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Attention all, are you currently living in Japan and have encountered situations where you wish you knew at least the basics or more of  Japanese language?? YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Kanda Gaigo Career College is there to help you. They are offering FREE SAMPLE JAPANESE LESSONS!! Here are the details: ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- April 2015 Japanese Language Course 【Course information】 【Free sample lesson:】 We have free sample lessons on March 23rd(Mon), 24th(Tue) and 28th(Sat). If you are interested in taking any of our courses, please come and join us! You can reserve our sample lessons from the website below: March 23rd(Mon) 19:00-19:30 [Japanese 1] 19:40-20:10 [Japanese 2 and 3] 20:20-20:50 [Talking […]

A Shingo, a very unexpected tourist attraction …

In Aomori Prefecture, between Hachiohe and Lake Towada, there is a small village of 2800 souls who claims to possess the tomb of Jesus. If you love conspiracies, this is the place for you! Every year in June, a grand ceremony awakens the small town of Shingo. Women dressed in kimono dancing around a 2000 years old grave to celebrate Christ and his coming to the country of the rising sun. On a sign near the tomb, we read a text that sheds some light: According to legend, when Jesus turned 21, he traveled to Japan to study religion and deities for 12 years. He returned to Judea in 33 […]


  FUJI-Q is an amusement park located near the famous Mount Fuji. The park is famous for its wildest roller coasters. Its flagship attractions are: Length: 2045m Height: 79m Speed max: 130km/h Length: 1189m Height: 52m Speed max:  172km/h Length: 1153m Height: 76m Speed max :  126km/h Length: 1000m Height: 43m Speed max :  100km/h Opened to the public in July 2011, this new attraction holds the world record for the steepest fall. Fuji Q Park is pure happiness for thrill seekers ! Small problems : during the tourist season , you will have to be in line for good 3 hours before getting on any of those attractions !! […]


Setagaya SHOINJINJAMAE has recently renovated!!           This apartment / share-house is located in a very convenience place where you can access any big town in Tokyo easily! One of the best areas to live in quite / clean /  safety atmosphere! Nothing going to be better than SHOINJIJAMAE!! Lastly, all the current residents at SHOINJIJAMAE are SUPER gentle and nice!! That is actual beauty!               If you are looking for a MONEY spot in Tokyo, please contact SAKURA-HOUSE. Tel : 03-5330-5250, Overseas : +81-3-5330-5250 Email: (For general questions) (For reservations)  

Tokyo Apartment Rooms in an Area with Wide Open Spaces: SAKURA HOUSE KUNITACHI APARTMENT

Tokyo is known for its congestion; it has a population of 13 million, and it usually isn’t associated with wide open spaces. SAKURA HOUSE has an apartment in the west Tokyo suburbs with plenty of expansive, wide-open spaces. SAKURA HOUSE KUNITACHI APARTMENT is a great value because it provides quiet Musashino-plain suburban living with direct access to central Tokyo via the JR Chuo Line. JR Kunitachi Station is within walking distance, and from there residents can ride the orange-striped Chuo Line trains direct to Nakano, Shinjuku, Yotsuya and Tokyo stations. Kunitachi is a university town; the Hitotsubashi University campus is near the station. The area offers plenty to see, do and enjoy. SAKURA HOUSE KUNITACHI APARTMENT […]

Hanko: an almost indispensable seal

The hanko is a form of graphic identification used almost since the invention of writing by the emperors of China first, then Korea and Japan, to sign their official acts. Today, seals are commonly used in Japan instead of a handwritten signature, and even mandatory for official documents, such as bank application and so on. It is very common that a person has 2 hankos, one for everyday use and the other for a more formal use (opening a bank account, lawyers papers, signing a lease …). In Japan, hanko used to be  a gift that parents give to their children when they graduate. The hanko can be made from […]


When it comes to getting around in Tokyo, living near a subway is often a more advantageous factor than how close you are to Tokyo’s center. All of Tokyo’s subways carry passengers to the city’s various hubs, and a decision to live near a subway stop can make your commutes to and from your workplace/school far more convenient. SAKURA HOUSE ITABASHI-KU MOTOHASUNUMA is near a stop on the key Toei Mita subway line, allowing residents direct access to important Tokyo areas such as Sugamo, Jimbocho, Otemachi, Mita, Meguro, etc. The stop at Sugamo is crucial because from there residents can transfer to the Yamanote Line, which loops around Tokyo’s core. […]

LCC:Low Cost Carriers (airlines) in Japan✈

We are often asked for advice in relation to transport within Japan, the cheap tricks or how to travel around the country as cheaply as possible. Because as we all know it, direct flights to Japan can be up to 200,000 yen (about $2,000) or more. And transportation cost around Japan can also add up and be expensive. While the flight cost can’t be avoided in the most cases, you could save some money on transportation costs within Japan. Local trains and night buses then emerge most often in conversation but they are unfortunately not at all suitable for long trips, for example (12 hrs of  local train to Osaka […]

Moroccan and Spanish cuisine in Ekoda !

Hello~~~ It is almost end of February and we start feeling the arrival of spring here and there. Are you planning to come to Tokyo the spring? We would be very happy to help our customers discover Tokyo or any other areas of Japan . Today, I am introducing you to a new restaurant offering dishes that are not easily found here. Please move to Sakura House Shin-egota B or C and visit this restaurant specializing in Moroccan and Spanish cuisines! Tajine, Couscous, Paella, etc… All the dishes we love at such reasonable prices (about 1,000-1,500 yen)!   Paella! Moroccan Tea! Menu at the entrance!

FREE Geisha Night Show!! 2/27(Fri) 19pm-20pm !!

GEISHA (or geiko in Kyoto dialect) are professional entertainers who attend guests during meals, banquets and other occasions. They are trained in various traditional Japanese arts, such as dance and music, as well as in the art of communication. Their role is to make guests feel at ease with conversation, drinking games and dance performances. If you are interested in Japan, you might know something about GEISHA. We invites the dancers of Japanese classical dance on 2/27 19pm-20pm at Sakura Hostel Asakusa ! This is FREE event, do not miss it !! PHOTO GALLERY : GEISHA Night Show 20150123