Cherry blossom season is just around the corner ), starting mid March and through April. The top 3 places I would recommend to have a close and nearby view of the cherry blossom are shown below. Sakura House Nakano Sakaue ** There is river right across and behind the building has cherry blossom tress all lined up on a street. When the wind blows, it has a magical vibe because, the petals from the cherry blossom would fly around ( a scene you would see in an anime ). click the link to see more details of this place https://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00126/2/room Sakura House Shibuya Sendagaya, Sakura House Yoyogi Koen […]
What is the one item that most of us carry and we go to a new country ? A Travel Guide Book. Now, the one down side of having a travel guide book is that, the guide book is designed in such a way that it gives you the only the most important and relevant information. To be honest with you, there is a lot of local information e.g local events in your area, that you miss out on!! Sakura House understands that our guests of course come to Japan to visit the touristy places like Shibuya, Hachiko, Tokyo Tower, Akihabara etc but, we also believe that giving […]
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.
When you come to Tokyo, what is one of the first spots you have to see? Definitely Harajuku! Tokyo’s crazy fashion center! But it’s not only the teenage culture that makes Harajuku interesting. You can see that on one side there is Japan’s cute side, but on the other, the traditional side.
Today, we’re introducing our newest staff member who hails from the Great Northern land of Russia. Alexandra is excited to be working here so we’ll let her introduce herself in her first ever blog post.
Halo teman – teman! Apa kabar?! Teman teman pasti memiliki berbagai alasan mengapa teman – teman suka kebudayaan Jepang, dong? Kalau saya sih penggemar berat Samurai. Selain teknik bertempur yang begitu memukau, saya sangat menghormati keberanian mereka untuk mengorbankan nyawa nya demi kepentingan masyarakat. Setelah mencari tahu mengenai Samurai lebih lanjut, saya mempelajari banyak sekali hal penting yang menurut saya sangat baik untuk semua orang, tidak hanya untuk pejuang pada masa lalu. Salah satu kunci terpenting yang dimiliki oleh Samurai tangguh adalah dapat mencari ketenangan dalam diri sendiri atau Inner Peace, dalam bahasa Inggrisnya. Dengan ketenangan dalam diri, mereka dapat berpikir secara jernih sehingga tidak mengambil tindakan yang gegabah. Mereka […]
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 […]
One of the many marvels people enjoy when coming to Kyoto is the possibility to buy some really unique original goods. Most people traveling to Kyoto have heard of the flea markets available on certain days of the month, the most popular being the one held on the 21st of each month at Toji Temple near Kyoto Station. Nonetheless, right near Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa is the Kitanotenmangu Shrine, which has its own flea market held each month on the 25th called “Tenjin-san”. Not only locals, but travelers from all over the world come to find some local treasure and also enjoy the great variety of food offered by the […]
In a culture with centuries of continuing traditions, the simplest things may carry a purpose and meaning that the modern individual might not grasp at first. On this occasion we look into the use of the stone path present on most (if not all) Japanese gardens. The initial use of laying down a path of stones was carried out by Sen no Rikyu (千利休), the apparent founder of the tea ceremony, while watching one of the shogun’s wooden clogs get ruined by the mud present on the way to the ceremonial room. He then realized that such stones enhanced the beauty of the environment and thus became widely used. The […]
Just a 6 minute walk from Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa is the Nishijin Textile Center, displaying the spirit that has, and still does, make the backbone of this neighborhood, the traditional Nishijin style of weaving. From kimonos to framed woven art pieces, this center displays the history and beauty of such a delicate art form, allowing not only to see but to also experience this traditional weaving style by one’s own hands. A local lady on the second floor is periodically showing visitors how such a technique was performed by using the same weaving machine used back in the day. On the same floor, many souvenirs are available allowing one […]