Japanese holiday : National Foundation Day

Konnichiwa minna-san, There are a lot of holidays in Japan and February, 11th is one of them! If February, 11th is a Sunday, in that case the next day is a holiday. On this day, the 建国記念の日 (kenkoku kinen no hi) celebrate the foundation of the country par the Emperor Jinmu. Historians do not know [...]

Drink the best cocktail in Ginza 300 BAR!

Drink the best cocktail in Ginza 300 BAR!

Have you ever been to Ginza? How about grabbing a drink at Ginza? If you think Ginza is a dangerous spot and everything is very expensive,  it is not correct. In Ginza 300 BAR, you are completely safe and all drinks and foods are 300 yen flat (+TAX) !! There is an event on March [...]

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2016!

Cherry Blossom Forecast 2016!

Hello everybody ! As you may now, the winter season is soon coming to an end. Spring will soon be arriving and we will also have CHERRY BLOSSOM! For those of you who do not know what Cherry Blossoms are, let me briefly explain what it is. Cherry Blossoms, also know as ” SAKURA ” [...]

The three most scenic places in Japan

The three most scenic places in Japan

If you come to Japan and are planning to travel around, you might have noticed already, but Japan is full of very beautiful places. There are beautiful universally known landscape such as the Mount Fuji. However, during the 17th century, a Confucian scholar called Shunsai Hayashi, wrote a book as he traveled throughout Japan on [...]

Okuizome お食い初め !

Okuizome お食い初め !

Konnichi wa minna-san ! In Japan there are a number of rites of passage for little ones. One of them is called okuizome (お食い初め), which is held on or around the baby’s 100th day. The name consists of two kanji characters–one for ‘eat’ (食) and one for ‘first’ (初). It’s the first time the baby eats [...]

Purikura – Unique photo booth in Japan

Konnichiwa Minna-san! Have you even heard about “Purikura” in Japan? Today i will talk about these kind of unique photo booth in Japan. In Japan you can find “purikura” (shortened form of the registered trademark Purinto Kurabu) they are not just normal self-portrait photos; they come out in sticker forms. Mostly friends or couples go [...]

EXCLUSIVE HORSE RACING & COCKTAILS TOUR!

EXCLUSIVE HORSE RACING & COCKTAILS TOUR!

Hey everybody! Exclusively for guests of SAKURA HOUSE & SAKURA HOTELS/HOSTEL. We are happy to announce that we have a FULL HOUSE for all of the dates! We send our thanks to everyone who registered and everyone who expressed interest in this event! A once in a lifetime opportunity to see horse races at Fuchu’s [...]

Hand crafted toys made Zambian children

Hand crafted toys made Zambian children

Good evening everybody! Today, I would like to share with you the kind of toys and other items Zambian children make using their hands and creativity! Most of the Zambian children that live in the rural area do not have the money to buy the toys and items that children in the modernized cities would. [...]

1Ameyoko(Ameya Yokocho) Ueno, Okachimachi, Uguisudani area

1Ameyoko(Ameya Yokocho) Ueno, Okachimachi, Uguisudani area

Last week I went to Ameyoko in Ueno- Okachimachi after a long interval. There are a lot of shops there. I took those pictures at 9:50 am on weekday,  the most of shops open at 10:00am though. You will find whatever you want to buy. The street is full of people every weekend. Here is [...]

Japanese maps!

Japanese maps!

Due to a recent controversy, you might have heard about it : Japan is currently thinking about updating their maps. Not all their maps, though, but only the one for foreigners. If you never went to Japan, or never had to use a map in Japan you might ask yourself why. Well, a little bit [...]