Student Testimonials

Jean Mason

I have completed four monthly classes at Coto. After trying every other school in Tokyo I can’t recommend Coto enough. My classes were fun, the homework was consistent and my Japanese skills grew before I knew it. The staff are eager to help in any way they can. I enjoyed all the school had to offer for example cooking lessons, nights out, and lunches with the other students…Don’t waste your time and money on other schools. Coto has the perfect balance of speaking, grammar, vocabulary, and not to mention fun…Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Samantha Low

Thoroughly enjoyed my time at Coto when I was there, April this year. The teachers are kind and friendly yet firm enough to keep the class engaged and on track. I can’t wait to come back… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Hayley Griffiths

The ‘Crash Course’ is excellent; you will learn so much useful language and have fun while learning. Intensive is also good but more grammar based. Facilities are modern and staff very welcoming. Highly recomme… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Ðào Tâm

Gathering with your classmates in this comfortable study space and practicing Japanese with them is one of my greatest experience in this summer… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Kevin Mandich

Fantastic school. All around great people working here… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Dimitri Dominguez

Took the survival course. It helped me a lot to start. Nice atmosphere. Good and patient teachers. Thanks a lot! … Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Michael Khoo

My experience at Coto Language Academy was simply wonderful. At my age of 67 years old, I was apprehensive in starting school again after so many years out of it, and least of all, a foreign language course. To my pleasant surprise, I was able to assimilate and have fun as well. The motivation was the teaching and administrative staff of Coto. The teachers are extremely well trained and professional. They are very understanding and tolerant. The administrative staff, too, are very warm and helpful. I have made many friends there. After two months of intensive course followed up with some private lessons, I am now able to engage in basic Japanese conversation and finding my away around Japan. Studying at Coto has made my stay in Tokyo very enjoyable, at the same time, very… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Fahmi Astuti

I joined Coto Japanese Academy during my stay in Japan. I can recommend this as a good Japanese course around Tokyo… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Patrick Rohr

I’ve been a student for two weeks now – and I’m already able to have basic communications in Japanese in restaurants and shops. I like Coto very much… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Flammy Huo

I studied at Coto languages for 6 months during my stay in Tokyo. My favorite part about the school was definitely the small class sizes and the extremely kind and helpful staff. I was able to learn a lot and I am now much more confident in my Japanese speaking abilities 🙂 … Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Walder Johan

Great school for serious japanese learners who cannot take full time course. It is really a nice athmosphere, the building is nice full of colors and teacher really pro and relaxed. Best school I went !!… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Melissa Vogt

Really wonderful teachers and admin staff. Their private lessons in particular can be tailored to whatever your goals are… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Rob K

Coto was an awesome place to study Japanese! They make learning fun and have a great system. I really enjoyed how we added new kanji each day and did quizzes each week. The teachers are wonderful people and genuinely invested in your success. What’s more… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Hallur Mortensen

Good school, very good and friendly teachers, highly recommended… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Carter Park

I studied at Coto Academy for just one month doing the crash course, and even in those four weeks I learned a lot. The teachers were very nice and very helpful with anything. I wish there were a bit more activities (I could not afford the ski trip), but the existing amount was very reasonable. Would love to come study here again when/if I move to Japan… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

John Kyle Chalmers

Coto Japanese Academy is an amazing environment to start or further your Japanese learning adventure! The staff are friendly, helpful and experienced and the school is a great learning environment with multiple classrooms, study areas and facilities… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Heather Rocca

I was thoroughly pleased with the communication between the administrative staff and teachers…Also, if a nuance was not quite the same in Japanese, the teachers would try their best to provide other ways to express what I wanted to say. I took normal evening classes as well as private classes…For example, printing out extra example questions for the JLPT test. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Harley Gresham

Overall pretty nice school in a good location. But, there are some students who always insist on speaking English, which is detrimental to group lessons… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Joanne SY Chan

I took a 1-month intensive course at Coto, and had a great experience. I chose it because of the small class size (mine was 8, the max size), the focus on conversation (instead of the JLPT), the regular intakes (allowing for flexible starting dates), its central location… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Will Cunningham

