Part-time (24 weeks)

In 24 weeks in Tokyo, part-time, learn all the skills of a Software Developer and code your own web applications to upskill in your current job or change your career.

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In 24 weeks, part-time, learn all the skills of a Software Developer at Le Wagon.
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Sep 24, 2022 - Mar 11, 2023 Course in English (790,000 JPY)
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Join a unique Web Development course

Our web development course in Tokyo, initially developed as an immersive 9-week bootcamp, can also be followed part-time in 24 weeks, studying some weekday evenings and Saturdays. At the end of the course, you will know how to build a robust, user-friendly app that matches users' needs and objectives, and to use the right workflow to work in collaboration with other developers.

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Le Wagon: a life-changing experience
  • 15,330+ graduates
  • 3480+ products built
  • 200+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

Our web development course in Tokyo is designed to make you learn to code step by step, until you can build your own web applications from scratch.

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Get ready for the bootcamp

Our Web Development Course is very intense. To save time and nail it from the beginning, our students must complete the PrepWork on our custom-built platform before starting the bootcamp. This work takes around 40 hours and gives our students a basic knowledge of:

  • Web 101, how the web works
  • Terminal basic commands
  • Git basic commands
  • HTML / CSS foundations
  • JavaScript foundations
  • Tech workflows and tools in a startup

Developer tools & workflow

Work with the right developer tools and workflow. Learn the basics of the command line, use a code text editor and install Ruby with a version management tool. Get familiar with most useful developer packages and learn how to version your code with git and push it on Github.

Programming Basics in Ruby

Write programs manipulating variables, loops, conditions and data structures (Array and Hash). Detect text patterns with Regular Expressions and start parsing data from structured files (CSV, JSON, XML, HTML) fetched using web-scraping or by building requests to JSON APIs.

Software Architecture

Structure your software following Object-Oriented principles. Learn the Model-View-Controller pattern in-depth (most common application design pattern) by coding several MVC softwares from scratch. You will have to code everything on your own, even simulating your database storing data in CSV files.

Relational Database, SQL & ORM

Learn to design a relational database schema and to build structured queries to your database with SQL. Build simple CRUD queries (Create, Read, Update, Delete) or advanced JOIN queries. Learn to connect your database to your ruby software with an ORM (Object Relational Mapping) called Active Record.

Frontend Development

Build your web pages following atomic design principles and code your own UI kit of web components & layouts by applying the latest CSS techniques. Build pages with an adaptive design thanks to media queries and learn to quickly prototype a web app with Bootstrap 4.0 and its responsive grid system.


Learn ES6, your second programming language after ruby, to add dynamic behaviors to your website or update pages without reloading thanks to AJAX. Understand JavaScript fundamental concepts and learn to use all the necessary JS web tools like Babel, Webpack or yarn.

Ruby on Rails

Wrap it all together by coding your first Ruby on Rails applications. Deploy your applications in production & start coding “the Rails way”. Go deep into Rails discovering advanced concepts like nested resources, namespaces, or how to refactor an app with services or to build an API with Rails.

Cloning Airbnb in teams

Code a clone of Airbnb from scratch in 5 days. You will work in teams to learn to collaborate on Github using pull requests and deploy your apps on Heroku, using the same workflow as successful startups. Implement advanced features (payment, image upload, search, geocoding, background jobs, etc…) and learn to cover your code with tests.

Turn an idea into a product in 2 weeks

Projects Phase is the ultimate experience of the course: invent, pitch, design, code and deploy an original project in teams of 3 or 4 people during the two final weeks. You will have to go through all the process from the idea to the live app in production on a real domain name, ready to be tested on the market!

  • Define the Product's target users and unique value proposition
  • Build an interactive prototype with Figma to validate the UX
  • Split the work in your teams by defining and assigning user stories
  • Code the web application from scratch: from the back-end to the user interface
  • Deploy your app on a production environment
  • Pitch your product during the Demo Day!

Career Services

We help our students find a job by preparing them for technical interviews, organising job fairs, startup office hours and coaching sessions with tech recruiters and alumni. We have helped our 15,330+ graduates find their dream job!

React.js Extension Course

After the bootcamp, all our alumni get access to Le Wagon’s one-week online extension training in React.js and Redux. A very useful course for our students who want to go deeper in front-end development or apply to front-end developer jobs.

Lifelong Access to our Online Platform

Our alumni keep a lifelong access to our online platform with 300+ challenges, 100+ hours of video lessons to re-watch any time after the bootcamp, 100+ live-codes and tutorials on real-life developer examples and 900+ flashcards to rehearse core concepts.

