There are many places to study Japanese in Japan, but few offer more opportunities than Tokyo. The cultural, educational, political, and business capital of Japan, this mega-city forms the heart of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with about 35 million people, and a unique culture that can only be understood by living here.
Tokyo is extremely convenient for Japanese as a Second Language students. Service standards are high, jobs are relatively easy to find (you can work for up to 28 hours a week on a student visa). There is a wide range of accommodation choices, and for a city of such incredible size, crime is almost non-existent.
The trains and bus networks are affordable, clean and safe, and finding employment after graduation is much easier than anywhere else in Japan. For travel, Tokyo is the perfect hub. The city includes 7 of the world’s 10 busiest train stations (8 if you include Yokohama), and 4 of the world’s 10 busiest domestic air routes are also from Tokyo.
Massive public parks, amazing museums, easy access to extensive ski-fields and surf beaches, great live music, shopping, dining and culture, historic sites and much else await.