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If you’ve always wanted to come to Japan not as a tourist, but to actually live and work here, there may be an easy way to do that and you may not even be aware! The Working Holiday Program is a set of agreements between Japan and 18 other countries (as of writing), which allows young people under 30 years old to travel to Japan and receive a 1-year work visa relatively easily, allowing them to live and work anywhere in Japan. I came here earlier this year on a Working Holiday Visa, and it’s an amazing opportunity. Here is the current list of countries: Australia http://www.au.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/visa_workingholiday_en.html Austria http://www.at.emb-japan.go.jp/de/20_consulate/070_Working_Holiday_Programm.html Canada […]
Good day every one! This Lady from Germany, just got in Japan today and checked in our Sakurahouse! This is first time for her to come in Japan and she said she wants to learn more about Japan culture. She is participating with our event coming this weekend, Takigi NOH at Zojoji Temple. Sakurhouse residents have the opprtunity to take part in the local events. Takigi NOH (Firelight Noh) at Zojoji Temple WhenSaturday, Sep 30, 2017 WhereZōjō-ji, Japan, 〒105-0011 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, 港区Shibakōen, 4 Chome−4−7−35 (map) A rare opportunity to see a Noh (a live classical Japanese musical drama—the one with the masks) with a twist. Gather at Zozoji Temple on […]
Everybody knows that Japan has a reputation for having a fantastic transit system, with trains that are almost never late. But you can’t fully appreciate the craziness of it until you come here and experience it for yourself! In my hometown of Vancouver, Canada, our train system (called the SkyTrain) only has 3 rapid transit lines (containing 53 stations), and there’s only one transit company running everything. By contrast, in Tokyo, there are 158 (!) lines run by 48 different companies, with a whopping 2,210 stations! Getting around the city is always fast and reliable (albeit maybe a bit crowded at times). Thanks to Express, Semi-Express, Limited Express and Commuter […]
Good day everyone, Choosing a place or an area to live in can be a challenging task in Japan, especially if you are a foreigner. I have lived in Japan for over 8 years now and from a personal point of view living in Tokyo is cool and exciting but sometimes it would be also idea to have a place or nearby area that you can get away from all the crowded places. I live around the Yokohama area and trust me, if you want to feel like you are living in a futuristic and artist place, I would like to recommend a Share House called Sakura House Omori, which […]
Hello everyone ! This is Fetine from the french team writing today! Are you planning on living in Japan and need some tips to enjoy their stay? 🙂 Looking for an affordable accommodation that does not need guarantor or a big amount of money? At Sakura House we are already prepared and ready to assist everyone and help you secure the accommodation of your needs! (and in your mother tongue hehe 😉 ) We are not only providing you a friendly service but we are also flexible, and can understand your needs ! And it happens also that some friendly customers give us presents! ^^ We have various accommodations […]
Good evening everyone, This is Scott from Sakura House. It’s finally cooling down a bit and autumn is upon us! On the weekend, I went to the new Bandai-Namco Virtual Reality park in Shinjuku, “VR ZONE”, very closeby to the Sakura House office! It offers VR experiences that you can only find in Tokyo! You can get into an Evangelion and fight the Angels, become Goku and practice your Kamehameha, or my ultimate favorite, Virtual Reality Mario Kart! I recommend going online to reserve your tickets the day before, but trust me, you will not regret it! It’s definitely worth the trip to Tokyo! And remember, Sakura House can help […]
시부야 – 마루야마쵸 마츠리 (円山町祭り) 일본의 가을을 알리는 여러 즐거운 행사들 중에서도 단연 가장 다이나믹한 행사는 마쯔리가 아닐까 생각이 되네요! 특히 전통과 유서가 깊은 동네일 수록 아주 오래 전 부터 이어져온 마을 전체의 마쯔리가 많습니다. 어제, 시부야 마루야마초 주변지역을 중심으로 유명한 마루야마초 마츠리가 있었어요! 늘 관광객으로 발 디딜 틈 없이 가득 한 이곳에 평소와는 다른 전통복장을 갖춘 이들의 행렬이 이어졌습니다. 특히 이 마을의 행운을 비는 오미코시를 다함께 짊어지고 가는 모습은 일본을 처음 찾은 관광객은 물론 현지 주민들 마저도 발걸음을 멈춰 지켜보게끔 만들어 주었는데요! 다 함께 힘을 모아 어깨위에 마을 전체의 행복과 행운을 비는 즐겁고 생동감 넘치는 마쯔리 였어요! 가을의 시작을 알리는 마쯔리 행렬! 여러분도 길을 걷다 한 번 마주친다면 잠시 […]
Hi, this is Mai from Sakura House sales team. I would like to talk about Japanese Bento-box! the bento box is part of Japanese culture. There are many varieties of bento box, including hand-made ones, high-end varieties made by commercial caterers and “ekiben”lunchboxes sold at railway stations. Everyone in Japan has fond memories of bento boxes. There is also good bento shop just near our premises (MOTOHASUNUMA), one of my favorite apartment and share house. If you stay Sakurahouse Motohasunuma, you can experience Japanese style bento box at your room by yourself or with your friends! You can try make bent-box at your kitchen too!