Slack icon Slack & Community

Our 15,330+ alumni discuss every day on Le Wagon’s Slack channels after the course, getting help from our 900+ teachers, sharing tips, resources, code snippets, job offers and news from their products. An engaged and passionate tech community, all over the world.


As far as the curriculum goes, I can honestly say I learnt more practical coding and teamwork skills in the bootcamp than I did during my full Computer Science degree.

Sam Moore
Sam MooreFreelance Developer

Our part-time format

Learn to code in 24 weeks with a tailor-made program adapted to school & public holidays, and above all to your busy schedule.

09:00 AM 06:00 PM
07:00 PM 10:00 PM
Homework Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.
Live sessions Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.
Live sessions Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our teachers.
Homework Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.
Live sessions Practice all day on challenges and projects.

Consolidate what you've learnt through live-code sessions with your teachers.

Watch the lecture to prepare for next session.


Pair program with your classmates on coding challenges with the help of our online teachers on Zoom.

Live sessions (Full day)

Practice all day on challenges and projects.

Consolidate what you've learnt through live-code sessions with your teachers.

A taste of our program in Tokyo

Live a unique learning experience every week.

On campus pair-programming sessions
On campus pair-programming sessions

Meet your peers and teachers once a week to work on coding challenges. Learn to think and solve problems like a software developer.

Online lectures and flashcards
Online lectures and flashcards

Watch lectures at your own pace on our online platform. Grasp core concepts and prepare yourself for the next coding session. Consolidate your knowledge on a daily basis playing our Flashcards.

Hiring and networking Events
Hiring and networking Events

Every week, join us for events with entrepreneurs and hiring partners. Create your own network within a thriving tech scene.

Career Week

At the end of the bootcamp, you are welcome to join our Career Week. This week gives you the tools you need to take the next steps in your career, whether it is finding your first job in tech, building a freelance career, or launching a start-up.

Workshops Workshops

Benefit from a combination of panel discussions, workshops, presentations, and assignments to help you find the right career path.

Becoming job-ready Becoming job-ready

Prepare your personal profile, complete job applications, prepare for technical challenges, and make a game plan for after the bootcamp!

Inspiration Inspiration

Hear from alumni about their post-Bootcamp journeys and what a typical day looks like in their new careers.

Custom-made Custom-made

You can join any workshops or watch any tutorials that you are interested in. You create your own career week according to your interests and objectives

Timetable for the week
  • Discover career paths
  • Prepare for a job application
  • Prepare for technical challenges
  • Apply for jobs
  • Game plan post bootcamp

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course in Tokyo, you learn the essentials of programming while building your own web applications. As a result, you end up the course with a rich Github portfolio containing at least two fully-functional web applications - an Airbnb-like marketplace and your own final project.

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Passionate teachers

Since day one, we’ve taken teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level. Experience as a developer alone doesn’t necessarily make one an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding not only great engineers, but deeply committed, experienced teachers.

Edmond Akpan
Edmond Akpan

Edmond is a back-end engineer currently developing Shopify applications using Rails and React. He regularly works with us as teaching assistant, and our students love his enthusiasm and patience.

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Sylvain Pierre
Sylvain Pierre

Sylvain is the co-founder of Le Wagon in Japan. He mainly takes care of the community, and loves to teach programming and product development fundamentals to beginners.

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Ainaa Azman
Ainaa Azman

Graduated from our first Tokyo bootcamp, Ainaa currently works as a freelancer for Tacchi, and teaches programming to kids with the Saturday Kids organization. At Le Wagon, her favorite modules to teach are Ruby and Object-Oriented programming.

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Maria Altyeva
Maria Altyeva

Yale graduate, Maria is a Senior Rails Developer with 8+ years of experience working in the IT and services industry. She's been teaching at Le Wagon for the past 2 years, traveling between China, Tokyo and Kyoto.

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Yann Klein
Yann Klein

Yann is the driver for our part-time bootcamp. He has been living in Japan for 9 years, speaks fluent Japanese, and was developing VR applications using JavaScript before joining our team.

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Hidehiro Nagaoka
Hidehiro Nagaoka

Hide is an alumni from the very first Le Wagon session in Tokyo. Aside from being our most dedicated teaching assistant, he works on numerous side projects involving bots, AI and blockchain.

