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Daily Journals 4 [ Staying as a guest with a current Sakura House Resident ]

Daily Journals 4 [ Staying as a guest with a current Sakura House Resident ]

How are you all doing? It is starting to get hotter and humid now in Japan, however, this is also the time when we have good weathers and have many tourist places to visit in Japan Travelling to Japan at this time of the year and booking a Hotel can be a pricy to be honest. However, if you happen to have a friend already living in Sakura House and provided that the room she/he is staying can accommodate one more person, you have the ootion to stay as a ” guest ” for only 2,000 yen per night. The guest in the picture below made this wise and smart […]

Daily Journals 3 [ Awa Odori Event in August ]

Daily Journals 3 [ Awa Odori Event in August ]

Good day ! This is Chipa Mwenya once again, the Bilingual staff (half Zambian and half Japanese) at Sakura House. Today, I would like to share with you my all time favorite Japanese Matsuri (traditional dance event) called the Awa Odori! Last year (2017), it was my first time participating in this event and if you really want to get a feel of the real Japanese culture, I would highly recommend challenging yourself with this! Yeah, that’s me in the picture below. 😀 So what is Awa Odori? Awa Odori is one of the biggest street festivals in Tokyo that is mainly performed during the summer (it’s held between August 12 […]

Daily Journals 1 [All the way from Germany]

Daily Journals 1 [All the way from Germany]

Hi everybody ! My name is Chipa Mwenya, one of the Bilingual staff at Sakura House. I am going to be starting a new series called “Daily Journals”, to let you know what was the interesting topic of the day at Sakura House. Today, we welcomed a frequent Sakura House resident, who’s back for the third time from Germany! This time is very unique for her because she came with her parents ! She first came to Japan for 3 months to learn Japanese at a language school. Did you know that if you enroll in the following Japanese Language schools or Institutions you actually get to have rent discount […]

Reserve a room to match the cherry blossom calendar!

Reserve a room to match the cherry blossom calendar!

Good fay every one! Many foreign guest are coming into Japan now so that they can have the chance to see the one of a kind cherry blossoms that only last for 2 weeks and disappears !   I have a calendar for you that shows you when the cherry blossom will be blooming and this can help you find a room in Tokyo to match the timing.   Looking at the diagram above, the cherry blossom will be blooming on the 31st of March in Tokyo.   The link below will show you the rooms that you can rent out starting from 3 nights that during the time it […]

Plan your trip to Japan ( Survival Guide )

Plan your trip to Japan ( Survival Guide )

Good day everybody ! We now live in a generation that has many apps, online sources and travel guide books that can help us plan the perfect trip to Japan. When travelling to Japan, having internet access or a portable wifi is really useful but, realistically this is sometimes not accessible and sometimes not affordable. So you may be wondering , what is the best way to stay informed while you travel in Japan ? Have you heard of the travel guide book called ” Lonely Planet “? This is an affordable travel guide book that gives you simplified information such as accommodation ( both modern and traditional ), local […]