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Study Japanese in Japan 1-on-1 with a certified tutor to sky rocket your language skills. Our private lessons will help you make the fastest progress.

Our 1-on-1 Japanese Courses are designed specifically for your individual needs and requests, as we take you on a fantastic journey to language fluency.

  • Want to learn Japanese for future job opportunities?
  • Want to know more Japanese vocabulary to speak with friends?
  • Need to learn Japanese to finally watch anime without subtitles?

It really doesn’t matter why you would like to study Japanese in Japan, as we will continuously provide you with not only top quality personalised classes, but also a unique immersive experience into the Japanese culture and lifestyle.

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  • Tailored 1-on-1 Japanese classes
  • 55 minutes lessons
  • 20 or 30 hours a week
  • Homestay accommodation available
  • Start speaking Japanese on your first day

Before your arrival in Tokyo we will organise a Pre-Course Talk. We will ask you more details about your goals, requests and needs, so we can organise the best language program for you.

A Personalised Program

Length – A week long, a year long, or anything in between
Classes – Choose between 20 or 30 hours per week
Content – We design the lessons according to YOU
Focus – Let us know what you would like to study most

The Best Tutors Around

The Best – We only work with experienced teachers
Qualifications – All teachers are carefully selected and hired
Diversity – No class is the same, you’ll never get bored
Flexible – Classes are organised around your schedule

Carefully Selected Homestay

Super popular – 80% of our students live in a Homestay
100% Immersive – Speak Japanese all day long
Fantastic food – Eat authentic Japanese dishes everyday
24/7 support – Our team is always available to help

A Unique Experience

Fast progress – 1-on-1 classes are the fastest way to fluency
Explore – Experience Tokyo like a local
New friends – Every week, from all over the world
Keep in touch – Students become now life-long friends


Full time 1-on-1 classes are proven to be the best way to reach your goals and get to fluency.

We offer three different types of Japanese language programs to help you do just that. Lessons are 55 minutes long and tailored to your needs, the class schedule can be personalised according to your availability.

No matter which program you choose, you will become part of the LTL community and be able attend our weekly social activities with other students.


  • 20 hours per week
  • 4 hours of Japanese per day
  • Monday to Friday


  • 30 hours per week
  • 6 hours of Japanese per day
  • Monday to Friday

Group & 1-on-1

  • 20 hrs of group classes a week
  • 10 hrs of 1-on-1 classes a week
  • 6 hours of Japanese per day
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When you book a 1-on-1 package with LTL you can start any Monday of the year.

You can also choose how long you wish to study for. We welcome students from around the world whether you come for a week or a year.

USD 653 / WEEK



Do you need to pass the JLPT for university or work purposes? Or perhaps just because you’d like to reach a new milestone in your language learning journey?

The JLPT (or Japanese Language Proficiency Test) is an exam laid out in a very specific way, only measuring reading and listening comprehension, with grammar points, kanji, and vocabulary varying by level.

If you are taking the exam for the first time you may well require some guidance. We can help you prepare for success.

Be sure you mention you’d like to prepare for the JLPT to our team, and we’ll help you get ready for your exciting language program with us.


Have you ever thought about living with a Japanese family? Yes, it is possible!

To make the most of your experience in Tokyo, we highly recommend you book a homestay with LTL.

80% of our students choose this type of accommodation, and it has been increasingly popular in each of our destinations.

You can enjoy life as a member of a Japanese family, speak Japanese every single day and eat delicious homemade food in the comfort of a cozy apartment with a loving Japanese family.

Our families usually don’t speak much English, so by living with a homestay you’ll make progress in a faster manner, and get to experience the real Japan. This immersive atmosphere cannot be replicated elsewhere.


Our Tokyo Safari and Discover Tokyo additional programs are a 1-on-1 course upgrade.

To book this course, you must first choose a program that includes at least 10 hours a week of individual classes. After this, you may then upgrade those hours of class to these programs.

PLEASE NOTE – Students are responsible for any purchases made on the Tokyo Safari or Discover Tokyo programs.


There is no better way to learn a language than to go out in the streets and practice directly with the locals.

That is exactly what the Tokyo Safari program is.

Learn how to order your favourite dish at a restaurant, learn how to buy souvenirs to bring back home or how to get your train ticket to visit the Japanese countryside. 

Your Japanese teacher will accompany you at all times during this immersion into the language. They are from Tokyo themselves so they’ll know exactly where to go and how to make you progress fast, safely.

