Live near Kameido Station on the infamous Chuo-Sobu line, one of the core train lines that goes through Tokyo. Kameido is located in the Koto, Tokyo area in the eastern section of the 23 wards.
Today, I would to share a interesting area in Japan called Ibaraki, where I found the 3rd tallest statue in the World! A place a highly recommend as a day trip from Tokyo.
As a staff member, I have been involved in a lot of photography work for Sakura House and privately on my off days too. Just like many of you, I love to travel and take pictures of iconic place in Tokyo from a unique perspective.
Good day everybody! This is Chipa Mwenya, half Zambian and half Japanese bilingual staff at Sakura House. It’s getting hotter in Tokyo and more sunny days are appearing than rainy days, meaning that there are different kinds of events happening all over Tokyo. Since I am from Africa, I would like to share my recent experience at the African festival in Hibiya Park called the “Ima no Africa” which basically means Africa of Now. I was particularly interested in this event because, in the previous years, each time you had a African event, there was more emphasis put on the performance and art culture of Africa and not on the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Good day everyone ! This is Chipa Mwenya once again, the bi-lingual staff at Sakura House, giving you daily and interesting stories that happen in and out our office during the course of the day! Today, we met another interesting resident from Germany, who has been practicing Karate since she was 6 years old! Did you know that Karate originated from Okinawa and has become an international sport that trains both the spirit and the body. Moreover, in the Japanese word for Karate (空手), the first kanji means “empty” and the second kanji means “hand” was invented at a time when weapons were banned by invading Japanese forces. While we […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]