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Study abroad in Japan

Simultaneously historic and futuristic, Tokyo is an impressive city and a dynamic EF Hub. The city’s cutting-edge technology, neon-studded skyscrapers, and booming pop culture are balanced by its warm hospitality, peaceful shrines, and rich traditions—all creating opportunities for cultural immersion. In between savoring local delicacies and exploring iconic neighborhoods, students can experience some of the world’s leading industries firsthand. 

Academics in action

Outside the classroom, immersive field visits with our local partners help students dive into some of Tokyo’s strongest areas of academic focus, including: 

Life in Tokyo

The rich heritage of this sleek, modern city balances the fast-paced energy of everyday life in Tokyo. Living and learning in the heart of Tokyo, students will have the chance to explore this global city like a local. 


Students live in comfortable apartment-style housing in safe and vibrant neighborhoods. They can expect:


EF Study Center

Ideally located in the energetic Shibuya area, our EF Study Center is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and arcades. In addition to offering Japanese language lessons, it serves as Tokyo’s central touchpoint for all things EF—from student support to on-the-ground logistics and beyond. 

EF’s Tokyo community

With deep local knowledge and personal connections to Japanese culture, EF’s dedicated team in Tokyo provides travelers with holistic support throughout their programs. The team includes: 

“Tokyo is a hub of science and technology that provides students with opportunities to explore and critically engage with technologies that will shape the future.”

Markus S.
EF Program Development