Dates & Times

Course duration: 6 hours

Group 1: Saturday 15th July (1:30pm - 4:30pm) & Sunday 16th July (1:30pm - 4:30pm)
Group 2: Saturday 22nd July (1:30pm - 4:30pm) & Sunday 23rd July (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

Course fee: £120, payable online via Paypal or online bank transfer (includes new course textbook, audio material, £40 members discount on all other courses)

Location: Clear Water Academy 一清社, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AB

Additional private classes available in single sessions or blocks of 10 at a reduced rate. Please email us at for bookings and scheduling


Course Description

Designed for travellers and taught by a native instructor, this short course provides useful words and phrases for getting around during your stay in Japan. Covering the foundations of Japanese pronunciation and etiquette, students will learn how to give a self-introduction, give simple greetings, express gratitude, exchange farewells, order food and drink, buy a train or subway ticket, and book accommodation.

The course is offered on a small group basis (4 maximum). Course materials are included in the course fee. This course does not include training in writing Japanese characters.


'Taking Japanese classes with Clear Water has been the highlight of my week.  Have been going for 6 months now and I am amazed at how much we have managed to learn already, thanks to our amazing and very friendly teacher!!  All staff have been very kind and accommodating. Very much looking forward to my third term after summer.'
- Ruth Eva Brain

'I can highly recommend the Japanese lessons for beginners. Great tutoring and a well paced course full of content.'
- Jordan Marshall

'I am learning so much in the Japanese language classes. Noriko sensei's classes are fun and engaging!'
- Martin Livingstone

'Love the 1.2 Japanese course so far! The tutors are incredibly helpful and understanding. Hope to attend for many classes to come!'
- Nikki McDonald


Enjoy first-class tuition with online support outside of class, Academy Member's discount on all courses and access to Members only events.

Japanese for Travellers
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