Make great progress with weekly private lessons over the past year; excellent teachers and the conversational approach helps you learn practical Japanese… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Tang Sindhuseka

Currently taking the private lesson package at Coto. Online booking systems are user-friendly and lesson packages are at an affordable price. Staff are friendly and teachers are nice. Would highly recommend… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Alexandre Cardon

Studying here once a week. Great school. Great teachers. Great staff. Right outside train station… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Akina Fujioka

I attended Coto Language Academy for about 7 months. I moved to Tokyo from Los Angeles for my husband’s work and had to learn Japanese quickly…I chose Coto for the following reasons: 1. Intensive courses -structured and effective lessons to improve quickly 2. Flexibility… Thanks to Coto I was able to get to N2 level in less than a year. If you’re looking to improve your Japanese quickly, I would definitely recommend… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Josephine Suzuki

Good amenities. Teachers are helpful… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Achiraya Petchdachai

I had a great time at Coto Academy! I took a two-month course to improve my business Japanese. The lessons were fun and engaging. M. Sensei was very supportive and never hesitated to help me when I asked… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Brittny Okahara

Very convenient for someone working in the city. Lots of levels and types of classes so you don’t have to waste time re-learning things… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Reem Al-Madi

I signed up for private lessons during my 2 month stay in Japan. All of the staff at Coto were extremely friendly and welcoming. I had a short assessment before starting my classes to determine my level, and the teaching staff adapt to my speed of learning during classes. I highly recommend this school, and would definitely sign up for more classes… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Jake Harris

I studied at Coto for 1 year, and had an awesome experience. I previously took some courses while in college, however the small class size and conversational focus of the Coto program helped me learn the language much faster… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

David Byrne

Excellent language school! Nicely structured and enthusiastic teachers. They also have lots of interesting trips… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

John fdasf

I’ve been studying at Coto Academy on the part time programme for over three years now and I would highly recommend them. The major plus points for me are

– Flexibility – unfortunately my job often entails working overtime, so I am unable to keep to a strict timetable. Therefore, being able to have the flexibility to cancel classes before 18.00 the previous day is really helpful.

– Location is excellent. A few minutes from Iidabashi station and pretty much has most transport routes covered in Tokyo… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Minao Fujimoto

I can warmly recommend this school. It is a really good school. They are very interested in you getting a good learning experience there. Prefer to spend more on small groups, well-trained teachers and helpful staff. If you cancel the lesson on time, they will give you a private lesson… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Geromite Sushiman

Best language school in Tokyo, very friendly staff and excellents teachers… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Noé de chavagnac

Best school

Best teachers

Best students !

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Delia Sánchez

After comparing several online schools offering courses for weeks of Japanese, I decided on Coto. My reasons were two mainly. One reason is that they use the communicative system that I am used to and use as a Spanish teacher that I am. The second is that a friend recommended it to me, he is also a teacher. He did not let me down. From the beginning… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Lionel Ghouila-Houri

I finally found the right school. Coto doesn’t provide student visa therefore people come to Coto to seriously learn Japanese (as opposed to being present into a japanese class because of the visa). Class features a small number of students, teachers are working their best to… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Hubert Bonisseur

After trying different schools to learn Japanese, I went there to take private lessons twice a week, and they were awesome. Thus, when I decided to come back to Tokyo to take intensive courses in Japanese, the choice was easy to make. And the… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Joanne Greenway

Whether for online or in-school classes, the staff and teachers are friendly and professional and the classes are fun and educational… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Eric Janson

In preparation for a three- month, length- of- Japan solo bicycle trip, I took Coto’s intensive course for three one- month sessions. Since the route went mostly through small towns where almost no English was spoken, my goal was to be able to book hotel rooms, order food, be able to express wishes and have at least simple conversations with the locals. The school… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Bergstein Elaine

