Welcome to Japanease Chess,

"Shogi "Class !

(Nagoya Tsurumai International Branch of Japan Shogi Association)

Our class  is not oniy for juinior, but 

for  foreign students , expats, tourists from abroad , 

& non -Japanease

 regardless of gender, age, nationality. 

(We might ask you to show your residence card, or passport ) 

Usually held on  2nd & 4th Sunday, but
sometimes held on Saturday or 5th Sunday 
when the whole building  reserved by other events.

You can join us only one coin (500yen*) 

 *500yen is a concession entrance fee for only participants from abroad & 
non -Japanease regardless of gender, age, nationality, 
*Concessionary fare is not  for  Japanese people, see  Japanese website. 

*Only cash accepted on the day. 

Let's get started with us !!

Date of  next events in 2024

Time :  9:30AM to 11:30 
Place:  Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall in Tsuruma Park,

See Photo  explained in the video "Access" below ↓ 


May25 Sat.

Jun. 9 Sun. , Jun. 23 Sun.

July.14 Sun., July.27 Sat.


Sept.8.Sun.,  Sept.22.Sun.

Oct.12.Sat., Oct.27.Sun.

We will inform you of next upcoming event soon. 

How to make a  resevation  

Beginners are welcome!

  Only you can do is  …

1.Choose just one day  above convenient for you .
2.Please E-mail to us with your name, gender, age,and your level as player.
 We're open to beginners,  please feel free to contact us!

 3.   Then  just  only mail to us !    after a few days, we'll reply your mail.
We're glad  if  you also tell us your nationality, your level of Shogi ( or  Chess ) ,and  what you would like to do with us, if possible.

We are sorry  in case of fully booked on your prefered date, we may offer you another days.


Recent Visitors from abroad in 2023~24 

from Germany (red shirt gentleman)
Malaysia (second from left black shirt lady wore glasses)
Turky ( university students studying abroad couple left end)

Netherland (senior blonde lady) 

from USA( students couple &  young lady with black glasses)  & Germany (pink shirt)
Spain (curly hairstyle student girl  hanging  pants)

How to visit our Shogi class.

We welcome visitors even only just looking !

Entrance fee is necessariy*


*500yen for participants from abroad only  

*Only cash accepted on the day

We're glad  if  you also tell us your nationality, your level of Shogi ( or  Chess ) ,and  what you would like to do with us, if possible.

We are sorry  in case of fully booked on your prefered date, we may offer you another days.

Easy to learn

Japanese Chess, "Shogi" is easy to learn especially for chess players.

We have shogi pieces printed by not only  general Chinese characters 
but chess-like pieces. 

You can also play chess in our class,  until you get used to an atmosphere of our class.

Let's exeperience traditional Japanese culture  lasts over  thousand years ! 

Shogi is not only one of a brain games but the typical Japanese traditional culture  that lasts for over thousand years !
With unique rule as reuse of captured opponent pieces (the complete deference between  other games like Chess), you can enjoy exiciting end game !



 "Shogi" (将棋 しょうぎ) is a two-player strategy board game similar to chess and is one of the most popular ones in Japan.  

We welcome anyone who knows how to move Shogi pieces,  from kindergarten childeren to seniors, regardless of age, gender, or nationality!

*Online reservation required

Opening Hours

As a general rule, our class is held 
on 2nd & 4th Sunday* morning, 
09:30  to 11:30

*sometimes held on previous Suturday , or cancelled when the entire hall is reserved for private use on Sunday.

We recommend cheking temporary closure days on this homepage.

Admission Fee

non-Japanease: 500yen* 

Age20 and over :1000yen

Student: 800yen *


 Female: 800 yen


65 or over: 800 yen*


Elementary & younger : 600 yen*

Member : 500yen* 

 * ID card required

Let's keep good etiquette !

Refrain from nakedness and barefoot, please. 

Eating or drinking is not allowed in the hall, except for preventing dehydration,heat stroke.

Those who are drunk or

 make a loud voice 

may be 

 escorted out to leave.

  How to teach

 You can enjoy learning a handicapped guidance games with the instructor autherized  by Japan Shogi Association, the chief instructor of shogi club at Tsuruma elementary school.


We would happy to help your leaning not only beginners who want to know how to move Shogi pieces, but anyone who wants to play for fun.


For players who want to improve rapidly and learn the correct manners.

Normal mode

For players who have no particular requests.

We're looking for volunteers to help our class!

Please contact us for more imformation 
if you're interested,

regardless of Shogi skill.

Let's keep good manners!

