A T-shirt Vending Machine in Shimokitazawa

A T-shirt Vending Machine in Shimokitazawa

I bet this is what you have been expecting from ”Japan”. An unique vending machine selling T-shirts…..1,800yen each. Well this machine is not only a symbol of randomness of Japanese subculture, but also a meaningful box. Those T-shirts were designed by artists such as Kuroda Seitaro, Naoki Urasawa(A Manga creator), Lily Franky and Keiichi Sokabe. This is for a campaign opposing the planned redevelopment of Shimokitazawa. Shimokitazawa is a small town,  well it is more likely a village where has lots of small shops and theatre. It has been really popular place by artist,comedians,actors and musicians for decades.  The town attracts young folks and the local people simply love the place! […]

HAKUBA VILLAGE

HAKUBA VILLAGE

It has been cool last few days in Tokyo because of rain though, it would take a several more weeks for us to appreciate the atmosphere of fall. If you want to spend your day off somewhere cooler than Tokyo, Hakuba  白馬 can be a good option. Hakuba gets over 30℃ during a day but, you do not need to turn on an air condition in the morning and evening. Hakuba is 30-40 minutes away from Nagano station by drive. Hakuba is a well known place for winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding but, you would love there in summer as well. I simply enjoyed breathing the green scenenary […]

Reborn☆MonzenNakacho C Guest House

Reborn☆MonzenNakacho C Guest House

Hello, everyone. : ) I know this is sudden, but do you remember the last time I updated about the renovation of Sakura House MonzenNakacho C guest house ?? http://sakurahouse-blog.com/blog/2011/08/09/monzennakacho-c-under-the-renovation/ Oh you do ?! thank you very much for remembering.  ♪(*^・^)ノ ⌒☆(*^_^*) Now finally , the renovation work is finished !  Yes !  : ) Please take a look our  ‘ reborn MonzenNakacho C ‘  house. 【Kitchen (Before)】 …and after ! 【202(before)】 and after : ) 【shower】 We also put a nameplate on the entrance.  ∩(´∀`)∩ So…….  How is it  ??!!    isn’t this house so cute and nice ??  (*’-‘)b OK! I think this is one of Sakura’s true value, and we […]

Discover and Experience the Traditional Japanese Houses

Discover and Experience the Traditional Japanese Houses

  KONNICHIWA It has been dangerously hot in Tokyo, but cooled down a bit with the rain yesterday. If you are looking for something COOL, why don’t you join us for this event in September? Experiencing the Traditional Japanese Houses at the NIHON MINKAEN http://www.sakura-house.com/english/event/nihon_minkaen.php We’ll meet at our Sakura House office in Shinjuku at 9:30am, September 10 English guided walks at the Traditional Folk House Museum! 500yen addmission Let’s have lunch at SOBA(buckwheat noodles) restaurant Great chance to discover the beauty and the history of the traditional architecture. Please contact [email protected] by August 27th to join this tour. Fell in love with the Traditional houses? and want to find […]

A curry restaurant in Shinjuku

A curry restaurant in Shinjuku

Hello. The other day, my collegue told me a good curry restaurant in Shinjuku. And I just visited there. The curry was like this. It tasted good. I went there two days in a row. This restaurant was introduced by a TV company. When you happen to come to Shinjuku, please try it, if you are interested in. restaurant’s name:小さなカレー家 address:東京都新宿区百人町1-24-10 phone number:080-3412-2114

☆Higashi ikebukuro- Peaceful moments☆

☆Higashi ikebukuro- Peaceful moments☆

  Hi Everyone, How is it going?  Have you been on vacation ? I visited Higashi ikebukuro Guest House last week. Only 5 mins walk from Zoshigaya sta. by Fukutoshin line,  it tuned to be fun visit, since I happened to see unique and peaceful moments ☆ http://www.sakurahouse.com/english/premise/higashi_ikebukuro.php The Toden Arakawa Line!  It is a streetcar line in Tokyo.  Since we don`t  see streecars in Tokyo much,   Chance to see it is few and far between. I was lucky to see it! The neighborhood is very quiet and calm atmosphere ☆ So, if you look for somewhere quiet, this area is highly recommended!  Enjoy your weekend☆ Ciao T  

A Lunch Party At Kamiitabashi

A Lunch Party At Kamiitabashi

Last month  Mr and Mrs Kato,the landlords of premises in Kamitabashi,hosted a party for the residents. Luckily we have been invited too and loved to join them! wooo hooo. Thank you for having us, Mr and Mrs Kato :o)   Mr Kato made a beautiful vegetarian pizza for us!!   Now I am honor to introduce you a room, Kamitabashi C (Guest House) 205, where Mr Kato put his great effort on. 205 has been just renovated. Who wants to be the luckiest one to stay there?! Go to our web site and reserve a room! Kamiitabashi C (Apartment+Guest House)   His daughters mentioned that they would like to use the […]

WASABI Farm In Nagano

WASABI Farm In Nagano

Fresh greated Wasabi! Enjoyed the burning sensation…awww Would you like to experience something different from what other tourlists do? How about getting Shinkansen (a bullet train) and breathing beautiful air in a middle of a Wasabi farm? The Daiō Wasabi Farm 大王わさび農場is a the largest wasabi farm in Japan! It is located in Azumino, Nagano Prefecture. As you can see some iPhone photos of mine, the farm is surrounded by splendid green and pure water! To grow a great wasabi, pure water is essential. The Wasabi Soba is the greatest combination of Wasabi and Soba with one of the best water in Japan. Putting my feet into the spring water, it was so cold […]

A Lunch Party at Otsuka B Guest House

A Lunch Party at Otsuka B Guest House

Ms Toita, a landlord of Otsuka B Guest House hosted a lucn party for residents and Sakura House staff were invited there as well. Thank you very much for your kind invitation, Toita-san. Your cooking is amazing! Home made plum wine has become so tasty! I sipped a little even though it was during my office hour. hehehe. ;oP This wine was made by some residents of the guest house and Sakura House staff last summer!! Let me introduce this heartwarming share house! Only one stop from Ikebukuro Station though, it is located in a peaceful residential area! Otsuka B Guest House (Private Rooms+Shared Rooms) Room 202 A Garden View […]

Wow, milk in a vending machine?!

Wow, milk in a vending machine?!

Hot hot sunday afternoon here in Japan. Today, I was walking around Kamata Station and Umeyashiki Station showing Sakura House Kamata 2.  Look what I found!! A vending machine selling milk!! It’s not in front of a public bath, just in an arcade. How rare. It looked rather attractive…