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Japanese new year card “NENGAJO”

Japanese new year card “NENGAJO”

New year’s is a very  special holiday in Japan. It’s probably the biggest item on the calendar of annual events. There used to be a custom of calling on relatives, neighbors, and those who bestowed kindness over the preceding year during the first few days of the new year. But after the post office began [...]

✂Origami Workshop✂

✂Origami Workshop✂

Hello all! October is almost over…can you believe it?!?! Oh wait, we still have a big event of October that’s left, which is…HALLOWEEEEEEN☠☠☠ What are you doing tomorrow, are you gonna be out all day dressed up in costume?? This year, Sakura Cafe and Restaurant Ikebukuro will be doing 1 Free drink if you wear [...]

Phoro:Takuma Kimura PhoTones Works #4675  E-M1   Web Site(JP):Takuma Web Site   https://www.flickr.com/photos/photones/12614248075/

New Shinkansen!  

When you came to Japan were you surprised by the speed and punctuality of Japanese trains? The Shinkansen currently runs throughout Honshu and Kyushu. The Tohoku Shinkansen is the fastest reaching speeds of up to 320kph. Meanwhile, a trip from Tokyo to Osaka on the Tokaido Shinkansen takes just 2hours 35minutes. Japan Rail is now [...]

Komazawa Olympic Park

Komazawa Olympic Park

Hello ! How are you today? Have you ever been to Komazawa Olymlpic Park? http://www.tef.or.jp/kopgp/en_index.jsp Komazawa Olympic Park was used for Tokyo Olympic in 1964. At the park , you can play soccer, basketball, tennis, or  jog, swim, so on. How about visiting there to refresh sometimes? We have some share houses and apartments around [...]

https://www.flickr.com/photos/iqremix/18251124352/ Photo: IQRemix Pachinko Parlor

Pachinko 

One thing that visitors to Japan are often surprised by is Pachinko. The game itself is pretty strange but it’s the ear-piercing noise of the pachinko machines and the smoke filled atmosphere that surprises most. Foreigners often ask me ‘how on earth can people spend all that time in such a noisy, smoky atmosphere?!’ Pachinko [...]

Enjoy “YAKITORI” !!

Enjoy “YAKITORI” !!

YAKITORI are grilled chicken skewers made from bite sized pieces of meat from all different parts of the chicken, such as the breasts, skin, thighs, liver and other innards. Usually made to order and cooked over charcoal, yakitori is a popular, inexpensive dish commonly enjoyed together with a glass of beer. Popular Yakitori NEGIMA NEGIMA is one [...]

Nikuman , the tasty break

Nikuman , the tasty break

Good evening all! Do you know what “Nikuman” is?? Niku-man, niku MAN…nope, that is not a name of a new superhero. It’s just one of my guilty pleasures when I pass the combini … The nikuman (肉 ま ん) are stuffed Chinese buns and steamed , usually stuffed with minced pork and various ingredients. It [...]

‘Tis the season for…Illumination already??

‘Tis the season for…Illumination already??

Good evening all, how are you enjoying this such a temperature difference between the daytime and the nighttime fall weather? As winter approaches, Tokyo and all over Japan is getting all jazzed up for upcoming holiday season. As I was watching the news the other day, I heard that YOMIURI LAND has started their holiday [...]

International FUTSAL game on 10/25(SUN) 13:00pm-16:00pm @ Kugayama ! Feel free to join us!

International FUTSAL game on 10/25(SUN) 13:00pm-16:00pm @ Kugayama ! Feel free to join us!

We (SAKURA HOUSE) have FUTSAL game on 10/25(SUN), 13: 00 pm -16 : 00 pm @ Kugayama!! Meeting spot :12 : 30 pm Kugayama Station Beginners, ladies, everybody feel free to join us! Let’s enjoy play together!! E-mail : [email protected]   Did you know that there is Sakura House close to KUGAYAMA? KUNITACHI KICHIJOJI If you [...]

HORSE RACING & COCKTAILS TOUR

HORSE RACING & COCKTAILS TOUR

A Day of Watching the HORSE RACES from theHORSE OWNERS’ SEATS at TOKYO RACECOURSE andCOCKTAILS at the HOTEL CONTINENTAL FUCHU http://www.sakura-house.com/pdf/fuchu_keiba_20151011-.pdf   SAKURA HOUSE invites you to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see HORSE RACING at the TOKYO RACECOURSE from the exclusive HORSE OWNERS’ SEATS! Enjoy a day at the races in the exclusive horse owners’ [...]