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Two new Muslim-friendly residences in the Tokyo area!!

Two new Muslim-friendly residences in the Tokyo area!!

Real Estate Agency SAKURA HOUSE to Open two new Muslim-Friendly Residences in Tokyo Tokyo-based real estate agency SAKURA HOUSE is opening two new Muslim-friendly residences in the Tokyo area. The first residence will be a MUSLIM-FRIENDLY WOMEN’S SHARE HOUSE in TABATA, Tokyo, scheduled to open on May 19, 2015. It will have four rooms, and will be [...]

How to find restaurants in Tokyo

How to find restaurants in Tokyo

Even after a few years spent in Tokyo, a lot of people are still not used to look up to find a restaurant. Because in Tokyo, even though having a window right in front of the street is a huge advantage, a majority of restaurants are located on higher floors, or in the basement. You [...]

Imperial Palace Tour and Hand Roll Sushi Lunch Party! 4/5(SUN) 11:00am – 15:00pm

Imperial Palace Tour and Hand Roll Sushi Lunch Party! 4/5(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:April  5th (Sun) ■Starting time:11:00 [...]

Sarushima Tiny Inhabitable Island

Sarushima Tiny Inhabitable Island

It’s gradually getting warmer now, some days feels like early summer. So, I visited an deserted island   called the SARUSHIMA. This Sarushima is the largest natural island in the Tokyo bay. Though it is the “largest”, it’s only 200m width, 450m length and so very small   From Shinagawa, one of the main station on the [...]

Cherry-blossom Viewing Picnic & Making scattered sushi! 3/31

Cherry-blossom Viewing Picnic & Making scattered sushi! 3/31

“Cherry-blossom Viewing Picnic & making scattered sushi event!” 31st of March 2015! First, we gonna make cattered sushi(Chirashi sushi) at Sakura hotel Ikebukuro and then move to Ueno park for Cherry-blossom Viewing Picnic ! EVENT INFORMATION Time : March 31st(Tue) 10:30am-around 4pm Meeting Place : Sakura hotel Ikebukuro-Shared kitchen 6F Access Fee :500 yen per [...]

Sakura at Inokashira Park

Sakura at Inokashira Park

On Friday 27th, I went to see Sakura (Cherry Blossom) at Inokashira Park in Kichijoji. I could barely see sakura blooming on the trees. But while I was exploring the park, I found one tree with white sakura petals. This sakura tree is like rushing to be bloomed to not disappoint people who came to [...]

Nakano Broadway.

Nakano Broadway.

Nakano Broadway looks like an old department store,  which has so many small shops inside. They do not sell meat or vegetable but many collective items, CDs, records, dolls, figures, games, and so on, which attract so-called “OTAKU” crowds from all over . I have been there for a few times and bought post cards [...]

The nostrils of God !?

The nostrils of God !?

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Todai-ji (東大寺; literally “Great Temple of the East”), a Buddhist temple in Nara in Japan, do not miss to take a walk in the main building. Within the grounds is the largest wooden building in the world, Daibutsuden (大 仏 殿), which houses a colossal bronze [...]

Japanese National Lottery

Japanese National Lottery

The Lottery, called “宝くじ” (Takarakuji),  started in 1600 in Japan. They were banned and resurrected several times until being banned entirely in 1842. It is around the end of 2nd world war that Japanese Government created an official lottery : Imeniemuyu Takarakuji. The name can be roughly translated by “Luck lottery” or “Fortune Lottery”. The very [...]

Cherry Blossom Season is Around the Corner!

Cherry Blossom Season is Around the Corner!

Cherry blossom (Sakura) is really serious in Japan! If you are planning a trip to the Land of the rising sun at the end of the month and want to enjoy hanami (花見Cherry blossom viewing), then you need to lean about the flowering dates in each region!     The climate of each region is [...]