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 […]
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.
Coming to study in Tokyo can be stressful by yourself. Whether it’s because you don’t know Japanese that well, or just staying in a different country for the first time. The best thing to do is bring a friend!
This month, Sakura House is opening two new houses to make your Tokyo stay easier and more accessible. These two new openings will be in the Ojima area of Eastern Tokyo, a quiet and lovely neighborhood surrounded by beautiful waterways and parks. Living in Koto Japan These are our third and fourth house being opened in Ojima, situated in Koto Japan, due to the popularity of the area with new and returning residents. Koto City is known for having part of the entertainment district of Odaiba in it, including Tokyo Big Sight, which holds all three Design Festas as well as both Comikets every year, and the abundance of international […]
At Sakura House, we are always striving to bring you the best and affordable places to stay in Tokyo. This means that we are continuously renovated our existing houses to be nicer and more comfortable to stay in and erecting new buildings, giving residents more choices in where they’d like to stay when they come to Tokyo. In May, we opened up a new building in Nishi-Shinjuku that has been wildly popular with new and returning Sakura House residents. So much so, that there is a awaiting list for the house itself! Over the next few months, we’ve been working hard to open up two new houses in quiet neighborhoods […]
Japan certainly has many tourist attractions and a wide variety of beautiful places to visit, but one particular aspect that brings many travelers to this country is its food. Japanese food is quite well known all around the world, and you may find ramen and sushi shops in your own country. Nonetheless, being in the country that has developed such tasty dishes gives travelers easy access to, not only a great variety of restaurants, but also their ingredients as well. Have you ever thought of making your own “soba” noodles? Or maybe using some fresh tuna for a nice “nigiri sushi” with locally grown wasabi just grated? Having access to […]
The Japanese government, a few months ago, introduced a new law to fill in the gap between hotels and property rentals within Japan, this was called “Minpaku”. The new Minpaku law regulates private residences that are rented out as short-term lodgings, usually through sites such as Airbnb. The law comes into effect on the 15th of June and has already had an impact on Airbnb, with them recently de-listing 80% of their private home listings in Japan in the run up to the June 15th deadline. The law isn’t squarely aimed at Airbnb, but those people who host on sites such as Airbnb, greatly effecting the vacation rental market Japan-wide […]
One of the many particular characteristics of a “machiya” house is undoubtedly the visibility of its wooden structure. It can not be easily overseen nor missed. A beautiful aspect that shows us the presence of the house and how it has lasted throughout the years. Mostly appreciated in the kitchen area, which originally was placed outside of the house, the large roof here was designed to lead heat and smoke away. Thus, some houses like our traditional house in Kyoto, offer an amazing opportunity to see how this section has evolved into a windowed roof with lots of natural light pouring through the house’s wooden skeleton. An important aspect of […]
Moss is one of the many characteristics of a Japanese garden. You may have seen the large amount it may cover at some temples, as the famous Saiho-ji Temple (popularly known as “Kokedera” or Moss Temple). It’s no wonder why it grows at our garden at Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa. The most amazing feature of moss is that it is able to grow on any surface, provided that the humidity in the air is correct. It actually prefers surfaces low in nutrients, since an excess of it may damage the plant. Due to this, there is no need for soil for it to grow abundantly, just a constant humidity of around […]
When it comes where you want to be for a short stay vacation, what comes into your mind? Hotels? Sharehouses? Ryokan(Japanese Inn)? Apartments? If you are looking for place to stay with reasonable prices, Sakura House Apartments and Sharehouses are great choice as short-term stay! Sakura House provides all the furniture and appliances, including a bed, desk, chair, TV, microwave, air conditioner, the list goes on… This is one of our largest apartments around the Shibuya area! SHIBUYA SENDAGAYA ANNEX 3 Apartment https://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00312/1/room Sendagaya is a large neighbourhood of Shibuya, located between the major Yamanote Line stations of Shinjuku and Shibuya. The neighborhood is surrounded by greenery and one of […]