This special 2-week course that is exclusively designed for people over 50 years old to meet a high-standard expectation. It is an ideal mixture of language and culture, as well as excitement and fun! It will surely make your stay in Tokyo unforgettable.


Japanese Lessons

Close up portrait of senior couple using a map for directions. Retired couple exploring new places to visit during their vacation.

Students will join our Practical Japanese Conversation Course. They’ll be in 15 lessons in the first week from Monday to Friday and 12 lessons in the second week from Monday to Thursday, from 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM.




KAI will organize 10 specially designed activities during the course. Japanese senior volunteers may join some activities so that you can communicate with local Japanese people. Please see the chart below for details.



Other benefits

This program also includes 6 lunches and 6 dinners with the teachers. In addition, each student receives an IC card, “Suica,” worth 3,000 JPY, which can be used for transportation, vending machines and shopping at various stores.




Moderate hotel accommodations at nearby the school or luxury rooms can be arranged on request basis for a fee. An optional 2-day Kyoto tour can also be arranged. It is 50,000 JPY per person and the minimum attendance for a tour guide to come is 3 people.



Course Information



2016 / 2017
course length 2 weeks (9 days for lessons)
package price Without Accommodation or Airport Transfer
149,000 JPY
With Accommodation and Airport Transfer (R/T)
480,000 JPY
1 Lesson 50 minutes
Lessons per program 18
Class size Max 10

Course schedule



class lunch activity dinner
SAT/SUN Arrival
MON 9:00 – 11:50 In Marunouchi Hato-Bus Tour – Panoramic Drive Welcome Dinner
TUE 9:00 – 11:50 (Optional) Japanese Cultural Experience
WED 9:00 – 11:50 In Ginza Traditional Theatrical Arts – Kabuki Sushi in Tsukiji
THU 9:00 – 11:50 (Optional) Tea Ceremony
FRI 9:00 – 11:50 In Yanaka Japanese Garden and Shitamachi Tour Izakaya
SAT/SUN 2-Day Trip in Kyoto (Optional)
MON 9:00 – 11:50 (Optional) Kanji and Calligraphy – Hanko (Japanese seal)
TUE 9:00 – 11:50 In Asakusa Aasakusa and Sky Tree Shabushabu
WED 9:00 – 11:50 (Optional) Sushi making / Yukata
THU 9:00 – 11:50 In Harajuku Meiji shrine / Nezu Museum Teppan-yaki
FRI 1-Day Trip in Nikko Farewell Dinner
SAT/SUN Departure

2017 FEEs

Course Package Price
2 weeks (9 days for lessons)
without Accommodation or Airport Transfer
2 weeks (9 days for lessons)
with Accommodation and Airport Transfer (R/T)

The package price includes below:

  1. 9 days of dedicated group lessons for 50+ course participants with printed and digital materials.
  2. 10 Activities: Tokyo half day bus tour, Japanese culture experience, kabuki, Japanese garden, calligraphy, Asakusa, Meiji Shrine, a day trip, etc.
  3. 6 lunches and 6 dinners.
  4. An IC card, “Suica,” worth 3,000 JPY, which can be used for transportation and shopping at various stores.
  5. An optional 2-day Kyoto tour can be also arranged on request. A tour escort attends when there are 3 or more participants in this optional tour.
  6. Accommodation (13 nights of a single room at a comfortable hotel in Shinjuku area) and Airport Transfer to/from Narita or Haneda airports.WAVE’s  Fee:
    $350.00 USD Application Handling &  pre-departure orientation service fee