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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.
Cherry blossom season is just around the corner ), starting mid March and through April. The top 3 places I would recommend to have a close and nearby view of the cherry blossom are shown below. Sakura House Nakano Sakaue ** There is river right across and behind the building has cherry blossom tress all lined up on a street. When the wind blows, it has a magical vibe because, the petals from the cherry blossom would fly around ( a scene you would see in an anime ). click the link to see more details of this place https://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00126/2/room Sakura House Shibuya Sendagaya, Sakura House Yoyogi Koen […]
Being away from your home country and living in Japan means you may miss out on the family or friend gatherings during the holiday season. For those foreign guests that live in shared accommodation such as guest house or share house at Sakura House, residents have regular gatherings such as Christmas dinners, which really help one to overcome that common home sickness and feel at home away from home. From my personal experience of having lived in Japan for over 8 years, when it comes to foreigners and what they eat for example for Christmas Eve dinners, chicken or pizza is a must ! I have always wondered why these […]
As we are getting closer to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there will be a sudden increase in the number of visitors in Tokyo. From my personal opinion, in case there is an emergency, for example, someone passing out or fainting, we the foreigners, can also help the Japanese Medical assistant team before they arrive. When you go to most Japanese train stations, you will come across a medical first aid kit know as an AED ( automated external defibrillator ). This is a device that, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an […]
Back in my country, most house holds in the city would have a home printer/scanner in order to avoid the costly service of printing or scanning documents, pictures etc outside. In Japan, due to the small sized and compact houses, having an item such as a printer/scanner would be take up so much space. Therefore, in Japan, it is more economical to go out to acquire this service at the convenient stores such as 7 eleven, family mart. I personally using service when I print the pictures that I take. Let me give you an idea of the prices When it comes to making a copy or print […]
The other day, I escorted a friend to the Narita Aiport. I got to experience what all of you go through when you arrive in Japan and to be honest with you, even though I have lived in Japan for 9 years now, it can still be a bit overwhelming to find the right information. This blog is dedicated to those that would like to have an idea on how to get from the Narita Airport Terminal 1 to Shinjuku by the ordinary train ( meaning not using the Narita Express train or the Sky Liner ). The reason why I would like to share the information of how to […]
To most foreigners, whenever we hear place ” Tsukiji “, the first thing that pops into our head is the ” Fish Market ” right? However, most foreigners do not know that Tsukiji is also famous for the ” Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple “which is also registered as a National Treasure of Japan. The Temple was designed by Chuta Ito who actually had visited India many times prior to designing this. Over the weekend, I decided to go for a troll in the streets to admire at the architecture ( as I am a huge fan of Architecture ) and I came across a unique Temple like no other . […]
Last weekend I had the chance to travel to Nikko, for the very first time and I have some wonderful information for the Muslim community. To be honest with you, since I came to Japan in 2009, I have notice a gradually increase of Muslims travelling together in Japan and going to more localized areas such as Nikko. Based on my Malaysian friends experiences, I was told that, the reason why some Muslim travelers found it to be a bit hard to be adventurous ( meaning travel outside Tokyo into really local areas ) is because, they were not really sure what kind of ingredients where used in […]
One of the main attractions that you will come across during the winter time in Japan are the illuminations. One of my favorite spots to visit and take pictures of the illuminations after work is located right in Shinjuku ( South gate behind the bus terminal ), which is also close to our head office. The cool thing about this place, you actually have many places to sit、vending machines and cafes where you can get hot drinks. Also, for those of you who are working late and do not really have time to spend with your partner, this place can be your last minute resort to save your day […]