Do you want to learn Japanese in Melbourne? Our Japanese classes provide an excellent learning environment for beginners - intermediate level students.


- Class size ranges between 4-8 students

- Each class run for 80 mins, once a week

- Learn to read, write and speak Japanese

- Beginner classes in Japanese/English

- Unique teaching method/curriculum

- Native teachers (qualified/experienced)

- Pay per month, not per term.



  • BEGINNERS - $49.50 inc per week
  • INTERMEDIATE - $59.50 inc per week


Group class enrolment includes:

- 1 x 80 min group class per week

- Course material  provided (*no extra charge)

- Weekly homework + revision material 

- Regular proficiency test

- Enrolment paid monthly


*Disclaimer: We have transitioned our entire school online due to Covid-19. Beginner classes initially start online and once restrictions ease (and it's safe to do so) we will gradually move classes back to our school in Nunawading. Regional/Interstate/Overseas students will remain online.




Beginner classes are taught in Japanese with English. This way you can fully understand what's being taught in class. As students learn more Japanese, we use less English in class. Intermediate and above classes are conducted fully in Japanese.



Expect a well structured, planned Japanese course. Apart from learning how to read and write Japanese, you'll also be involved in many speaking activities. Our Japanese classes are lots of fun! The content is interactive and well structured. It also includes regular homework which reinforces what's taught in class.


Our Japanese teachers are trained how to properly teach and interact with students in a small group class. They make learning Japanese simple and fun. We make sure our students keep learning at the same speed.

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I couldn't speak and read Japanese a year ago, since I studied at Nunawading Japanese school, I am confident to speak to the Local Japanese and I can understand simple conversation. The teachers are so nice and friendly, they are very patient to explain whatever I ask. During special occasion like Xmas, they always host an event, so we can know more about Japanese culture. I also meet some friends in the class, they all like Japan and Japanese language, we have so much common in interests! I really enjoy studying here! The best Japanese school and best teachers are here!

Tracey L

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Accommodating study hours with flexible arrangements around last minute life commitments. Fabulous class environment, small numbers to provide focus to each individual that support their level of progression.Nurturing warm and friendly teachers who articulate means to deliver teachings which enhance the student's learning patterns.My experience has been both entertaining as well as productive. Urge any keen and enthusiastic students who wish to make friends and learn Japanese enjoyably to enrol.

Masato Y

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Japanese Tutor Melbourne is a wonderful place to learn Japanese. I was struggling with self study and then a friend recommended them to me and I have had such an amazing time since and I have learnt so much already.After seeing the progress of other students I am feeling really confident about spending the next few years learning Japanese at this school before I move to Japan.I am someone who loves to read reviews about somewhere before I invest my time/money and I found only positive comments about this school, if you wish to learn Japanese this is the place to go. Thank you Japanese Tutor Melbourne!

Elisa C

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Absolutely awesome. Teachers are native Japanese and fluent in English. Lessons are extremely well structured, fruitful and supportive. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn Japanese in an effective and enjoyable way

Amy S

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Very friendly and native teachers, a very well structured curriculum, the lessons are enjoyable, and leave you feeling accomplished with how much you learn in such a short period of time, would definitely recommend Japanese Tutor Melbourne to anyone even considering learning Japanese.

Jesse W

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I found the entire team to be very professional, well organised and very friendly and fun. The school is well located on the Nunawading train line. I live on the Mornington Peninsula and driving wasn't an issue as there are many free car parks available. Thank you everyone!!

Karen H

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After traveling to Japan with the only a basic concept of the Japanese language my wife and I thought it would be good to learn some Japanese for our future trips. I did a little bit of research into Japanese tutors and found Japanese Tutor Melbourne. We have been students now for over a year and half ago and we have enjoyed every moment. The tutors are great and very patient with us. We would recommend this school to anyone who was contemplating learning Japanese.

Grant S

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Very well structured curriculum, and professional approach to teaching . Teachers are super enthusiastic and bubbly , so lessons are fun.

