Summer Programs for Minors

Available at our Fukuoka school only

Genki Japanese and Culture School’s junior programs combine the best, most fun activities of our Traditional Culture and Pop Culture courses to make an all course details new program that younger students are sure to love! Summer study abroad in Japan has never been more convenient.

Junior courses

You will study 20 lessons of Japanese per week, and then take 3 "experience" classes each week. Classes include tea ceremony, pottery, manga drawing, cosplay and more!

  • Specific activities change depending on the season and availability.
  • Classes and activities may be shared with adult students, but will always be supervised by school staff

Sample Junior Course Activities

*Sample schedule only. Actual schedule may differ.


  Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
1st week

Otaku (nerd) map tour of Fukuoka

Visit anime/manga shops, game centers, cosplay shops and much more!


Learn about the difference between them, and visit the beautiful Tochoji Temple and Kushida Shrine.

Cosplay lesson

Learn about the history and art of dressing up as your favorite characters, and even try it yourself!

2nd week

Flower arranging

Learn the formal rules of ikebana, and create your own masterpiece.


Beautiful Japanese writing is an art and a skill, and you'll learn both.

Tea ceremony

Get in touch with your inner peace while also learning how to wear a traditional kimono or yukata.

3rd week

Manga drawing

A professional manga teacher will teach you the basics of character design and layout, and you'll draw your own 4-panel manga!

Fake food samples

Learn about the industry behind Japanese display food samples, and try your hand at making your own.

Maid cafe

Visit a cafe where the staff are mini-celebrities dressed as French maids, in this Japanese cultural phenomenon that is sweeping the world.

4th week

Zazen meditation

A real monk will teach you the skill of sitting meditation, and if you're lucky may also beat you with bamboo!

Kyara-ben (character bento)

Practice making Japanese-style packed lunches with a twist - your lunch is also an artwork!


A highly trained teacher will give you an introductory lesson in Japanese toujutsu swordfighting techniques. Try not to hurt yourself!

5th week

Neko cafe

Visit a cat cafe, where you can play with felines while you enjoy your drinks. Don't take any home!

Art gallery

Learn about traditional Japanese art techniques throughout the ages.

Japanese garden

Visit a traditional Japanese garden, and learn about Japan's relationship with nature.

Junior course - kimono


Students can choose to stay in a host family, or supervised dormitory.
Breakfast and dinner included.

Dates Offered

  • Classes start every Monday from the first Monday in June to the last Monday in August.
  • Course must finish by the end of August.
  • Complete beginner students can start on the following dates:
    • First and third Monday in June, July and August
  • Junior students can study at other times of year, but will have to join adult courses

Additional Services

  • Airport pickup
  • 24-hour emergency contact available
  • Personal alarm, cell phone rentals available
  • Courses for junior groups available year-round!
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