Are you game for the JLPT?

Are you game for the JLPT?

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an aptitude test that comprehensively measures and certifies a candidate’s grasp of the Japanese language. It usually comprises of listening, reading, grammar and comprehension sections that can last up to two and a half hours, in total. Japan Educational Exchanges and Services; and the Japan Foundation organizes the test [...]

Misaki Shrine Festival at Sakura Hotel Jimbocho

Misaki Shrine Festival at Sakura Hotel Jimbocho

Hello! How are you today? Misaki Shrine Festival is held once every two years. This year is the year! It will be held on March 5th. If you are interested in joining, please do not hesitate to join us. We will get together at Sakura Hotel Jimbocho. We will update in detail soon! Tweet

SOBA at Jindaiji Temple

SOBA at Jindaiji Temple

Have you heard of Jindaiji Temple before? The temple is renown for its beauty of course, but famous for having more than 20 Soba restaurants around the temple. I have tried about 8 restaurants so far, and all are really good. It’s almost impossible to say which restaurant is the best…. If i must choose [...]

Book-Off: A pawnshop for Books, CDs and much more…

Book-Off: A pawnshop for Books, CDs and much more…

Book-Off is a well-known books and multimedia pawn-shop chain, that is hugely popular amongst people of all ages. Ever since its inception in 1991, there are now 900 branches all over Japan, and some foreign branches too in France, USA and Korea. The company’s main service is to provide discount outlets to excite people in [...]

Beautiful Okonomiyaki

Beautiful Okonomiyaki

Last week I had a gethering with my friends! One of my friends is really good at making it. In Japan people who have lived in Tokyo since he was born are called [Edokko] Edo means a time period since 1600 ~ 1867 when the capital was in Tokyo. It is also historical name of Tokyo. [...]

Japanese old town “YANAKA” Walking Tour!!(Free admission) 4/13(Sun) 13:00pm-  

Japanese old town “YANAKA” Walking Tour!!(Free admission) 4/13(Sun) 13:00pm-  

Have you been to YANAKA ? YANAKA is an old town ambience reminiscent of Tokyo from past decades. Throughout the district ,there is an air of nostalgia and rustic charm. If you interesting this tour, please mail to  [email protected] !!   SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA TEL 03-3847-8111   Tweet

Monja-what ? Monjayaki !

Tokyo-style “pancake” : Monjayaki !

Konnichi wa ! The Japanese gastronomy is wide and various, but when seen through foreigners’ eyes, it is often reduced to sushi, sashimi, râmen and okonomiyaki. But there so much much more variety, even among these classics dishes. For example, okonomiyaki : Did you know that this specialty of the Kansai region has a “cousin” [...]

Full of Sakura in Shibuya Station

Full of Sakura in Shibuya Station

Last week`s picture at Shibuya Station. There must be many of you have gone to the park to watch Sakura tree, and drink in under the beautiful sunshine with friends. Most of Japanese school and company starts at April. This Japanese culture makes everyone stay together to introduce themselves to each other. However, remember to [...]

Tropical Island – OKINAWA-

Tropical Island – OKINAWA-

When traveling in Japan, transportation cost is one of the aspects that you can be worried about, because the air tickets, the bullet train tickets are quite expensive (@ _@) However, thank you to LCC ( low cost carriers), you can purchase a flight to Okinawa for sometimes below 6000 yen! Less than 20,000 yen [...]

Spring has finally come!

Spring has finally come!

It’s been very annoying experiencing freezing temperature even in late March. But now, finally, I can feel spring time is here. I can see flowers everywhere, just like photo below. Cherry blossom season is at its peak this week. Are you planning to go somewhere and do OHANAMI party? We have, thanks to you all, [...]