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Kamimachi Apartment located close to the Japan`s National Culture Treasure !!

Hello every body ! Did you know that we have an apartment called Setagaya Kamimachi Apartment that is located near the first residential structures in Tokyo that  is registered as the National Culture Treasure!!           Let me give you some cool facts about this place! ** it was constructed in the Edo Period ( 1737 ) and it is said to be over 230 years old! ** right next to this place you have Tokyo`s oldest Museum called Setagaya Ward Local Museum that opened in 1964 ** This Museum was designed by a really famous architect called Kunio Maekawa ( a key figure in Modern Japanese […]

Sake @ Sakura House!

Hello minna-san, how are you today? Have you ever heard about O`Toso? Toso is drunk to flush away the previous year’s maladies and to aspire to lead a long life. For generations it has been said that “if one person drinks this his family will not fall ill; if the whole family does no-one in the village will fall ill”, and has been a staple part of New Year’s osechi cuisine in Japan. Toso is made by combining several medicinal herbs to form tososan, a spicy mixture, which is then soaked in sake or mirin. If made with mirin, essentially a sweet sake, it is suitable for drinking, but using […]

Busy December in Japan!

    Hello, Everyone, How are You?   Now is the season of Bounenkai -Year End Party and Oosouji -Year End Deep Cleaning in Japan. Basically many people are very busy in this December and the weather is going to be very very cold now so in these season we must be very careful about our health condition.   To prevent to catching cold especially influenza what we can do is off course Enough sleep and well nourished foods are essential and ALSO when you come home make sure wash your hands and gargle, this is very simple….. HOWEVER it’s really really IMPORTANT!   Also if you have been using […]

Christmas in Japan

Hello minna-san, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Few facts about this day in Japan: Maybe you don`t know that Christmas has only been widely celebrated in Japan for the last few decades. It’s still not seen as a religious holiday or celebration as there aren’t many Christians in Japan, and it`s not even a national holiday! But recently several customs that came to Japan from western countries, such as sending and receiving Christmas Cards and Presents, are very popular. In Japan, Christmas eve is often celebrated more than Christmas Day. It is thought of as a romantic day, in which couples spend together and exchange presents. In many ways it resembles Valentine’s […]

EASY Room Transfer process!

Already staying with one of the Sakura House premises but searching for new room, even private apartment for a change because of your school/job location has been changed or just simply want to re-start or refresh yourself in new location?Sakura House offer you a simple step of “room transferring” for current resident staying with us from over 110 locations 1100 rooms all around Tokyo.  -First, Find the perfect location from our web-page, or contact us to find the best room which meet your needs! -Second, Make a reservation through our website and arrange the date of moving and all paperworks. The deposit of 20,000 yen will be necessary but your […]

Tokyo Awards

Good evening minna-san, how are you? Yesterday evening me and some of my colleagues had the chance to attend to a big event, held by one of the most famous city guides in Tokyo. It was the first time that they decided to organize this event and to reward those ones that, in their staff`s opinion, should have been the best restaurants, bars, shops, etc of 2016. The beginning of the ceremony has been quite interesting… Official pictures, camera operators, instant translators provided: it seemed very well organized! The end of the ceremony was even better: sushi and beer for free!! Maybe, between these two moments, something was at least […]

Newly Renovated ShareHouse KOMAZAWA!

Hello, Everyone,How are you? Ogenki desuka? Now it’s getting very dry… need to pay more attention to our health condition. Anyway, Do you know Sakura House Komazawa Daigaku was just renovated on 31st August so the inside of the house is very new! This Share house is located in Setagaya-ku and the nearest station Komazawa daigaku by Tokyu Denen Toshi Line )only 8 minutes walk to this house and it takes ONLY 7 minutes to SHIBUYA station by train also next station is Sangenjaya which is very unique town with lots of restaurants. There are supermarkets,100yen shops and many restaurants around Komazawa Daigaku station and this house area  is residential […]

Shuji and Walking tour around Meiji Shrine

We are very excited to invite you to our walking tour planned on one of the dates you will be at Sakura House / Hotel / Hostel. [[[ Shuji and Walking around Meiji Shrine ]]] Make your own Hand Writing Souvenir using Calligraphy , (Japanese Brush Writing (Shuji)) Write your favorite Chinese character by Japanese Brush Writing (Shuji). Chinese character written artistically remains a traditional part of Japan’s culture. Pick one out of prepared Chinese characters more than 20 samples, write it on Signature board by Shuji. Volunteer staffs help you to write the selected Chinese character using Brush and Ink. Meiji Shrine is the Shinto shrine that is dedicated to […]

Traditional Japanese Activities

Hello minna-san, how are you? Yesterday, i had the luck to participate to a very special event that has been held at Ikegami Baien, a wonderful garden near Ikegami station, in Ota-ku. Also other two members of our staff, and 10 residents joined the group, and we had great time experiencing some of the traditional japanese activities. We tryed calligraphy first, practicing writing some kanji with paintbrushes and ink in the traditional way, followed step by step by friendly and experienced staff. Then we did some origami (well, we tried, at least…), and we learned to fold “furoshiki” in the proper way. Do you know what furoshiki is? This is […]

Japan, the safest place in the world?

Hello minna-san, how are you? Has it ever happened that someone asked you why you decided to live in Japan? This is a question that most of my country mates use to ask me when they meet me here… There are several good answers obviously, but for sure one of the reasons that “keep” me here is the unbelievable level of safety of this Country! Some numbers to strengthen my thesis: Japan is one of the most advanced country with the lowest crime rates in the world. An average of 1.3 crimes are committed per 100,000 inhabitants (just to compare, the US`rate is 233 crimes per 100,000!). Once you get […]