The Most Affordable
Japanese Lessons in Tokyo

Save up to 30 - 60% on your Japanese lessons while learning in the heart of Tokyo with Japan Switch

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Now offering Japanese classes in Akihabara / Ueno!

Only 1 minute on foot from Okachimachi and Ueno-Hirokoji Stations!

Start Your Japanese Adventure
with Japan Switch Tokyo

Making Japanese lessons affordable and supportive, wherever you are. 

Taking Remote Lessons

Online Japanese Course Anywhere in the World

  • Open Monday to Friday:  9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Group Lessons
  • Private Lessons

We offer affordable group and private Online Japanese Lessons. Experience our same great quality lessons online in your favorite pajamas with a nice cup of coffee!

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Offline Japanese Course in

  • Open Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Group Lessons
  • Private Lessons

Only a short 5 minute walk from Shinjuku Station - Easy access Japanese lessons in the heart of Tokyo! Make new friends and connections while learning Japanese.

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Offline Japanese Course in
Akihabara / Ueno

  • Open Monday to Friday:  9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Group Lessons
  • Private Lessons

Close to Akihabara Station - Take Japanese lessons in the shitamachi (downtown) of Tokyo! Make new friends and connections while learning Japanese.


Japan Switch: Kichijoji Branch

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Japan Switch location in Kichijoji from April 1st, 2024! Whether you're starting to learn Japanese or level up towards a new career, we're here to help you to navigate the path ahead!

Visiting Japan on holiday?

We offer short-term Japanese classes so that you can make the most of your trip! Learn honest-to-kami-sama Japanese that you actually need from our native Japanese teachers! 

Book a free consultation with us and inquire about our Short-Term Classes!

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5 Reasons to Take Japanese Lessons in Person at Japan Switch

1: Friendly Teachers & Great Textbooks

We focus on helping beginner to N3 level Japanese students.

Friendly and Supportive Teachers

Our Japanese teachers are fun, well-traveled, and have passed our intensive training course to deliver quality engaging Japanese lessons!

Solid Textbooks

Designed in-house, our textbooks  cater to English speakers wanting to learn Japanese. No more generic, outdated Japanese language textbooks!

2: Welcoming Monthly Contracts

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Monthly Contracts

Enjoy flexibility and freedom - say goodbye to restrictive 3 to 12 month contracts and hello to the ability to take breaks when you need them. Book your free consultation today and take the first step towards Japanese fluency at your own pace!

Change Your Plan Easily

Increase or decrease lessons, or switch from group to private lessons from month to month to balance social and individualized lessons that suit you.

Free Make Up Lessons

All students receive free make up lessons every month in case you miss a lesson that month.

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What our students say about our Japanese Lessons

Audrey M. K.


I loved my time here and feel my Japanese has improved since I started. Thank you so much for everything!!!

Stephanie L.


Japan Switch has provided such an amazing service and start for me to learn Japanese! I really enjoy using the phrases in everyday life.

Hannah C.


I really enjoy my time at Japan Switch. All the teachers and staff are extremely friendly and considerate. I feel so much more confident in my Japanese. I am very happy I joined. Thank you Japan Switch 🙂

Mackenzie F.


I had a fun time at Japan Switch. I would definitely recommend the school.

Matt K.


I enjoy studying at Japan Switch. After around a year of studying, I'm more confident with speaking Japanese, and I recommend them.

Melnikova M.


Overall, my experience with Japan Switch has been great, and I think my speaking skills have improved a lot in a short time. All the individual lesson teachers are excellent, they provided lots of speaking time for me and took my individual learning needs into account.

Karuro I.


I have had the best experience. I have learned how to make conversation with people. I can freely express my thoughts as when before it was hard for me. Thank you for teaching me Japanese!

George H.


My regular teacher was friendly and encouraging from the start and really helped me maintain my motivation to improve my Japanese skill. I especially appreciate her effort in always preparing for lessons and thinking about areas in which I can improve. 

Diane P.


It has been a good experience and I have come away feeling more confident with the sentence patterns/phrases learnt during the classes. This is definitely beneficial as a low level learner with other students who are at the same level.

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The Most Affordable Japanese Lessons in Tokyo

Start your Japanese Journey with Japan Switch and let us be your guide! Whether you're starting from scratch or have been down the rabbit hole a few times, we're here to help navigate the exciting (and challenging) intricacies of learning Japanese together.   

3: Support & Community

We offer guides and tips on how to self-study to our students.

Fun Events to Meet Japanese People

Join our vibrant community and experience Tokyo like a local with our monthly events. We collaborate with our English school with 7000+ students, to bring you the best of Tokyo. Make new friends, practice your language skills, and discover all that Tokyo has to offer!

Japanese Study Guides

Our guides are designed to help you reduce the amount of lessons needed, saving you time and money. Authored by JLPT N1 holders, Japanese teachers, and Japanese students - we explore the rich culture of Japan and how to make the most of your lessons with Japan Switch.