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Forrest Ye
Forrest Ye

Traveling between Shanghai, Tokyo and Kyoto, Forrest is an experienced Rails developer whose experience proves invaluable during the intense project weeks.

more about Forrest
Noemi Ashizuka
Noemi Ashizuka

Noemi teaches for both our part-time and full-time web development bootcamps. Our students love her patience and her sixth sense for understanding their troubles. When she doesn't teach with us, she brings her expertise as a freelance developer.

more about Noemi
Douglas Berkley
Douglas Berkley

An alumni of the first batch in Tokyo, Douglas joined a local startup after graduating to gain experience as a fullstack developer. He joined the Japan team in 2018 as our Tokyo driver, giving students the best Le Wagon experience every day.

more about Douglas
James Devereux
James Devereux

James currently shares his time between a position as university teacher, freelance developer and amazing Teaching Assistant for Le Wagon.

more about James

Teachers are always creating an environment to facilitate conversation and encourage us to ask questions. They also show a lot of patience, and give clear explanations by understanding what we struggle with.

Shouko Oka
Shouko OkaTechnical Support Engineer at EIRE Systems

Community and tools for life

Tokyo Web Development course is just the beginning of the journey. Once you graduate, you belong to a global community and have access to our online platform to keep learning and growing.

Slack icon Slack communities

Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.

Online platform

Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.

Additional resources

Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.

Icon tutorials Global network

Receive unique job and freelance opportunities from Le Wagon's alumni who work as developers, product managers and entrepreneurs in successful tech companies all over the world.

Community and tools for life

Le Wagon offers an incredible global alumni community where I can come for career advice, technical questions, inspiring entrepreneurial alumni - a community that I'm now proud to say I'm a part of!

Ngoc Hoang
Ngoc HoangSoftware Engineer at Degica

Le Wagon's course materials are well-balanced between technical skills and professional web design. They didn't only teach me coding, but how to successfully design web applications for real end users.

Tomohiro Mitani
Tomohiro MitaniTechnical Support Engineer at Heroku

Find a job in the best tech companies in Tokyo

Once the web development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters in Tokyo and connect with relevant alumni.

microsoftwordCreated with Sketch. Career Playbook

Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course in Tokyo: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 15,330 alumni community.

myspaceCreated with Sketch. Career Events

Attend our job fairs and networking events, meet with the best tech companies and receive offers from recruiters looking for talent in tech-related roles.

buymeacoffeeCreated with Sketch. Alumni Coaching Sessions

Our alumni often come back to share their post-bootcamp experiences. You will learn about how they found a job, started their own company or freelancing career.

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In addition to Slack channels, our local teams know their alumni and what they're up to - we often introduce relevant people to each other to create synergies.

Our web development course alumni get hired by the best companies

They hire our Web Development grads in Tokyo

The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.

Amazon Hired 7 graduates
Crowd Cast Hired 3 graduates
Degica Hired 6 graduates
Google Hired 5 graduates
GO RIDE Hired 4 graduates
Rakuten Hired 3 graduates

Find the right financing option for you

Find out if you are eligible for special offers in Tokyo.

Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits Program (ReSkill)
Specialized Practice Education and Training Benefits Program (ReSkill)

This program offered by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and managed by HelloWork allows applicants to get reimbursed for up to 70% of our bootcamps tuition fees.

Please refer to this article for details about the requirements and application process.

Note: this subsidy cannot be combined with any other discounts offered by Le Wagon.

Book a call with us to discuss your career plans
Tech4Good Changemaker Scholarship
Tech4Good Changemaker Scholarship

This Scholarship is sponsored by Socious, a community app for social change, and covers 30% of the tuition fee of our bootcamps tuition fees.

The Scholarship designed for people who want to become social entrepreneurs or boost their career in the tech4good field.

Scholarship application page
Early Bird discount

We offer an Early Bird discount of ¥50,000 (US $450) if you are fully enrolled (*) in our program 1.5 month before the beginning of a given session.

Deadline for upcoming sessions
- Web Development Part-Time (starting on September 24th): August 12th, 2022
- Web Development Full-Time (starting on July 4th): May 20th, 2022

(*) "fully enrolled" means that pre-requisite and interview have been completed, and initial deposit is paid

Apply now to benefit from our Early Bird discount

The most acclaimed Coding Bootcamp

Le Wagon is the #1 ranked coding bootcamp on Switchup Coursereport logo

Le Wagon has 2326 reviews with an average grade of 4.98/5 which makes it the most acclaimed coding bootcamp worldwide on Switchup according to student reviews! Whilst these reviews make us proud, above all they make us happy. Behind these reviews are hundreds of people around the world who have had a life-changing experience joining our program, which has opened new doors for them. We feel blessed and honoured to have enabled them - and to keep enabling our students - to become autonomous in coding, upskill or change their career, or launch their own startups.

Also, these 2326 reviews are extremely important for us to make sure we’re always meeting the same level of excellence. Having such positive and enthusiastic reviews about our bootcamps is the ultimate proof that we provide the best tech education for all our students, in the 41 cities we run our coding bootcamps in.

