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Kodaira-After 25 min. train-ride from the bustle of Shinjuku.

Kodaira-After 25 min. train-ride from the bustle of Shinjuku.

You may not have heard the area called “KODAIRA”. This area may never have received a decent attention from Japanese or people from abroad. But this is the area I once seriously thought about moving to. It takes only 25 min. from Shinjuku and you will get to see beautiful flowers,  gravestones, vegitables and even [...]

Carrying a Mikoshi (portable shrine) in a festival @IKEBUKURO & after party! 9/28(SUN)

Carrying a Mikoshi (portable shrine) in a festival @IKEBUKURO & after party! 9/28(SUN)

One of the essential elements for Japanese festivals “MATSURI” is the “mikoshi,” a portable shrine. Mikoshi is an ornately-decorated carriage that symbolically houses a Japanese deity. It is not tugged but carried by people on their shoulders. Mikoshi consists of a roof, body and stand. It is thought of as a work of art, including woodwork, [...]

Imperial Palace Tour and Hand Roll Sushi Lunch Party! 9/14(SUN) 11:00am – 15:00pm

Imperial Palace Tour and Hand Roll Sushi Lunch Party! 9/14(SUN) 11:00am – 15:00pm

How about a refreshing walk around the majestic beauty of Tokyo Imperial Palace? Let’s join us for Imperial Palace tour with experienced guides, and we have TEMAKIZUSHI (Hand roll SUSHI) lunch party too! Meet us at SAKURA HOTEL JIMBOCHO, and from there, we will walk together to the nearby Palace area. ■Date:September  14th (Sun) ■Starting time:11:00 [...]

Do you love cooking? Join us at YOMODA-KAI!!!

Do you love cooking? Join us at YOMODA-KAI!!!

We are looking for cooking lovers who would love to share their original recipes!!! You don’t have to be a sheff working for 5 star hotel or restaurant. As long as you love  what you cook and eat, we can enjoy it. We will prepare the ingredients for whatever you cook. This party is called [...]

Nakano Broadway

Nakano Broadway

Have you even been to Nakano Broadway? Located directly north of Nakano Station, through the shopping arcade Nakano Sunmall, is Nakano Broadway.  Nakano Broadway is a 4 story high shopping complex. While it also sell things that other shopping complex can offer, the main distinguishing point of Nakano Boardway is the number of stores that [...]

Bamboo Temple and Giant Buddha in Kamakura

Bamboo Temple and Giant Buddha in Kamakura

I went to Hokoku-ji so-called bamboo temple in Kamakura last week. There is beautiful bamboo garden in front of the main hall in the temple, so you can feel “Zen” and escape the heat of Tokyo. It takes about 10 minutes by bus from Kamakura station and admission fee is just 200 yen. You can [...]

FUTSAL on 8/17(Sun) 16:00pm-18:00pm @ Kugayama ! Feel free to join us!

FUTSAL on 8/17(Sun) 16:00pm-18:00pm @ Kugayama ! Feel free to join us!

We, (SAKURA HOUSE) have FUTSAL game on 8/17 (Sun), 16 : 00 pm -18 : 00 pm @ Kugayama!! Beginners, ladies, everybody feel free to join us! Let’s enjoy play together!! Tweet

Fireworks Festival.

Fireworks Festival.

  Have you been to fireworks festival this summer? Most of them are over. But there is only one big Fireworks Festival left in Tokyo. Jingugaien Fireworks. August 16th, Sat. http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/event/11780 This one features 10,000 Fireworks! Why don’t you go see it and enjoy your summer night in Japan? If you don’t want to be [...]

“AWAODORI Festival” in Nakameguro 8/2 2014!!

“AWAODORI Festival” in Nakameguro 8/2 2014!!

Sakura House has joined this Awaodori Festival in Nakameguro for many years with our residents and the locals. Ready to roll and dance for 2.5 hours! Some of Sakura House fellows came to cheer us last Saturday! A big ARIGATO to all of you too! We practiced 1 month for this festival… The theme of [...]

Art of Harajuku.

Art of Harajuku.

Would you like to know more about Design Festa gallery? You can find this amazing art space in the heart of Harajuku. Today I`ll show you some things you can buy there. I love the food jewelry and cute  colorful clothes. Too bad I can’t catch them all! Tweet