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Shinko and Kohada, it’s same fish

Shinko and Kohada, it’s same fish

One of my favorit Sashimi is “Kohada” (こはだ) “Kohada” is young herring This is “Kohada-su” (こはだ酢) marinated young herring, Herring (“Nishin” 鰊) changes the name by the fish grow in Japanese, its been said the symbol of the success. start from  Baby “Shinko” (新子), and  Kid “Kohada” (子肌), and  Adult “Konoshiro”  (このしろ). Unfortunately I don’t [...]

Shimbashi Karasumori Shrine, The heven of the Salaryman

Shimbashi Karasumori Shrine, The heven of the Salaryman

The oasis or heaven of Japanese business man, Shimbashi. You can see and hear nightly discussion, complains, the real voice of Salaryman (business man) at Izakaya bar in Shimbashi area.  They’ll healed and charge the energy for the next day at Shimbashi. The landlady of Sakura House Shimbashi told me there will be a big [...]

Eat Fugu (blow fish), Japanese winter speciality taste

Eat Fugu (blow fish), Japanese winter speciality taste

Have you ever tried taste of “Fugu” (blow fish), Japanese winter specialty dish? fugu sashi (raw sashimi of blow fish) Its one of the best &  my favorite “Nabe” (hot pot) . Blow fish bones makes such a awesome soup. Worried about the poison?  No, no, no need.  Only licensed chief can clean a blow [...]

Tokyo Sky Tree Construction Finished Today at the Leap Year 2012

Tokyo Sky Tree Construction Finished Today at the Leap Year 2012

The most tallest tower in the world  Tokyo Sky Tree the new land mark of Tokyo, construction finished today officially! Today, February 29th, will be the day to remember as the leap year and hard snowing day of Tokyo. Tokyo Sky Tree Observatory deck will be open May 22nd and it will attract many tourists.  [...]

“Kissen”, Fancy & Secret Sushi Bar @ Ginza, Tokyo

“Kissen”, Fancy & Secret Sushi Bar @ Ginza, Tokyo

Don’t need to say anything… this picture explain everything. I had a opportunity to visit a secret snug Sushi Bar “Kissen” in Ginza. Only 6 seats in the counter. Tuna (Toro and Otoro) Kohada Seki Aji, homemade pickled ginger was excellent match. Thank you chief, Yoshino-san for the great time! Tweet

Samgyeopsal, Korean Pork Grill @ Shinjyuku, Tokyo

Samgyeopsal, Korean Pork Grill @ Shinjyuku, Tokyo

Samgyeopsal it’s Korean BBQ and became very popular in Japan these days. The thick pork meat grill with kimchi Makes me hungry again for Samgyoepsal! You can find many restaurant in Shinjuku and Okubo, the korean town, area near Sakura House Shinokubo Tweet

Meet New People @ international netwoking event in Tokyo, FIESTA Sakura Cafe Ikebukuro

Meet New People @ international netwoking event in Tokyo, FIESTA Sakura Cafe Ikebukuro

Looking for a friendship or networking here in Tokyo? Come and join us our big event,  FIESTA,  the international party @ Sakura Cafe Ikebukuro on this Saturday 11th 6PM! Our Sakura Guest get discount for the entry fee,  only 500 yen with a drink & snack! You can see last FIESTA event pic from here [...]

Wendy’s made Comeback to Japan!

Wendy’s made Comeback to Japan!

My favorite burger shop, Wendy’s made comeback to Japan! A few years before, Wendy’s withdrowed from Japan…. it was sad…. New shop opened in Omotesando, Harajuku at the end of last year. Had Wendy’s burger, baked potato with chili! How was the taste? Well…It was not as good as before…..plus bit more expensive than it [...]

Original hand made beer experience in Ibaragi

Original hand made beer experience in Ibaragi

When I visit oversea any place in Japan , I always love to visit local brewery, distillery  and winery to teast its own local drinks. I visited Kiuchi brewery in Ibaragi to brew original  local ales! You can make your own beer by selecting favorite the beer wheat and malts, by consulting the beer master. [...]

Happy New Special Year 2012!

Happy New Special Year 2012!

Happy “Special” New Year 2012! Why “Special” ?? It is because…. 2012 is our Sakura House 20th Anniversary!! We have been serving for non-Japanease communities since 1992, thank you so much for your support all these years and we will continue to provide you the best accomodation plan in Tokyo! Today, Jan 4th is our [...]