I have been teaching english in Tokyo for 2 years and have been trying to improve my Japanese to a business level in hopes of switching industries. Working full time it was hard to find courses that perfectly matched my working schedule. I took a 3-month intensive course here and it was really… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Zackary Taylor

great teachers and interesting techniques that work surprisingly well, wish I could continue to attend the classes from abroad! … Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Jason Zuowei Xiao

Conveniently located with a great learning environment and super friendly staff. I would 100% recommend Coto to anyone who is also interest in learning Japanese in Tokyo… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Edwin Liew

Coto has got a pretty good structure with their lessons and the teachers are all very helpful with your progress of acclimatising to Japan… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Sok Teng Janice Lim

The people are very nice, friendly and patience! The environment is very cosy and nice learning environment… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Stéphane

Great school, Great teachers, Great progress made. Facilities are nice, clean and bright. There’s free coffee in the lounge space, what do I need to add ? Teachers each have their own teaching style whike nontheless sticking to the course contents. While on an intensive course, you’ll see… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

ceh punkt

Great school! Had the best time. Teachers are lovely and very professional… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Euan Bonner

I’ve taken many course types and private lessons while a student at Coto, and found them all to have been helpful and motivating… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Renate Tjelta

Good structured classes, and small classes (around 8 people per class). The teachers are very friendly, and helpful! Good student lounges, where you can study and grab free… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Joshua Lau

Coto Japanese Academy is highly suitable for the average working expatriate in Tokyo. Compared to other Japanese language schools, the focus is on the working adult, usually non-Asian, and predominantly based on English-based Japanese learning… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Huburt Bonisseur

After trying different schools to learn Japanese, I went there to take private lessons twice a week, and they were awesome. Thus, when I decided to come back to Tokyo to take intensive courses in Japanese, the choice was easy to make. And the intensive course is great as well. If someday I get the chance to spare some more time to take intensive courses in Japanese again… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Chris Mccottry

Great school. I highly recommend… Link to this student’s review on Google.

Henry Macleod

The best language school in Tokyo. I’ve been studying at Coto since October 2019 and have done their Beginner courses 1 through 5, the coto teachers are fantastic and they have adapted the Genki textbooks to make an excellent intensive language curriculum. After making friends with many other foreigners at language schools all around Tokyo and… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Alex Waters

Coming to this school was the best decision I made regarding learning Japanese. What I like is the focus on conversation whilst diligently learning grammar… The staff are really friendly and they offer lots of extra curricular events so that if you are new to the country you can learn some important cultural aspects. Although I have not tried other language schools on Tokyo… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Norman Rohr

Excellent school with reasonable fee structure. I studied there 5 years ago for the first time. Given the experience I re-enrolled for a vacation class this year. I was surprised how much the school has grown during this time. It’s really nice.

Cherrie Wong

Coto Japanese Academy is located at a convenient location and has great staff and excellent teachers. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking to learn Japanese! Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Kevin Gee

Very good teacher, okay curriculum, not-so-great cancellation policy. The classes themselves were practical and well-taught – although I would have preferred more talking time. The only thing that really got to me was that the teacher would… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Kailiang Liu

I took 3 months of intensive courses here over the winter and the experience I had was wonderful. I am an upper beginner and I really liked the small class sizes and practical lessons. During the lessons, I was offered many chances to speak up and it was really engaging. I love the way my Sensei teaches. She was able to correct my mistakes naturally through conversation. It was… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Ido G

Great school , kind staff, very easy to work with them, very flexible… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

R Lee

Pretty good as far as schools go. Their teachers and staff are very professional… Link to this studen’ts full review on Google.

Vicky M.

