehr leicht die Unterschiede zu sehen. Mittlerweile spreche ich zwar noch lange nicht fließend, aber eine Grundlage ist gegeben. Auch offizielle Angelegenheiten kann ich i.d.R. gut meistern. »
School highlights
« Die Lehrer haben Spaß an ihrem Job und das merkt man auch im Unterricht. Ich hatte nie das Gefühl, dass ich zur Schule gehen musste, sondern eher, dass ich gehen wollte. »
Top tips
« Die meisten Dinge (insb. Obst) sind in Japan leider deutlich teurer. Restaurants sind aber vergleichsweise günstig, da man kostenlos Wasser oder Tee bekommt und auch kein Trinkgeld geben sollte. Auf gutes Deutsches Brot muss man hier leider verzichten.Was das Reisen betrifft : aus meiner Erfahrung sind die Leute freundlicher, je kleiner die Stadt. In dieser Hinsicht kann ich besonders Saga empfehlen. Anfang November findet in Karatsu das Karatsu Kunchi statt, ein interessantes Festival das ich empfehlen würde wenn man sich in der Gegend befindet. »

Testimonials

Elise
Elise

I stayed in Fukuoka, Japan, for 1 month.
My trip was good. The school staff welcomed me very well and teachers were helpful and very patient in teaching the language.

My class included 5 students, which is much better for learning.
My host family was great and I am still in touch with them. They made me discover the real Japanese cuisine.
There are many places to visit and it is impossible to get bored. Japanese people are extremely warm and helpful; in 3 different occasions, I struggled to find an address and, each time, someone took me the place I was looking for.
It was an enriching trip; I would love to go back to Japan.

Thank you ESL and Sophie for turning this trip into a success!

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Daria Seccia
Daria Seccia

I loved my language study stay and I am glad I could live this exciting, new experience. I could get to know my host family, the school staff and the other students better. They were all very friendly. Unfortunately, I don’t have any picture of the school, but here is a picture of myself in Marina Town, which is located close to the house of my host family. If you would like to see more pictures, you’ll find them on Facebook. I would like to go on another trip like this one soon.

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The host families carefully selected by the Genki school have a great sense of hospitality and a real desire to share their language and culture with you. Most of the families live near the city centre, around 30 minutes from the school by public transport. You will stay in a single room with breakfast or half board provided. Living with a Japanese family is an excellent opportunity to discover Japanese customs and culinary traditions but also to practise the language daily. You needn't worry about your level of Japanese; even beginners manage to make themselves understood with these welcoming Japanese families.

Sharely Style Hakata residence
You will stay in an air-conditioned single room fitted with a private bathroom and share the laundry facilities and common kitchen with the other guests. Bed linen is provided but towels are not. The rooms are in keeping with Japanese standards and are therefore relatively small, but decorated in the European style. It will take you around 20 minutes by public transport to get to the school.

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Sharely Style Hakata Residence

General information

Sharely Stye is located in a quiet residential area and is home to around 140 students, both from GenkiJACS, as well as Japanese students studying at University and other international students studying at other schools. There is a reception area which is open between 9 AM and 9 PM. Each room has its own, en-suite bathroom, a bed, a desk, a small fridge and a veranda. All bedding is provided.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
30 minutes
Means of transportation:
Train
Average public transport cost:
Discount passes available for stays of 1, 3 or 6 months: 1 month: 6,350 JPY 3 months: 18,100 JPY 6 months: 30,960 JPY
Walking distance to public transport:
15 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
12 minutes
Restaurants:
7 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 9:00 am
Sunday until 9:00 am
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
Cash or credit card
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk
09:00 - 21:00
Yes
Smoking area
Outside
Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
Fully equipped with all utensils, pots and pans, rice cooker, kettle, fridge, toaster, etc.
Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available
Free cost
Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
Free cost
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
In common lounge and some bedrooms. Free access.
Yes
Cable internet access Yes
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden No
BBQ area Yes
Wheelchair accessible
But not recommended.
Yes
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
60 rooms
min.: 0 m2/ max.: 12 m2
Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access No
Cable internet access Yes
Floor
Wooden floor
Yes
Balcony Yes
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

Leisure activities are very important at the school, which makes every effort to allow its students to discover the Japanese culture in all its richness and diversity. Calligraphy, origami, tea ceremony, cooking, pottery, martial arts or manga – Japanese courses + culture are your way to discover Japan from the inside. Every week, our partner school will offer different excursions to you. From Nagasaki to Mount Aso, to cinema evenings, BBQ’s or Izakaya (Japanese restaurants), you will have plenty of opportunities to speak Japanese, meet new friends and bring back great photos!

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Special offers
Save on your course in Japan

Save on your course in Japan

Book a standard course at one of our Genki partner schools in Tokyo or Fukuoka and take advantage of the following special offer: 
 
- Book 24 course weeks and pay JPY 590,000 
- Book 40 course weeks and pay JPY 990,000
 
Conditions: 
- The course must start on one of the following specific dates: 07.01, 01.04, 01.07, 29.07, 07.10.2019, 06.01, 06.04, 06.07, 03.08 or 05.10.2020. The starting dates on 01.07.2019 and on 03.08.2020 are available for the 24-week course only.
- These special prices include both the registration fee and course material fee. 
- Students must be eligible to receive a visa waiver or long-term visa for Japan. Contact us for more information. 

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 15.09.2018

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