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If tomorrow wasn’t a promise, what would you do today.

If tomorrow wasn’t a promise, what would you do today.

Good evening everybody! Just a few more hours until we say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016! How was your year 2015? I bet you had a mixture of happy moments, sad moments and some moments you may have regretted.  As we approach the end of the year, I would like to ask all of [...]

Bonenkai 忘年会 !

Konnichi wa minna-san ! The closest translation to English for “Bonenkai” is probably just “year end party”, but in Japan it’s much more than that.  The characters that make up the word are 忘年会.  This literally means “forget year meet”.  So you’re meeting to forget the year.  What a strange notion, right? Ghibli Characters Bonenkai [...]

Free tissue and marketing !

Konnichi wa ! These days it’s getting cold so we can get sick very easily ! So tissues are really CONVENIENT during this time of the year right ? Have you ever seen some girls in their mini skirts (not always) giving out some pocket tissue on the street in Japan? Many of foreigh tourists [...]

The Sake Culture of Japan

The Sake Culture of Japan

For those of you who are currently staying in Japan or currently living abroad and have an interest in the Japanese Culture, you must be wondering what the Japanese people do during the New Year. To be honest , there are a number of activities that Japanese engage during the New Year. But among all [...]

Our office is open on January 1st !

Our office is open on January 1st !

Konnchi wa minna-san ! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and got a lot of presents ! In the office, the Christmas decorations are gone now but the New Year is coming very quickly. Many of you made a reservation for January so we are looking forward to welcoming you !! ** I also [...]

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station is a central spot in Tokyo. The name of the station even has the name of the area, that is to say ! It underwent renovation a few years ago where the Marunouchi side found back its past glory. Tokyo station opened in 1914 and the original domed rotundas and the third floor [...]

Sumo Stable Visit

Sumo Stable Visit

Hello all! How are you enjoying your Christmas Day in Japan?? Today we wanted to let you know about an event that Sakura Hostel Asakusa is  hosting an event to visit Sumo Stable! Here is the information about the event: -December 26th (Sat) -Meeting time: : 6:50 AM -Meeting place: SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA -Fee: 3,000 [...]

Kamon (家紋), A Crest of Family

When strolling around Japan cities, at a street corner, at the entrance of a venerable house or on the roof-tiles of temples or shrines you may notice small ringed patterns here and there in different parts of old buildings. These crests called 紋(mon) or 家紋(kamon) and are used to identify an individual or a family. [...]

Ikebukuro Sunshine

Ikebukuro Sunshine

Hello! How are you today? Have you ever been to Ikebukuro? Speaking of Ikebukuro,  most people think of Ikebukuro Sunshine City. In Ikebukuro Sunshine City, there are many shops, an aquarium, a planetarium, an amusement park” Namja Town”, a cinema complex. You can spend any amount of time there. Besides Ikebukuro Sunshine City, There are departments “Seibu”, [...]

[ASAKUSA] Let’s Experience New Year’s Day in JAPAN!(サクラホステル浅草宿泊者限定 staying guests in Sakura Hostel Asakusa only.)

[ASAKUSA] Let’s Experience New Year’s Day in JAPAN!(サクラホステル浅草宿泊者限定 staying guests in Sakura Hostel Asakusa only.)

Day : 2016/ Jan / 01(Fri) from PM 01:00 to PM 03:00 Fee : JPY 1,000 (Tax included) Do you know how Japanese people spend a New Year’s Day? You can experience it through this activity. “Let’s Experience New Year’s Day in JAPAN!” Date & Time: January 1st, 2016 (Fri), 13:00PM-15:00PM Meeting Place: SAKURA HOSTEL [...]