Shinjuku City Japanese-Language Classes (SJC)

Some Shinjuku City Japanese-language classes have resumed, but there are changes to the schedule. For more information, please call the number below.

Regional Exchange Division, Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future

Tel: 03-3232-5121
FAX: 03-3209-1833

Shinjuku City offers Japanese language classes in which volunteers teach basic conversational Japanese. Why not join a class in your neighborhood?

EligibilityThose whose first language is not Japanese and who feel a need to speak Japanese in everyday life are eligible. These are introductory and beginning level classes. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of vacancies, then those who live in Shinjuku City will be given priority. Those of junior high school age or younger are not eligible to join the class.
You can attend up to two classes per week.
Time9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Evening classes are offered only on Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)
DaysMonday through Friday (The day of the week depends on the location.)
PeriodFirst term: April through July; second term: September through December; third term: January through March (There are no classes during the year-end/New Year holidays or on national holidays or on days when the building is closed.)
Location10 locations in Shinjuku City, including Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza (Hygeia 11F, 2-44-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku City)
Note: Locations and schedules are subject to change. For more information, please contact the Regional Exchange Division.
FeesFirst term, 2,000 yen; second term, 2,000 yen; third term, 1,500 yen
Notes:
1. Fees will not be discounted even if you enter the class in the middle of the term.
2. There are no reimbursements once fees are paid.
To ApplyPlease inquire with the Regional Exchange Division. Admission is possible on an ongoing basis if there are vacancies in a class.
InquiriesCommunity Exchange Section, Regional Exchange Division, Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future
Inside Shinjuku Cosmic Center, 3-1-2 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku 169-0072

●A three-minute walk from exit 3 of Nishi-Waseda Station on the Fukutoshin Subway Line
●A ten-minute walk from exit B1 of Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the Toei Oedo Line or Fukutoshin Subway Line
●A fifteen-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station on the JR Line and Seibu-Shinjuku Line
●A fifteen-minute walk from Shin-Okubo Station on the JR Line

Ride the Ike (池) 86 Toei Bus from the east exit of Ikebukuro Station, the So (早) 77 Toei Bus from the west exit of Shinjuku Station, or the Taka (高) 71 Toei Bus from Takadanobaba Station; a two-minute walk from Cosmic Center-mae bus stop
Reception Hours9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed2nd Mondays of the month and during the year-end/New Year holidays (December 29 through January 3)

Tel: 03-3232-5121
Fax: 03-3209-1833
E-mail: sjc@regasu-shinjuku.or.jp
Web site: https://www.regasu-shinjuku.or.jp/?p=630

List of Shinjuku City Japanese-Language Classes

Time: Morning class, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; evening class, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Course Terms: First term, April through July; second term, September through December; and third term, January through March (There are no classes during the year-end/New Year holidays or on national holidays.)

▾① Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza Morning Class
▾② Kita-Shinjuku Lifelong Learning Hall Class
▾③ Yotsuya Hiroba Plaza Class
▾④ Tsunohazu Chiiki Center Class
▾⑤ Ushigome Tansu Chiiki Center Class
▾⑥ Totsuka Chiiki Center Class
▾⑦ Shinjuku Cosmic Center Class
▾⑧ Shinjuku Bunka Center Class (temporarily closed)
▾⑨ Wakamatsu Chiiki Center Class
▾⑩ Okubo Chiiki Center Class

① Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza Morning Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningShinjuku Multicultural Plaza Morning ClassHygeia 11F, 2-44-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku City
★A five-minute walk from Shinjuku Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line
★A 10-minute walk from the east exit of Shinjuku Station on the JR, Odakyu, and Keio lines; Marunouchi Subway Line; and Toei Oedo and Shinjuku lines
EveningShinjuku Multicultural Plaza Monday Evening Class
Shinjuku Multicultural Plaza Thursday Evening Class
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Morning    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen
Evening    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen
Evening    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen


② Kita-Shinjuku Lifelong Learning Hall Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningKita-Shinjuku Lifelong Learning Hall Class
(3F classroom A; 3F audiovisual room only on 3rd Friday)
3-20-2 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City
★A 12-minute walk from JR Okubo Station
★A nine-minute walk from JR Higashi-Nakano Station
★A 13-minute walk from Higashi-Nakano Station exit A1 of the Toei-Oedo Line.
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Class    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen


③ Yotsuya Hiroba Plaza Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningYotsuya Hiroba Plaza Class
(2F community room 4)
4-20 Yotsuya, Shinjuku City
★A five-minute walk from the No. 2 exit of Yotsuya-Sanchome Station on the Marunouchi Subway Line
★A seven-minute walk from exit A1 of Akebonobashi Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Class    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen


④ Tsunohazu Chiiki Center Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningTsunohazu Chiiki Center Class
(Meeting Room A)
4-33-7 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City
★A 10-minute walk from exit A5 of Tocho-mae Station on the Toei Oedo Line
★A 10-minute walk from the east exit of Hatsudai Station on the Keio Line
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Class    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen


⑤ Ushigome Tansu Chiiki Center Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningUshigome Tansu Chiiki Center Class
(4F Bara [rose] B)
15 Tansu-machi, Shinjuku City
★Near exit A1 outside Ushigome-Kagurazaka Station on the Toei Oedo Line
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Class    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen


⑥ Totsuka Chiiki Center Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningTotsuka Chiiki Center Class
5F cooking/handicraft room)
2-18-1 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku City
★A two-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station on the JR and Seibu-Shinjuku lines
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Class    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen

⑦ Shinjuku Cosmic Center Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningShinjuku Cosmic Center Class
(3F small meeting room)
3-1-2 Okubo, Shinjuku City
★A two-minute walk from the No. 3 exit of Nishi-Waseda Station on the Fukutoshin Subway Line
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Class    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen


⑧ Shinjuku Bunka Center Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningShinjuku Bunka Center Class
(4F meeting room 2)
6-14-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku City
★A seven-minute walk from the exit A2 of Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the Toei Oedo Line and Fukutoshin Subway Line
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Class    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen


⑨ Wakamatsu Chiiki Center Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningWakamatsu Chiiki Center Class
(2F meeting room 1)
12-6 Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku City
★A two-minute walk from Wakamatsu-Kawada Station on the Toei Oedo Line
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Class    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen


⑩ Okubo Chiiki Center Class

TimeClass NameLocation
MorningOkubo Chiiki Center Class
(3F cooking/crafts room)
2-12-7 Okubo, Shinjuku City
★An eight-minute walk from JR Shin-Okubo Station
★An seven-minute walk from exit B2 of Higashi-Shinjuku Station on the Toei Oedo Line and Fukutoshin Subway Line
DayFee
 MonTueWedThuFri1st Term2nd Term3rd Term
Class    2,000yen2,000yen1,500yen

Inquiries:
Shinjuku City Japanese-Language Class Section, Regional Exchange Division, the Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future
Inside Shinjuku Cosmic Center, 3-1-2 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku 169-0072
Tel: 03-3232-5121
Fax: 03-3209-1833

May 15, 2023