Japanese tutoring is for students looking to learn Japanese privately. Our Japanese tutors are native Japanese teachers. They are professionally qualified, very experienced and local Melbourne residents themselves.


Our Japanese tutors teach in professional classrooms using the native Japanese tone with English. Japanese tutoring is available for individuals, couples or small groups 1-2 students.


Course material is included in the tutoring fee. Beginner students start with the formal Japanese form, then more casual. Regular tests and assigned homework is provided to ensure ongoing progress.




Before 5pm: $48 inc per hour

After 5pm: $55 inc per hour

(Lessons paid for monthly)



Business Owners, Individuals, Uni Students, Couples, Small Groups, People with Japanese In-Laws etc. Anyone can learn with us!


BEGINNERS- You will start from the very beginning of our Japanese course. This will include learning how to read and write Hiragana, Katakana and eventually Kanji.


LEARNT BEFORE? - Students with prior knowledge can attend free level checks to determine where they should start.


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


The short answer is 'NO'. Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone via a video call?


There's nothing more frustrating than trying to teach/learn this way. Apart from that, there's no connection between the teachers and students.


We develop strong relationships throughout the learning process in our classrooms. No matter how much technology improves, it will never achieve the same results as we do in our classrooms.



Again, the short answer is "NO".


Your learning environment is extremely important. It's what motivates you, excites you and keeps you accountable. When our students arrive for class and walk into their classrooms they change. It's a great place to learn Japanese.


Simply put, we would not be able to achieve the same results if we had to teach in public areas such as cafes, libraries or homes. There's just too many distractions to teach professionally.



Our teachers have met so many wonderful people over the years. Many whose lives have been completely transformed since they started to learn Japanese.


One of our students completely redesigned the interior of her house with Japanese art. Another has taken up the traditional Shamisen and built his own Tatami room with Shoji screens.