Monthly Events at Coto

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.

Bento Chat Hour – Japanese Practice Event

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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:
  • 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.)

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Lunch Tour in Kagurazaka

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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, 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.
Yuba Restaurant “Oishinbo” (April)
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: 2,000 yen
  • Number of Participants: Max. 10 People

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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: 
  • 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)

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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:
  • 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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