Nagano Campus

Charming Castle Town: Ueda, Nagano

Nagano Campus is located in Ueda, where the Winter Olympics in 1998 took place due to its rich natural resources, and it’s just 1 hour and 30 minutes away by shinkansen from Tokyo. Ueda has been known as an industrial city in Japan so, compared to bigger cities like Tokyo and Osaka, is cheaper and the beautiful scenery makes it the best environment for studying. Ski resorts are 1 hour away by car so many students take the chance to ski and learn Japanese during Winter.

About Nagano Campus

4 year study plan

Since the campus is shared with a Vocational School, after finishing your 2 year Japanese course you can join our Vocational School for a 2 year diploma course. This way we can offer an integrated education of 4 years enhancing the vocational school characteristics.

Environment that allows you to learn with Japanese.

Because there are Japanese students on the same campus, there are many opportunities to interact with them at school, extracurricular activities and cultural festivals.

Fulfilling activities in rich nature

Ueda is famous as a samurai city and because its rich nature surrounding the school. Castles and historical sites related to samurai, ski resorts and sightseeing spots are also abundant.


Student House

・Living together with students from all over the world
・Staff resides in the dormitory for more safety
・Reasonable fees
・Bedding included
・Meals not included
・Commuting time: 1 mins to 20 mins on foot


・Living with Japanese families
・Learning Japanese customs and lifestyle
・2 meals included (breakfast and dinner)
・Maximum period of stay of 12 weeks
・Commuting time: 40 mins - 1h by public transportation

Student Interview

Through the life in Japan, I encountered wonderful people and could feel like a home staying at the dormitory. And my conversation skills have improved a lot through daily life.

Max Klapa

From Poland/UK

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Ueda City, located in Nagano prefecture, is surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes that make you feel relaxed during your daily study time.

Arantxa Ramos Huerta

From Mexico

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Everyone is friendly at school and the teachers teach us useful things. I've been able to make friends with Japanese students who attend the vocational school and it is a lot of fun.

Taskiran Barkin

From Turkey

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I had a friend who was studying at Nagano Campus so I looked for it on the internet and saw that the tuition fee was lower and that it was a quiet place so I decided to study here.

Ngo Thi Huyen


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Teacher Interview

The important thing is whether you can convince yourself of your choice in the future. If you fail, don't give up and think about your future image until you are satisfied. I will support and support with all my strength.

Hiroki Iwama

Nagano Campus
Japanese Teacher

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I always want to put together lessons that are easy for students to understand. I hope that Japanese will become a “weapon” that will enhance their lives. Let's work together!

Mina Miyasaka

Nagano Campus
Japanese Teacher

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About Nagano Campus

Nagano Campus has obtained the approval from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a vocational school. Thanks to that, students can benefit from student discount in public transportation. It is also a very good environment because both Japanese students and vocational school students share the same campus. After graduating from Japanese language school, students will take precedence if they want to enroll in one of the vocational school courses (International Communication/Global Business). Plus, you can stay at the student dormitory within walking distance from school and at a low price!