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We human beings are a very curious species. We love to search and ponder upon things, that are sometimes beyond our personal sphere of influence. We are specially curious about the lives of other human beings living a world apart. Well, although there isnt a matter transporter in the market as yet, there might be [...]

Hello and dzien dobry!

Hello and dzien dobry!

Hello! My name is Marti and I’m new SAKURA HOUSE staff member. I’ve moved to Tokyo from Poland and have been living here for few months now.  Back at home I was a doll artist and a writer, and before that I was studying Japanese Tea Ceremony for few years. I’m interested in Japanese doll [...]

Akita Kanto Matsuri(Festival)

Akita Kanto Matsuri(Festival)

No one knows for sure how many festivals take place in Japan over the course of the year. Estimates vary from 100,000 to 300,000; all of them unique reflections of the history and culture of the local area. Let me introduce “Akita Kanto Festival” held on 3rd -6th August every year at Akita-shi, Akita-ken. The origin of [...]

One day trip, Mt.TAKAOSAN

One day trip, Mt.TAKAOSAN

The weather is getting hot and humid day by day… I might let you all know about a cool and beautiful spot called Mount TAKAOSAN. You’d probably not going  believe that Takaosan is still in Tokyo, once you get there. After hiking, you can ear the local specialty Japanese noodle “SOBA” It’s about 50 mins train ride from [...]

RAKUGO Traditional Japanese Art of Comedy Storytelling

RAKUGO Traditional Japanese Art of Comedy Storytelling

Announcing to all Sakura House customers! We are going to invite a volunteer Rakugo performer and enjoy rakugo in English.He is going to do one comical story (about 15 minutes) and another funny story for encore. In total it would be about 30 minutes to 1 hour.Admission is FREE. Please invite as many people as possible!Only Sakura House/ [...]

Train stops! What to do??

Train stops! What to do??

Last week, on the way to home from work, Yamanote line was stopped for some reasons. Yamanote line is one of major train lines in Tokyo. I was stuck in SHINJUKU station, near Sakura House office. I wanted to go IKEBUKURO by Yamanote line. This kind of sudden stop of train is very troublesome for [...]

Kimono Dressing Experience & Temaki Sushi Lunch (*Guests & Residents Only / 宿泊者限定)

Kimono Dressing Experience & Temaki Sushi Lunch (*Guests & Residents Only / 宿泊者限定)

If you are already in Japan, have you already tried on Kimono? At Sakura Hostel Asakura, a Kimono event will be held on July 12th. Please check the details below. ———————————————————————————- We are going to collaborate again with Tokyo City Guide Club on July 12th! In this event, the experts of kimono dressing from the [...]

Eel

Eel

Here in Japan, eating eel is believed to give you good energy to go through hot, muggy summer days. It seems like everyone here loves and eats eel. Even though Japanese eel is on a verge of extinction and because of that, its price is getting even higher. What’s so great aboout it? It’s too expensive,  too soft, [...]

It’s Sushi Time!

It’s Sushi Time!

Hello Everybody, Today I decided to write about the hallmark Japanese culinary delight called Sushi. Many of you might have already tried it before. If you are a rice and fish lover, then perhaps you will find the the world of sushi to be very appealing. In fact it would be a natural extension of [...]

Try Sutra Copying at a Temple

Try Sutra Copying at a Temple

Recently I have been searching for opportunities to join the events held by temples and the monks, so I could get to know more deeply about my culture, belief and philosophy. One event I joined recently is the Sutra copying at a temple in central Tokyo and a session of Yoga. I am not too [...]