A Tokyo Safari lesson is divided as follow:

Warm up – Your Japanese teacher will explain what the lesson will look like that day plus the goals and aims you need to reach. They will teach you some vocabulary and sentence structure needed for the lesson.

The Safari – Go and explore the streets of Tokyo and put that Japanese into practice. Overall there are twenty different Safari scenarios to enjoy.

Cool Down – Did you experience any issues or difficulties? What kind of vocabulary were you missing? Everything will be reviewed in the cool down session with your teacher, so you can make the best of this experience.

NOTE || Students are responsible for any purchases made.


Have you always been interested in the Japanese culture, or would like to find out more?

Discover Tokyo and immerse yourself fully into the Japanese language as your teacher will take you along some of Tokyo’s most touristic attractions.

– Suitable for all Chinese levels A1-C2

– 20 hours per week 1 on 1

– Maximum of 2 weeks

This outdoor study program allows you to pick up and practice your language skills with locals as you visit the Meiji Shrine, Ginza District, Imperial Palace and other beautiful tourist attractions in Tokyo.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us using the chat function below or our contact form above.

NOTE || Students are responsible for any purchases made.

ProgramNumber of WeeksPrice in JPY
Safari Upgrade117,500
Safari Upgrade232,000
Discover Upgrade135,000
Discover Upgrade263,000
Prices are displayed in Japanese Yen (JPY)


How long is a 1-on-1 Japanese class?

Each lesson lasts for 55 minutes.

How long is a Japanese language program at LTL?

You decide on the length of your Japanese language program.

From 1 to 52 weeks, you choose how long you wish to learn Japanese in Japan with LTL.

Some people even book another course after their first one is complete so it’s truly flexible.

If you are unsure about the optimum length for your program, we would be happy to hear about your project and assist you in this decision.

Contact us here to get in touch with a Student Advisor.

Do I have just one teacher?

You can have one or two teachers, this will depend on your language program and your preferences.

Please let us know during the booking process.

This is also of course subject to teacher availability.

Isn’t 6 hours a day too much study time?

Six hours per day can sound like a lot, but in our experience it is not as draining as it sounds.

All lessons are designed to be diverse and entertaining, and our teachers know plenty of methods to teach in a fun way and keep you focused.

This could be through watching videos, playing board games, creating role plays… you will have a lot of fun studying Japanese.

There is no doubt it’s a challenge, and we aren’t saying it’s easy, but we’ve had plenty of students enjoy the six hour per day schedule.

How can I meet other students with 1-on-1 classes?

Meeting other students and making friends is actually very easy at LTL, even if you’re taking individual classes.

We organise school lunches, as well as school activities after class and weekend trips.

Students, teachers and staff usually get together during breaks, or stay a bit for coffee after class, so don’t worry about meeting new people.

If you live with a homestay family, you will be able to meet even more people as you will take part in the family’s various activities.

What’s best, group classes or 1-on-1?

This will depend on various elements.

Group classes are designed for beginner to intermediate students typically.

Individual classes are made for all levels, but even more so if you are of a higher level.

Studying 1-to-1 is best for people who’d like to learn fast and make great progress in a short amount of time.

It is also the best choice if you need to learn Japanese for a specific subject, such as passing the JLPT exam.

What are the after school activities?

After school activities can be visits to historical and touristy places, parks or shopping areas.

We can also organise cooking classes, calligraphy classes, traditional clothes fittings, movie nights, etc.

We are always open to new suggestions so feel free to tell us your ideas.

I don’t know what to book, can you give some advice?


It can be difficult to know what we are looking for when thinking about studying a language abroad, and that’s exactly what our LTL Student Advisors are best at.

Send us a message with as many details as you can regarding your goals, interests and what you be your ideal Japanese language program.

You will soon receive an email with more information about what course would be the most appropriate for you.

Hike was a great teacher. It was nice that we were close in age and the conversation practice we get to have really helped me build confidence in my conversational Japanese skills.

– James from the US


I felt very well taken care of by the school, which adapted the teaching to my learning style and even helped organize activities for me. I would definitely recommend!!

– Adrianna from the US


Six hours a day was pretty full on, but I found both of my teachers not only skilled, but also committed to my learning. I was amazed at the progress I made in two weeks

– Bill from Australia



Our student advisor will reach you within 24 hours and get your course booked up in no time.