Coto Japanese Academy Events in November 2016

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Monthly Events at Coto

We are planning the following events in November 2016. Please send your request for participation to [email protected]!

Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka: Shozantei

Thursday, November 2nd

Lunch tour

Have you ever been to Kagurazaka? It is an enchanting neighborhood located 5 minutes walking from the Coto Japanese Academy, where you can find many shops, fancy cafés, traditional and modern restaurants. Every month, we organize a lunch tour in one of the many delicious restaurants around this place. If you want to join the September tour and discover Kagurazaka, mail us and make your reservation now!

  • Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
  • Time: 12:30~13:50
  • Meeting place: 12:30 at the 1F of the Coto Japanese Academy
  • Place: Shozantei
  • Fee: around 1500 yen, menu available
  • Number of participants: 20 people

Pera Pera Active Learning Night!

Friday, November 11th


Have you heard of the Japanese word “Perapera” ? It is used to describe someone who speaks a language very well! Coto’s Pera Pera Party is the perfect time for you to have a go at conversation in Japanese. Get the chance to practice your speaking with 20 Japanese native speakers and to chat about many topics in Japanese. During English speaking time… it will be your turn to be a teacher!

  • Date: Friday, November 11th
  • Time: 18:45-21:15
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy  1F
  • Fee: 1500yen for Coto students, 2000yen for non students/Japanese
  • Number of people: Japanese speakers 20, Non Japanese speakers 20

Cooking class! Shikaimaki

Wednesday, November 9th

Coto events November 2016

There are many ways of preparing Japanese sushi and every month we organize a cooking class perfect for you to learn more about it! This month, we introduce the way to make “shikaimaki”.Once you’ve learned how to make it, it is easy to make this dish at home too. We can create interesting designs based on your ideas! We look forward to seeing you at this event.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 9th
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:55
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2500 yen
  • Number of participants: up to 9 people
  • Instructor: Emiko Shimizu (teacher from Coto)

Calligraphy Class

Wednesday, November 16th


If you are interested in learning how to draw each and every stroke in the Japanese Kanji character, this event is for you! Every month, Coto Japanese Academy will hold a calligraphy class. Learn the basics of calligraphy along with the artistic way of writing kanji, you will be practicing on three characters as shown below. The instructor, Wakana Shingae, is a professional calligrapher. Grab this opportunity to experience the traditions of Japan and participate in our calligraphy class! Booking available at the reception (3F).

This month’s kanji:    

  • Date: Wednesday, November 16th
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:55
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2500 yen
  • Number of participants: up to 1o people
  • Instructor: Wakana Shingae

Fall Foliage Hiking Trip & Onsen, Mt. Sekiro

Sunday, November 20th


Why don’t you go hiking with us and enjoy the beautiful Momiji season? Every year, in November and May, Coto Japanese Academy invites our students to go hiking and discover the natural beauty of Japan. This November, let’s explore Mont Sekiro (694m) in Kanagawa prefecture! Let’s hike together on Sunday and relax in hot springs afterward.

  • Date: Sunday, November 20th
  • Time: 7:40 – 18:30 
  • Place: Mt Sekiro near the Lake Sagamiko
  • Participation Fee: 6,000 yen (round trip private bus from Iidabashi, onsen entrance)
  • Number of people: 42
  • B.O.Y: Lunch, rain jacket, sunglasses, hiking shoes (jogging shoes are also okay), mats and trash bags (Trash can not be discarded and must be taken home) as well as towels for the onsen. We will update you about all of you about the details soon!
  • Please note that tattooed people might not be able to enter the onsen.
  • Family and friends welcome!

Apply quickly to our November 2016 events at [email protected]!

Coto Japanese Academy is a unique Japanese Language School in Iidabashi Tokyo, we offer relaxed and fun conversational lessons for all levels of Japanese learner. Coto Japanese Academy prides itself on its community atmosphere and fun lessons that focus on creation of opportunities to speak and learn Japanese. If you are interested in studying Japanese in Tokyo – please visit our contact page here.


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