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. [...]

Skydiving in Tokyo

Skydiving in Tokyo

Hello minna-san, how are you? I don`t know about you, but one of the things that i always enjoy of Tokyo, even since a long time i am living here, is to watch the panorama from a high raised spot. You can do it from many good ones here: Tokyo Tower, Metropolitan Government, Mori Tower, [...]

Ueno Park walking Tour!

Ueno Park walking Tour!

Konnichiwa Minna-san! I bet you all know the Ueno park right? How about visiting with Experienced guides, and know about the real japanese history about Ueno? You would be able to enjoy this free tour thanks to the Members of PEACE (People’s Educational And Cultural Exchange), which would be very glad to make you the [...]

Bar inside a 6,000 year old Baobab Tree?!

Bar inside a 6,000 year old Baobab Tree?!

Hello everyone! It`s me Chipa Mwenya, half Zambian and Half Japanese Staff at Sakura House ! It is so hot in Japan today. It feels like summer and today is the perfect day to go the beach! Speaking of the hot weather, having a cold beverage sounds amazing yeah?! Well today, I would like to [...]

How to learn Hiragana

How to learn Hiragana

My second daughter turned 3, so this is what I got for her.. besides her b-day present. Hiragana lesson book! There are many curved lines to draw as Hiragana has many curved lines. It is quite difficult for children to write curved lines. She finds stickers put right place to make a vocabulary. She needs [...]

Ramen place “TATSUNOYA”

Ramen place “TATSUNOYA”

Konnichiwa mina-san! Today I would like to introduce a ramen restaurant “Tatsunoya”! It is located very near from SAKURA HOUSE office in Shinjuku. There is always a long line in front of the restaurant, so I had wanted to give it a try. Finally I went there the other day. It looks so delicious, doesn’t [...]

Weird Pepsi Flavors?

Weird Pepsi Flavors?

Hello minna-san! How are you? As you know, nowadays we are living in a globalized world, and finding really unique local products that we cannot find in any other part of the world it`s becoming harder and harder. Fortunately, as often happens, Japan proves once more to be the most “unique” country in the world: [...]

Lake Tanganyika (Longest fresh water lake in the world and the second deepest lake)

Lake Tanganyika (Longest fresh water lake in the world and the second deepest lake)

Hello fans! My name is Chipa Mwenya, Sales and Resident Relations staff at Sakura House. The fact that I am Zambian, I wanna let you some of the cool facts that you have never really heard about Zambia! Today,  I would like to let you know one of the famous lakes found in the Northern [...]

Have you ever been to Nikko?

Have you ever been to Nikko?

Konnichiwa minna-san! Have you ever been to Nikko? Famous for its natural scenery, and japanese shrines ! Before going to the shrines, you will see the Shinkyou bridge (Sacred bridge at the entrance to Nikko’s shrines.) It is just about few hours from Tokyo in the Tochigi Prefecture with the Tohoku Shinkansen which would cost [...]

History of the TAZARA Railway ( Zambia and China )

History of the TAZARA Railway ( Zambia and China )

Hello everybody. My name is Chipa Mwenya, Sales and Resident Relations Staff at Sakura House. As some of you may know I am half Zambian and half Japanese. In my previous blog, I talked about how Zambia and Japan first developed a relationship thanks to the 1964 Olympics that was held in Japan. Now let [...]