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☆New Shopping Complex @Shibuya – Hikarie☆

☆New Shopping Complex @Shibuya – Hikarie☆

Good mornig, everyone! How` s your weekend going? I dropped by Hikarie, new shopping &entertainment complex connected to Shibuya sta. opened this passed Thurs. Due to the fact that the various types of famous and popular stores @ Hikarie, it gets a lot of publicity before the opening. The impact of adv. was amazing… This [...]

Ride the “AKIRA BIKE”

Ride the “AKIRA BIKE”

I had a chance to visit KATSUOHIRO OTOMO GENGA-TEN (Exhibitions of original MANGA) Mr. OTOMO is a very famous manga artist,creator of the most popular anime : “AKIRA”. His works are known around the world. You can see the original “AKIRA” and you can ride the “AKIRA BIKE” in this exhibition! KATSUOHIRO OTOMO GENGA-TEN (Exhibitions of [...]

Mikoshi

Mikoshi

Have you ever tried Mikoshi before? You can see Mikoshi in local festivals in Japan.         There will be a festival near one of our sister hotel, Sakura Hotel Jimbocho. If you have no plan on May 5th,  please join it. http://www.sakura-hotel.co.jp/event   Tweet

Back to hometown (Higashikagawa-city)

Back to hometown (Higashikagawa-city)

Last month I had 3 days off so I visited my parents. My home town is in Shikoku (四国)so that is quite far away from Tokyo. However if you travel by plane, it takes only 1 hour. My mother picked me up at the airport and we visited my grandfather. He is living in a [...]

New Baby 【Japanese crested ibis】 in 36 years

New Baby 【Japanese crested ibis】 in 36 years

Hi everyone ! : )  Let me talk about some biology issue today : ) Have you heard about `Japanese crested ibis` = TOKI(in Japanese) ?? That’s the name of  bird, ‘Nipponia Nippon’ as scientific name, obviously representing Japan from it’s name. They used to be with a wide distribution in Eastern asia , but sadly, nowadays in wild [...]

GOLDEN WEEK is coming up!

GOLDEN WEEK is coming up!

Have you ever heard of “Golden Week”?? It is Japa-nglish word meaning our big holiday from the end of April to the beginning of May.   Starting from April 29, “Showa Day”, it was known as Showa era’s Emperor’s birthday, then May 3, Constitution Memorial Day, May 4, Greenery Day, and May 5, Children’s Day.   These [...]

Jumbo Parfait in Ekoda :0)

Jumbo Parfait in Ekoda :0)

The local stores in the classical shopping street and 3 colleges, Musashi University, Musashino Academia Musicae, and Nihon University College of Art coexist in the town of Ekoda. The oldest kissaten* Toki is my favorite shop in this town. * Japanese style coffee shop which usually serve some snack as well. The shop is popular among [...]

Motorcycle ride around the Tokyo Bay

The Sakura House staffs often spends time together off work, drinking after work, bbq, hiking, picnic, futsal etc but this time, 4 of us gathered for a motorcycle ride to Chiba prefecture. Only Junya had his own bike, so Takahiro / Tomoya / Suzie hired a rental bike at a shop in Shinjuku. Since it [...]

Origami workshop

Origami workshop

Have you ever tried Origami before? You might say ” What is Orogami? ” before that. Origami is the traditional Japanese art by folding paper. There is Origami workshop at Sakura Hostel Asakusa tomorrow. http://www.sakura-hotel.co.jp/event As for me, I am good at making plane, but I can not make crane. If you have time,  let’s [...]

☆Ohanami Festival @ Nakameguro☆

☆Ohanami Festival @ Nakameguro☆

Good morning, everyone! It`s lovely spring weather here in Tokyo!  Do you miss the sakura viewing, Ohanami?   Speaking of Ohanami, when I went to Ohanami along Meguro river the first week of Apr., some interesting events were going on along the area.      Looooooooook! Soooo many Sanma ,  Pacific Sauries!!! Sanma& Meguro are known for [...]