Japanese Plus Traditional Culture

Are you interested in the traditional Japanese cultural arts? This course offers you the opportunity to learn about the wonderful culture that Japan has nurtured for thousands of years, while learning the language, and the chance to participate in cultural arts with other Japanese people.


You will study 20 lessons of Japanese per week, Monday-Friday, and then have 3 two-hour cultural "experience" classes every Saturday. Culture classes are held on a monthly schedule, so activities repeat each calendar month. If a month has only 4 Mondays, the 5th week classes are not held that month.

This course is available for a maximum of 5 weeks. Taking the course for 5 weeks is only possible during months that have 5 Mondays. If you start in a month that has 4 Mondays, the course will only be availble for 4 weeks.

Sample Traditional Culture Activities at Fukuoka School

*Sample schedule only. Actual schedule may differ.


  Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
1st week Tocho Temple Kushida Shrine Rakusui Japanese gardens
2nd week Ikebana Calligraphy Tea ceremony
3rd week HAKATA Traditional Craft Furusato Kan Hakata Doll Painting Katana Sword
4th week Zen meditation Origami Lesson Kimono class
5th week Cooking Class Wrapping Class Japanese Drums


Sample Traditional Culture Activities at Tokyo School

*Sample schedule only. Actual schedule may differ.


  Class 1 Class 2 Class 3
1st week Indigo Dyeing Visit to Zōjō-ji Buddhist temple Shitamachi Museum
2nd week Edomoji calligraphy lesson Visit to the Imperial Palace Edo-Tokyo Museum
3rd week Tea ceremony Meiji Shrine Making kaminari-okoshi sweets
4th week Making wind chimes Making traditional Japanese paper Woodblock engraving for stamps
5th week Visit to Rikugien park Japanese paper design Visit to Togenuki Jizo temple


All classes are based on gaining an understanding of and appreciation for Japanese culture, learning a specific point of Japanese, and participating in the beauty of Japanese traditional art.

We guarantee that you'll have a great experience!





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¥42,500.00 yen per week

Course available: Year-round, starting every Monday (for complete beginners: first Monday of every month and third Mondays in June, July and August)

Click here to read student reports on some of the Traditional Culture experience classes.


Students learn the art of mixing Japanese tea


A student is fitted for a beautiful kimono, as she learns how to put it on by herself.


A student proudly displays his work: the kanji for "dragon" (ryuu)!

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Genki Building Hakataekihigashi 1-16-23, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi 812-0013, Japan
Phone: +81 (0)92 472 0123


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Phone: +81 (0)3 6457 3554


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Hayashi Bldg 2F Shimizuchō (Kawaramachidōri), 454-1, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi 600-8025, Japan
Phone: +81 (0)75 353 0003


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