Enrichment Programs

Connections offers dozens of stimulating enrichment programs to all Club Members.

From Japanese culture and cooking to art, the classes cover a broad range of subjects and are taught by experienced instructors.

Enrichment programs are open to adults. The ¥3,500 registration fee per class is waived for Connections members. Class and material fees vary.

Explore the possibilities from the programs below.

All Material fees are paid to the instructor directly in cash, unless stated otherwise.

Please see policies and procedures.

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Alpine Getaway

Wed Feb 02

Just 90 minutes from Tokyo by bullet train sits the Gala Yuzawa snow resort, a perfect escape for a day on the slopes.

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Atami Baien Plum Garden

Tue Feb 08

Travel to the popular resort town of Atami to stroll among hundreds of different species of plum tree in historic Atami Plum Garden.

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Book Lovers’ Group

Thu Dec 16 | 11am to 12:30pm

The Club’s bibliophiles discuss The Baseball Widow by Suzanne Kamata.

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Cocktail Connections

Tue Dec 14 | 5pm to 7pm

Celebrate the season with an evening of discounted drinks in CHOP Lounge.

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Coffee Connections

Mon Jan 31 | 10am

Expand your horizons and your social circle at this monthly gathering.

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Culture Connections

Mon Dec 06 | 10am

This final Culture Connections of 2021 sees Connections members share holiday traditions from their home countries.

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Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Tue May 10

Marvel at one of Japan’s most unique views as a sprawling lawn of 800,000 pink, purple and white shibazakura flowers carpets the ground before Mt Fuji in the background.

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Hondoji: Chiba’s Secret Garden

Wed Jun 08

Discover Hondoji Temple and its gardens of thousands of hydrangeas and irises.

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Jindaiji Daruma Festival

Thu Mar 03

Make a wish with a traditional daruma doll sold from one of the 300 stalls on the grounds of one of Tokyo’s oldest temples.

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Men’s Golf Group Club Competition: King Fields Golf Club

Sat Dec 04 | 9am

King Fields Golf Club hosts a day of Men’s Golf Group competition.

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Men’s Golf Group Club Competition: Morinaga Takataki Country Club

Sat Jan 22 | 8am

Morinaga Takataki Country Club hosts a day of Men’s Golf Group competition.

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Men’s Golf Group Club Competition: Ohtone Country Club

Sat Jan 08 | 9:38am

Ohtone Country Club hosts a day of Men’s Golf Group competition.

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Nokogiriyama Hike

Thu Apr 21 | 8:30am to 6pm

Hike to a sprawling Buddhist temple site cut into sheer cliffs in southern Chiba Prefecture.

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Show & Tell Jamboree: Year-End Bowling Party

Sat Dec 04 | 12:30pm to 2pm

Wrap up the year of Youth Toastmasters and Show & Tell Jamboree sessions with a bang.

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Showa Memorial Park

Tue May 17

Tokyo’s largest park spanning about 300 football fields, Showa Memorial Park is a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Toastmasters Luncheon

Wed Dec 01 | 12pm to 1:30pm

Members elevate public speaking and leadership skills at a spirited lunchtime workshop.

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Toastmasters Luncheon: Speech Contest

Wed Dec 15 | 12pm to 1:30pm

Members elevate public speaking and leadership skills at a spirited lunchtime workshop.

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Warabi Hadaka Festival

Fri Feb 25

At this unique festival, watch loincloth-clad men bless newborns with mud and wrestle in the muck to wish for health, wealth and good luck.

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Wisteria: Ashikaga Flower Park

Thu Apr 28

Take in Ashikaga Flower Park’s breathtaking, 130-year-old wisteria during this outing to Tochigi Prefecture, which also includes visiting Carp Streamer Festival in Tatebayashi and shopping at Sano Premium Outlet Mall.

Yamanashi Winery & Peach Blossoms

Wed Apr 06

After the cherry blossoms fall, Yamanashi Prefecture’s peach trees bloom.

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Yanaka Edo District

Wed Mar 30

Walk through the city’s historic Yanaka district.

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Youth Toastmasters Club

Sat Dec 04 | 2pm to 3pm

Learn empowerment strategies for a more confident you.

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