Nihongo Picnic・日本語ピクニック

In-Person Event | The Meadows, Edinburgh

[Event ended July 2023]

Join us for a relaxed gathering of Japanese learners and speakers based in and around Edinburgh.

Location: The Meadows, Edinburgh (click here for precise location)


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Signup is not essential, but helps us a lot to get an idea of numbers.




A chance to meet up and chat with other Japanese learners and speakers based in and around Edinburgh.

As this is a pot luck picnic, please bring snacks, drinks and blankets along with you!



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Japanese Conversation・日本語会話

Organiser: Nihongo Connection

We are Japanese Conversation Club in Edinburgh!

To offer an opportunity to practice your hard studied Japanese, we try to only use Japanese throughout the meetup.

If you're not sure where to start, we'll have some games with us that you can try out with other learners.

All levels of speaking ability are welcome! / どのレベルも大歓迎!




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Tadoku Reading Corner・多読コーナー

Organiser: Elly Darrah (Ippo Ippo Japanese)

All levels welcome / どのレベルも大歓迎。

Tadoku, sometimes called “extensive reading”, is a learning method designed for one key purpose: fun! Click here to read about why you should try tadoku.

Join Japanese teacher Elly Darrah for a relaxed intro to learning Japanese through tadoku. You don’t need to bring anything – Elly will provide reading materials suitable for all levels. Click here to find out more about tadoku or here for more info on the monthly Japanese Book Club.

If you're an introvert keen to learn Japanese in a chilled out environment, we can't recommend this Tadoku Corner enough! Come along to find out more.




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Meet the Organisers・主催者について

Event FAQs・よくあるご質問

You are absolutely welcome to come along for free. However, please consider donating towards the cost of running the event if possible. All funds will be split equally between the organisers.

Not at all! Anyone with an interest in Japanese language and/or culture is welcome.

  • In case of light to moderate rain, we will aim to relocate to a nearby café or other suitable venue. In case of severe rain or other bad weather, we may choose to cancel/postpone the event.
  • Any changes will be announced on this page and sent directly via email to those who register on Eventbrite or the Ippo Ippo Japanese website.
  • 小雨程度であれば近隣のカフェ等に移動して開催したいと思います。大雨の場合は、イベントのキャンセルまたは延期を検討します。
  • イベントに関して何か変更がある場合はこのサイトでお知らせします。また、EventbriteやIppo Ippoのサイトからお申し込みの方にはメールでも変更についてご連絡します。

We hope to hold at least one Nihongo Picnic each summer.

If you would like to find out about future events, please sign up to the Ippo Ippo Japanese monthly newsletter and/or follow the organisers on social media:

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Please note: signup will close 24hrs before the event.

The following information will be used only for the purpose of this event and will not be shared with any third parties outside the event organisers.



Support Future Events・Ippo Ippoのイベント実施にご支援を!

This is a pay-as-you-feel event. If you are able to do so, please consider contributing towards event running costs.

All donations will be split equally among the event organisers.

Please donate via the booking form above or the Ko-fi portal below. Alternatively, you can go directly to the Ippo Ippo Japanese Ko-fi page.



投げ銭は、上にあるフォーム、Ko-fiのポータル、または以下のIppo IppoのKo-fiのリンクからお送りください。

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