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Study time ② ! How to write the country name in Kanji with one letter☆

Study time ② ! How to write the country name in Kanji with one letter☆

 Hi everyone : ) Do you remember the last time we studied how to write  the country name in Kanji with one let [...]

Ham Festival!

Ham Festival!

The other day, there was a ham festival at the Italian Bar, “Oliviero”. For a limited period, proscuitto uncured ham is 1,000 yen for all-you-can-eat! It is great grabbing proscuitto ham with your bear hands!It is also great eating and drinking with the people you love. This Ham Festial that is held for one week [...]

Art Recommendation

Art Recommendation

Last Saturday there was a Roppongi art night, I visited a music event space called  ”Superdeluxe”. They hold a different event every day and amuse all art lovers. Especially last night there was a session where a music band and a painter worked together.  The painter created beautiful picture during while the band performed. This [...]

Have you been to 皇居Imperial Palace? Walking tour on March 25th, or Jog!?

Have you been to 皇居Imperial Palace? Walking tour on March 25th, or Jog!?

If you are a Japanese Castle lover, you may already know… The greenery spotted in middle of Tokyo on the map is… where the 江戸EDO castle was. Now it’s where the imperial palace is, and the residence of our emperor and his family. The 皇居Kokyo (imperial Palace) is sometimes called the ” Central Park of [...]

The vending machine with idea

The vending machine with idea

There is a vending machine near Sakura House office in Shinjuku. It looks a common one, but Periodically discount drinks are displayed. There is even the drink for 50 yen. Before this was 50 yen. If you walk around Tokyo, you will see so many vending machines. But I  have actually never seen this kind of [...]

Soba love

Soba love

Have you heard of Jindaiji Temple before? The temple is renown for its beauty of course, but famous for having more than 20 Soba restaurants around the temple. I have tried about 8 restaurants so far, and all are really good. It’s almost impossible to say which restaurant is the best…. If i must choose [...]

Hanami party

Hanami party

Have you ever seen sakura in Japan? Hanami season is coming soon, but it will pass so quickly. If you have never seen it and you are in Japan, I suggest you  go to Hanami this year. Sakura Hostel Asakusa will have Hanami party. Let’s join it!   r.             [...]

Sakura House KENDO club on launch ??

Sakura House KENDO club on launch ??

Hi everyone : ) I visited my parents house yesterday, and found my KENDO protectors at storage room…                     Wow, Nostalgic junior high school days…  It’s been more than 15 years from my last KENDO match, but it is interesting to know that now I am [...]

Intro to Shoinjinja : Sakura House Staff Blog

Intro to Shoinjinja : Sakura House Staff Blog

I am sure that the Sakura House Blog readers have an interest in studying Japanese and have also tried many methods to approach their studies. While textbooks, conversation partners, and flashcards are all effective ways to improve, has the thought of spiritual support ever come to mind?! From Shibuya, take the Den-en-toshi Line to Sangenjyaya.  [...]

Dolly in a Japanese nabe pot

Ever Heard of Cat Cafes?

Hi Guys!      I’m Dolly, and I work at a place where people come in to spend time with us. They pay to do just that! These places are called cat cafes, and they are all over the country now. Do you have cat cafes in your home country? My guess is they are unique to Japan.   [...]