I’ve studied Japanese at other language schools before but Coto has helped me to bring my Japanese to the next level. The teachers are amazing, school staff very is friendly and facility is very conveniently located and well maintained. Coto has helped me to achieve my personal goals in Japanese instead of… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

A Chong

I did my Lessons here. best place ever… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Yudi He

Have been studying Japanese at COTO for 3 years. From N5 level to now N2 working at a Japanese company, COTO did help me a lot!!! Teachers are nice , vibe is cool , and the courses are more than helpful… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Hussam Dugum

Great school, helpful staff and great teachers. I have been studying at Coto for more than a year already and it has been very helpful. I particularly enjoy the flexibility of the schedule and the availability of the classes across the whole week. Highly recommend this school for expat professionals looking for a good and flexible/part-time japanese study… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Alexmac22347

Took private lessons/tutor. Was given weekly homework from Genki textbook which helped a lot. Very professional… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Damien Jouannet

Nice and kind teachers, efficient japanese classes with a chill atmosphere ! I recommend anybody to come study Japanese here… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Miguel Velazquez

I’m a JET program English teacher and I studied at the Iidabashi branch last summer during my school’s summer break. If you’re looking for a Japanese language school, I highly recommend you try Coto Academy. I was only gonna take two weeks worth of classes, but once the classes started, I had so much fun that I signed up for an extra week… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Anna Peterson

The teachers are great and the class was small. I found it to be really helpful when I moved to Japan… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Andrés Aguilar

I studied for three months with COTO. Their teachers are excellent and the schedules are accommodating even for people who work full time… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Peter Moon

Fantastic teachers and well thought out course content. Good place to meet interesting people as well… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Niels Michael

I have a few friends that are studying at Coto right now and they love it! I have visited a few times and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The location is super convenient because it’s right by the station, and they have alot to offer the students. Really nice and comfortable atmosphere for… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Micah Foster

Me and my wife both studied at Coto for about 6 months and it was an absolutely awesome experience. We had the opportunity to work with several teachers and each of them were extremely professional, but at the same time enjoyable. The classes themselves seem to be geared more towards westerners, so as a native English speakers learning Japanese… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Michelle Kroskey

A great school to study Japanese. I really liked having students from all over the world in the classroom with me… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Alain Lutic

This is a great school. I had a wonderful time there. Highly recommended…. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

M. Pt.

Very professional school where you can take lessons at your own pace. Perfect for people with a busy schedule… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Massimo Ravasini

Great experience! I spent 3 months there and I started with 0 knowledge of Japanese. I progressed a lot thanks to Coto Academy! … Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Yuki U

When to this school each summer during my vacation time! Love it! Best school I ever went to! … Link to this studen’ts full review on Google.

范哲瑛

the teachers are nice and responsible, they will try to encourage students to speak and practice. the course is organized and well structured… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Kristina Ganea

Taking intensive courses at Coto has made a huge difference to my Japanese language abilities. Coto teachers have been extremely good at dealing with students who have busy lives, and need to learn a lot really quickly. Coto suited my needs really well because the classes… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Mohammed Elsammask

Professional teachers and friendly stuff. All kinds of course are available and they are very flexible… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Gazwai

When I was studying at Coco, the teachers were wonderful as well as the other staff members. I was able to improve my Japanese and knew I could ask questions which I would be answered accurately and with patience… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Sachidananda Karkala

Fantastic place to learn Japanese. The teachers were quite interactive and always willing to help. I would highly recommend this school… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Mark David

I’ve studied at their Azabujuban location, as well as at their Iidabashi location, and also with them online. This is a very solid choice to continue your Japanese language studies. I found the online private classes to be the most helpful in breaking… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Lee Stubbings

I took 4 different classes a week with different teachers while preparing for the JLPT N1. I was impressed with the quality of the teaching and as the class sizes were small I was able to learn a lot while keeping my studies affordable. I would definitely… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Sunith Velho

I studied at Coto when I first moved to Japan and recommend it highly. The staff are excellent and they organise regular social events like themed dinners and hikes – which are great to make new friends when you are new to the city… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Gianluca Sgaravatto

I attended an upper-begginer course and, despite I had already studied almost all the covered topics, I experienced a totally new level of engagement as well as an actual improvement of my conversational skills. Lessons at Coto are fully conducted in Japanese, which was a mandatory requirement to me. Each lesson (daily, monday to friday) provides a well balanced mix of grammar and new vocabulary explanation, lectures, conversational engagement and… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Michel Boretti

