When we come across the terms ” guest house ” or ” dormitory “, we make the first assumption that there is no privacy right ? Well actually, in Sakura House we have specially designed the beds to allow you to have your own privacy and at the same time allow you to have a social environment. Let me break it down for you. The picture below, will show you how a typical bed in guest house/dormitory would look like ** no wall partitions or curtains to separate individual beds. ** the bed itself is not practically useful, meaning that you do not have any reading light attached to […]
You can explore the Kansai Region from Kyoto. While Kyoto has many interesting and beautiful spots to visit, photograph and enjoy, you shouldn’t limit yourself to the one city. Use Japan’s old capital as your base to explore East Japan while staying in our traditional “machiya” house. Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa welcomes you people from everywhere to enjoy every aspect of Kansai.
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Join us for day of watching the horse races from the Horse Owners Seats at Tokyo Racecourse and cocktails at the Hotel Continental Fuchu.
With years and even centuries of continuing tradition, the events held throughout the year in Kyoto give a chance to slip into the past and enjoy the ambiance and beauty of such a time. From all these events non is more historically rich as the Jidai Matsuri and its unmissable parade.
Twice a year, hordes of anime and manga fan desend on Tokyo Big Sight to attend Comiket, a huge 3 day (soon to be 4 day) event that covers every aspect of Japanese Pop Culture. Since I am a fan of anime, manga and cosplay, I thought I’d share this event with you today.
Celebrating the Zuiki Matsuri is the celebration the change of seasons from Summer to Autumn in Kyoto. Most, in not all, of the festivals around the country have had an undisturbed continuance for centuries, and one that can not be overlooked while staying at Sakura House Kyoto is the “Zuiki Matsuri”.
Littered all around Tokyo are Maid Cafes, a staple in the Japanese pop culture world. These Maid Cafes in Japan can be found all over the country, but are most famous in the Anime and Manga capital, Akihabara, also known as Electric Town. If you’ve been to Japan, have you ever been to a Maid Cafe? If not you should try it at least once.
When going to Japan’s ancient capital, you have to do a one day tour of one of the best preserved districts in Kyoto Higashiyama. Considering the district alone has around 1600 temples, combine that number with the Shinto shrines all around the city and you have over 2000 different places to visit! Of course these are not the only Kyoto attractions to see when in the old capital. There are a great number of parks and natural spots, historical streets, an incredible variety of restaurants, souvenir shops and experiences (whether it be an owl café, or having a virtual reality samurai sword fighting battle in an old “machiya” townhouse). Each […]
When coming to Kyoto, staying at a traditional “machiya” house can certainly enhances the experience of being in Japan’s old capital, it gives guests the chance to experience what actually living in Kyoto is like. As beautiful and private this properties can be, one aspect might make some people think twice. That is, most properties do not offer daily assistance like a hotel concierge might do, and particularly for those coming to Kyoto for the first time, that can be quite an issue. At Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa we decided to fix on this problem and use the entrance area (traditionally used as the shop and commerce area for the […]