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Welcom to MACHI Japanese

Study Japanese in small classes and friendly environment at the MACHI Japanese Academy (MJA). MJA is located Sakura-machi near the University area in Kanazawa city. It takes 21min from Kanazawa Railway station to Sakura-machi by bus and 10 sec on foot.  There is also a parking lot for students' car.


We offer small group lessons for elementary learner or Intermediate learner and our lesson is focusing on daily life conversation with key grammars. Long-term students are able to stay school accommodation and focus on studying Japanese language during the stay in Kanazawa while visiting tourist spots this region.  Please join our course and enjoy your life at traditional cultural city, Kanazawa !

Students come from~

UK (England, Scotland), Taiwan, France, Vietnam, Indonesia, China(Hong Kong, Macao), 

Korea, Philippines, Thailand, USA, Australia, Serbia, Switzerland, Hungary, Spain, Poland, Austria, Italy, Colombia, New Zealand, Brazil, Norway, Russia, Canada, Venezuela,  Greece, Iceland, Palestine, Germany, Lithuania, Mexico, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Ukraine, Lebanon,

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Students Background

ALT/English Teacher         30%


       Kanazawa Uni.

       Kanazawa Institute of Tec.

       Hokuriku Uni. 

  ・Local High school

        ICT, Sakura, Izumi,


    ・Local English school

        AEON, Amity, NOVA

        Seiha, Summit English,

     Andy English,

        Bartolo English,

     Peppy-kids,   etc.

Researcher                         25%

 ・Kanazawa Uni.


    ・Hokuriku Uni.

    ・KIT  etc.

Retiree/Others                   20%

    ・Company owner


    ・Medical company

    ・IT company


​ ・Housewife/husband

School students                 20%

 ・Kanazawa Uni.


    ・Kanazawa College of Arts

    ・Hokuriku Uni.

    ・KIT  etc.

Working holiday                   5%

 ・Hong Kong

​ ・Taiwan

Students Age Groups

Less than 18                       0%

19 - 34                                  30%

35 - 49                                  30%

50 - 82                                  40%

Students Area

Europe                               30%

America                                20%

Taiwan/Hong Kong             20%

AU/NZ                                   15%

China/Others                       15%



2024 Small group lessons start!

Update Accommodation Info!(1st Jan, 2024)

School move to new place!

From Korinbo to Sakura-machi!

(Nov, 2023)

7 years anniversary! (Aug. 2023)


Online Japanese lesson available (2020-)

Promotion! Package Price of 4 weeks Study & stay (2017-2020)

Proctor service (Invigilation service) is starting in MJA. (2017-2023)

MJA was featured in a newspaper!(4th Aug, 2016)

School Opening! (1st Aug, 2016)

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MACHI Japanese Academy offers several Japanese language group lessons in the morning and at night. Classes are small and less the 4 students (Avg. 1-2 students). Lessons are fun, relax and friendly atmosphere.


Morning group lessons are focusing on daily life conversation by using Marugoto textbooks. Students are learning a key grammar and building vocabularies each 70 min lessons twice a week in the weekday morning.  

Evening JLPT lessons are 3 months courses. Courses are 60 min × 10 lessons. Courses open Apr, May, Jun and Sep, Oct, Nov, before the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test).

All group lessons are recording and at the time of absent, students are able to study with on-demand learning.

★Morning lessons, 70 min
Date: Twice a week
Time: 09:30-10:40 or 10:50-12:00
★JLPT courses, 70 min × 10
Date: Once a week
   Apr, May, Jun or Sep, Oct, Nov
Time: 18:00-19:10

Small group lessons! 

Students are able to join anytime!

Beginner Class

Elementary class  

Intermediate class

★Advanced class

★Proficiency class

JLPT class  N5, N4, N3, N2, N1

Private courses

 (1 to 1 Lesson)

Time : 09:00~22:00

-Online lesson available!

-Lessons focus on conversation

    Welcome Beginner students! 

-Various topics available

    History, culture, politics, etc.

-Teaching by both Japanese and English

  Easy & quick understanding!

-Business Japanese conversation

    Presentation practice

    Interview practice

-Business Training

 Business facilitation

 Logical thinking

    Join class after work!

-Preparation support for going to postgraduate school

 Essay, Dissertation, Proposal, etc.

-Academic study support

 Elementary school

 Junior high school

 High school


■ 2024 Calendar

*Students are able to join anytime.

*Private lessons are available every day. *Group lessons are available weekdays except national holidays, Golden Week and New Year holidays.

*Short-term students need to check the lessons availability before applying the courses.

*Long-term students or students staying in MJA's student rooms will receive higher priority in lesson booking.

Your Japanese Language School ♪
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