Your travel in Japan will be more exciting if you understand Japanese language. This is a special lesson in which you will try simulations of various useful scenes, and then you will practice your Japanese in actual scenes here in Dazaifu, Fukuoka.
Please tell me in advance your level of Japanese and any requests for the Japanese lesson, such as topics you want to learn. If you are not very comfortable in English, please tell me your level of English and your native language.
In this activity I will teach you useful and practical Japanese language in the pleasant surroundings of Fukuoka prefecture's best known shrine, Dazaifu Tenmangu. Meet at Dazaifu station at 10 am, then we will go to Tenmangu Shrine which is just a 5 minute walk away. In the backyard of Tenmangu, there are some tea houses and cafes. I will give you a lesson at one of the tea houses. (Please pay for your tea. You can have umegae-mochi, a sweet rice cake, if you like.) In this lesson, we will simulate various scenes, for example, in a hotel, a shop, or a station, depending on your level of Japanese. Please tell me your level of Japanese in advance, and I will make my lesson suitable for you. Even if you don't understand Japanese at all, don't worry. I will give you some tips to enjoy Japanese conversation in your travel, no matter what your Japanese level is. Then we will walk around the town. This is a great opportunity for you to practice your newly acquired Japanese skills. I will show you various aspects of Japanese daily life; we will stop at a post office, supermarket, library, etc. While we walk around the town, you may be able to spot and enjoy seasonal events held in Dazaifu. Last, we will have lunch at a cozy cafe. (Please pay for your lunch.) For Japanese people, meals means more than just a meal. There are special meals in every area in Japan. The characteristic of an area is often symbolized by its food. Talking about such meals and cultural aspects is the best way to get to know Japan and enjoy traveling. This experience will start at 10 am. If you prefer another time, let me know. During this experience, we will enjoy Japanese conversations as much as possible.