Japanese Language Village

At Mori no Ike, live the language and culture of the Japanese-speaking world with others who share your interest in Japanese language, music, fashion, martial arts, anime, traditional arts, history and more.

Japanese Language Village

Food

<p>Finishing up lunch at <i>Mori no Ike</i>.</p>

Finishing up lunch at Mori no Ike.

Food

You and your hashi (chopsticks) will become quick friends as you enjoy authentic cuisine such as udon and soba (noodles), gohan (rice), miso soup, tenpura, shake (salmon), and karaage or nikujaga (dishes with chicken or beef). Your counselors will help you get the hang of your chopsticks, and Mori no Ike chefs excel at creating menus combining familiar flavors with adventurous fare.

Activities

<p>Karate club in the <i>Mori no Ike Dojo.</i></p>

Karate club in the Mori no Ike Dojo.

Activities

There are so many activities to try! Dabble in the martial arts of aikido, judo, karate or kendo, or try traditional Japanese creative activities such as origami (paperfolding), ikebana (flower arranging), sumi-e (ink painting), sado (tea ceremony), taiko (drumming) or shodo (calligraphy). Select one of these traditional activities, or join a fashion, dance, anime, or J-pop, club. Of course, choices include traditional camping activities like canoeing and nature walks.

Music and Dance

<p>Villagers practice <i>Taiko</i> drumming under the trees.</p>

Villagers practice Taiko drumming under the trees.

Music and Dance

Music and dance are great ways to learn! You’ll learn Japanese songs and practice taiko (drumming). A favorite activity at Mori no Ikeis traditional rajio taiso (radio exercises) combined with popular dances.

Programs

Sleepaway Camps

Family Weeks & Weekends

Unplug from the bustle of your regular life and spend quality vacation time relaxing and laughing in another language with your family. ​

Japanese Family Fun Weekends and Family Weeks

Programs for School Groups

Why Learn Japanese

Japanese is the official language of Japan, a world economic power with exports ranging from comic books to automobiles. Although Japan is the only country in the world to have Japanese as its official language, 127 million people around the world speak Japanese. Learn more.

Meet Our Staff

Our staff includes enthusiastic native speakers, language experts, and those who have learned Japanese as a second language just like you! All of our staff are here to help you have fun while learning.