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Local Gaijin Bar in ASAGAYA

Local Gaijin Bar in ASAGAYA

You may know Koenji, or Ogikubo on Chuo-line. But don’ t know Asagaya, which is inbetween those 2 stations. The more you get to about this area, the more you will find it interesting. Definately a great area for people from overseas to live. We would like to intorduce this art/music bar gamuso. This bar shows interesting, [...]

HARA DONUT 2

HARA DONUT 2

Simply just I could not wait before I finish pressing a shutter button…. Excuse-moi! As you can see, I really enjoyed having a soy milk ice-cream with an organic donut. Here is my favorite organic donut shop again! This time is in Meguro, 目黒! Sakura Houses are located where this brilliant donut shops, Hara Donuts,exist! [...]

HARA DONUT 1

HARA DONUT 1

A stylish antique Tokyo gallery? No, it is not. It is actually a Donuts shop! 『はらドーナッツ』HARA DONUTS SHOPS is one of my favorite organic donut shops. The donut shop used to be a TOFU shop for a long time in Kobe so that they use fresh soy milk and soy beans. Good news ladies and [...]

Look what we got!

Look what we got!

Have you ever seen this?  It’s called Gu Niang -姑娘 (Apparently, this kanji means young woman) We received it from a resident who visited China! There’s a round thing inside it, tastes like a fruit. Thanks for the treat ^-^   Tweet

R U a CHEF? September 11th @Sakura Hostel Asakusa

R U a CHEF? September 11th @Sakura Hostel Asakusa

The LITTLE CHEF is a monthly Sakura Group Event. With a different theme everytime, our guests from all over the world gather to share their secret special recipe. Your original recipe may be chosen for the next SAKURA Cafe&Restaurant Menu! This times theme is “Toppings for Pancakes” What do you put on top of a [...]

A globe

A globe

I could meet many people from all over the world by working for Sakura House and staying in Guest house. Its been a while since I last saw the globe and strangely, those countries I used to feel very far away, are now very close to me. If you have a chance to come to [...]

☆Nakano Shimbashi-Sumo Wrestlers☆

☆Nakano Shimbashi-Sumo Wrestlers☆

  With his casual cloth walking street                                                                         [...]

at the end of summer

at the end of summer

You are at the end of summer. The season you did not welcome but do not want to leave. So now you are in the messy room of your own, close your eyes and picture yourself lying on the silver-shinning beach.   (This Shirahama beach is the one of the most beautiful beach in Honshu [...]

A T-shirt Vending Machine in Shimokitazawa

A T-shirt Vending Machine in Shimokitazawa

I bet this is what you have been expecting from ”Japan”. An unique vending machine selling T-shirts…..1,800yen each. Well this machine is not only a symbol of randomness of Japanese subculture, but also a meaningful box. Those T-shirts were designed by artists such as Kuroda Seitaro, Naoki Urasawa(A Manga creator), Lily Franky and Keiichi Sokabe. This [...]

HAKUBA VILLAGE

HAKUBA VILLAGE

It has been cool last few days in Tokyo because of rain though, it would take a several more weeks for us to appreciate the atmosphere of fall. If you want to spend your day off somewhere cooler than Tokyo, Hakuba  白馬 can be a good option. Hakuba gets over 30℃ during a day but, [...]