As we are getting closer to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there will be a sudden increase in the number of visitors in Tokyo. From my personal opinion, in case there is an emergency, for example, someone passing out or fainting, we the foreigners, can also help the Japanese Medical assistant team before they arrive. When you go to most Japanese train stations, you will come across a medical first aid kit know as an AED ( automated external defibrillator ). This is a device that, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an […]
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.
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 […]
Moss is one of the many characteristics of a Japanese garden. You may have seen the large amount it may cover at some temples, as the famous Saiho-ji Temple (popularly known as “Kokedera” or Moss Temple). It’s no wonder why it grows at our garden at Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa. The most amazing feature of moss is that it is able to grow on any surface, provided that the humidity in the air is correct. It actually prefers surfaces low in nutrients, since an excess of it may damage the plant. Due to this, there is no need for soil for it to grow abundantly, just a constant humidity of around […]
Sakura House offers you the great experience of living in a typical Kyoto town house, also called Machiya. While visiting the old capital, taste Japanese life style in a gorgeous vacation rental house. https://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00306/1/room Located in the Nishijin district (North west of Kyoto city), famed for its weaving fabrics and celebrating 550 years of existence this year, our Machiya provides the perfect balance between tradition and modernity. We are happy to welcome you in the comfortable, fully equipped house (Free WIFI, TV, kitchen equipment and tools, washer, iron…), which kept the atmosphere of traditional Kyoto, with its Japanese style inner garden which can be admire from tatami living room. Based […]