I have attended a three-weeks intensive course at the Coto Language Academy, Tokyo. It was not the first time I came to Japan to take intensive Japanese classes but as I used to go to Osaka for this purpose before, this time I wanted to experiment Tokyo. So I was looking for a Japanese language school that enables to take intensive classes on a very short period, which is very convenient to people who takes holiday to travel and learn the language… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Ellie Waltman

I would recommend this school for beginners. For the most part I had an overall positive experience at this school. I was enrolled in the intensive course for the highest level and continued to attend for half a year. Most of the students in my class were aiming for JLPT N2/N1. I also participated in the JLPT classes in the evening… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Kireina Michan

I’ve studied in COTO for more than one year. Started with online lessons from Spain, and continued with normal lessons in the school. I would say that I totally recommend this academy. The material is well organized, the teachers are really great, and the group lessons offer everybody the chance to… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Josh Simmons

I studied at COTO for three months in the fall of 2018 and couldn’t recommend them more. I took two intermediate classes and one advanced class while I was there. My class sizes were generally around 4-6 people, which was great for getting in plenty of conversation. The teachers were very friendly and always… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Estelle

I totally recommend Coto Academy in Iidabashi to whoever wants to learn Japanese in a good environment. The classes are small (we were only 3 in my class!). The teachers are all great, very engaging and professionals. The method is really good and it helped me a lot… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Matthew Corbally

Studied here for two months shortly after moving to Tokyo, and I was blown away at just how well everything worked. From the quality of the lessons, the friendliness of staff and the plethora of cultural and social activities. If you are looking to study Japanese… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Tamara Hershberger

I recommend Coto Academy especially for western speakers learning Japanese. It’s set up in a way that encourages your progress while using western style learning methods… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Anthony D.

Studied here for two months in preparation for JLPT N1. Everyone was incredibly helpful, flexible and communicative. I would highly recommend Coto to dedicated Japanese learners of any level… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Kyle Farrington

Classes are well structured, the teachers speak good english and can clearly explain concepts well, and the material is engaging and fun. The facility is nice with a lounge to relax, the materials are affordable and great for studying. Highly reccomend… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Michelle Ng

I recommend Coto Language Academy to anyone who is keen on taking a step forward with their Japanese! I studied at Coto for 3 months this summer and it’s truly a remarkable experience from all aspects: professional, inspirational, friendly, uplifting, and encouraging! The school provides… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Yulia Shumakova

The most fun school in Tokyo for Japanese language ! Great teachers and learning system. I have learnt Japanese within 5 months studying there and made amazing friends ❤️ Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Andrew Chadbourne

I had a great experience there. The teachers are kind and patient. They answered my questions and helped me to improve my Japanese skill. They are THE BEST Japanese language sill in or nearTokyo that I tried. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Senthil Kumar

great experience learning Japanese. Teachers were very much interested in the students doing well and took lot of interest…. Best. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Sara Braggio

Amazing. Really cheap for the service offered. The teachers are very nice and they know how to teach efficiently. Super recommended Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Blake Oliver

Great staff, small class sizes, interactive lessons and fun events too. I had a great time taking classes at Coto Academy and I highly recommend their courses. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

J Kato

I can only speak about private lessons. There were friendly staff and excellent teachers who did their best to tailor-make the lessons to my requirements. Highly recommended! Link to this student’s full review on Google.

David George

I studied for three months at Coto two years ago. The teachers are great and the atmosphere is friendly and lively. The location is also convenient from many points in central Tokyo. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Laura Conti

I took private lessons for 6 months during my stay in Tokyo. The teacher was very kind and able to answer all my questions about the Japanese grammar and vocabulary. I think I could improve a lot my fluency in writing and speaking in Japanese. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

diperf

A fresh and friendly, professionally organized language school with an efficient administration office. Well qualified and enthusiastic staff teach from a comprehensive design of small group and private lesson options. Wholeheartedly recommended. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Jolinio Vingt-Deux

