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(Ex-Sakura House Staff)Ozaki-san’s exhibition.

I went to ex Sakura House staff, Ozaki-san (a.k.a. OJ)’s exhibition. The place was at the quite unique place called “Gazel-no-Dance”, which sells coffee, wine and hat. The shop is located nearby Ikenoue Station  or Shimokitazawa station, both on on Keio Inokashira Line.   Here is the brochure of the exhibition.   The view from the shop window. What a pretty display!   In far back, there is a Japanese styled tatami room. You can enjoy art work and drink at the same time.   Art space. Ozaki-san’s art works are very raw, energetic, emotional, funny and creative. I even thought he was genious. It is a quite rare opportunity to […]

★Free Japanese Lessons★

★Free Japanese Lessons★

Hello! How are you today? If you are already in Japan, you might be interested in taking Japanese lessons. Japan Over-Seas Cooperation Volunteers of JAICA is offering Free Japanese Lessons at Kanda Gaigo Career College!! You can learn daily conversation, useful expressions and systematic grammar! Schecule is following. ① May 21st  (Thu.) ② May 25th (Mon.) ③ May 28th (Thu.) ④ June 1st (Mon.) ⑤ June 4th (Thu.) ⑥ June 8th (Mon.) ⑦ June 11th (thu.) ⑧ June 15th (Mon.) To register for the lessons, please fill the registration form at 【Contact】 Kanda Gaigo Career College(KGCC) Japanese Language Courses Mr. Kobayashi E-mail:

Sakura Hostel Asakusa – Shodo(Calligraphy) Workshop

Come experience 書道 (Shodo: calligraphy) ! The volunteer teachers will kindly teach you. You can learn your names in Kanji (Chinese/Japanese characters) with authentic ink and papers. Why don’t you come try it! [Date & Time] 18:00-19:00, May 24th, 2015 [Location] SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA [Admission] FREE ADMISSION!!! * No appointment necessary. * Please come to SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA by 6 PM. THIS EVENT IS FOR SAKURA HOUSE RESIDENTS, SAKURA HOSTEL / HOTEL GUESTS ONLY

20 Things That You need to Eat In Japan! Vol. 2 6~10

Last Week I wrote “20 Things That You need to Eat In Japan! Vol. 1” and this is the Volume 2. I have gotten quite nice replies and a lot of likes last time, so you guys gave me enough motivation to keep doing this series;) So here we are! 6. Sakura Macaron Yeah, this is just an example, you will see Sakura Macaron everywhere in Japan in this Spring Season. Like crepe I wrote on the Vol. 1,  I thought Japanese people love french sweets indeed. But we add something Japanese flavor with it. Have you ever tried Sakura Macaron? you may want to try it;) 7. Soba Soba!! […]


DATE: 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th (all on Saturdays) TIME: 10:00~19:00 MEETING POINT: UNIQLO Shinjuku West Exit Store FEE:1,200yen(admission ticket 200 yen+ two drinks+ special meal) Seats still are available for all the days, reserve NOW!! Tickets are available at Sakura House office!! THIS EVENT IS FOR SAKURA HOUSE RESIDENTS, SAKURA HOSTEL / HOTEL GUESTS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY


We’d like to inform you our exciting tour coming on 10th May. Showing Harajuku and Aoyama district known as most exiting spot in Tokyo. Even people live in Japan loves to go here on weekends. At this time, we were lucky enough to get a good support by TCGC,Tokyo City Guide Club. You’ll get to know all about Harajuku and Aoyama in a few hours. Meiji Shrine,Takeshita st,Cat st,Design Festa,Omotesando Hills, Art Gallary, good spot for Shopping and more! It’s going be fun and we hope it will be unforgettable memories for you. Alright! Please have a look the details and sign up when you ready. Date: 10th March 2015, […]

A Day in Yokohama

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan, located right next to Tokyo. Towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), during which Japan maintained a policy of self-isolation, Yokohama’s port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. Consequently, Yokohama quickly grew from a small fishing village into one of Japan’s major city. Yokohama is quite different from any other parts of Tokyo. Especially,  Sakuragi-cho, and Minato-mirai area, where there is an ocean, park, skyscrapers, ports, stylish restaurants and cheap bars within  a walking distance. You should definitely go there and experience Yokohama yourself.   Yokohama Red-brick Warehouse. It has many shops and restaurants inside. […]

Sakura House ITABASHI Muslim-Friendly Apartments

Sakura House will open Muslim-Friendly apartments in Hasune, Tokyo on May 15th. Sakura House Muslim-friendly apartment is located in a quiet residencial area and The rooms are spacious so it is suitable for a family and group staying. Sakura House Muslim-friendly apartment is easy walking distance from Hatune station on Toei-Mita line. Hatune is good access to Sugamo, Suidobashi, Otemachi, Hibiya and Mita. There is a super market that you can buy food and commodities near the apartment. It takes only 15 minutes to get to Otsuka station, which is close to Masjid Otsuka. Feel free to contact us, if you are interested in. Sakura House staff response different kinds of languages such as Arabic language and indonesian.

20 things that you need to eat in Japan! Vol 1.

How are you surviving this rainy Tokyo  ladies and gentleman? This weather makes me feel really low, so let me introduce 20 things that you need to try in Japan! We need to think about something fun something Oishii!! 1 Okonomiyaki This thing, originally from Osaka will amaze your mouth! It is well known meal so you all may know of this. But if you haven’t tried this one yet, please please PLEASE try this!! And the dancing Katsuo-bushi will amaze you in your eyes! (please SEE it  with your own eyes) One of our sister company called Sakura Tei will serve you one of the best Okonomiyaki in Tokyo. […]


Howdy everyone! Have you heard about Fuchu Keiba Cocktail Tour before?? I cannot stress enough how SPECIAL this event is! What makes this event special: ① Horse Owners’ Seats (VIP SEATS!) reserved just for you, and VIP seats means VIP only accessible areas! ② Tour around Tokyo Race course ③ Free betting lesson→ you might win and get some money?! ④ Light lunch prepared for you ⑤ Possibly of taking pictures with race horses! ⑥ 2 cocktails for you to cool off after the excitement at the racecourse (you can choose from Keiba cocktails which are only offered at Hotel Continental or other cocktails) ⑦ Delicious special dinner prepared by […]