Kamiyama Gakuin Japanese Language School

Tel:+81-52-242-0979 / FAX:+81-52-262-5036Open: 9:00-17:00, Monday - Friday
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, National holidays

About us

About Kamiyama Gakuin:
Since being established in 2010, Kamiyama Gakuin has taught Japanese to over 300 international students. We are a small, intimate and friendly school where all students receive personal attention, and we run a number of classes simultaneously to cater for different skill levels.

Our main goal is to bring our students' Japanese skill up to the level at which they can successfully apply to higher education institutions in Japan. Indeed many of our students go on to pursue their academic ambitions after graduating here, and we endeavor to help any student with a clear goal reach it.

We care strongly about our student's welfare - Kamiyama Gakuin is affiliated with local dormitories which can take care of our students throughout their stay, enabling them to focus on their studies.

About Nagoya:
Kamiyama Gakuin is located in the heart of Nagoya, Japan's fourth most populous city. Nagoya is compact and easy to navigate, but has a strong international focus and no shortage of things to do and see - Nagoya has a wide range of parks, gardens and museums, to malls, restaurants and bars, and there are many attractions in the surrounding area.

Kamiyama Gakuin is located in Nagoya's main downtown district, Sakae, providing an exciting city atmosphere for our students to enjoy. Also on our doorstep is the Hisaya Odori Park, a slice of nature amongst towering buildings where festivals and other events regularly take place. In addition, Nagoya is ideally situated in the center of Japan, with convenient access to the rest of the country.

If you are interested in studying with us, please feel free to contact us

History of Kamiyama Gakuin
2009 School established under the leadership of Headmaster Shigetada Narita
2010 Grand opening – initial capacity for 72 students
2011 Ayako Kamiyama becomes headmaster
2012 School gains “Tekiseiko” accreditation (considered to be properly managed by The Immigration Bureau of Japan)
2015 Shinji Kamiyama becomes headmaster – capacity increased to 112 students
2017 Capacity increased to 168 students


School Guide

Kamiyama Gakuin Japanese Language School
Address Kamiyama Gakuin, 16-29 Sakae 4, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0008
Access Kamiyama Gakuin is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Nagoya, and is served by:
● Sakae Subway Station (Higashiyama line / Meijo line)
● Yabacho Subway Station (Meijo line)
● Sakae Bus Station

Airport Access:
Nagoya is served by Chubu Centrair International Airport, and a train service (Meitetsu) directly links the airport to the city.
TEL +81-52-242-0979
FAX +81-52-262-5036
Number of students 100 (As of April 2017)
Capacity: 168


Number of foreign students by country

※ Figures for October 2015

China Taiwan Indonesia Uzbekistan Vietnam
49 2 2 7 7
Morocco Nepal Turkey Afghanistan Other
1 12 5 1 1


Destinations after graduation

Most students enter a higher education institution in Japan after graduating with us.
Destinations include:

Graduate schools Nagoya University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Okayama University, Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya City University, Nanzan University, Nagoya University of Foreign Language, Shubu University, Aichi Institute of Technology, Nagoya University of the Arts, Nogaya Zokei University
Universities Nagoya University, Nagoya City University, Meiji University, Aichi University, Meijo University, Kindai University, Aichi Gakuin University
Technical colleges 名古屋モード学園、日産愛知自動車大学校、名古屋観光専門学校、名古屋経営会計専門学校


Results of the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)

※ Figures for 2014

  N1 N2 N3 N4
Number of applicants 10 23 5 -
Number of passes 4 13 2 -


Awards available

Headmaster's prize Students who achieve perfect attendance (no recorded lateness, absences or early departures) and high academic performance will be awarded ¥20,000-50,000.
Perfect attendance prize Students who achieve perfect attendance (no recorded lateness, absences or early departures) will be awarded a ¥10,000 book coupon.
Excellent attendance prize Students who achieve a 99% attendance rate (no more than three recorded lateness, absences or early departures) will be awarded a ¥5,000 book coupon.
Academic prize Students who pass JLPT N1 (all students) or N2 (non-Kanji background students only) will be reimbursed the test fee.
Scholarship A scholarship of ¥20,000/month is available for up to 6 months. Please contact us for more details.

Required Documents

Form A

Application Form

Form A. To be completed by the applicant

1. PDF Excel

2. PDF Excel

Form B

Curriculum Vitae

Form B. To be completed by the applicant

PDF Excel

Form C

Statement of Financial Support

Form C. To be completed by the applicant's guarantor

PDF Excel

Form D

Health declaration form

Form D. To be completed by the applicant