皆さん、こんにちは! This language school is amazing. Teachers are great, students very motivated, it’s always fun and nice to come to Coto. I’m also taking Online lessons and it’s help me a lot. Best school in Tokyo for sure. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Thomas Chiasson

Believe me. Coto is an amazing Japanese school. Great, Really Great. Very Awesome. Really Terrific. Fantastic. Other schools? Real Losers. Total Disasters. Ask Anyone. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Quasox Wartune

Studying Japanese with very knowledgeable teachers, great fun! COTO academy で 日本語勉強するのがとてもたのしくておもしろい! Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Kim Littani

I just completed the Intermediate 4 Intensive course at Coto. It’s been a great month and I’m happy to say that I notice a difference in how much I can read in my daily life and the grammer that I am using in conversation. I really liked the way the course was structured, with kanji, grammer and conversation practice. We had… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Pol Texido

Very good teachers and services. They focus a lot on speaking, which other schools usually don’t, and using all the vocabulay learned. The price may be a little bit more expensive than other language schools (from my experience), but is completly worth it if you want to learn a lot and practice your speaking. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Samantha Cosentino

This is a great school with a wonderful sense of customer service. The lessons are useful, easily customizable, and come with a very flexible schedule. It’s more expensive than other options, but if you’re looking for reliable, quality service, this is the place! Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Skylar Shulman

I took classes at Coto Academy for one month last summer while doing an internship in Tokyo and it was exactly what I had been looking for. The teachers were absolutely wonderful and I was able to meet many new people through my classes. My Japanese language ability significantly improved after… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Ajumi H

I think joing Coto Japanese Academy helped me improving my Japanese so much more than any other school I have been to before. Huge recommendation. Thanks a lot to all Coto Stuff and the amazing events they are setting up! Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Kirsten M

Professional environment, fantastic teachers and a lovely, informal atmosphere. I loved my time studying here, everyone is making you feel very welcome! Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Josh Gitter

Very professional staff, classes are fun and enlightening. They make learning Japanese easy! Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Stephanie McIntyre

I love taking lessons at Coto Academy! My classes are interesting, challenging, and always contain new phrases and words I find myself using in daily life! I’ve seen so much improvement in my Japanese skill in a short time. My teacher is kind and knowledgeable. The manager is cheerful, friendly, and helpful! Also, the cost is a bargain!… Link to this students full review on Google.

Chris Winkler

Awesome language school! My wife and I studied here for about a year and loved our time. It’s very speaking and activity focused, and a great place for Westerners to learn Japanese. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Kevin

Great school. Studied here for a bit. Helped me really good to get a better understanding of Japanese grammar. Teachers are also very friendly. Best thing I liked about this school is that they have evening and weekend classes, so I could easily combine it with my work… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Alan Pang

I’ve spent 7 months studying Japanese in Coto, all the way from the Crash course to Intensive Beginner 6. Great thing about Coto is that the class schedules are very flexible and geared toward English speaking people. I can’t speak a lick of Japanese in the beginning but the course is setup in a way that encourages speaking and makes understanding… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Jennifer Creel

I studied Japanese at Coto for 3 months.
The teachers are very nice and sweet, the pace is good, the vocabulary useful and the learning /break times will coordinated.
It is close by to a combini, so you have easy access to food. They also have vending machines at the school.
Its in the center, so when you go out with your school mates after school you don’t have to make a long journey.
If I would study Japanese again. I would go here. Without hesitation I can recommend Coto.

Kiel

I’ve been going back and forth to Coto Academy (previously Iidabashi Japanese Language School – when they still rented out apartment rooms!) since coming to Japan in 2009. Great teachers and staff, great environment and I’m glad to see them grow to the language academy they are today. I’ve taken… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Sean PM

I took classes at Coto Academy near Iidabashi station in Tokyo for quite a while. They provided professional teachers, quality lessons and materials and interesting events. The reason I joined is due to their schedule flexibility for professionals and their competitive pricing for classes. The only limitations were…Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Alexandre Charreton

I spent one year studying Japanese, starting from zero, in this school. The teachers are wonderful and really involved. The classes are small enough to be adapted to everybody and it allows to really know your classmates and have a fun time while learning. The learning process is… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Brenda

I studied part-time at Coto from 2016 to 2018. My evening classes fit perfectly into my work schedule, and thanks to Coto I was able to reach advanced levels of Japanese and pass the JLPT. Throughout my time there I studied with many different teachers, all of whom were friendly, kind, and highly competent… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Jane Tearle

Studying at Coto Academy was a great experience and introduction to life in Japan. I undertook the four week crash course and the staff were very helpful in getting me enrolled in the right course. The teacher for the class was friendly and helpful, and the weekly class excursions, designed to test… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Korin Redig

I attended Coto Academy for quite a while- I took private lessons to prepare myself to take the N3 of the JLPT. (I took it and passed by the way.) My experience was mostly good- I had a good teacher and the staff was helpful to me most of the time. The teacher accommodated… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Dan Wiesenthal

Really lovely language school with professional and friendly teachers and a good curriculum. I love learning languages, so this is one of my favorite places in Tokyo! 🙂 Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Ross Arnold

I did Japanese classes at Coto on and off around the 2016 / 2017 time-frame and felt that I got a lot out of it, especially the intensive courses. They have a good range of instruction levels that cover many different levels of language skill.The instructors are high quality… Link to this students’ full review on Google.

Isabel Sophie

I studied Coto’s intensive course for 3 months. It’s very well structured, and due to the small class size you get a lot of chances to speak and practise. Coto’s teachers are all very friendly and have a good attitude towards learning and teaching. I… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

ビー

It’s a bit expensive, but it’s definitely worth the price. I learned a lot from the teachers, and the community is unique and fun. I took an evening N3 prep class and passed it (solidly, lol) because the class throughly prepares you for the types of questions that appear on the test. I would… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Samar Emara

This institute is the best! They have intensive as well as part time classes. All sorts of classes are available (business-related, JLPT preparation, speaking and conversation…etc). They staff are very well-organized and super helpful. Even choosing the classes is very easy and you can do it online. Most classes… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Bryce Tanner

I’ve attended this school on and off as my schedule permits. The flexibility of the ticket system is quite suitable for self-employed individual, and at reasonable cost.

The teachers have always been friendly and knowledgeable, with a clear intent to improve their students’ situation. Each class is a self-contained study unit, which negates the need to attend consecutive classes, if you’re busy. And the selection of class levels is appropriate for most students, I feel.

Staff are friendly, crazy and eminently helpful. Most can speak English too, so if you’re a beginner to Japanese, you needn’t worry about communication problems.

Additionally, they also provide additional activities such as hiking, conversation evening, and so forth. I’ve always found them to be both entertaining and educational.

The only point needing improvement about Coto, is that most students resume speaking English the instant the teacher has left the room. Even higher level students. I’d like to see Coto promote a more engaged atmosphere when out of the classroom as well, to maximize natural dialogues.

Overall, I can highly recommend Coto, whether you’re a complete beginner to Japanese, or a more advanced student seeking to hone skills in news topics and such.

Mark Schulman

I attended Coto for 2 years, 2016-2018 and had a fantastic experience. The staff was always friendly, helpful and professional. The teachers were great. I took both group and private lessons. If you do private lessons the teachers will tailor the lessons. For example… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Robert Masse

Been taking private lessons for about 2 years and I felt satisfied from the beginning. Teachers are nice and my overall experience is pretty good and feeling improvement. They follow your pace and take the time to explain well. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Smith Claude

I was able to outline my objectives and receive specific instructions on how to achieve them. One on one tutoring with these teachers has been extremely helpful. My test scores have continued to rise since I started taking lessons with them. I strongly recommend Coto. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

フェリーシング

this is the best language school in TOKYO. I have studied in few others but none of them is as good as this one.i studied 6 months at this school and I will definitely return again here once travel restrictions are lifted. Thumbs up to staff!! The teachers really do a great job at teaching and the administration is very responsive.plus very professional… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!東京で一番いい学校です。おすすめです!!!Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Brandon Randle

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Coto Academy is a fantastic place with which to pursue one’s study of the Japanese language. They are professional, courteous, and a pleasure to learn from. The Coto staff are passionate about what they do and about ensuring their students succeed with their goals.

