Events in November 2018

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Monthly Events


Every month we hold cultural and social events for our students and their friends to discover more about Japanese culture, meet new friends and practice Japanese. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Lunch Tour  – Thursday Nov .1

Cooking Class – Wednesday Nov. 7

Calligraphy Class – Wednesday Nov. 14

Mt. Mito Hiking and Onsen Tour – Sunday Nov 18

Nov. 1 Thu: Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka Kaga


Every month, we organize a lunch tour at one of the many delicious restaurants in Kagurazaka area. This time we’ll enjoy some delicious Japanese cuisine at Kagaya! If you want to join us make your reservation now!

Have you ever been to Kagurazaka?

Kagurazaka is an enchanting neighborhood located 5 minutes walking from the Coto 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 us and discover Kagurazaka, mail us and make your reservation now!

This time we will be visiting a new restaurant as part of our lunch tour – “Kagaya” – a traditional Japanese restaurant with a long history in Kagurazaka.  This is a great chance to learn about traditional Japanese cuisine.

Book Appointment from Coubic

  • Date: Thursday, Nov 1, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:50
  • Place: Japanese restaurant ” Kaga” 加賀(かが)
  • Meeting point: Coto 1F at 12:30
  • ¥1500
  • Up to 16 people
  • Staff: Kana Furumizu, Goyu Sato

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Nov. 07 Wed: Cooking Class-Shikai maki 

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.
Book Appointment from Coubic

  • Date: Wednesday, Nov 07, 2018
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Language Academy 1F
  • Fee:
  • ¥2500 (including material fee)
  • Up to 9 people
  • Instructor: Emiko Shimizu (teacher from Coto)

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Nov.14 Wed: Calligraphy Class 

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 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!
KANJI of this month: 月 叶 夢
Book Appointment from Coubic

  • Date: Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Language Academy 1F
  • ¥2500
  • Up to 10 people
  • Instructor: Wakana Shingae

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Sunday, Nov 18: Mt. Mito Hiking and Onsen trip

Coto holds a hiking tour every spring and fall every year. This is the perfect time to see Mt. Mito in this beautiful autumn. After hiking, you can enter the hot spring and relax! Don’t worry about transportation, because we will go there by Coto round-trip bus. (You can also karaoke on the bus too! ♪)
Book Appointment from Coubic
Date: Sunday, November 18
Time: 7:40 – 19:30
Place: Mt Mito, Tokyo Prefecture
Meeting Place: Coto Japanese Academy, 1F
Fee: ¥6,500  (round trip private bus from Iidabashi, onsen entrance and insurance)
Limit: up to 42 people
Staff: Ayaka Takaki and Go-yu Sato
B.Y.O: lunch, rain jacket, sunglasses, hiking shoes (jogging shoes are also okay), mats and trash bags (trash cannot be discarded and must be taken home) as well as towels for the onsen. Please note that tattooed people might not be able to enter the onsen.

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