YDC, Yokohama Design College, is one of the leading Vocational schools to teach Designs, also famous in Japan for high level Japanese Education.

YDC is located in Yokohama, which is just 30 minutes away from the center of Tokyo, it’s just one minute walk from the nearest station, a very convenient place.

In YDC we have 3 schools in one building, Japanese Language school, Design School, High school, International students and Japanese students use the same equipment, facilities, easily able to make friends with Japanese locals, enjoy language/culture exchange.

Yokohama is a bayside city with a fusion of multi-culture and exclusive interpretations of the world and has been evolving functionally every year, filled with adequate environmental sites to study design. This school has aggressively promoting field-trip lectures using location characteristics such as photo/video shooting at Minatomirai district, sketching at Red Brick Park and viewing at Yokohama Museum.

At present, we have 420 students, 180 in Japanese Language department, 170 in Design department, 70 in High School department.

In the Japanese Language department, we have students from about 25 countries all over the world.

They are learning Japanese for their own goal, University in Japan, Art activities (Art University, Vocational school) just experience living in the country of his/her dream, Job experience …..

YDC offers many optional cost-free programs for helping our students achieve their dream, also activities for understanding Japanese cultures/ways of thinking, etc.

What YDC teachers and staff think first is “May your dreams come true !!!”

We also offer a short term course for students unable to come to Japan for the long term due to their study or job schedule. You can come to Japan with a temporary visitor visa, stay and study here for 3 months.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)
  • Japanese

This school also offers:


Yokohama Design College

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What you learn

Japanese Language


From April: 1 year or 2 years (with a student visa)

From October: 1 year or 1 and half years (with a student visa)

Option lesson

Manga, Drawing, a Trial lesson of Design Courses

School Activities

School Festival, Dipping Rice-cake and playing Japanese traditional games,

Graduation Exhibition, Sports Festival

Student’s club activities ( Futsal, Volleyball, Cosplay, Choir, etc)

Activities of Japanese Language Course

Visiting Japanese Historical places, Disaster Center

Excursion to Tokyo Disney Resort, Christmas Party, Graduation trip

Celebrating New Year at a shrine

Why you choose us? ... [-]
Japan Yokohama
April 2020
English (US),Japanese
1 - 2 years
Read more in English
1-33-6 Chuo, Nishi-ku, Yokohoma-shi, Kanagawa-ken
220-0051 Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan