I was born and raised in this area and still live here.
My place is closed to Akihabara, Ueno and Yushima/Kanda. Akihabara is well known as "Electric City" and anime comics. Ueno has a big park where is very popular for cherry blossoms viewing in spring. Ueno zoo is also famous for Pandas!! Yushima and Kanda are my actual area. There are two famous shrines called Yushima Tenmangu and Kanda Myojin.
I will show you some of those places as much as time allows.
I can go to other area in Tokyo, too if you would like.

Wakalture's tour in Tokyo
Visited maid cafe in Akihabara at Wakalture's tour in Tokyo
After that, I will take you to my home for the calligraphy experience.
Learn the basics of Calligraphy such as tools and how to hold the brush. Try writing Kanji (Chinese character) with the brush, it's not like the pencil or pen.
Kanji has several meanings and rules. You will learn Kanji not only how to write but also how to read and the meanings.
Pick a word from you've learnt and wite it with your name in Japanese on a special paper to take home to show your friends and family!!
You can change to write on a fan (Uchiwa) instead for an additional fee 500 yen.

This local tour can be operated with other classes with additional 1500yen.
Please ask me for more details!!


Join Wakalture's calligraphy class


Special offer for participants in this plan

Origami earrings handmade by Wakalture
Hand made origami earrings are available for sale at the class, ¥1,000 only for one pair at Wakalture.
If you would like to purchase the earrings, please mention in the message of the request form. You can also take a look at the earrings when you come to my class.


Who is Wakalture?


Wakana(和香奈)+ Culture= Wakalture

Hi, I'm Wakana.
I was born and raised here in Tokyo. I've lived in Australia (Gold Coast) and Canada (Toronto) to study English. I didn't think I could communicate with people from other countries but now I speak English and I really like to meet new people, make friends and talk about different cultures.
I've been learning Japanese Calligraphy, shodo since I was 8-years old and got a teaching license when I was 22-years old.
I like it because I can concentrate on only doing Calligraphy. That makes me relaxed. It's the best way of de-stress.
I also studied Nutrition and have worked as a dietician. I love to eat, I live to eat!! Most of English words I memorized at first were about food indeed. If you like fish, I can take you to the best Japanese restaurant!!
I have set-up the Wakalture Experience as I want to teach Japanese culture in a fun way to visitors of Japan. My main goal is to help visitors to Japan have a memorable time here in Japan:)

What’s special at Wakalture?


No translators at Wakalture

Using translators could bring misunderstandings sometimes and they convey less information. I want to communicate with visitors directly so that everyone can understand everything clearly. I’m not a native English speaker but I will do my best!! I love talking to people from all over the world:)

Really “REAL” Japan

I only teach visitors things for which I have experience in and know about well.
Calligraphy・・・I am a licensed Calligrapher and I’ve been practicing Calligraphy for 21 years.
Cooking・・・I learnt Nutriton at Kagawa Nutriton University and have worked as a dietician.

Find out more about Wakalture

Website: http://www.wakalture.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wakalture/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakalture/

The article by Hub Japan introducing Wakalture: "Japanese calligraphy & Udon cooking classes in Akihabara, Wakalture"

Meeting place

6-9-7 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 4th Floor

Local tour around Akihabara, Ueno and calligraphy class for beginners by an English speaker