What is Japan Switch?

Japan Switch was created through a collaboration between Coto Language Academy and One Coin English with the goal of providing a low cost option of Japanese lessons for foreigners in Tokyo who are unable to commit to an intensive program and do not need the wide range of support that intensive programs provide. Our Japanese lessons are 3000 yen for a 100 minute group lesson and 3000 yen for a 50 minute private lesson and we provide lessons and instruction for beginner to intermediate level Japanese learners. To learn more you can check out our main page.

In addition to providing lessons, we also provide self-study tips and manuals for our students to help them not only improve their Japanese, but on how to make Japanese friends and understand other areas of Japanese culture. Our second goal is to help you make the switch from the foreign bubble to gradually using more Japanese in their daily life and making more Japanese friends. 

We are the best language school in Tokyo for someone who wants to take one to five lessons a week and who want to combine a mixture of self-study and lessons in person with a native Japanese language teacher. We are also a great choice for people who are doing freelancer work or for homemakers who would like support in improving their language skills while saving money at the same time. Our school is conveniently located in Shinjuku and we are located only 5 minutes from JR Shinjuku station on foot.

For those looking for an intensive program or intermediate level and above lessons, please check out our sister school Coto Language Academy.

Our English School has grown to 7 schools and over 4000 active students in Tokyo and Yokohama despite only starting in August 2014.
Our mission is to increase the amount of Japanese and foreigners who can see and understand the view points of Japan and the outside world and develop a new form of thinking by combining the awesome elements of multiple cultures. Our first goal is to reach over 10,000 students with both our English and Japanese Lessons Schools.

We have partnered with Coto Japanese Academy to provide a lower cost version of their premium Japanese lessons and to help them in their vision and goals of increasing the amount of Japanese speaking foreigners in Japan.

Our teacher training and course materials are created and provided by Coto Japanese Academy. All teachers at Japan Switch have completed the first level of Japanese Conversation Instructor Training provided by Coto Japanese Academy.

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Big 3 Missions

Affordable Japanese Lessons

We want to increase the amount of foreigners who can speak Japanese and the best way to do it is to have a school with affordable lessons. However, just having a good price is not enough. We also aim to provide good Japanese lessons and textbooks at a reasonably cheap price, using quality Japanese lesson materials that have been developed in house based on many years of experience, and a group of passionate and caring native Japanese teachers.

No Barriers to Start Learning

We are reducing the barriers to entering a school with one month contracts, so you can leave after one month if your situation changes and do not need to be worried about making a long-term commitment you cannot turn your back onto. The one month contract also provides pressure on us to provide a good service.

Community and Japanese Study Support

Coming to Tokyo on your own or even with family can be tough experience if you do not have a community to support you. In collaboration with our sister English school which has over 4000 students, we hold monthly events where you can make new Japanese friends in a comfortable and friendly environment. We also provide Japanese language study support for our students to help you develop good habits and tips on how to self-study on your own and combine it with your Japanese lessons with us.

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Japan Switch

Japan Switch provides affordable morning and noon Japanese lessons in Tokyo. Centrally located, relaxed environment and quality textbooks. Japan Switch is quickly growing and providing help to the foreign community in Japan


Opening Hours : 9:30 - 1:30 PM

Opening Days : Monday - Friday

Location : Shinjuku, Tokyo