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★Samurai Sword Dance Workshop★

★Samurai Sword Dance Workshop★

Samurai Sword Dance Workshop @ ASAKUSA   A special free show and workshop for Sakura House residents and Hotel guests. Ryuou ARAI, a Japanese traditional sword dancer will show you a “Japanesque” performance accompanied by poetry and beautiful moves of a Japanese sword and fans. Join us to encounter the beauty of the samurai swords! [...]

Why is taking off your shoes in Japan so IMPORTANT?!!

Why is taking off your shoes in Japan so IMPORTANT?!!

Hello everybody! It is me, Chipa Mwenya, half Zambian and half Japanese Staff at Sakura House. We had this important discussion with my other staff regarding the importance of why  taking your shoes off before enter a room in Japan and the story about it. One of our duties is to educate the foreign guests [...]

New Bus Terminal at Shinjuku バスタ!!!

New Bus Terminal at Shinjuku バスタ!!!

Hello, Everyone! How are you? Ogenki desuka? Naoko desu. New bus terminal was open on 4th April at Shinjuku South Exit!! This is a quite big terminal and inside a lot of counters as well as information center so that you can just go to the counters and ask! (it’s kind of complicated so many [...]

Kaminari-mon at Asakusa full of people!!!!

Hello Everyone! I’m Naoko, How are you doing, Ogenki desuka? I went to Asakusa last week and i haven’t been there for quite long time. Look at this photo↓ So many people! that was on Suturday but much more than i expected. Also so many Rikshaw!!! Rickshaw will bring you different view of Asakusa Town [...]

Discover KABUKI

Discover KABUKI

-KABUKI Performance. Experience the live performance of Kabuki- In this program,Kabuki,one of the Japanese traditional performing arts, is performed along with a commentary. PartⅠ: “How to Appreciate KABUKI ” PartⅡ: Experience the live performance of Kabuki “Shinsarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa -Sakanaya Sogoro- ” *Audio guide rental service is included in the ticket price of this [...]

Potluck Party!! Bring Japanese Food

Have you ever been invited to a Japanese potluck party? You might wonder what to bring… Few weeks ago, I went to a potluck party with about 25 adult/25 kids. Fried chicken,,pasta,,,? Many food was in my mind. But what I ended up cooking were,,,, CHIRASHI ZUSHI and FRIED NOODLE:) Chirashi zushi is with many [...]

The secret of the Japanese 10 yen coin

The secret of the Japanese 10 yen coin

Hello everybody, It`s me again, Chipa Mwenya, half Zambian and half Japanese Sales/Resident Relations Staff at Sakura House. For those of you who are in Japan and familiar with the Japanese 10 yen coin, have you ever wondered what kind of metal it is made of and where the metal came from? You may not [...]

BBQ Time!!!

BBQ Time!!!

Good morning minna-san, how are you? Today is another great day: the temperature is so good, and the sun is high in the sky. If we exclude June maybe (for all those who are residing in Japan since few time, that is the rainy season!), we are going to face several months of warm and [...]

Tea time after cleaning at Muslim House!!

Hello, My name is Naoko. I’m a new Sakura House staff and glad to meet you here in our blog. I went to one of our buildings Muslim House at Yoyogi Uehara last week and we had a cleaning event with the residents. After we finish cleaning, we had a chat with having some snacks and one [...]

Not only sakura!

Not only sakura!

Hello minna-san, how are you? As you know, sakura`s time is already finished since a while. But, if you still wanna enjoy flowers`full blooming in some wonderful natural scenarios, there are still many chances to do it! Really a few tourists (and even residents!) as a fact, know that for the whole may the Spring [...]