2-13-6, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
TEL +81-3-3350-9761
FAX +81-3-3350-9791
E-MAIL info@tijs.jp

Established in


Since the establishment of the school in 1983, we have been working hard on teaching Japanese to foreigners and training teachers for over 30 years. We have had more than 12,000 students from over 100 countries in the world.

A Great Location

TIJS is located in Shinjuku, the center of business and culture in Tokyo. Being only a 9-minute walk from the JR Shinjuku station or a 3-minute walk from the Shinjuku-Sanchome station and the Shinjuku-Gyoen-Mae station, the school is very conveniently located. TIJS is near Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, which is known as the most picturesque place in Tokyo with more than 1,500 cherry-blossom trees.

Teachers / Teaching Materials

Many of our teachers have more than 15 years’ experience teaching Japanese. Teaching methods have been developed to support your studying in great detail. Monthly teacher meetings are held to create more effective teaching methods and work on current issues. “Japanese Kanji Workbook I” and “Japanese Kanji Workbook II” (which follow the popular textbooks “Minna no Nihongo I” and “Minna no Nihongo II”) are edited by our experienced teachers.

Office Staff

All of our office staff is Japanese. Everyone has experience studying abroad, so we understand the troubles and problems of foreign students. We speak English, French, Chinese, Korean, etc, so please do not hesitate to contact us in your preferred language.

International Exchange

Because of having students from over 30 countries, TIJS has a very international feel. Students enjoy international exchanges in class as well as outside of school. There are also many “International Days”, where students introduce their respective countries to other students. There is also a “Year-End Party” and “Takoyaki Party” where students enjoy cos-playing and traditional games.

Activities Outside of Class

At TIJS, we put great effort into giving students a chance to learn more about Japanese culture. We hold many events outside of class--for example, we have a lesson on manners in a large tatami room, an event where students can try on kimonos, a tea ceremony, a lesson on flower arrangement, and a special event for both the Hinamatsuri (the Doll Festival) and Setsubun (the beginning of spring festival). There are also unforgettable trips to watch sumo wrestling, tours around Asakusa and the Tokyo Sky tree, a cruise around Tokyo Bay in order to learn about the distribution system in the bay, a bus trip to Mt. Fuji in the winter, and trips to places like Tokyo Disney and Fuji-Q Highland in order to deepen the friendship between students. These trips are loved by our students.

High Immigration Permission Rate

The Immigration Bureau ranks TIJS as a model school for screening immigration application documents, as we always maintain a high permission rate. Because of our high reputation, the application procedures are smooth and quick.