Japanese Salon


Japanese volunteers and non-Japanese students speak in Japanese while learning about one another’s culture. This is also a place where non-Japanese people can learn about Japanese culture and customs. The classes are offered in a salon-style, allowing students to join casually while enjoying tea.

Dates and Location

Every Monday

Night course: 7 to 9pm (not held on public holidays)

2F, West Hirobakan, Minami-senju Residents Office
1-19-13 Minami-senju, Arakawa-ku(MAP

Every Wednesday

*Daytime and night courses are not held on public holidays

Daytime course: 2 to 4pm

3F, Conference Room No. 5, Lifetime Learning Center
3-49-1 Arakawa, Arakawa-ku (MAP

Night course: 7 to 9pm

2F, Higurashi Fureaikan
6-28-15 Higashi-nippori, Arakawa-ku(MAP

Second and Fourth Thursday of the Month (Morning Parent-Child Course) Currently Suspended

*Closed on public holidays, during the Obon and New Year’s holidays, and on the third Thursday of each month

Requirements for Participation

Non-Japanese people who can speak Japanese and live, work, or study in Arakawa City


Wednesday course: ¥100 per session (cost of tea)
*The Monday course and Parent-Child Salon on Thursdays are free


Apply with the Arakawa International Communications desk (3F, desk no. 1, City Hall)

Other Information

Political activities, educational ideologies, religious invitations, product sales, and other activities not related to the salon’s activities are prohibited.