Savvas M

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The tutors here are very welcoming and helpful. They dont rush me and if i feel like im behind they will put me on the right track. Its a hard subject but theyre very patient teachers.If your keen to learn, definitely come here.

Jessica M

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All lessons are very enjoyable and I always look forward to the next class every week. The teachers are incredibly friendly and are always trying their best to make learning fun yet fruitful. ありがとうございました!

Kye C

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When I was searching for a Japanese tutor last year, I was looking for a professional-yet-informal approach to learning the language, with native teachers! All the teachers are extremely kind, patient and most importantly able to adjust lesson plans to suit your learning requirements. I'm extremely grateful for the teaching they have provided in the past year and am looking forward to sitting (and hopefully passing) the JLPT N4 this year! I can't recommend Japanese Tutor Melbourne enough.

Sam X

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Amazing classes and lots of fun. They move at a good pace too that’s not too intense but also challenges you. Also very flexible with catch up lessons and if you want to choose a particular time to do the class. I would recommend it to anyone that wants to learn Japanese. All native speaking teachers.

Kevin Y

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Thank you so much. I highly recommend Japanese Tutor Melbourne, the lessons are very interactive and most importantly, enjoyable. Thanks to their great teaching I managed to pass the JLPT N2 exam, I am utterly blessed to have such good teachers guiding me through. Once again, a big thank you to Japanese Tutor Melbourne ♥

Demi L

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I would highly recommend Japanese Tutor Melbourne! The lessons are enjoyable and I look forward to them every week. They pay close attention to students abilities and learning speeds to ensure the classes are suitable for their level. The teachers are all very kind and helpful, and I always feel like I am progressing! The location is also very convenient as it is right near Nunawading Station. ありがとうございます!!

Lauren W

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Absolutely fantastic school the teachers teach at your pace. Amazing group of students from all walks of life and age groups. Highly recommend

Tony H

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A great place to learn Japanese. The classes were always organized and well run. The teachers were very friendly and dedicated, always willing to share a joke! I appreciated the overall structure of the course which allowed learning at a fairly fast pace........

Kathleen H

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THE place to learn Japanese. The classes are structured, social and progressive. If you want to learn how to read/write/speak Japanese, make friends and have a solid 80 minutes of fun every week then this is for you - I only wish I had started sooner!

Aubrey G

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I've been a student for about 3 months now and i have nothing but praise for this school. The teachers are amazing and super helpful and the classes are extremely enjoyable. I look forward to class every week. 10/10 recommend!

Taylor W

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Fantastic teachers and classes. The teachers are highly skilled and carefully identify weak areas and help you focus on them, even in group classes. Very beneficial even for students with years of prior knowledge gained through self-study. This place is an excellent next step to take, I highly recommend it.

Pravin K

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I look forward to my class at Japanese Tutor Melbourne each week. The teachers are enthusiastic, patient and make the classes so fun! The smaller class sizes ensure that everyone has plenty of time to practice our speaking, as well as reading and writing (including Kanji!). The Nunawading school is in a great location........

Jessica S

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My partner and I have been attending classes at Japanese Tutor Melbourne Pty Ltd since November 2016 and have learnt so much! It's so cool when you realise you can understand something on a Japanese website! We are going to Japan later this year and I know we will be able to talk to local people with no problem.

Joy F

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The best way to learn Jap language in Melbourne! Caring and thoughtful teachers. Structured lessons with lots of informations. School management is the best too -- thanks to Vaughan for being so accomodating to my changing and limited schedule.

Nunuk S

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I can’t speak highly enough about Japanese Tutor Melbourne Pty Ltd. I am just amazed by how much I have learned in just a few weeks. The lessons are brilliantly structured in a way that slowly builds weekly, without ever seeming overwhelming. I’m having great fun walking around my house pointing to and describing things in my basic Japanese

Emily M

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Highly recommend!! The teachers and staff here are INCREDIBLE, and have made me feel very welcomed with their patience and kindness!! Miyuki-sensei puts a LOT of energy and fun into her teaching, making the group sessions enjoyable and social, while still making sure we get through the course and are learning.....

