Learn Japanese in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Online

Japanese language school with professional instructors, small class sizes and personalized lesson plans. Tokyo, Yokohama and online. Intensive, part-time and private Japanese lessons available.

Coto Community

With online and offline events, we provide community for our students to stay encouraged and motivated to learn Japanese.

The Coto Difference

Learning should be fun and easy. Our small class sizes and award-winning materials provide a supportive and engaging learning environment for students on all levels.
Online Group Japanese Lessons are now available!
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Learn Japanese in Tokyo or Yokohama

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Online Japanese Lessons

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Why Coto?

It's simple: your growth is our goal

We launched off as a group of volunteers in 2000 with one goal in mind: to help create cultural and language barrier-free lives for our students in Japan. Since then, we’ve expanded our school to 3 locations (our Tokyo and Yokohama Japanese school) and launched our own textbook Nihongo Fun and Easy.

We've helped more than 8,000 students achieve their Japanese learning target. Now, we want to see you grow, too. We tailor our lessons depending on your Japanese needs, be it for JLPT, work, or just everyday life. You can start from foundational basic with no experience and intermediate (N5-N3) to business Japanese (N2).

Partnering with you, we offer a free consultation and level check to determine your level and suggest a course


  • Original Teaching Method by Qualified Japanese Language Teachers

    Our custom-fit and award-winning Japanese course put a strong emphasis on your conversational Japanese skills for casual and professional conversations. We make sure our native Japanese teachers are equipped for that.



  • Flexible Start Dates and Lesson Plan
    Join any time. Our Japanese courses start every month, in the morning or afternoon. Private Japanese lessons, intensive courses or JLPT preparation courses — all depending on your time, budget and learning preference.

  • Online Group Lessons
    Learn Japanese in a small class and gain confidence in speaking. Connect with international students from all over the world. Our small online Japanese class is interactive and just as effective.

  • Community Learning
    We’re much more than a class — we’re a close-knitted international community of motivated learners with shared objectives. What to expect: Low student-to-teacher ratio, Community Events and Online Student Forums.


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Benjamin Knopp Caitlin Dixon Trevor Kiley Jaris Fenner Dalu Thapa
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Benjamin Knopp
I’ve been to several Japanese language schools in and around Tokyo and Coto is definitely the best for my focus; speaking and reading. I’m very satisfied and would recommend the school to anyone. Good! – friendly teachers in varied age groups – extremely flexible to take classes online or in person and switch on the […]
Caitlin Dixon
The staff and teachers are super nice, friendly, and helpful. I really enjoyed attending classes at the Yokohama location. The textbooks given are easy to understand and help you progress. Teachers remember little details and help you learn vocabulary applicable to your life. The Yokohama lobby has awesome snacks and drinks as a bonus! I […]
Trevor Kiley
As an absolute beginner to the Japanese language, I have enjoyed my experience with Coto thus far. I have taken foreign language courses in the past (though not for Japanese) and this is the first time I have actually enjoyed them. Pros: -Friendly Teachers -Accessible curriculum -Great for beginners -High quality and very professional Cons: […]
Jaris Fenner
I am just about to complete my first class with Coto next week and even though I was not really sure if I made the right decision visiting this school due to my lack of research / price comparison of other available options, I am now convinced that it was a great choice. The rooms […]