Studying Japanese on Your Own

Students who wish to study Japanese on their own or off campus, the Center offers “SAMIDORI,” an online Japanese Learning System.
For students who are unable to attend Japanese courses due to their schedules, or students who wish to pursue additional studies can borrow a variety of Japanese language materials (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) from the Student Lounge “KI-ZU-NA”.
Other opportunities for off campus Japanese language study include: private Japanese language schools, Japanese classes offered by some cities and municipal wards and Japanese classes offered by volunteer associations.
For detailed information on these resources, please refer to the following.

Japanese Learning System “SAMIDORI” offered by the Education Center for Japanese Language and Culture.

You can freely access Japanese e-learning system “SAMIDORI”. It is not necessary to register or obtain an ID/password in order to use this system.

Access to “SAMIDORI” here

Japanese Language Study Room

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Japanese Language Study Room

The Education Center for Japanese Language and Culture of the ILAS KU offers the "Japanese Language Study Room" every Tuesday and Thursday, which is open to students studying by themselves. It encourages them to deepen their understanding of what they are studying in their Japanese language classes.
A Japanese Language Teaching Assistant(TA) is available to answer questions and provide support to students regarding their Japanese learning. We expect you to join our study room.
To join the study room, please access the URL or QR code posted on the attached PDF and make a reservation in advance.

Tuesday and Thursday (TBC) 15:00~18:00
(Except for August, September, February and March)

Room 4, Basement, Yoshida International House/Online

Student Lounge “KI-ZU-NA”・Japanese language materials

In the international student lounge “KIZUNA,” there is space available for self-study. Students can borrow Japanese learning materials, CDs, DVDs, etc.

Student Lounge “KI-ZU-NA”

Japanese classes offered by volunteer associations

Check the websites below for information on off-campus Japanese language classes.

Kyoto Prefectural International Center
Kyoto City International Foundation