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Hinamatsuri

Minna-san konnichiwa! Today we will talk about Hina-matsuri ! Hinamatsuri 雛祭り is a festival also called Girl’s day or Doll’s day in Japan and it is celebrated each year on March, 3rd Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形 hina-ningyō?) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and [...]

Have you ever tried Organic Food in Japan?

Have you ever tried Organic Food in Japan?

Konnichiwa Minna-san, I hope you are doing well! Today i’m going to talk to you about Organic food in Japan It is a nice opportunity to discover vegetables from Tohoku bokujo (farm), and to eat healthy and no chemical. Just 20 minutes from Shinjuku by train, Hotel Continental Fuchu is a perfect location for business [...]

Today let`s talk about the JR Pass…

Today let`s talk about the JR Pass…

Hello minna-san, how are you? Today let`s talk about the JR Pass… Many people ask me if it is convenient or not to do it. Well, it depends from the travel you are planning to do. The pass is convenient if you are planning to visit different places in Japan that are far one from [...]

Yummy yummy : omelette pancake !

Yummy yummy : omelette pancake !

A few days ago, I’ve been to Ikebukuro for a walk ! I went to the famous entertainement and shopping center Sunshine City ! Near we have this premises : IKEBUKURO SUNSHINE CITY → http://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00159/3/room. In this shopping center, there is a delicious “omelette pancake” restaurant that I would like to recommend !! ^3^ It’s called [...]

All about “Sakura”

All about “Sakura”

Good morning everybody! Today let`s talk about Sakura, the national japanese tree that also gives the name to our company! You cannot imagine how many times non-japanese people asked me: “Which kind of tree is Sakura?” Well, the answer is not so easy… In japanese language, sakura is the term used to indicate the ornamental [...]

Tokyo’s coolest neighborhood : Koenji

Tokyo’s coolest neighborhood : Koenji

Koenji is not one of Tokyo’s main tourist attractions, but it sure is one of the coolest neighborhoods! Koenji is located in Suginami ward, in the western part of Tokyo, and is known for its trendy and underground vibe. It could be compared to Shimokitazawa, another trendy area west of Shibuya, although the crowd is [...]

Convenience stores in Japan “Conbini”

Convenience stores in Japan “Conbini”

Konnichiwa everybody! In Japan you can find nearly every 2 minutes a convenient store, most of them are open 24h and 7/7 These shops are made to be the most convenient possible! Japanese used to call it “conbini” . You can find food, drinks, magazines as you would in a normal store, therefore you can [...]

Tokyo Marathon 2016

Tokyo Marathon 2016

The Tokyo Marathon was held for the first time in 2007 and will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year on February 28th! About 37,000 runners are expected to participate in the event this year: that’s 1000 more than the previous edition. credit : Tokyo Marathon Although it is too late to join the race, you [...]

Hama Rikyu Gardens

Hama Rikyu Gardens

Good morning minna-san, This is Simone writing, i hope you are all well! Finally spring is coming fast, and with it is also coming the time of hanami. All around Tokyo there are many beautiful spots where you can enjoy this amazing show of the nature: city parks, riversides, and other unespected places, as sakura [...]

osoroi code or the art to dress the same as your friends

konnichiwa minna-san Whereas in a lot of Western countries we would prefer to be the only one to wear a certain piece of clothing and being in the same place as someone dressed exactly like us is not desirable, in Japan, it is a bit different. In Japan, it is not rare to see couples, [...]