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The Coolest Bar in the Ginza

Play GO at the Coolest Bar in the Ginza!

[November 19th (Saturday)] Play GO at the Coolest Bar in the GINZA! Learn to play GO, the Japanese board game, at IGO Holdings’ “StandupIGO” party, the only GO/IGO party anywhere in which participants face each other standing up! The “StandupIGO” party will be held at 300BAR NEXT, the coolest bar in the Ginza, a bar [...]

Hiwatari “Fire” Matsuri

Hiwatari “Fire” Matsuri

Good evenign minna-san, how are you? March is started, but still outside temperature is a bit cold. Which is the problem? Hiwatari Matsuri at Mount Takao is the perfect solution! Held every year on the second sunday of March, this “fire walking festival” is originally a kind of purification ceremony (japanese call it “ogoma”), and [...]

Noh Theater

Noh Theater

Good afternoon minna-san. Have you ever experienced the Noh Teater? We of Sakura House sometimes organize a related event, that every time surprises the participants, who can enjoy an unique japanese tradition. But what is Noh Theater? The Noh started in Japan in the 14th century. This kind of theater, unlike the “popular” Kabuki, presupposed [...]

Today let`s talk about the JR Pass…

Today let`s talk about the JR Pass…

Hello minna-san, how are you? Today let`s talk about the JR Pass… Many people ask me if it is convenient or not to do it. Well, it depends from the travel you are planning to do. The pass is convenient if you are planning to visit different places in Japan that are far one from [...]

All about “Sakura”

All about “Sakura”

Good morning everybody! Today let`s talk about Sakura, the national japanese tree that also gives the name to our company! You cannot imagine how many times non-japanese people asked me: “Which kind of tree is Sakura?” Well, the answer is not so easy… In japanese language, sakura is the term used to indicate the ornamental [...]

Hama Rikyu Gardens

Hama Rikyu Gardens

Good morning minna-san, This is Simone writing, i hope you are all well! Finally spring is coming fast, and with it is also coming the time of hanami. All around Tokyo there are many beautiful spots where you can enjoy this amazing show of the nature: city parks, riversides, and other unespected places, as sakura [...]

A beer in the sky

A beer in the sky

Hello minna-san, i hope you all are fine! This is Simone here, and this is my first post on our Staff`s Blog, so i would like to talk you about something i really care: beer! Certainly one of the most enjoyable aspects of life in Japan is the local beer. The Japanese are masters in [...]

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SAKURA HOUSE: Keirou no hi (Respect-for-the-Aged Day)

It’s a national holiday called, “Keirou no hi (Respect-for-the-Aged Day)” today in Japan. (September 15, 2014) It is celebrated each year and held on the third Monday of September. On this day, some Japanese send flowers and greeting cards to elders to show their respect and others get together with their families and enjoy their company. [...]

SAKURA EVENT: [February 15 (Sat)] TEPPANYAKI Party “Let’s try International Foods on an Iron Griddle”

SAKURA EVENT: [February 15 (Sat)] TEPPANYAKI Party “Let’s try International Foods on an Iron Griddle”

Have you tried cooking on TEPPANYAKI (an iron griddle) before? Have you met someone from BURKINA FASO, a country in West Africa? Join SAKUA HOUSE’S event and let’s enjoy this cool season together! ============================================================== ============================================================== [February 15 (Sat)] TEPPANYAKI Party “Let’s try International Foods on an Iron Griddle” Discovering “BURKINA FASO’s cuisine” @ SAKURATEI restaurant [...]

SAKURA HOUSE: Upcoming SAKURA EVENTS!

SAKURA HOUSE: Upcoming SAKURA EVENTS!

Looking for something fun in Tokyo? SAKURA HOUSE‘s got them! Here are our upcoming  fun and interesting events in January & February!   JANUARY (Fully booked) [Jan. 18] O M O T E N A S H I tour to KAMAKURA [Jan. 21] KAKIZOME & Takoyaki Party (Fully booked) [Jan. 23] Sumo Watching Tour [Jan. 26] [...]