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J-class MorinoKi “Japanese Class in Otaru”

Sightseeing and Japanese Study in Otaru

Short your stay in Japan might be, you want to have a completely unique experience while staying here. Japanese lessons are currently available. After all, language plays an important role not only for communication purposes, but also for allowing us to cross a divide and share culture.
I’m looking forward to sharing Nihongo with you!
Japanese lessons available from a licensed Japanese Teacher in Otaru, Hokkaido!

J-class “morinoki”

J-class MorinoKi

We organize Japanese classes in “The Otarunai Backpackers’ Hostel Morinoki,” and offer unique accommodations.



Various classes are offered covering material such as
  • Beginner to Advanced Conversation
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Japanese Proficiency Test Preparation
  • We can arrange Japanese lessons for you.

J-Class is not a Japanese school.
J-Class is a Japanese private school for studying in a relaxed environment. J-Class is conducted within The Otarunai Backpackers’ Hostel Morinoki.

J-class MorinoKi

Japanese teacher

Masaki “masa” Harada
I received my teaching license in 1998 and taught at a Japanese school in Sapporo for 4 years. I currently teach private lessons, but also offer group lessons for those who are interested.

J-class Course [1]

J-class Application [2]

After The Class

Otaru Museum and Aquarium, Sake Museum, Glass Art Museum is recommended. Looking around souvenir stores such as glass or Music box … Shopping in markets and malls as well.
At night enjoy a variety of restaurants and bars, such as jazz clubs with live music. Bowling and karaoke, movie theaters are also in Otaru.
You can go to the mountains and the sea.
In summer you can swim in the sea. Day-walking is refreshing.
In winter skiing and snowboarding is also fun.
For Sapporo or Yoichi, it takes about 30 minutes by train. For Niseko or Shakotan Peninsula, it takes about 120 minutes by bus.
So anytime during or after class you can go there.