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Latest News on Covid-19

This site informs you about all the latest developments around the Corona Virus and how it affects the work of the Goethe-Institut Osaka Kyoto.

We are working tirelessly to assure our service quality while following the latest recommendations set out by the authorities to put all preventive hygiene measures in place to ensure a safe environment for our students, visitors and staff.

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Language courses in Osaka and Kyoto

The courses are offered in four different formats: in-person, online live, blended learning, or as an online group course. For further information, please contact the language course office.

Goethe Zertifikat exams

The next Goethe-Zertifikat exams will take place in February 2023 and Marach 2023.


To see the program, view the event calendar or Facebook channel.

Library in Kyoto

The library is open three days a week until further notice:
Wed. 4:00-8:00pm
Fri. 12:00-5:30pm,
Sat. 10.00am-2:00pm
Closed on holidays

Feb. 1, 8 and 15 : 12:00 - 17:30

With our digital library ONLEIHE you can borrow German-language media around the clock for free of charge.

Hygiene Plan

We have summarized our safety and behavioral rules in a letter for our students.
  • When you enter the institute, you are kindly requested to sign a health declaration in which you agree to the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
  • Your body temperature will be measured when you enter the institute. You are also requested to disinfect your hands.
  • It is essential that you wear your own protective mask in the institute at all times.
  • We disinfect the rooms and surfaces in the institute several times a day. 
The health of our guests and course participants is very important to us. We thank you for understanding that we can only proceed step by step when resuming our services.
(All dates, course formats and regulations are subject to the development of the coronavirus crisis.)


Please inform yourself about the further development on our websites and via our social media channels.
For further inquiries, please contact us by e-mail or phone.
General inquiries:
Language Course Office:
Phone: +81 (06) 6440 5905



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