Sightseeing and Japanese Study in Otaru

Short your stay in Japan might be, you want to have a completely unique experience while staying here. Japanese lessons are currently available. After all, language plays an important role not only for communication purposes, but also for allowing us to cross a divide and share culture.
I’m looking forward to sharing Nihongo with you!
Japanese lessons available from a licensed Japanese Teacher in Otaru, Hokkaido!

Japanese Class in Otaru

J-class “morinoki”

We organize Japanese classes in “The Otarunai Backpackers’ Hostel MorinoKi,” and offer unique accommodations.

Various classes are offered covering material such as

  • Beginner to Advanced Conversation
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Japanese Proficiency Test Preparation
  • We can arrange Japanese lessons for you.

J-Class is not a Japanese school.
  • J-Class is a Japanese private school for studying in a relaxed environment. J-Class is conducted within The Otarunai Backpackers’ Hostel MorinoKi.

Japanese Teacher

  • Masa Harada
    I received my teaching license in 1998 and taught at a Japanese school in Sapporo for 4 years. I currently teach private lessons, but also offer group lessons for those who are interested.

After The Class

  • Otaru Museum and Aquarium, Sake Museum, Glass Art Museum is recommended. Looking around souvenir stores such as glass or Music box … Shopping in markets and malls as well.
  • At night enjoy a variety of restaurants and bars, such as jazz clubs with live music. Bowling and karaoke, movie theaters are also in Otaru.
  • You can go to the mountains and the sea. In summer you can swim in the sea. Day-walking is refreshing. In winter skiing and snowboarding is also fun.
  • For Sapporo or Yoichi, it takes about 40 minutes by train. For Niseko or Shakotan Peninsula, it takes about 120 minutes by bus.
    So anytime during or after class you can go there.

Lesson Course

J-Camp Course
  • Japanese study and Sightseeing. This style is 1 week staying. After lesson, you can go to the wonderful sights of Otaru. Good for Working Holiday.
    • Duration: 6 nights 7 days
    • Lesson: Total of 15 hours.
    • Tuition: Total: 27,000YEN / Lessons & Lodgment (6 nights)
    • Extension: This lesson can be extended.
      [Lesson] 1 day (3 hours Lesson & Lodgment) : 5,000YEN
      [No Lesson] Only Lodgment: 2,500YEN / per night
    • N.B.
      1. Room: Dormitory room
      2. Private or Small class.
      3. Ideal for those wishing to improve conversation ability.
      4. Corrections and instructions for Japanese writing.
      5. It is necessary to reserve this course by 1 week before the start date of the lesson.
      6. Closed Classes: Early in February, July and August.

J-Camp Light Course
  • This course gives priority to sightseeing. You can take 2 days off during your weeklong stay. I can go on a day trip to Niseko or Shakotan.
    • Duration: 6 nights 7 days
    • Lesson: Total of 8 hours.
    • Tuition: Total: 21,000YEN / Lessons & Lodgment (6 nights)
    • Extension: This lesson can be extended.
      [Lesson] 1 day (2 hours Lesson & Lodgment) : 4,200YEN
      [No Lesson] Only Lodgment: 2,500YEN / per night
    • N.B.
      1. Room: Dormitory room
      2. Private or Small class.
      3. Ideal for those wishing to value sightseeing.
      4. You can choose holidays.
      5. It is necessary to reserve this course by 1 week before the start date of the lesson.
      6. Year-round course

Weekly Private Lesson Course
  • For the foreigner in Otaru and the vicinity. Good for the Japanese Proficiency Test or to brush-up on their Japanese. We prepare a curriculum to meet your objectives. We design a private lesson schedule with times and dates that suit you.
    • Duration: Up to you
    • Lesson: 90 minutes once a week
    • Tuition: 2,000YEN / per lesson
    • N.B.
      1. For person living in the city and nearby. No Lodgment.
      2. Private or Small class
      3. It is necessary to continue the lesson for at least three months or more.
      4. Before starting lessons, I offer an interview to assess the best course of study for you.
      5. Year-round course

J-class morinoki Application

  • J-class Application can be made 3 months prior to check-in day.
  • It is necessary to submit the Application Form up to 1 week before start date of lesson.
  • N.B.
    1. For person living in the city and nearby. No Lodgment.
    2. Private or Small class
    3. It is necessary to continue the lesson for at least three months or more.
    4. Before starting lessons, I offer an interview to assess the best course of study for you.
    5. Year-round course

J-class morinoki Application

  • J-class Application can be made 3 months prior to check-in day.
  • It is necessary to submit the Application Form up to 1 week before start date of lesson.
  • J-class Application Procedure.
    1. Fill in this “J-class Application Form” and click the submit.
    2. A “J-class Tentative Application Email” will be sent automatically to your e-mail address. But Your application is not complete yet by this mail.
    3. We will send you a “J-class Confirmation Email” again within 48 hours after check your application.
    4. If your application is accepted, then please reply us after checking “J-class Confirmation Email”.
    5. With that, your reservation will be completed. After that we might send you emails.
J-class Application Form
  • * Required.
    "J-class morinoki" Application
    *Course:

    *Name:
    *Gender:
    FemaleMale
    *Nationality:
    *Age:
    years old
    *Email:
    Telephone No.:
    *Address:
    SNS:

    *Lesson Start date:
    *Number of Nights:
    nights
     
    • In the case of "J-Camp Course" or "J-Camp Light Course", please fill "6" nights or more.
    • In the case of "Weekly Private Lesson Course", please fill "0" night.
    *Type of Room:
    Car Parking:
     
    • Up to 2 cars only. No bike bicycle parking lot.

    Questions:
    1. Have you ever studied Japanese?
    2. Do you know some Japanese phrases?
    3. Can you read Japanese?
    4. Did you passed the JLPT?
    5. What is your purpose in studying Japanese?
    6. Have you ever been MorinoKi before?

    7. Do you like cat and dog?
    Comments:

    All correct? yes!
  • Notes:
    • If the J-class Tentative Application Email by automatically transmits does not reach you, your email address may be wrong. Please contact us again.
    • Your reservation for J-class will be canceled if you can not reply us “J-class Confirmation Emaill” within 3 days.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel your booking of J-class for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible for the sake of other travelers who have not found accommodation yet.
    Please note that a cancellation fee will be demanded if you cancel ALL your reservation as the following cases.
    On arrival date & no show: A 100% of total accommodation fee (exempted lesson fee)
    Kindly show your cooperation in this matter. Thank you.