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Dining with daredevils… The “fugu” experience

Dining with daredevils… The “fugu” experience

Hello minna-san! How are you? Today let`s talk about food, and more precisely about a japanese specialty: fugu! There are many dishes in asian countries that, expecially for a “western” person, require a certain amount of courage. But probably the pufferfish is the one that beats all in this special contest. Actually the deadly fugu, [...]

A trip in Fuchu

A trip in Fuchu

Hello minna-san! How are you? Today i wanna talk to you about an area of Tokyo that is maybe less “touristic”, but that has many amazing attractions to see and do, and that is rapidly increasing in foreign tourists choices: Fuchu. Fuchu city is located in the western part of the greater Tokyo metropolitan area. [...]

Who goes slow goes far…

Who goes slow goes far…

Hello minna-san! How are you? As every huge city, also Tokyo is a very fast one. People are often in rush: we walk fast to work, we push each other at the train stop, we fight for the first available taxi… But there is a company that since a few years decided to help people [...]

Your have to live here if you are a Designer or Architect!

Your have to live here if you are a Designer or Architect!

Good morning fans My name is Chipa Mwenya, half Japanese and half Zambian staff at Sakura House. For those of you who do not know this but , my major was Architecture and one place that I can highly recommend for you to live if you LOVE architecture and love designing too! The name of [...]

A dinner with ninja

A dinner with ninja

Hello minna-san! How are you? Today let`s talk about restaurants. But the protagonist of this article will not be food… I don`t know if you knew it, but in Akasaka there is a restaurant in which you will do a real trip into the past! When you first enter in Ninja Akasaka, you will be [...]

Cheap fitness in your ward?

Cheap fitness in your ward?

Hello minna-san! How are you? Lots of us are residents in Tokyo, who for a short period, who for a longer one, and for sure someone is interested in sports and training. Especially now that the nice season is coming, we need to find a good place to workout, and if it`s cheap, it`s even [...]

Happy Valentine!

Happy Valentine!

Hello minna-san! How are you? Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day? Is it there a special way of spending this day in your home country? In Japan, curious thing, is usually women who give presents (mainly chocolates or other sweets) to men (!?). Especially in the past, Japanese women might have been too [...]

Delicious Okonomiyaki (at Sakura Tei!)

Delicious Okonomiyaki (at Sakura Tei!)

Hello minna-san! How are you? Have you ever tried the okonomiyaki? The okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, and yaki meaning “grill” (think at the famous yakitori and yakisoba..). Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with [...]

Ready for the JLPT?

Ready for the JLPT?

Hello minna-san! How are you? So, after coming to Japan, enjoyed Japanese lifestyle, and discovered the local cuture, you finally decided to study Japanese seriously (i should also consider to do it one day…). Then it`s time to prepare yourself for the JLPT! The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an aptitude test that comprehensively measures [...]

The Ramen “Battle Zone”

The Ramen “Battle Zone”

Hello minna-san, how are you? Nearly midday here, and while starting writing this blog, i just realized how hungry i am today. That`s why i will talk about food. Do you like ramen? Well, i hope that nobody answered “no”, cause this is arguably the best thing you can eat in Japan (with all my [...]