Coto Events in May 2017

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Monthly Events at Coto

Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka

Thursday, May 11

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.

Book Appointment from Coubic

  • Date: Thursday, May 11
  • Time: 12:30~13:50
  • Meeting place: 12:30 at the 1F of the Coto Japanese Academy
  • Place: Shozantei
  • Fee: around 1520 yen
  • Number of participants: 20 people

Cooking class!  – Shikaimaki(四海巻き)

Wednesday, May 17


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 have learned it, you will never forget! Have fun learning how to make this Japanese delicious dish with us and take up the challenge to create shikaimaki beautiful for the eye and delicious for your palate!

Book Appointment from Coubic

  • Date: Wednesday, May 17
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2500 yen
  • Number of participants: up to 9 people
  • Instructor: Emiko Shimizu

Mount Mito Hiking & Onsen Bus Tour

Sunday, May 21

Sunday, May 21

Love hiking and want to experience an Onsen (Japanese Hot Spring)?
This May, come on a hiking trip with us and scale the 1531 metres tall Mt. Mito, in the West of Tokyo Prefecture. At the peak of this mountain, you will discover breathtaking views of the famous Mt. Fuji and Mt. Kumotori! Floating in a sea of midst, it is as though you are in the clouds. After the hike, we will rejuvenate ourselves in a warm Onsen. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience Japan’s beautiful nature, all in one day!

Book Appointment from Coubic

  • Date: Sunday, May 21
  • Time: 7:30 – 19:00
  • Meeting point: 7:30 Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Place: Mt.Mito(Tokyo Prefecture)
  • Fee: 6000¥ (Round-trip bus ticket from Iidabashi and Onsen fee included)
  • Number of people:Max. 40 people
  • B.Y.O: 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 about all of you about the details soon!

Please note that tattooed people may not be able to enter the onsen.

Calligraphy Class 

Wednesday, May 24

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: 笑 光 虹
Book Appointment from Coubic

  • Day: Wednesday, May 24
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 2500 yen
  • Number of participants: up to 10 people
  • Instructor: Wakana Shingae

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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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