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Japanese Language Classes

Kyoto YWCA -- "Rakurauku" Japanese Classes

Our Rakuraku Japanese language classes are taught by volunteers. Our instructors have studied Japanese language education.


Our classes are held once a week, Mondays through Saturdays -- four times a month.
Each class is 90 minutes long. Our classes are designed for people who are studying for a minimum of 6 months. There are usually 2 to 6 students per class.
Childcare can be provided in a room separate from you class -- so you can focus on your studies.. Please contact the Kyoto YWCA office for details.
¥400 per class for Child care
Course Fees: ¥2,600 per month, four classes per month. Textbook fees are extra.

Class Levels

You can choose a class based upon your level and schedule.

Beginners Class

You will learn to read and write Hiragana and Katakana (native Japanese script).
You will also learn greetings and basic verbal communication.

Elementary Class

You will learn to read and write simple Kanji (Chinese characters) as well as moving beyond basic speaking and listening.

Intermediate Class

You will learn more difficult Kanji, write simple sentences, and more complex aural communication skills.

Advanced Class

This class will help you prepare for the first and second level Japanese Proficiency Tests.

Contact Us

If you are interested in our Japanese language classes, please contact us between 10:00 to 19:30.
Our office staff speak both English and Japanese.

ContactKyoto YWCA Office
Address: Konoe-cho 44, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8019
Location: west of the Kyoto Imperial Palace
Tel: 075-431-0351 
Fax: 075-431-0352
Office hours: 10:00-19:30 (Mon.-Friday)
10:00-17:30 (Sat.)