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Life with cherry blossom…

Life with cherry blossom…

Cherry blossom is a flower that symbolizes Japan and the Japanese have a special feeling.   Japanese grow up with cherry blossom, play baseball and cherry blossom… play tennis and cherry blossom… snooze and cherry blossom… We love each other for life…  Past, present, and future… Tweet

☆Ohanami &International food @ Yoyogi Park – Sakura House Staff Blog☆

☆Ohanami &International food @ Yoyogi Park – Sakura House Staff Blog☆

I had a  chance to drop by Yoyogi Park to enjoy pretty cherry blossoms last weekend! Yogogi park is one of my favorite, since there are various sakura trees along  beautiful pond and huge green field. In addition, there are fountain here and there. I was lucky to visit there last weekend, because I did [...]

Night out at Ginza

Night out at Ginza

銀座といえば、日本最大の繁華街で随一の高級店街。 Ginza, Tokyo is the largest downtown in japan, lined with prestigious shops. The town used to be known as the most expensive neighborhood and was difficult to spend the night without a bundle of notes. Recently there’re more casual shops in this neighborhood, like UNIQLO and H&M, easy for us the ordinary folks to [...]

Japan: Do’s and Don’ts in business

Japan: Do’s and Don’ts in business

Hey guys. Can’t complain about the weather any more. Gotta love the Sakura season. Would these tips help? I ll post Do’s this time. Do’s Be on time. - The Golden Rule. Simply don’t be late. This is considered blatantly disrespectful in Japan. Being excessively early is inappropriate, too. Aim to arrive 5-10 minutes before scheduled meeting [...]

Shodo (Calligraphy) workchop

Shodo (Calligraphy) workchop

Hello! I would suggest joining an event today. On April 21st, there is Shodo workshop at Sakura Hostel Asakusa. You can learn your names in Kanji (Chinese/Japanese characters) with authentic ink and papers. Admision is free this time! Do not forget to come to Sakura Hostel Asakusa by 6pm! Tweet

My recommended spot for spring jogging : The KANDA-RIVER!

My recommended spot for spring jogging : The KANDA-RIVER!

Spring is the season to doing sport! My top recommended spot for spring season jogging is the KANDA-RIVER! I especially recommend the area between Nakano-Sakaue and Ochiai water center,the cherry blossoms are blooming beautifully now! You can enjoy for cycling and jogging, also, it is well-lit at night, so it’s great for night  jogging as well. Let’s go jogging [...]

Another nite in a local town.

Another nite in a local town.

Tokyo is not only about Shinjuku or Shibuya or Asakusa. There are many other non-famous, interesting areas in Tokyo you must see. On this narrow street for boozers in Asagaya, many bards stay open even after the last train. It takes guts to walk into the bars where you can not see the inside but [...]

☆Let`s enjoy Ohanami – Sakura House Staff Blog☆

☆Let`s enjoy Ohanami – Sakura House Staff Blog☆

Have you had chance to enjoy viewing beautiful cherry blossom already? The full bloom is expected around the end of this week, much earlier than usual. Since I did not want to miss the chance to view sakura before they are fallen, I have dropped by Meguro river, well known for one of popular spots [...]

Sushi Roll Cooking Workshop March 28th, 2013

Sushi Roll Cooking Workshop March 28th, 2013

Hello! “Sushi Roll Cooking Workshop” will take place at Sakura Hotel Hatagaya on March 28th. Have you ever made sushi roll before? Are you interested in making sushi roll? 15 people could join the workshop this time. This workshop has always reached the fixed number. Please reserve in advance. http://www.sakura-hotel.co.jp/event-hatagaya-sushiroll-workshop-2013-march   Tweet

Manners in Japan

Manners in Japan

Hey Sakura people,   How you guys going? A  lot of people talk about Japan, but do you really know the basics? These might help you guys.   It is customary to hold the bowl of rice in one hand (the left for right-handed people) rather than set it on the table, and to use [...]