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We aim to offer something different than other Japanese language schools in Japan, which are almost entirely based in the major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka. A stay in the beautiful Japanese countryside is a great experience in itself and one our guests find relaxing and rewarding. Our new campus in the historic and beautiful fishing village of Mikuriya in Daisen-cho, really is at the heart of the community. The village is situated in the Miho Bay at the bottom of the stunning Mount Daisen, so the area is a paradise for those who love the great outdoors. Great hiking, beautiful views, sandy beaches; Daisen-cho has it all. The village has its own train station so is also very accesible. 

 Nageiredo Temple, a beautiful 1300 year old structure built into the cliff face at nearby Mount Mitoku.

Nageiredo Temple, a beautiful 1300 year old structure built into the cliff face at nearby Mount Mitoku.

Why study with us?

Friendly, beautiful and relaxed environment.
By studying with us, you can experience what life is like for “real” Japanese people, away from the busy tourist spots and large cities. Rural Japanese are famous for their friendly and welcoming character and make great hosts.  
The scenery is beautiful, the air is clean and the food fresh and delicious. By joining organized activities you can also see and learn about Japanese wildlife.
By taking  a Japanese Language and Traditional Culture Course, you can learn from highly skilled craftsmen. Your attendance also helps to keep these traditions and businesses alive in these modern times.

 Public outdoor bath in Misasa Onsen

Public outdoor bath in Misasa Onsen


Why "Bushido"?

Bushido means "Way of the Warrior" and has eight virtues:

 Statues depicting the 850 year old legend of the White Wolf and Samurai of Misasa.

Statues depicting the 850 year old legend of the White Wolf and Samurai of Misasa.

  • Righteousness 

  • Courage 

  • Benevolence 

  • Respect 

  • Sincerity 

  • Honour 

  • Loyalty 

  • Self-control 
     

These 8 virtues are in the souls of the people of rural Japan.

8 famous samurai are associated with central Tottori.


All photography provided by Richard Pearce