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Learn Japanese in Fukuoka: Accommodation

We recommend you book as early as possible (especially for the summer months) as all months are busy.
Arrival: Sunday     Departure: Sunday
If you wish to arrive on Saturday, to recover from jet lag, please let us know and we can normally book you in for an extra night.

Japanese hosts / Private household

  • Offered to 14 yrs + age group
  • Single room, B&B or half-board accommodation with Japanese hosts
  • Allow 40/60 minutes commute each morning

Hosts are chosen on the basis of suitability to accept guests and proximity to the Japanese language school (in Japanese terms this generally means 40/60 minutes commute from the college).  Please don’t book host family accommodation if you can’t bear the idea of commuting – it’s just a fact of everyday life.  You’ll get your own private bedroom (which maybe furnished in a Japanese or Western style). Your hosts can give you an insight into Japanese life & culture that will really enhance the experience, but you have to balance this against the compromises this form of accommodation entails (guest rules, family curfew etc).  If you’re not sure this is right for you – please discuss with CESA staff.
Many Japanese people work long hours and so can’t be sure to offer a meal every night also, experience shows students are frequently out “doing” either with the Japanese Language School or their friends in the evening so B&B may be better for you, although we recommend half-board for younger students.

Residence accommodation

  • Offered to 18 yrs + age group
  • Single room in a residence of students (either language or uni students as a rule), self-catering
  • Allow 30/35 minutes commute each morning

There are various residency options, giving you a chance to live with other students, generally around 30/35 minutes travel time to the Japanese School.  Good sociable community feel – easy to make friends.  A couple of residencies are for women only, the others are mixed residencies.

Supervised Residence accommodation

  • Offered to 14 yrs + age group
  • Single room in a residence of students (either language or uni students as a rule), self-catering
  • Allow 30/35 minutes commute each morning

There are various residency options, giving you a chance to live with other students, generally around 30/35 minutes travel time to the Japanese School.  Good sociable community feel – easy to make friends.  The younger students are generally present in Fukuoka in the summer months (see the Teenage Course details, for further details).

 

Private Apartment

  • Offered to 18 yrs + age group
  • Sole occupancy studio, self-catering
  • Allow 10/15 minutes walk each morning

Great option for proximity (can be as close as 10 minutes to the college).  However is the most expensive accommodation option.  Apartments can be rented by the week and include a bed, living room area, kitchen area and bathroom.  There are rarely laundry facilities in the apartments (but generally there will be facilities in the building itself).  High speed internet access is included in the cost of the accommodation.  Most are within walking distance of the college in the main business/entertainment district of the city.

Hotels

There are range of local Hotels that the Japanese School recommend to students, depending on room requirement and budget.

Travel

One if it’s key selling points for students is ease of access to the city.  Fukuoka is well served by it’s own international airport, just 10 minutes by underground from the school and the city centre.
You can connect from Hong Kong, Seoul or Singapore for a direct flight to Fukuoka, or fly to Tokyo’s Narita airport, Osaka’s Kansai airport or Nagoya’s Komaki airport and take a domestic flight direct to Fukuoka.

The Shinkansen (bullet train) station (Hakata) is just 5 minutes from the school by underground.