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 […]
Throughout the year, the city of Kyoto offers a great range of attractions for its thousands of tourists coming to experience the cultural abundance it has to offer. One particular season is an autumn Kyoto, when the gardens, parks and surrounding mountains change from their lively green to their beautiful brown, yellow, orange and red enchantment.
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 […]
Hello everyone! This is my first post on the English blog so I’ll start by introducing myself. I am Lejla, and I am one of the new born in the Sakura House family ! I am based in Kyoto and I’ll do my best to share with you the magic of this great place! But as you know, reading is one thing, anyway it cannot replace experiencing !! That’s why I am waiting for you in Kyoto so that we can share real experiences in Kyoto together ! (check our rental house, a traditional Machiya, Kyoto style house -> https://www.sakura-house.com/en/B00306/1/room) Now let’s get back to the main point of this […]