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Mini Course


Enjoy lunch activities alongside your Japanese lessons. Anyone from beginner to advanced level may take this course with a study duration of one or two weeks.
Students take two hours of lessons each day and then have lunch with a Yamasa staff member. This gives them an opportunity to practice the Japanese they have learned.
Students may use this course to experience Yamasa before committing to further study.
Also, for those coming to Japan on business, you may find the time to take this course to learn more about Japan's culture and improve your Japanese.

Level Complete Beginner to Advanced
Course Start Dates Student intakes are conducted every Thursday.
Study Duration 1 or 2 Weeks
Class Numbers Private lesson format
Visa 90 Day Short Stay Visa/Working Holiday Visa


Classes (Japanese Lessons):Two 50 minutes lessons five days a week for a total of eight lessons per week.
Lunch Activity:100 minute lesson x 3 days a week = 3 lessons per week

Thu Fri Mon Tue Wed Thu
9:00 - 9:50
10:00 - 10:50 Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson
11:00 - 11:50 Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson Lesson
11:50 - 13:30 Orientation
from 13:30
Japanese Cafe Japanese Cafe Japanese Cafe

Japanese Cafe: Where students have lunch with a YAMASA staff member at a nearby cafe/restaurant. It's an opportunity to practice Japanese while having lunch together.

Tuition Fees

Study Duration Tuition Fees(¥) Study Duration Tuition Fees(¥)
1 Week 58,800 2 Weeks 114,400

Included in the fees: Lessons, Teaching materials, Lunches and pick up from Okazaki Train Station.

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Visa Information

You may be able to enter the country on a short term visa if you are coming from overseas or on a working holiday visa. Please note that your length of stay will be determined largely by the passport that you hold (See note below).
Student visas are only issued for courses that run for more than a prescribed total of 6 months and due to the fact that the length of this course can be subject to change, it is not possible to apply for a student visa to enroll initially enroll in this course on an exclusive basis.
Note: In 2014, the Japanese government granted exemptions to a group of 67 countries in regards to applying for short term visas; meaning that residents of these countries are better able to enter Japan.
For further information regarding whether or not you qualify for any of the two visas listed above or if you currently hold or will apply for a different type of visa to those listed above, please contact the admissions department at YAMASA via e-mail at admissions@yamasa.org or via telephone at 81 (0)564-55-8111.

Course Application

Congratulations! By choosing to study at YAMASA, you have taken the first step towards improving your Japanese language skills!
The next step that you will need to take is to start the application process.