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Time warp to Edo period? Kawagoe Tour with SAKURA HOTEL IKEBUKURO on May 7th

SAKURA HOTEL IKEBUKURO EVENT Tour ! Our sister company SAKURA HOTEL IKEBUKURO will organize this event !! The event is upcoming to 7th May, Sunday. We are going to Kawagoe. Kawagoe is a city located in Saitama prefecture which is neighborhood of Tokyo. The city retains an ambience reminiscent of an old town from the Edo Period (1603-1867)!!! Why not visit the temples and learn about historical heritage, fill up on Japanese food and be relax as feeling of Edo Period!! You are super lucky! English speaking guide ‘ARIYA’ who is Kawagoe Goodwill Ambassador!!!!! Please check the details and sign up now! To see the photos of the last time: Date: 7th May 2017, Sunday Meeting Time and Point: 11:45 AM at Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro Schedule: 12:00 Leaving Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro 13:00 Get into Kawagoe Station ~Tour~ 14:30 Leaving Kawagoe Station 15:30 Back to Ikebukuro Station / Break up *Fare: 1,000 yen (Round trip fare from Ikebukuro) *The event is only for Sakura Hotel guests & Sakura House residents. To sign up, please send a message: 1. Names (All the participants) 2. Sakura House Name & Room # / Sakura Hotel & Hostel’s Name & Check-in Date 3. Telephone Number (if any in Japan) ***Photograph/Movie Usage Agrement*** We are glad that you agree the right to Sakura Hotel and its group company Sakura House to use your photograph(s) or movie(s) in their advertisement,including follows. -Web pages -Flyers and brochures -As apart of advertisment material for magazines, newspaper, and other media. Let’s enjoy with us!!!!

[EVENT] The Imperial Palace Free Walking Tour by Tokyo City Guide Club on 5/14

Hello everyone ! We are happy to invite you to our free walking tour planned on one of the dates you will be at Sakura House / Hotel / Hostel. [[[ The Imperial Palace Free Walking Tour by Tokyo City Guide Club ]]] The Imperial Palace has one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in Tokyo. Experienced tour guides will show you all the details of its beauty and history together with various beauty and history together with various beautiful plants and flowers. Enjoy the refreshing air of spring in Japan with a walk through the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. ■Date:14th,May,2017(Sun) ■Fee:FREE ■Meeting up place:Sakura Hotel Jimbocho ■Meet up time:12:30PM ■Finis time:Around 15:30 Please reply to this email with the following details to sign up. 【Necessary Information to Register 】 1.Names (All the participants) 2.Sakura House Name & Room# / Sakura Hotel & Hostel’s Name & Check-in Date 3.Telephone Number (if any in Japan) 4. Nationality/Gender (*This event is exclusively for Sakura House & Hotel’s customers.) Book now to join this fun event!!!

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 connected with the mainland by a big bridge, accessible by a short train ride from the popular Kamakura. It offers a many attractions, including a shrine, a park full of wonderful and colorful flowers, an observation tower over the Ocean, and also some big caves. If you`re lucky, and you can go on a sunny […]

Hanayashiki – the oldest amusement park in Japan

A room with a view… Can you guess what our staff member from Sakura Hostel is looking at? It’s Hanayashiki, Japan’s oldest amusement park that you’ve probably never been to, even though you’ve visited Asakusa many times already. It’s amazing that there are hundreds of tourists visiting Asakusa every day, yet they somehow manage to miss out on this amazing hidden treasure. If you are into quirky, retro style stuff, if you like to walk non-touristy paths and want to bring some awesome pictures from your trip to Japan, you should definitely visit Hanayashiki. Hanayashiki was opened in 1953 and was originally a flower park (from Japanese 花 hana ‘flower’, […]

[EVENT] SAKURA HOTEL HATAGAYA Language Exchange TA.CHI.TSU.TE.Talking on 4/21

Hey everybody !! We are glad to inform you all we are going to hold a cultural event “Let’s do language exchange!!!” at Sakura Hotel Hatagaya café area. Have you ever taken part in doing language exchange? Even if so, ours is special ! The During the 1st 50-minute-period, you can talk with your group members in your language! If you have questions to Japanese, this is the most wonderful opportunity to ask them and make new Japanese friends! If you like, we can give you a topic for this period.   The 2nd period is your turn!You can use only Japanese in this period! If you never try that, that […]

Yayoi Festival in Nikko

Hello minna-san, Are you looking for something special to do for the next weekend? Well, it`s almost late April, and spring allows us to attend to many beautiful open-air events. The one i wanna talk you about today is the Yayoi Masturi, which takes place in the wonderful setting of Nikko, not too far from our city! Held from the 13th until the 17th of April, this is a traditional festival dating back as far as the 8th Century, and even today ancient customs are faithfully observed and the ritual must be conducted accordingly. During its main event, 12 flowers-adorned floats coming from each town parades to welcome the arrival […]

SUMO WATCHING TOUR coming soon on 5/19 and 5/24

Hello everybody My name is Chipa Mwenya, the only half Japanese and half Zambian staff at Sakura House. For those of you who may know, Sakura House house has a sister company called Sakura Hostel Asakusa. This place is really popular among our guest because of the special sumo watching tour that we organize. Normally, it is really hard to make arrangement to join a Sumo Watching Tour but we make this rare opportunity possible for our guests.     Each year Sakura Hotel Asakusa organizes this event tour for the guests. Here are some of the pictures from the last tour we had last time.     The next […]

[EVENT] Samurai Fight Show @ Sakura Hostel ASAKUSA on April 15th 2017 !

Hey everybody ! If you don’t know what to do on weekends, next week there is this event going on Saturday night ! Enjoy the Tate (Japanese sword fight performing arts) by a group of young male and female entertainers, who dance and battle with beautiful moves of Japanese swords so close to you that you might feel nearly being hit by a sword ! Of course, there is a chance for you to be on the stage. ^^ Don’t forget to bring your camera and take a nice photo of you as a samurai ! ■Date: Saturday, April 15h, 2017 ■Time: 19:00-20:00 ■Venue: SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA ■Admission: Free *This […]

A new bond created with Zambia, Harajuku Sakura Tei, Tohoku Bokujo & Akita Prefecture University

Thank you once again for taking the time to click this blog. My name is Chipa Mwenya, the half Zambian and half Japanese staff at Sakura House. For those of you who may still remember, last year we had the first ever Zambian food event at our Continental Hotel in Fuchu. Thanks to this amazing opportunity, I was approached by two students from Akita Prefecture University that belong to a non profit organisation called African Village Project. These students were attracted and really interested about this collaboration that Sakura House had with Zambia, because  they started a project to help the local villages in Zambia with medical services by setting […]