The secret of the Japanese 10 yen coin

The secret of the Japanese 10 yen coin

Hello everybody, It`s me again, Chipa Mwenya, half Zambian and half Japanese Sales/Resident Relations Staff at Sakura House. For those of you who are in Japan and familiar with the Japanese 10 yen coin, have you ever wondered what kind of metal it is made of and where the metal came from? You may not [...]

BBQ Time!!!

BBQ Time!!!

Good morning minna-san, how are you? Today is another great day: the temperature is so good, and the sun is high in the sky. If we exclude June maybe (for all those who are residing in Japan since few time, that is the rainy season!), we are going to face several months of warm and [...]

Tea time after cleaning at Muslim House!!

Hello, My name is Naoko. I’m a new Sakura House staff and glad to meet you here in our blog. I went to one of our buildings Muslim House at Yoyogi Uehara last week and we had a cleaning event with the residents. After we finish cleaning, we had a chat with having some snacks and one [...]

Not only sakura!

Not only sakura!

Hello minna-san, how are you? As you know, sakura`s time is already finished since a while. But, if you still wanna enjoy flowers`full blooming in some wonderful natural scenarios, there are still many chances to do it! Really a few tourists (and even residents!) as a fact, know that for the whole may the Spring [...]

Belgian Beer Weekend 2016

Belgian Beer Weekend 2016

Konnichiwa minna-san, From May, 19th to May, 22nd, you will a Belgian Beer Weekend 2016 in Yokohama !! ‘Belgian Beer Weekend’ traditionally takes place the first weekend of September at the ‘Grand Place’ in Brussels, and it made its international debut in Japan in 2010. The ‘Belgian Beer Weekend’ is Japan’s finest beer event, returning [...]

Samurai Sword Dance Workshop @ Sakura Hostel Asakusa

Samurai Sword Dance Workshop @ Sakura Hostel Asakusa

Konnichiwa Minna-san! Sakura House has new event for you! A special free event for Sakura House residents and Hotel guests. Ryuou ARAI, 荒井龍凰, a Japanese traditional sword dancer will show you a “Japanesque” performance accompanied by poetry and beautiful moves of a Japanese sword and fans. [Time & Date] From 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. [...]

Free Japanese Lessons !

Free Japanese Lessons !

Konnichi wa minna-san ! Are you currently living in Japan and you would like to learn to speak Japanese ? Japanese is a very hard language to learn and sometimes, we don’t know where to start. ^^” The Kanda Gaigo Career College is offering free Japanese lessons ! This is the perfect opportunity for beginners ! [...]

A day trip to the beach

A day trip to the beach

Hello Minna-sa, how are you? On these days the weather is amazing, and the weekend is (fortunately) going to come! What could be better than a nice day trip far from the noise of the city? Perhaps at the beach? Ok, you have already been to Kamakura, Enoshima, or Zushi. And ok, i agree with [...]

Factory Visit – Doughnut

A Sakura house resident asked  me if there are some factories where we can visit. I searched and there are quite many factories we can visit like,, beer factory, potato chips factory, rice crackers factory, stationary factory,,,etc So many factories where we can visit! By chance I found a doughnut factory near my house. I [...]

Day out : Ashikaga Flower Park

Konnichiwa minna-san, You are in Japan in May, are a tourist or have some free days away from school or work? Here is a day out idea Ashikaga Flower Park is a park know for its hanging wisterias dating from 1870. Apart from hanging wisterias, the park has 9 flower gardens all with different seasons. [...]