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Tokyo Trolley – Setagaya Line

Living or travelling, in Tokyo, you might be use to a few transportation means such as the train, the metro or even the taxi. But a more unusual way of going to a place to another in Tokyo is the trolley. Setagaya line offers this quite unique experience when you live in Tokyo. You can ride the Setagaya line from Sangenjaya, which is just a few stops away from Shibuya!     Sakura House has premises around the Setagaya line:   -SETAGAYA UMEGAOKA http://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00111/1/room SETAGAYA KAMIMACHI http://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00018/2/room SANGENJAYA D http://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00228/2/room SANGENJAYA E http://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00251/1/room    

SAKURA HOUSE New Staff Self Introduction

My name is Zhang Qian (チョウ セイ), you could also call my french name Agnes. I came to Japan from Shanghai China 1 years and 5 months ago. I love films,coffee, music and traveling.My dream is to travel all over the world. Before I came to Japan, I studied abord in France for 3 and a half years.I spent a wonderful time when I lived in Europe. Today, I join in the Sakura house team and start to work at Sinjuku Office.I also would like to support you to enjoy your new life in Japan. At Sakura House we provide the best customer service experience, and I’ll try my best to […]

Play GO at the Coolest Bar in the Ginza!

Play GO at the Coolest Bar in the Ginza!

[March 27th (Sun.)] Play GO at the Coolest Bar in the Ginza! Learn to play GO, the Japanese board game, at IGO Holdings’ “StandupIGO” party, the only GO/IGO party anywhere in which participants face each other standing up! The “StandupIGO” party will be held at 300BAR NEXT, the coolest bar in the Ginza, a bar with no chairs or benches. Have fun playing GO in the NEXT’s COOL atmosphere. The “StandupIGO” party is an event that focuses not only on GO, but also on socializing! It’s a great opportunity to meet people! [Time & Date] Sunday, 27th March, 2016 1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. – Beginners welcome! There will be […]

Winter Pre-Reservation Discount !!

KONNICHI WA MINNA-SAN ! WE ARE VERY GLAD TO ANNOUNCE YOU A REALLY GOOD NEWS ! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MOVE IN TOKYO DURING THE WINTER TIME (NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY), WITH OUR PRE-RESERVATION SYSTEM, YOU WILL ALL ENJOY A 5,000 YEN DISCOUNT ON YOUR RENT FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS ! AND YOU CAN SAVE UP 30,000 YEN IF YOU ARE STAYING AT LEAST 6 MONTHS ! ISN’T THAT MARVELOUS ? 😀 YOU CAN ENJOY THE JAPANESE WINTER WITH THE BEAUTIFUL ILLUMINATIONS~ ! WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU ALL ! WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU ! ^^ Mata ne 😀

Discover Japan’s female art scene

To celebrate International Women’s day, today’s blog will be about a very special exhibition held at UltraSuperNew gallery in Harajuku, from March 1st to 16th : BLOSSOM BLAST #IWD2016 credit : Ultra Super New Gallery The exhibition’s aim is to showcase emerging female artists in Japan, who are not as widely known as their male counterparts. A dozen of artists will be presenting their work, including paintings, installations and performances. credit : Ultra Super New Gallery For those interested, a reception party will be held at the gallery this evening from 19:00 to 22:00. And if you have time after the exhibition and want to enjoy more art, feel free to […]

Hiwatari “Fire” Matsuri

Good evenign minna-san, how are you? March is started, but still outside temperature is a bit cold. Which is the problem? Hiwatari Matsuri at Mount Takao is the perfect solution! Held every year on the second sunday of March, this “fire walking festival” is originally a kind of purification ceremony (japanese call it “ogoma”), and it`s just a part of the training path of “Shugendo” (an ancient and unique religion in Japan) followers. During this particular ceremony, they prepare a huge fire and perform a ritual process, through which they pray for peace and good health. But the “spectacular” part of it comes at the end, when the barefooted monks […]

Minju’s graduation !

Minju’s graduation !

Hey everyone ! Yesterday our Korean staff member Minju was living us… After 8 years with Sakura House, we are really gonna miss her ! I started working in Sakura House last summer so I just met her few months ago but yeah, we laughed a lot together ! She was very professional and I admire her ! And now she will fly to Indonesia to join her husband ! We will miss you Minju-shi !! Let’s drink together !!!

Aizuchi

Konnichiwa minna-san Today we will talk about something very Japanese. Aizuchi? What’s that? Well, whereas in a lot of country, when you listen, you Do not really have to show to you are listening, Japan is different and while listening to the other party, you have to make various noises and actions to show you are actively following what they are saying. So, liitle signs indicating that you are listening are expected from you. It incluses: – Saying “ummm” – Saying “Naru hodo” – Saying “Sou ka” Which could be translated as “I see” And do not forget to nod when you are listening. It does not mean that you […]

Disney Tokyo

Konnichiwa minna-san. If you are un Tokyo, at some point you might want to visit either Disneyland or Disney Sea, as there are only quite a few in the world. Your staff tested it for me (how nice of me ;)!) So, first in order to get there . You will have to get to Maihama station. It takes between 40 and 45 minutes to get there with one to two transfer. When you go out of Maihama station, you are faced with two choices : going to the left and riding the Disney train to DisneySea or walk a dozen of minutes to Disneyland! But how to do the […]

Noh Theater

Good afternoon minna-san. Have you ever experienced the Noh Teater? We of Sakura House sometimes organize a related event, that every time surprises the participants, who can enjoy an unique japanese tradition. But what is Noh Theater? The Noh started in Japan in the 14th century. This kind of theater, unlike the “popular” Kabuki, presupposed a high-level culture to be understood, and its texts were constructed so as to be freely interpreted by the viewer. It is characterized by a certain slowness and by the use of characteristic masks. The scene is very simple and empty, except for the “kagami-ita”, a painting of a pine, built on a wooden panel […]