Whether you would be studying, working or traveling overseas for a long period of time, finding the right place to allow you to comfortable establish yourself is certainly a matter that requires time and patience. Ideally it would have to be a place close to school and/or work, with at least a supermarket close by, proximity to public transport to move around the city, tour and meet up with friends, and of course it shall help if it is a place that reflects the culture of the city. Luckily, if in search of such a place in Kyoto, then Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa may deserve to be looked at. Kyoto […]
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 […]
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 […]