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A trip to Yokohama`s Chinatown

A trip to Yokohama`s Chinatown

Hello minna-san, how are you today? Summer is on its best now, and it`s very pleasant to walk around after the rainy season.. Today i wanna suggest you this very particular spot.. In Yokohama’s Chinatown, if weather cooperates, you will find lots and lots of people, as it`s one of the most popular places among [...]

Taiwan Festa 2016 in Yoyogi Park

Taiwan Festa 2016 in Yoyogi Park

Today the Taiwan Festa is finally made  its big debut in Yoyogi Park. It’s an all encompassing festival with focus on “tourism, industry, entertainment, culture, and gastronomy”. Tomorrow is the last day for this event and evening market. If you are interested in Taiwan culture and food, please do not miss this good opportunity to [...]

Summer Night at Mt.Takao

Summer Night at Mt.Takao

Hello everyone! This is Shino from the Resident Relations team. Have you every been to Mt. Takao?? Mt.Takao is one of the nearest natural recreation areas to central Tokyo. You can enjoy beautiful scenery. There are several hiking trails and if you don’t want to walk so much, they also have a cable car and [...]

Trip to Hakone

Trip to Hakone

Hello minna-san, how are you? If the answer is not “well thanks!”, so maybe a trip to Hakone will have huge benefits to you As a fact, Hakone area is famous mainly for its numerous onsen or hot springs. Or better, i would like to say that, for those of us living in and around [...]

Japanese school bag : RANDOSERU

Japanese school bag : RANDOSERU

I cannot say 100% of elementary school kids have the RANDOSERU but I can say most of elementary school kids have the lethar bag, RANDOSERU. I’m wondering why RANDOSERU? Can’t they just use normal book bag??? I searched and found some reasons. -Very strong, so it doesn’t break for all elementary school years, 6 years [...]

Zambia Fair @Hotel Continental Fuchu

Zambia Fair @Hotel Continental Fuchu

Hello everyone! This is Shino from Resident Relations team. Have you ever heard about Zambia before? Maybe some of you knows aout this contry by the famous Victoria Fall. In Sakura House, we have a half Zambian and half Japanese staff whose name is “Chipa”. He will host a great event related to Zambia at [...]

Tattoos in Japan

Tattoos in Japan

Hello minna-san, how are you? Today i wanna talk you about tattoos. Did you know that, despite the fact that it can be really troublesome to get around Japan if you have one, many people come here every year just to get tattoo-ed by one of the famous japanese “HORISHI” artists? And that, to get [...]

Against Japanese Traffic rule  Umbrella + Bicycle

Against Japanese Traffic rule Umbrella + Bicycle

I usually wear the sun visor for rainy day while riding bicycle. opening umbrella while riding bicycle is against Japanese Traffic Rule. That’s true,,, If I hold the umbrella, I lose balance and it is dangerous to ride a bicycle with one hand only. It takes like 30 mins to walk from my house to [...]

Takoyaki Shop Open!

Hello, Everyone! How are you doing? Naoko desu. It’s been geeting hot and hot… if it’s really hot no apetite… cannot eat a big meal so just like to have something light so how about Takoyaki? Takoyaki is very famouse especially in Kansai West part of Jpan like Osaka. Takoyaki is a flour based snack [...]

Unique habits that a foreigner develops while living in Japan

Unique habits that a foreigner develops while living in Japan

Hello everybody! I have been living in Japan for slightly more than 7 years now. That is quite a long time to develop some Japanese habits. Let me give you an example of this habits that I have adopted and have seen other foreigner that have lived a while in Japan. Habit number 1 Maybe [...]