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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 [...]

A Shingo, a very unexpected tourist attraction …

A Shingo, a very unexpected tourist attraction …

In Aomori Prefecture, between Hachiohe and Lake Towada, there is a small village of 2800 souls who claims to possess the tomb of Jesus. If you love conspiracies, this is the place for you! Every year in June, a grand ceremony awakens the small town of Shingo. Women dressed in kimono dancing around a 2000 [...]

FREE Geisha Night Show!! 2/27(Fri) 19pm-20pm !!

FREE Geisha Night Show!! 2/27(Fri) 19pm-20pm !!

GEISHA (or geiko in Kyoto dialect) are professional entertainers who attend guests during meals, banquets and other occasions. They are trained in various traditional Japanese arts, such as dance and music, as well as in the art of communication. Their role is to make guests feel at ease with conversation, drinking games and dance performances. If you [...]

Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

Sapporo Snow Festival 2015

There was snow in Tokyo about a week ago, and some of you might expected that  the snow would be piled up. But obviously didn’t. You may still wish to see REAL snow in Tokyo, but it might not be happening in this winter, so I would suggest you to go to the Sapporo Snow [...]

FREE WALKING TOUR “YANAKA” 2/8 1pm-4pm

FREE WALKING TOUR “YANAKA” 2/8 1pm-4pm

Have you been to YANAKA ? YANAKA is an old town anbience reminiscent of Tokyo from past decades. Throughout the district, there is an air of nostalgia and a rustic charm. We have FREE walking tour by Tokyo City Guide Club on 2/8, Send us the following info to the address below. If youwould like [...]