Monthly Events at Coto

Posted by on August 29, 2019 – Cultural Events
Coto Monthly Events

Monthly Events at Coto Japanese Academy


Each month we provide a series of cultural events for you to experience Japanese cooking, calligraphy, and cuisine.  We also produce a series of lunchtime Japanese practice events where you can eat lunch together with volunteer native speakers and practice what you are learning in the classroom.

Historical Tour to Edo Castle

East Park Imperial Palace🏯

Japanese English Tokyo Historical Tour to Edo Castle Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace east garden tour – Transport yourself back in time 250 years when Tokyo was known as Edo. Explore the former site of Edo castle with a guide who can share the mindset and history of samurai culture. Good chance to learn about Samurai, Ninja, Harakiri etc…!

  • Date:  Saturday, March 14th
  • Time: 12:30-15:15
  • Places: Imperial Palace east garden (Meeting at Coto Academy 1st floor)
  • Price: 1,500 yen
  • Number of Participants: 10
  • *The lecture will be conducted in English but our guide and staff are native Japanese speakers. Let’s try to speak Japanese during stroll if you can!

Book Appointment from Coubic


March 29: Ohanami party🌸お花見🌸

Tokyo ohanami japanese english game language party

Let’s enjoy the beginning of Spring together and have fun in Kitanomaru park, one of the most beautiful parks in Tokyo! Bring your own food and drinks to share a snack with Coto staff and students under the cherry blossoms. Games will be organized to even practice Japanese. Join us!
This is a pink clothes event- so make sure you are wearing something pink!


  • Date:  Sunday, March 29th
  • Time: 11:00-16:00 (Feel free to come and go anytime you like)
  • Places: Kitanomaru park (8 min from station Kudanshita exit 2 ; Coto Ohanami Party Map → )
  • Price: FREE
  • Number of Participants:
  • B.Y.O : food and drinks, a picnic mat and a pen​
  • ※In the case of rain, this event will be called off. We will send out a notification on Coubic, Facebook and Instagram by 8 am on the same day​, so be on the lookout!

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Bento Chat Hour – Japanese Practice Event

Coto bento chat english japanese lunch language exchange

Looking for more opportunities to speak Japanese? Join us for Bento Chat!

Many of our students have asked us to provide more opportunities for speaking practice. We are proud to announce our Bento Chat Hour – Conversation Time.
We will be opening up the classrooms on the first floor during lunch for a Bento Chat where Upper Beginner to Intermediate students can practice their conversational skills with
Volunteer Native Japanese speakers.

*This event is only for current students and former students.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your Japanese conversation.

  • Time: 12:40~13:50
  • Dates: 2/21(Fri),2/26(Wed),3/6 (Fri), 3/13 (Fri), 3/16(Mon),3/25(Wed),
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F Room 13
  • Fee: FREE (Bring your own Lunch)
  • Number of Participants: Up to 15 Students
  • Who can Join: Coto students (Beginner-4 and above, Essential Grammar and above for Part-time students.)

Book Appointment from Coubic

Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka

Every month, we organize a lunch tour at one of the many delicious restaurants in Kagurazaka area.

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!

Each month, we will visit different restaurants as follows:
  • Tori-Jaya (January, April, November)
*At Tori-Jaya, participants will be sharing a pot, therefore, those who have allergies or those who are vegetarian will not be able to join.
  • Kaga (February, May, July, September, late October)
  • Hanakagura (March, June, August, early October)
*The schedule may be modified.
  • Date: 
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:50
  • Places: At the Restaurants(10 mins walk from Coto)
  • Meeting Point: Coto Japanese Academy 1F at 12:30
  • Price: 1,550 yen
  • Number of Participants: Max. 14 People

Book Appointment from Coubic

Cooking Class


There are many ways of preparing Japanese sushi and we organize a cooking class perfect for you to learn how 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: 13th Feb. Thur.
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 1,000 yen
  • Number of Participants: Max. 9 People
  • Instructor: Noriko Abe (Coto’s teacher)

Book Appointment from Coubic


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!

The instructor, Wakana Shingae, a professional calligrapher with extensive experience of working with Nippon Budōkan, Isetan Department Store and Amazon Prime. Grab this opportunity to experience the traditions of Japan and participate in our calligraphy class!

  • Date: 18th March Wednesday
  • Time: 12:40 – 13:50
  • Place: Coto Japanese Academy 1F
  • Fee: 1,800 yen
  • Number of Participants: Max. 8 People
  • Instructor: Wakana Shingae

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