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Ramadan – The Holy Month

Ramadan – The Holy Month

Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar is once back in our lives. This month has many significance in the lives of Muslims, and in some parts of the world, to adherents of other religions as well. This lunar month begins with the sighting of the new moon, and continues until the next cycle. [...]

Where to go on your 24hr transit in Tokyo

Where to go on your 24hr transit in Tokyo

Tokyo is such a vibrant city, we’d like everyone to visit us. However, sometimes you don’t get that chance but maybe a 24hr transit on the way to some other desination. My friend from Australia is in love with the Japanese culture, food and people, but this time she stopped by for a night on [...]

“Shirahama Ama(female divers) Matsuri(festival)” in Minamiboso shi, Chiba

“Shirahama Ama(female divers) Matsuri(festival)” in Minamiboso shi, Chiba

No one knows for sure how many festivals take place in Japan over the course of the year. Estimates vary from 100,000 to 300,000; all of them unique reflections of the history and culture of the local area. Let me introduce “Shirahama Ama Matsuri (festival)” held on 20th July, 2014 at Minamiboso-shi, Chiba-ken. “Ama (female [...]

New Uniforms at SAKURA HOUSE

New Uniforms at SAKURA HOUSE

Starting today, the staff at SAKURA HOUSE are wearing new uniforms. Our new uniforms are white polo shirts that have printed on them cherry blossoms in rainbow colors.  At close inspection, you may even notice that the uniform’s buttons have pink cherry blossoms on them — the symbol of SAKURA HOUSE! Come visit us at [...]

Food Sample Making Workshop

Food Sample Making Workshop

Making food sample tour & Hand roll sushi (plastic food replicas for display) DATE : July 4th(Fri) MEETING TIME : 12 pm-4pm MEETING PLACE : Sakura Hotel IKEBUKURO Lobby The first 14 people who applied from Sakura guest can join.   First,we’ll have “hand roll sushi party” together and then move to “Food sample factory” [...]

At Our Muslim House

At Our Muslim House

We had about 10 visitors, students and teachers from Nippon-University, at our Muslim House in Shibuya.   3 residents who happened to be at the house welcomed them and treated them so nicely. With some Indonesian tea and chocolates, we all had such a great time, self-introducing each other in English. Lots of smiles and [...]

Design Festa “Gakuten”

Design Festa “Gakuten”

Design Festa Gallery is a sister company of Sakura House that specializes in showcasing the arts, crafts and performances of professional artisans (designers, painters, photographers, singers and performance artists). Since 1994, it has been a prominent platform of expression for 10,000 such individuals and companies, earning the respect of the creative community, both locally and [...]

A Shadow performance by Italian and Japanese artists

A Shadow performance by Italian and Japanese artists

Are you enjoying staying at Sakura House?  Do you have a lot of opportunities to come into contact with a different culture here in Tokyo? I attended an interesting performance called “ HAIKU (a Japanese form of short poetry)”, at Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo, the cultural section of the Embassy of Italy. The [...]

FUTSAL on 6/22(Sun) 11:00am-14:00pm @ Kugayama !

FUTSAL on 6/22(Sun) 11:00am-14:00pm @ Kugayama !

No reason…  just enjoy sports !!! We, SAKURA HOUSE, have FUTSAL game on 6/22 (Sun),  11 : 00 am -14 : 00 pm @ Kugayama!! Beginners, ladies, everybody feel free to join us! Let’s enjoy play together!! Live in the same area : Sakura House Kichijoji , Sakura House Meidaimae B Tweet

Free Service at the Optical shop in Japan

Free Service at the Optical shop in Japan

When you are walking in your neighborhood in Tokyo, have you ever recognized a box like machine with a some kind of liquid? It may not be appealing to you if you don’t use glasses, but for people who does, it’s a good news for you. This is a free service by the optical shop, [...]