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Welcome to Yokohama!

Yokohama is an ideal location for those from abroad. Minato-Mirai and Shin-Yokohama districts are business areas where many companies have established offices. Delightful residential areas that offer larger properties can be found in Yamate and Honmoku. With many international schools and sports club facilities, Yokohama has long been a desirable choice for those posted to Japan. Our aim is to further enhance your time in Japan.

Founded in September 1991 in Honmoku, Bayside Academy has been dedicated to teaching the Japanese language. We have taught a wide range of students from senior management and their families, staff and family of Embassies and Consulates, students and faculties from local international schools and those in multi-cultural marriages. Bayside Academy moved to newly developed premises in 2000 and is now conveniently situated 1 minute from Motomachi Chukagai Station at the foot of Yamate-cho close to Yamashita Park and Chinatown.

With Japan’s economic growth over the years, the number of foreigners working in Japan has rapidly increased and acquiring Japanese language skills has proved to be essential during their stay. You will gain confidence and independence through speaking the language, enabling you to enjoy countless opportunities during your time in Japan. Have you ever felt overwhelmed not knowing what to say, do or where to go? Now is the time to put an end to uncertainty and a need to seek help for everything. You will be in control!

We tailor make our lessons to meet your requirements – Japanese for business conversation, daily conversation for shopping and travelling, introducing Japanese culture and history, preparing for the Japanese Proficiency and other examinations are just a few examples. We would like to help you make the most out of your stay in Japan.

As doctors prescribe specific medication for each patient, we tailor unique course designs and curriculums to suit each student.

At Bayside, we get to see the world through our students’ eyes. Information and experience are brought to us from teachers and students from all over the world here at the Academy. Varied opinions and different cultures are all respected and valued, providing true international understanding and cooperation on a daily basis.

Over the past 20 years, we have cherished the support extended by so many that has led to Bayside Academy being quoted as a their second home in Japan. We have seen over 650 students during that time from over 50 countries. It is our hope and aim to continue along this path of providing quality education and to do all we can to ensure your time in Japan will be memorable, enjoyable and happy.

Michiko Ohta


Sept 1991 Founded in Honmoku Yokohama (Principal Nobuo Shibuya)

Dec 1994    Bayside Academy Party
Nov 1995         Speech Festival I
Nov 1996         Speech Festival II
Nov 1997         Speech Festival III
Nov 1998         Speech Festival IV
Nov 1999         Speech Festival V

Sept 2000 Relocation to Yamashita-cho
    Proprietor Makoto Ohta
    Principal Michiko Ohta
    Deputy principal Machiko Kawano
    Chief instructor Hiroko Shigeoka

Mar 2001          Speech Festival VI
Apr 2003           Honmoku Rotary International
May 2003          Speech Festival and Tea ceremony Party
May 2005         15th Anniversary party - Speech Festival and Tea ceremony
May 2009        Party - Speech FestivalClick Here !

May 2013    End-of-term party
May 2014    End-of-term party

May 2015    End-of-term party  ← Click Here !  News !
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