Hannah M

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Absolutely LOVE Japanese Tutor Melbourne! The teachers are supportive, enthusiastic, encouraging and so friendly! Not only do I feel like I can learn at my own pace, but the school is so accommodating and flexible in terms of class times, and is extremely prompt in responding to any and all enquiries......

Brianna K

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I've been learning at Japanese Tutor Melbourne Pty Ltd for almost 2 months now and it's been great! Miyuki sensei and all the teachers are super friendly and classes taught in a way that not only fun but also you could easily understand and easily remember it! I feel the school is very well managed......

Amy F

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My partner and I decided we'd take some refresher lessons in Japanese in our lead up to our trip to Japan in March as we hadn't done any work on our language skills since high school. Japanese Tutor Melbourne Pty Ltd was close to us and has turned out to be the best possible place we could have found to help us get back into the swing of Japanese.......

Jessica F

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The Japanese classes are amazing! My mum, my sister and I have just passed our first month learning and it's been so much fun. The way the classes are structured and design makes it simple, easy and enjoyable for anyone to learn Japanese. Highly recommend.......

Serena C

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In less than three months I've gone from complete beginner to being able participate in basic conversation, as well as being able to read and write in hiragana, katakana, and in a few weeks' time I'll have completed my grade one kanji! I'm sure this sort of progress would have been impossible on my own.......

Tom B

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Japanese Tutor Melbourne


We provide Japanese classes Melbourne for adult students in our classrooms and online. Location is no longer an issue. We teacher students all over Australia. We even teach students internationally. It’s amazing that we can welcome students from all over the world into our classrooms in Melbourne, Australia.

Find out more about joining our Japanese language school in Melbourne

Our beginner Japanese classes in Melbourne are taught using a mix of English and native Japanese. Japanese is most preferred in class as it helps with the learning process but our teaching also explain things with English. As a beginner your limited to how much you understand so use English to establish an good foundation and understanding of the basics. We have a rule though, if you know it in Japanese, say it in Japanese! If you’d like to attend our Japanese lessons in Melbourne, feel free to complete our online trial form here – Free Trial Lesson

As students learn more and more each month, classes gradually change to native (direct method). We believe in teaching Japanese in Japanese, so long as the students understand. Our intermediate classes are conducted completely in Japanese. Of course you can still ask a question using English but most students no longer need to. If you’d like to attend a free level check to determine what your level is with our course, please complete our form here – Level Check Form

Our teachers are all native Japanese, experienced and qualified. They also live in Australia and are a pleasure to learn with. They understand the local culture, humour and it make the learning environment very comfortable.

Firstly we need you to attend a trial (if a beginner) or level check (if you have prior knowledge). Both of these services are free. We meet every single new students to understand their personality, learning preference and prior knowledge. Sure it takes up a lot of time for our teachers but in the end, you will end up learning with like minded people. Over the years we’ve develop a way of grouping the right students together which as a result ensure a positive, ongoing learning experience.

Yes we teach students all over Australia and overseas. We’ve invested into technology that allows us to provide high quality private or group lessons for students located anywhere.

Warm, bright, fun and engaging atmosphere whether in-person or online. Many students say Japanese classes are their favourite time of the week! We incorporate a lot of speaking practice in class. Writing is mostly for homework. We believe in an interactive learning experience which allows students to speak Japanese as much as possible.


New students often ask us "How much Japanese will I be able to speak?" This B1 beginner class video demonstrates how much our students converse within a short amount of time.


During the beginner stages our teachers use English and Japanese to teach our content. This ensures students fully understand what they are learning.


Jade came to us as a complete beginner approx 2.5 years ago. Currently she is studying our B4 level course. She has attended group classes and routinely applied herself to study each week.


Jade is the perfect example of what is achievable when studying Japanese at our school with our teachers.


Each year we organise different cultural events for our students. We provide an much exposure as possible to the Japanese culture while learning Japanese in Melbourne.

Our most recent 2019 school event featured the well known Wadaiko Rindo, Okinawan music group Ichimadin and the very energetic dance group Zen Yosakoi.


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