Please be quiet in our class,

  same as in a library 


We would be happy if you could read and empathize
The Amateur's Code
ee below for the detail 

Join us!

Let's get a membership of Japan Shogi Association (JSA) and make more shogi friends! 

 Special offer  for our menber

・A member is eligible to join practice games with our menmbers and  various away games.

・A member is eligible
to get a licence of
"Kyu" and "Dan" rank system of Shogi
as bellow.

 Kyu (junior rank) from 15kyu  level to 1kyu (first Kyu level) 
Dan-i (senior rank) of Shodan (1 dan level), Nidan (2dan),
Sandan (3dan),~

First, from 15kyu,
Let's aim for getting
10kyu : begginer


Let's aim for getting 


intermediate level

and finally,

Let's aim for getting 

1kyu~1dan (Shodan)
advanced level

 Joining fee &Annual membership fee

Joinning fee:


Annual membership fee:
Adult Male
: 4,000 yen*

& Students
: 3,000 yen*

*Including JSA membership fee valid for one fiscal year
(Expiration date: end of March every year)

and so we recommend you joining us  by the end of every Summer.

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The venue for our class, Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall is

located at northwestern corner of Tsuruma Park 
in Nagoya.

It takes about 2 minutes on foot, from Tsurumai JR station and subway Tsurumai  line exit No.4.


It takes about a few minutes from "Tsurumai" bus stop.


There are a lot of parking lots around our class.


Free Admission for registared volunteer* ⁺ !

Please contact us for more imformation
 if you're interested, regardless of Shogi skill.

We especiallly welcome playmates, not only Shogi but
Chess ! 

We welcome to anyone
 who want to be a Shogi Instructor ,
 First from volunteers !

*a Volunteer do not get guidance, but assist our operation like a Shogi or Chess guidance or our reception office work+.

⁺ It doesn't matter if you can play Shogi or not.

About Tsuruma Park  

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Nagoya Tsurumai Int. branch is located at the center of Nagoya city, southwestern corner of Tsuruma  Park.*
There're  a lot of cherry trees, roses, irises in spring, and light blue hydrangeas in early summer.
In late fall, there're thousands of beautiful red & brown autumn leaves, especially vivid oriental ginkgo yellow leaves make our hearts move and warm every year.
On the way from Tsurumai  station to our branch, you can enjoy  flowers and greenery of various kind of trees all the year round !

Tsuruma  Park is one of the famous places for
 Radio Excercise.
 Why not try to join us !  

If you're interested in this Japanease traditional morning gymnastics, you can  join them for free, all  the year  round except  for  rainy  days from 6:30 AM  to 6:40 AM at around  Sogakudo Bandstand, only 3 minite on foot due east from Tsurumai Station.  Possibly you might  find me if you visit there! 

* The name "Tsurumai" is commonly used except the name of Tsuruma Park, Tsuruma Library, and Tsuruma Elementary School. 

The Amateur's Code 

The motto of our branch


(Adapted  Radio Amateur Code in 1928)

We hope an Amateur Player to be …


He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

The guidelines as follows

No "Matta" 

(No "hold it” ,  No "do-overs") 

Let's not have any halts or waits.

Once after you moved a piece and  took your finger off , you should never say
" Hold it ! " .    ”Matta” is  a typical bad manners not only chess but Shogi .

Three Greetings

Let's always get started "Shogi" with the greetings as bellow,

"Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu"
  ("Nice to meet you" )

Shogi  players should greet each other  before play a game.

2. "Makemashita"
(”I  lost ")
When you lose, you should say  "Makemashita" to end a game.

3. " Arigatou Gozaimashita"
(" Thank you")

After playing a game,  you should say ,
" Arigatou Gozaimashita" .


Shogi (Chess) is a hobby, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.


He/[She] operates slowly and patiently when requested; offers friendly advice and counsel to beginners; kind assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the marks of the amateur spirit.


He/[She] keeps his/[her] station up to date.  It is well-built and efficient.  His/[Her] operating practice is above reproach.


He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the Shogi Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Shogi in his/[her] country is represented nationally and internationally.


His/[Her] station and skills are always ready for service to country and community.

- adapted from the original Amateur's Code, written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928

 Link to Chess site  

Chess brings you friends around the world !

National Chess 
Society of Japan

Nagoya Chess  Club

Chess com.

  a Massive hit TV series
The Queen's Ganbit

Shogi Club 24 (English site)

You can play the Shogi Game on this FREE site.
You will be able to find your good match players.

Shogi Net

The portal to the wonderful world of SHOGI

Shogi Fundamentals

What is Shogi? The difference between shogi and chess

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