Use our map, directions and photo below to easily find Coto Language Academy (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo city) and study the Japanese language and culture with a smile! Coto Language Academy is the language school “2” (section B1) on our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
From Iidabashi station: Walk south-west for 1 minute from the subway exit “A4” or 1 minute from the train exit “East”.
From APA Hotel Tokyo-kudanshita: Exit the lobby, turn left, walk 6 minutes along the main street then go on the opposite side of the block just before the train lines. Spending a night at APA Hotel Tokyo-kudanshita? Ask its staff for our free paper map in English language; we delivered it in early April 2015.
From Tokyo Grand Shrine: Exit the Shinto shrine using the main gate, turn left, walk 1 minute, then follow instructions “From Petit Bonheur” (see the next paragraph).
From Petit Bonheur: Exit the sweets shop/restaurant, turn right, walk 2 minutes down the slope, turn left just before reaching the main street, and walk a few seconds. Coto Language Academy is in the next block on your right side.
The entrance of Coto Language Academy is not flashy but the logo is visible on the door when you get close:
Coto Language Academy proposes small classes with fun conversation-based learning and flexible course schedules to learn the Japanese language and culture. Join today!
Typical prices for lessons:
- Private lesson “Survival Japanese”: 4200 yens
- 8 lessons in group: 18400 yens
- 8 private lessons: 31600 yens
Open: Variable time (09:50-21:30)
Phone: (+81) 03-6261-4515
Credit cards: Accepted.
Documents written in: English, Japanese.
Staff speaking: English, Japanese.
Coto Language Academy is the language school 2 in the section B1 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Bumpodo is a stationery shop selling fun Japanese souvenirs, oil paints, manga pens… opened in 1887! In addition to the shopping floors, Bumpodo features a gallery on the fourth floor and an art school on the fifth and seventh floors.
- Ukiyo-e postcard: 86 yens
- Origami: 108 yens
- “Cat Sushi” key chain: 400 yens
- Hand towel: 800 yens
Phone: (+81) 03-3291-3441
Credit cards: Accepted.
Bumpodo is the gift shop 23 in the section C3 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Art gallery/school/shop in Tokyo, Toyokuni Atelier Studio is great to discover sumi-e, Japanese ink wash painting! Enjoy a free exhibition, accessible lessons in English, and original/unique products by a Japanese father and his son 🙂 The father won awards in Italy for the picture book “Kobutori” (1987), in France for the picture book “Momotaro” (1990), in China for the woodcut print “Asian Woman” (2000)…
豊國アトリエ (Toyokuni Atorie).
Kanda-jimbocho 3-1-13 (1st floor), Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan.
Nearby subway stations: Jimbocho
Tuesday-Saturday (12:00-19:00), Sunday (12:00-17:00).
Japanese (native), English (fluent).
Accepted (now checking usable types).
For sumi-e classes, discussions or shopping support in French language at Toyokuni Atelier Studio, contact the Yes in Japan team (early reservation with Sébastien Duval recommended).
We distributed 20.000 Yes in Japan maps of Tokyo Jimbocho printed in English on A3 paper at hotels, shops, cultural centres, and special events in Tokyo this summer to help travellers, support local businesses, and promote tourism in Chiyoda ward (Jimbocho is its northern part). Many foreign tourists walked holding the map and the local community gave us much positive feedback! After seeing the digital version below, do you have suggestions or comments for an extended “Autumn 2014” map of Tokyo Jimbocho? What information do you wish for your first/next visit there?
Our “Summer 2014” map of Tokyo Jimbocho features hotels, subway/train station exits, Christian churches, Shinto shrines, post offices, and police stations. It also includes a calendar (flea market, martial arts tournaments…) and recommends:
- Activities & tours: Buddha Bellies Cooking School, Yes in Japan.
- Doctor: Natural care Suidobashi outpatient centre.
- Gift, souvenirs & specialists stores: Bumpodo, Ohya-shobo, Okuno-karuta, Sankei-shoten, Shobu-do-sangyo, Yamagataya-kamiten, Yamatoya-hakimono-ten.
- Nighttime: Jazz Olympus!, Ony’s bar.
- Restaurants: Hanaya, Ippo, Loving Hut, Muusa, Nago café, Otsumami-kaasan, Sapana Suidobashi-ten, Tempura Hachimaki.
Note: You can always download for free the latest Yes in Japan map of Jimbocho “Book Town”.
Why do we see so many big Japanese national flags in the streets of Tokyo today? Because schools all over Japan display the national flag for the graduation of their students these days… Yes, in Japan the academic year starts with Spring in April and ends with Winter the following March.
Lucky or well prepared, you can see happy Japanese boys in business suit and Japanese girls in kimono (traditional dress) before/after their graduation ceremony near universities, in the streets, at hotels…
This is life in Japan… with photos taken today in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward 🙂