Our Mission

To encourage the learning of Japanese language and culture through Japanese language instruction for youth, ages 5 – 18 and adults.

Proficiency levels

Small class sizes allow tailored instruction for students of all proficiencies.

School Term

September through June (Every Saturday from 9:00 am until noon).  Adult classes may be held on different days and times.

Class Levels (with approximate age levels)

Advanced Class (students aged 13 – 18)
Intermediate Class (students aged 8 – 14)
Beginning Class (students aged  8 – 12)
Beginner Class (students aged 5 – 8)
Adult – Intermediate to Advanced
Adult – Beginning to Intermediate

Here is a sample of our curriculum at Nippongo Gakuen.


Tuition is on a semester basis.  The cost of text books is in addition to the tuition fees.  Tuition will not be prorated based on partial semester attendance.

  • Semester 1: September – December
  • Semester 2: January – March
  • Semester 3: April – June


  • Thursday Classes: $205 per Semester
  • Saturday Classes: $250 per Semester

Please pay online using this link:

* Tuition is subject to change. Enrollment subject to ability. Class schedules and programs are subject to change. We reserve the right to deny enrollment and/or participation for any reason. (Update 09/01/2021)

Student Registration Form

Adult Registration Form

Gakuen Email Address: BCOGakuen@buddhistchurchofoakland.org

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