Campus Le Wagon Tokyo

Web Development course in Tokyo
Le Wagon Tokyo - Coding Bootcamp
2-11-3 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

Any questions about our program in Tokyo

If you got here, it means that you have questions about Le Wagon: how to apply, who can join, what you’ll learn… Good! We have the answers.

Do you support job search after the program?

At the end of each bootcamp, we organize a 10th optional week, the Career Week, dedicated to helping our students prepare their job search and upcoming career. This Career Week consists of practical support on how to build a resume, creating or updating a LinkedIn profile and a portfolio page, or preparing for technical interviews.

We also connect our fresh graduates with a network of over 50 startups and recruiting agencies, and regularly introduce new job opportunities through a dedicated Slack channel.

This article extensively explains what to expect from our Career Week.

Keep in mind that finding a job at the end of our program will strongly depend on your dedication and motivation before, during and after the bootcamp. Our most successful graduates have a genuine interest in tech and programming, and never miss an opportunity to build up their skills and broaden their knowledge.

You can refer to this article written by one of our alumni for a step-by-step guide on how to land a job in Tokyo.

Can I pay the tuition in installments?

Our standard payment plan is as follows:
- Deposit upon contract signature (⅓ of the total tuition)
- Remaining balance due during the first month of the bootcamp

We do offer a payment option in three installments without extra fees for specific cases, upon request.
Please note that your spot will only be secured once we have received your deposit.

You can find additional details regarding payment options by following this link.

What kind of jobs do Tokyo graduates end up landing?

Our fresh graduates looking for a job in Tokyo will usually find one within 2-3 months after the program.

A majority of our students (60%) will end up working as web engineers, either in back-end, front-end or full-stack positions. Companies hiring our alumni are small and medium startups with very friendly working environments.

Another 20% will work as UI / UX designers or product managers.

The remaining 20% will either launch their startup, work as a freelancer, or go back to their previous industry with their newly acquired skills.

Our latest Student Outcomes Report was published in August 2020, and is available here.

What is the split in terms of nationalities and backgrounds for each batch?

Our program in Tokyo is very international and gathers students from various countries and backgrounds. 50% of the participants come from abroad specifically for the bootcamp, while the other half already lives in Japan.

Each session, we welcome 10 to 14 different nationalities, with backgrounds ranging from marketing, finance or consulting to construction, English teaching and even sushis chef. Average age for each session is usually around 29 years old.

Do I need to speak Japanese to join the bootcamp or find a job in Tokyo?

You do not need to be able to speak Japanese to join our program: all our curriculum, teaching platform, content and events are in English.

While speaking Japanese opens up opportunities when looking for a job, there are more and more companies in Tokyo ready to hire non-Japanese speakers. That said, JLPT N4 or N3 will be a proof that you are committed to living in Japan, and greatly helps communication within most companies.

What type of visa do I need to attend Le Wagon in Japan?

If you’re attending our 9-week full-time program, you only need to make sure you are eligible for a 90-day tourist visa. If your country is not in the list of eligible nationalities, we can provide supporting documents to apply for a short-term stay visa at your local Japanese embassy.

If you’re attending our 24-week part-time program, it’s important to check if you are authorized to stay in the territory for all program’s length.

What is the estimated cost of living in Tokyo?

Tokyo always had a reputation for being an expensive city to live in. The good news is, this is just a reputation. You can refer to this article for an estimated accommodation, food and transportation budget.

[Part-Time Bootcamp] How much time am I expected to study outside of in-class sessions?

Before each in-class session, our students will have to:
- Watch the video of the corresponding lecture
- Go through the set of flashcards for this lecture

This is the minimum amount of work we expect from our part-time students outside of class, and represents 6 hours of studying per week.

On top of that mandatory homework, we strongly recommend to keep a steady studying pace by coding, reviewing exercises and key notions on a daily basis.

[Part-Time Bootcamp] What happens if I arrive late or miss a class due to work?

While arriving late or missing a class is not ideal, we understand that our part-time students have busy work schedules.

As such, we have the following in place to make sure missing a class does not impact the learning experience too much:
- From day 1, our students have access to our teaching platform, which contains all the challenges, flashcards and video lectures to be able to catch up at home
- Our dedicated Slack channel allows students to ask questions and get support during study-at-home sessions

That said, we expect our applicants to make sure that their schedule fits with the bootcamp, and that they will be able to attend all classes unless exceptional situation.

For more questions & answers, you can visit our FAQ section! If you would like to discuss with Le Wagon team, don't hesitate to contact us.

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