Osaka - Japan's third largest city - is an excellent place to learn Japanese. This town is one of the most thrilling cities of Japan; its rich history, magnificent artistic centers and infamous nightlife make of this town the perfect destination to merge in the Japanese language.

This controversial town is also Japan's National Center of Commerce and Industry. It's known to have the most recommended businessmen.

About the city

Osaka or (大阪) - how it's written in Japanese - is one of Japan's most populated cities. It's located in the region of Kansai in Japan's largest island: Honshu. Osaka is the capital city of the Prefecture of the same name and the biggest city of the Keihanshin area (the metropolitan area that reunites Japan, Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe).

The third largest city of Japan is in the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, this Japanese city borders the Honshu isle.

Osaka is historically known as Japan's Commercial capital, since the city works as the leading center of this country's economy. A testimony to this is that its nighttime population is of 2.6 million, while during the day, this becomes 3.7 million people. During the Feudal Edo epoch, Osaka established the world's First Modern Future Exchange Market trading rice, which earn it the dub of “Tenka no Daidokoro” (天下の台所) or “The Nation's Kitchen.”

The unhidden commercial touch of Osaka is only accentuated by the lively intonation of its dialect. Its bay remains active after many centuries of commercial exchange and its businessmen are the most commendable of the country. So much so, that if this city were a country its GDP (Gross Domestic Product) would be only tenth to the world's current rate.

Thanks to the many commercial leaders that throughout the centuries stepped onto this city, Osaka boasts to be a magnificent Japanese artistic center. After the great fire of Edo (ancient Tokyo), many interpreters of Kabuki (a Japanese form of theater) migrated to this city, and now Osaka is also known as the city of Bunraku (Japanese Marionettes Theater).

Sumiyoshi Shrine, Osaka Osaka Maritime Museum

Osaka was sadly not exempted from the damages of Hiroshima, so even its most important historical attraction is a reconstruction of 1931, Hideyoshi's Castle. However, the city remains the best place to drink, eat and party in Japan. Legend says that its inhabitants still greet each other with a customary “Mōkarimakka” (Are you making money?).

Population: 2,670,731 (August 1, 2011)
Tourism: Over 3.5 million tourists visit Osaka each year.
Average temperature: Summer 28ºC (86ºF) and winter 6ºC (42ºF).

Want to Be a Tour Guide in Osaka?

Aside from being the point of contact for tourists when they reach a foreign destination, a tour guide, or tourist guide, will be there to handle all of the mundane travelling aspects for visitors, so that they can go out and enjoy their vacation. Working such as tour guide, basically all your time is spent with people, your customers.

Being customer service orientated is an integral part of being a tour guide and knowing how to handle certain unexpected situations is key to being a successful guide. In this way, it is also important highlight

Why learn Japanese in Osaka?

Osaka is known to be the best place to eat, drink and party in Japan, and its reputation is not for naught. Its unhidden commercial nature is only accentuated by the lively tone of its dialect. This city is certainly the best place to study the Japanese language. Its nightlife is backed up by the 2.6 million people that come to life during nighttime (two thirds of the 3.7 million that appear by morning). As Japan's first known capital during 683 to 745, Osaka thrives with history and has ever since been an important part of Japan's economy life.

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Osaka International Peace Center Dotonbori, Osaka Sumo Spring Grand Tournament, Osaka National Bunraku Theatre, Osaka

Japanese courses in Osaka

The Japanese courses you can find in Osaka are pretty much every type and method ever invented, from tailored business courses to regular classes.

Here is a list of the most popular options in the infamous Japanese city of Osaka:

Business Japanese in Osaka
They can last from 2 to 16 weeks depending on the time available to students. Most complete courses have about 30 classes per week and are designed for professional and executives that wish to pursuit international business involving Japanese markets.

Intensive Japanese in Osaka
These courses are available in classes from 2 to 48 weeks with most courses offering 30 classes per week and designed for adults from 16 years old up who wish to learn Japanese in the least amount of time possible.

Junior Japanese in Osaka
With courses from 4 to 8 weeks available, these classes take children from 8 to 12 years old who wish to study the language on summer. This course also takes teenagers from 13 to 18 years old.

JLPT preparation in Osaka
These courses take from 2 to 16 weeks with 30 classes per week average, they are designed for people who wish to prepare for the Japanese Proficiency Test.

General Japanese in Osaka
These courses are directed to foreigners living in the city and are divided into Elementary level, Intermediate level and Advanced level. They are adaptable to working people schedules, and work on listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills.

Short-term programs of Japanese in Osaka
These courses can be taken in an Elementary, Intermediate or Advanced level and focus on conversation and ‘useful' Japanese. They can take from 2 to 3 months.

Long-term programs of Japanese in Osaka
These courses can take up from a year and a half to two years and is divided into three other types depending on the objective of the classes. There is the 2-year Precollege Course, the year-and-a-half Precollege andg the 2-year General course.

Learning Japanese in Osaka

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