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If you spent time in Japan during the winter, you might have realized something : Japanese house tend to be quite cold in the winter. Well, colder that in a lot of country at least. Apparently, the colder it gets is in Nagano prefecture! But there is a reason why Japanese houses are that cold! It has to do with the heating method which was a fire in the middle of the room where the cooking was also done. More recently, kerosene electric heaters have also been used. But the problem these two techniques was that it was possible for poisonous fumes to be released. They found an architectural solution […]
Konnichi wa minna-san ! Today I am craving for sweet things… And one in particular : TAIYAKI ! Have you ever heard about it ? It’s super delicious ! Taiyaki (たい焼き) are small Japanese cakes that you can watch being baked. Taiyaki comes from “tai” which is the Red Snapper fish, and “yaki” which means grilled. The cakes are shaped like a fish and have a sweet filling. The most common taiyaki have sweet bean paste or cream inside. Try them fresh and still warm. They are very tasty and a simple pleasure like having fresh pancakes or waffles. I WANT IT ONE RIGHT NOW !!! I am so hungry !
Konnichiwa minna-san Today we will enter the wonderful world of gambling and… pachinko. In Japan, pachinko slots are very easy to find, they are either very remarkable or very noisy and you just have to follow the noise. This is the pachinko slot close to our Shinjuku office A pachinko machine kind of looks like a vertical pinball machine with no flippers. The player has to put a ball into the machine which will then descend and provoke different reactions depending on what it touches. The objective of the game is to capture as many balls as possible and these ballls can then be exchanged for prizes. Gambling is illegal […]
Konnichiwa Minna-san! It’s Fetine from Sakura House! Today i’m going to talk about our accommodation in Otaku Omori. It’s very convenient for going to the main stations like Tokyo, Shinagawa, or even Shinjuku . And well located since it’s only 2 minutes from the station Omori! http://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00109/4/room
Konnichi wa minna-san ! Since January 18th, 2016, our deposit policy to make a reservation with us changed !! Remember ? When you are making a reservation, we used to ask 30,000 yen for a deposit ! And now : IT’S ONLY 20,000 YEN ! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us ! As you may know, our office is open everyday, from 8:50 am to 8pm ! We are waiting for you ! 🙂
Good evening everybody. As most of you know, Japanese will soon celebrate Valentine`s day on the 14th of February 2016. Have you every who Valentine`s day is like in Japan? First of all, do you know where the term Valentine originated from? Actually, Valentine was the name of a Roman Priest. According to rumors, he was arrested because he was a Christian and when when he was sent to jail, he fell in LOVE with one of the jailer`s daughter. Before his death, he sent her a letter signed from your Valentine. In most cultures, during Valentine, there is an exchange of chocolate or flowers or love letters from male to […]
Konnichiwa minna-san Yoyogi Uehara is a calm area in Tokyo from which you can easily access to Yoyogi’s park. Shinjuku is a few minutes in train thanks to the Odakyu line And if you are muslim, a spiritual being or just appreciate nice buildings, you can find in the area Camii’s mosque. Camii mosque is the biggest mosque in Japan. Camii is a Turkish word derived from the arabic jami, it means it is a “congregational mosque” – a big mosque where muslim gather for the Friday prayer, the most important of the week. Tokyo Camii is very similar to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Most of the material come […]
Konnichi wa minna-san ! Are you hungry these days ? Cause I am ! Today I’m going to talk about the favorite sweet bread, Japanese children love it, the famous MELON PAN ! You can easily find this sweet bread at every convenience store or every supermarket ! Melon Pan is a Japanese sweet bread with a thin cookie crust on top. Melon Pan was created about 50 years ago in Kobe by a bread baker. Originally Melon Pan was football-shaped rather than round. Because the bread was shaped similarly to the melons commonly eaten at that time, it was named Melon Pan. Today, Melon Pan is more typically a round shape […]
Have you very heard of the activity called ” BUNGEE JUMPING ” ? First of all, Bungee Jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while your feet are connected to a long and a large elastic cord. Normally, the structure from which one jumps from would be a a bridge with the river at the base, sometimes a hot air balloon and on some occasions jumping from a helicopter. You must be wondering, what does the word ” BUNGEE ” even mean or where did it come from. Actually, the word means ” bouncy and spongy “. Bungee Jumping is done in many countries for fun and in some […]
Konnichiwa minna-san, A surprising thing in Japan is that in the middle of January, you can find strawberries in grocery stores. And I am not speaking here about two or three boxes at the back of the shop, but a lot of boxes and well advertised as if it was the season! Well, in Japan, there are two seasons for strawberries. The summer, during which you can find strawberries which grown in the fields and the winter, when you can eat strawberry grown in a greenhouse. Yes, in Japan, greenhouse strawberries have their own season!!