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Have you ever been to Nikko?

Have you ever been to Nikko?

Konnichiwa minna-san! Have you ever been to Nikko? Famous for its natural scenery, and japanese shrines ! Before going to the shrines, you will see the Shinkyou bridge (Sacred bridge at the entrance to Nikko’s shrines.) It is just about few hours from Tokyo in the Tochigi Prefecture with the Tohoku Shinkansen which would cost [...]

History of the TAZARA Railway ( Zambia and China )

History of the TAZARA Railway ( Zambia and China )

Hello everybody. My name is Chipa Mwenya, Sales and Resident Relations Staff at Sakura House. As some of you may know I am half Zambian and half Japanese. In my previous blog, I talked about how Zambia and Japan first developed a relationship thanks to the 1964 Olympics that was held in Japan. Now let [...]

Tiny houses

Tiny houses

Konnichiwa minna-san, May you already heard about term tiny house. As their name indicates it, tiny houses are very small houses where things are organized the better as possible and furnished to be as comfortable as possible. In a country like Japan where 80 million people live on 3% of the territory, and buildings can [...]

A trip to Enoshima

A trip to Enoshima

Good morning minna-san, how are you? Today let`s talk about sightseeing… Who among us does not like to take a ride out of town, being able to take advantage of a day off? Well, one of my favourite spots around Tokyo is for sue Enoshima Island! Enoshima island is a pleasant and well-known touristic spot [...]

Zambia`s historical moment at the 1964 Olympics in Japan

Zambia`s historical moment at the 1964 Olympics in Japan

Hello everybody. My name is Chipa Mwenya, Sales and Resident Relations Staff at Sakura House. As you may know that I am half Zambian and half Japanese. Today, I would like to share with you a history side of Zambia and how the relation between and Japan began to develop. For those of you who [...]

How about Watching Sumo together? *only for Sakura House/ Hotel residents*

How about Watching Sumo together? *only for Sakura House/ Hotel residents*

Sakura House and Hotel is holding the Sumo Tour again! Fee: JPY 4,000 / person (Snacks, Drink, SUMO lecture an [...]

Bunkyo Tsutsuji Festival

Bunkyo Tsutsuji Festival

Konnichiwa Mina-san! My name is ken, a new staff at SAKURA-HOUSE! Today I would like to share an event  — Bunkyo Tsutsuji Festival. http://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/tutuji.html Probably you guys all know the famous Sakura, but Tsutsuji is another kind of flower that blossoms in the spring. The festival is taking place at Nezu shrine. which is 5-minute walk [...]

Golden week 2016 : International festivals in Tokyo

Golden week 2016 : International festivals in Tokyo

May is one of the nicest months in Tokyo. The weather is great, parks look amazing, and there are fewer tourists than during the Sakura season. May is also the month of the Golden Week, which is formed by a series of national holidays. Many Tokyoites make the most of this week by leaving town [...]

Victoria Falls Devil`s Pool !

Victoria Falls Devil`s Pool !

Hello everybody. My name is Chipa Mwenya ( Half Zambian and Half Japanese ), Sales and Resident Resident Relations Staff. Have you ever heard of the Devil`s Pool? I can imaging the first thing that comes to your mind is one swimming with devil right ? Well, that is not entirely true haha! I would [...]

The marketing stars: japanese mascots

The marketing stars: japanese mascots

Hello minna-san, How are you? Today let`s talk about something extremely typical in Japan: the mascots! As you probably noticed, the Japanese are crazy about the mascots. Cities, companies, brands, sports teams: all proudly show off their emblem. So much that we sometimes forget who’s who … In Japan, the mascots, or “yurukyara”, have become [...]