4: Save up to 30 - 60% on Lessons!

We provide the most affordable daytime Japanese lessons in Tokyo.
Save money compared to other Japanese schools in Tokyo.

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No Surprises or Added Costs

We offer transparent pricing with all of our Japanese courses so you know what you're getting into from the start. We promise:

  • No entrance fees
  • No hidden fees
  • No cancellation fees

※ Save even more with our affordable Online Japanese Lessons!

Affordable Japanese Language Lessons at Japan Switch

100 Minute Japanese Group Lesson: ¥3,630
50 Minute Japanese Private Lesson: ¥3,630

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Life in Tokyo, Made Affordable.

Japan Switch Students who move into an OAKHOUSE property can score a ¥10,000 discount! OAKHOUSE manages 270 properties around Tokyo and promises NO key money, deposits, or outrageous fees AND offers multi-lingual support!

5: Three Locations

We provide affordable Japanese classes in Shinjuku, Ueno, and Online.

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In-Person Lessons

Take in-person Japanese lessons at central locations in Tokyo! Our Shinjuku and Ueno branches have over 200 active Japanese language learners taking classes once or several times a week with us. Book a free level check + consultation with us today to get started!

Online Japanese Lessons

Our flexible schedules and expert instructors make learning easy and convenient from the comfort of your own home with our Online Japanese Lessons.  Both group and private courses are available.

Choose from
3 Different Japanese Courses

Japan Switch offers both group lessons and private lessons. For students who are busy or are curious, you can come once a week. For those who have a focused goal take private lessons or several Japanese lessons weekly.

Taking Remote Lessons


  • ¥0 Entrance Fee

  • 50 Minute Lessons

  • ¥1980 Yen Group Lessons
    (Max 4 students)

  • ¥3630 Yen Private Lessons

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Onsite Private Lessons

  • ¥0 Entrance Fee

  • 50 Minute Private Lessons

  • Same teacher every time

  • Learn at your own pace

  • ¥3630 Yen Private Lessons


Onsite Group Lessons

  • ¥0 Entrance Fee

  • 100 Minute Lessons

  • Small group (max 5 students)

  • Make new friends

  • ¥3630 Yen Group Lessons

Ready to Learn Japanese?

Embrace a new language, discover a vibrant culture, and open up a world of opportunities - in Tokyo or from home.


High Level and Intensive Course Students

Japan Switch offers great daytime online lessons for beginner to N3 students. Consider our premium partner school Coto Academy if you are looking for after hour or higher level courses.

  • N3 + and Above Lessons
  • Business Japanese Lessons
  • Evening and Weekend Lessons
  • Intensive Courses
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Your Affordable
Home Away From Home

Looking for accommodation around Tokyo and Kyoto? Sakura House offers multilingual support and reasonably-priced stays with over 1000 beds and rooms in 100+ locations!  Click here to find a warm bed and comfortable stay in Japan!


Unmatched comfort at unbeatable prices

Find the right room for your stay with XROSS HOUSE - they have over 500 shared houses with furnished rooms! All properties are very close to popular areas in Tokyo. Enjoy a stylish stay at a low initial cost and affordable rent, monthly contracts, and no guarantor required! Click here to apply online and enjoy Japan!

Why Such Affordable Rates?

Since 2018, we have maintained ourselves as the affordable choice for daytime Japanese learners in Tokyo. Here is how we are able to reduce costs and pass those savings to you.

Lowered Administration Costs

By using our English school infrastructure to support Japan Switch, we keep costs down! For example, we use the same reservation system for make-up lessons.

No Pressured Sales

We love what we do and are confident that we offer the best deal in town, so there is no need for us to do pressured sales.

Lowered Development Costs

Our partnership with the awesome Coto Language Academy allows us to provide quality lesson materials and reduce material development costs.

Daytime Japanese Lessons

We are using our English schools in Tokyo during its off hours to offer Japanese lessons.

About Japan Switch

Your Alternative to Japanese Language Schools in Tokyo

Japan Switch is the alternative to Japanese language schools in Tokyo. We have three branches that provide affordable daytime Japanese lessons to internationals who want to learn Japanese in Tokyo or online. We are the best choice for someone looking for a Japanese language school in Tokyo but wants to learn at a fair price point through both self-study and actual Japanese lessons. Our group Japanese lessons are ¥1,815 for 50 minute lessons and ¥3,630 for a 50 minute private lesson.

Although our Japanese lessons prioritize your wallet, our teachers are caring and supportive. Our methodology and teaching and learning materials have been designed for internationals learning Japanese to get the most out of group or private classes. We specialize in Japanese lessons for beginner Japanese learners up to low intermediate level N3 in Shinjuku and Akihabara/Ueno, Tokyo, and Online.

In addition to providing lessons, we also host international events in Tokyo and will also be doing Japanese cultural events. For those who want to learn Japanese in a relaxed and convenient environment near you, Japan Switch is the place to help you make the switch from a foreigner centered environment to making more Japanese friends and connections.

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