February brings its own set of events and wonders to Kyoto as the temperatures start to rise to warmer days and some of the awaited spring flowers start to slowly flowrish. Down below is a slight description of the things that one can await while in the old capital city of Japan during this month. Out with the old, in with the new Part of the New Year celebrations, the Setsubun Festivals held all around the shrines in the city shall provide a highlight to the vibrating culture alive during the 2nd month of the year. Events vary slightly from shrine to shrine, but one of the most recommended […]
When travelling with family, it can be difficult to find a place large enough to let the kids move around and also fit everyone comfortably. Ina country like Japan, known for its narrow streets and one room apartments, this certainly is the case. Nonetheless, particularly in Kyoto, there is one place that can certainly meet your needs, whether they be finding a place spacious enough, comfortable enough for a large group, or practically located to not waste much time getting places. Fortunately, our “machiya” house of Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa meets all these requirements while keeping you in the historical ambiance that characterizes this culturally rich city. That being said, […]
Back in my country, most house holds in the city would have a home printer/scanner in order to avoid the costly service of printing or scanning documents, pictures etc outside. In Japan, due to the small sized and compact houses, having an item such as a printer/scanner would be take up so much space. Therefore, in Japan, it is more economical to go out to acquire this service at the convenient stores such as 7 eleven, family mart. I personally using service when I print the pictures that I take. Let me give you an idea of the prices When it comes to making a copy or print […]
The other day, I escorted a friend to the Narita Aiport. I got to experience what all of you go through when you arrive in Japan and to be honest with you, even though I have lived in Japan for 9 years now, it can still be a bit overwhelming to find the right information. This blog is dedicated to those that would like to have an idea on how to get from the Narita Airport Terminal 1 to Shinjuku by the ordinary train ( meaning not using the Narita Express train or the Sky Liner ). The reason why I would like to share the information of how to […]
Each month the city of Kyoto receives a large number of tourists from all around the world, some of them for the first time and others come to experience the city during another time of the year. It certainly is so that Kyoto changes every month with its many events and seasonal beauty, and this time we shall focus on the marvels that January bring to the old capital city of Japan. The new year has just begun and many people are looking forward to discovering a new corned of the world. Japan continues to amaze with its unique culture and attractive natural scenery, without mentioning the wide range of […]
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 […]
You can explore the Kansai Region from Kyoto. While Kyoto has many interesting and beautiful spots to visit, photograph and enjoy, you shouldn’t limit yourself to the one city. Use Japan’s old capital as your base to explore East Japan while staying in our traditional “machiya” house. Sakura House Kyoto Imadegawa welcomes you people from everywhere to enjoy every aspect of Kansai.
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.
Tokyo Game Show 2018 is held once a year and is one of the best opportunities to get to know the latest games that are coming out, the new projects that different Japanese companies are working on and to experience some of Japanese traditions. Held at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba, Japan this is a great event to let your inner geek out.
With years and even centuries of continuing tradition, the events held throughout the year in Kyoto give a chance to slip into the past and enjoy the ambiance and beauty of such a time. From all these events non is more historically rich as the Jidai Matsuri and its unmissable parade.