We do things differently at our school. Over the years our head teacher has developed our very own curriculum and teaching style.


For beginner students we teach Japanese in Japanese with English for explanations. This is especially important for a beginner student to fully understand what they are learning. Once a student reaches a certain level, we then introduce a more direct/immersion method approach.


Apart from learning how to read and write Hiragana, Katakana then Kanji, you'll also be involved in many speaking activities.


Our teachers have been trained how to properly teach and interact with small groups. They are also Melbourne residents themselves and have taught in Melbourne for many years.


The initial classes cover:


  • Greetings, Introductions, Nationality etc
  • Everyday Use Numbers/Dates/Counting
  • Describing People, Places and Things
  • Conversation: Daily/Regular Activities
  • Past/Present/Negative/Positive Forms
  • Expressing suggestions, likes, dislikes etc




Our Japanese classes are fully supported with additional study material, homework and tests. Our teachers provide an excellent learning expereince:


- Duration: 80 min classes (weekly)

- Fee: $49.50 inc per class (pay monthly)




Complete our trial lesson form and specify all availability.


Attend a free level check and join an existing class anytime!


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

Facebook Review 18th May 2018
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

Facebook Review 11th May 2018
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

Facebook Review 11th May 2018
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

Facebook Review 4th May 2018
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

Facebook Review 4th May 2018
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

Facebook Review 29th April 2018
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

Facebook Review 21st April 2018
Very well structured curriculum, and professional approach to teaching . Teachers are super enthusiastic and bubbly , so lessons are fun.

Savvas M

Facebook Review 21st April 2018
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

Facebook Review 19th April 2018
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

Facebook Review 16th April 2018
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

Facebook Review 8th March 2018
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

Facebook Review 25th Feb 2018
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

Facebook Review 22nd Feb 2018
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

Facebook Review 3rd Feb 2018
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

Facebook Review 9th Dec 2017
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

Facebook Review 8th Dec 2017
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

Facebook Review 9th Dec 2017
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

Facebook Review 9th Nov 2017
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

Facebook Review 6th Dec 2017
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

Facebook Review 9th Oct 2017
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

Facebook Review 28th Aug 2017
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

Facebook Review 22nd Aug 2017
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

Facebook Review 14th Aug 2017
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

Facebook Review 31st July 2017
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

Facebook Review 9th June 2017
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

Facebook Review 17th May 2017
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

Facebook Review 18th April 2017
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

Facebook Review 11th March 2017
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

Facebook Review 10th March 2017


New students often ask us "How much Japanese will I be able to speak?" This beginner class video demonstrates how much you can speak in Japanese after completing our B1 level.


This group studies together once a week outside of classes. They are very committed to their Japanese study. They are also a great example of how well our classes work together. We're very lucky to have such wonderful students.


Nunawading Japanese School


Our Japanese classes Melbourne are lots of fun. There's never a dull moment. From your very first Japanese class you will experience this. Our Japanese classes Melbourne are very interactive with various speaking exercises. We teach in the native Japanese tone with English.


All new students must attend a free trial lesson or level check. We believe it's extremely important to assess every student's learning speed before placing them in a group class.



Many of our students in Japanese classes are interested in Japanese tradition & culture. Our school arranges events during the year to give students as much exposure to Japan. We want you to feel like you're in Japan!


One of our most recent events was the end of year Christmas Party. Students attended and watched live traditional Taiko performances and Awa Odori dancers. We also had the event catered with Sushi platters as well. (watch the video)