About NAGANO Campus | Japanese Language lnstitute MANABI




Rent is less than half that of Tokyo. It’s economical.

Compared to Tokyo, consumer prices are about 90% of what they are in Japan, and rent is about 40% of what it is in Japan, making it an economically favorable place to live.


Family atmosphere, personalized guidance for higher education.

Since there are not many students, the atmosphere is family-like. The staff is able to pay close attention to each student’s situation. Students can receive an assessment of the success rate of the university of their choice based on their test and conversation skills, so they can challenge the university entrance exam objectively and with more certainty.


Safety and reliable student support

24-hour support for daily life, school staff is available for sudden illnesses and accidents. The staff can speak English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Korean. You can also consult with them about daily matters.

Surrounded by nature, there is a lot of community interaction.

Nagano is a famous resort land in Japan, having the second most hot spring in Japan. Surrounded by this blessed environment along with clear water and fresh air, Nagano has the longest life expectancy in Japan that attracts many Japanese to live here! Regional communication events carry out frequently in Nagano. Not only cultural experiences, but volunteer activities are also popular here. They can enrich your student life!


Easy access to major cities in Japan.

It takes 75 minutes to get to Tokyo by Shinkansen, and it is inexpensive and easy to get to Nagoya, Osaka, and Kyoto by highway bus. Good accessibility will expand your options for higher education.

Faculty Members

Principal:Takashi Hatada

There are many people in Japan and in their home countries who would like to work for a Japanese company or do a job that utilizes Japanese language skills. So what kind of Japanese speakers are in demand in Japan and around the world today? It is not just people who can speak Japanese that are in demand. What is needed is not just someone who can speak Japanese, but someone who has experienced Japanese society and understands Japan and the Japanese people. Studying abroad is the most ideal way to understand and acquire the rules of life, common sense, and manners through living and interacting with people as well as the language. MANABI Japanese language institute Nagano Campus offers many opportunities to interact with Japanese people throughout the year through exchange classes, volunteer activities, participation in festivals, etc. It is also an ideal environment to concentrate on your studies. All of us at MANABI will support you to have a fulfilling study abroad experience.

Chief of School Affairs:Makoto Shiozawa

MANABI Japanese Language Institute aims on training Japanese "practical skills". For "practical skills" to be trained we will develop a curriculum that will emphasize more on the basics (beginner level), we will also boost the command capability and accuracy while balancing and improving the four skills. In addition, to be able to smoothly move to the intermediate level we establish repetitive learning for students from non-kanji countries. "Practical skills" means getting good results in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU). For Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) we conduct intensive review classes and develop practical thinking skills 1 month before the exam. For Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) we do not only conduct Japanese classes but also basic fundamental subjects (general subject and mathematics). The staff will provide our utmost support for students to be able to devote themselves in studying Japanese with a peace of mind.

Student Dormitories

At MANABI, in order to support a stable life in Japan, both our Nagano and Tokyo schools are equipped with student housing. We have various types of accommodations so that you can start your life in Japan with peace of mind.


Peace Mansion

Zaimokucho Ueda-shi Nagano

Hope Mansion

Chuouhigashi Ueda-Shi Nagano

Ability Mansion

Zaimokucho Ueda-shi Nagano



2-3-1 YCC No.2 Bldg., Ote ,Ueda-Shi Nagano, 386-0024, Japan

Yasuo Yokosawa
Yukiji Fujimori
Takashi Hatada

Activities-Nagano Campus

Be able to participate and experience a variety of activities which helps to feel the four different seasons of Japan first hand. At the Nagano Campus, you will be able to interact closely with Japanese people through participation in volunteering activities and community events. We offer a variety of activities throughout the year, from activities that allow students to gain a deeper understanding of traditional Japanese culture, such as tea ceremony, calligraphy, kimono dressing, and participation in local volunteer activities, to fun activities such as sports tournaments, barbecue parties, trips to Tokyo Disneyland and hot springs.