I recommend Coto Academy to anyone who desires to learn more about the Japanese language and culture – and who wants to make friends along the way! Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Sean Anderson

I absolutely LOVED my time with this school, so much so that I was willing to commute over an hour every day over the summer to attend classes. The facilities are homey, especially the study area for between classes where I was able to get my homework done before and after class surrounded by equally eager-to-learn students.

Whenever I am asked about a school for Japanese study, this school is my first recommendation. I hope they continue to expand. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Brett Corbett

I really enjoyed my 6 months of intensive courses here. I felt that the testing processes was fair and helped me find a good group to get started with and the staff and teachers were supportive in helping me improve and make up for missed lessons. In class, the teachers were consistent in their approach and expectations. I needed a… Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Simon Ming

I am taking private lessons and the school is very flexible. There’s always a good vibe and a welcoming atmosphere. Private lessons are of course adapted to my individual needs and study pace. Look no further for your Japanese class!

Quentin Weinsanto

I took courses at Coto Japanese Academy for more than a year (both group and private). You simply can’t go wrong with them. The classes are taught in very small group and clearly focuses on interactivity. Private lessons are flexible and adapted to your needs. All the teachers are great. Really one of the best Japanese language school in Tokyo.

Rui Bom

Outstanding. I’ve learned a few languages at languages schools across the world and Coto is simply ahead of the curve. Teachers are super professional, everything is very efficient as one would expect in Japan and the classes are small (4-6 people) which allows for plenty of face time and practice.

Christina Siegal

The teachers are wonderful and so dedicated in Coto. They make learning fun. The intensive courses are a great way to see a big jump in your understanding of Japanese. In Coto they focus on the practical needs of the individual. I started lessons in Coto Academy now I attend Azabujuban Coto Club and I look forward to each lesson. I highlighly recommend these classes to all my friends. I have tried other private lessons in Tokyo and these are by far the best. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Adinda Purnomosidi

Attended the intensive course for 4 months and totally loved it! Content of the class is relevant to encounter daily life in Tokyo and there are plenty of outside-class events and activities to join. Attended the part time course and the JLPT prep course, too, just to try them out. Part time course is so-so, but the JLPT prep class is pretty good to give you exam tips and strategy. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Diana Chan

Studied at Coto for an intensive Japanese course for 1 month and it was truly a wonderful experience. I had multiple teachers to provide different variety of teaching styles which benefited me in multiple ways. The teacher are also very friendly and fun to learn from. The classes are interactive, structured and professional. The school-vibe itself is fun and environment/interior promotes the learning environment. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Jennifer J

As a language school owner myself, I can safely recommend Coto Japanese Academy. Both their 101 lessons AND intensive courses are first-rate, their teachers are kind and highly professional and their facilities are comfy and conducive to studying (common areas are greatly appreciated). I intend to repeat the experience when I go back, that’s a no-brainer! Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Joseph Tame

I have been coming to Coto Academy for group and then private lessons for over 7 years now – highly recommended. All teachers and staff are extremely professional, passionate about what they’re doing, and caring. Link to this student’s full review on Google.

Lorraine C.

I didn’t know any Japanese while living in Japan and my speaking, reading, and comprehension of the language grew so much while taking classes at Coto Japanese Academy. I liked that it was a flexible schedule as I worked full time and I was still able to grow and develop as a student here.
The receptionist staff are so kind, helpful and so kawaii (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵).
Coto Academy、本当にありがとうございます😊 Link to student’s full review on Google.

Alexandre

I have nothing but good things to say about Coto.  Taking their business course helped me in my daily work in Japan. It has allowed me to live my life more fully in Tokyo.

Caleb

I would highly recommend Coto Japanese Academy to anyone who wants a language school that offers personalized learning.