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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 [...]

As time goes by,

As time goes by,

By doing a little research on the internet, I came across old pictures of Shinjuku that fascinated me! Seeing them, you can imagine what life was like in Tokyo there are only ago. The exterior of the Seibu – Shijuku station in 1932 ( you can almost find Sakura House office in the background … [...]

Sakura Festival in Chiyoda

Sakura Festival in Chiyoda

Sakura (Cherry Blossom ) is one of the most famous / popular things in Tokyo spring. Enjoy both strolling and boating to view beautiful cherry blossoms at the Imperial Palace Only during the cherry blossom season, the Chidorigafuchi boating arena (Tel: 03-3234-1948) is open until late for the nighttime viewing of illuminated cherry blossoms. *Dates [...]

FREE EVENT : WALKING TOUR ” Koishikawa Korakuen Garden and Kagurazaka” on 3/8 1pm-4pm

FREE EVENT : WALKING TOUR ” Koishikawa Korakuen Garden and Kagurazaka” on 3/8 1pm-4pm

【Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden and Kagurazaka Walking Tour by Tokyo City Guide Club】 Date & Time:March 8th, 2015(Sun)1:00PM-(Finishing around at 4PM) Fee:Free(Transporation Fare to Korakuen Sta. and entrance fee 240 yen is necessary.) ※From Jimbocho we are going to walk from Hotel From Ikebukuro by subway will be 170yen Meeting Place : 1. Sakura Hotel Jimbocho [...]