Against Japanese Traffic rule  Umbrella + Bicycle

Against Japanese Traffic rule Umbrella + Bicycle

I usually wear the sun visor for rainy day while riding bicycle. opening umbrella while riding bicycle is against Japanese Traffic Rule. That’s true,,, If I hold the umbrella, I lose balance and it is dangerous to ride a bicycle with one hand only. It takes like 30 mins to walk from my house to [...]

Takoyaki Shop Open!

Hello, Everyone! How are you doing? Naoko desu. It’s been geeting hot and hot… if it’s really hot no apetite… cannot eat a big meal so just like to have something light so how about Takoyaki? Takoyaki is very famouse especially in Kansai West part of Jpan like Osaka. Takoyaki is a flour based snack [...]

Unique habits that a foreigner develops while living in Japan

Unique habits that a foreigner develops while living in Japan

Hello everybody! I have been living in Japan for slightly more than 7 years now. That is quite a long time to develop some Japanese habits. Let me give you an example of this habits that I have adopted and have seen other foreigner that have lived a while in Japan. Habit number 1 Maybe [...]

Foreign books in Tokyo!

Foreign books in Tokyo!

Hello minna-san, how are you? Today i wanna talk to you about something that our residents often ask me here at our office: “Where can i find some foreign book nearby?” I usually recommend three bookstores to our new resident: – Kinokuniya Books is a long-established chain and has two stores in the Shinjuku area. [...]

[Sakura Event]  Geisha Night Show @Asakusa  on July 26th, 2016

[Sakura Event] Geisha Night Show @Asakusa on July 26th, 2016

Hello everyone! Our traditional event Geisha will be held again on July 26th at our Asakusa hostel! 【Geisha Night Show @Asakusa】 Date:26 July 2016 (Tuesday) Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM Meeting place : Sakura Hostel Asakusa Fee:500 yen(1 drink included) To sign up for the event, send us an e-mail to info@sakura-hostel.co.jp with the following info. 1. Name 2. Sakura [...]

Are you visiting Japan for this Winter?

Are you visiting Japan for this Winter?

Hello everyone, It is Summer in the southern hemisphere now. But, I think some of you are going to visit Japan for your new school, internship, new Job,  or winter vacation. And some of you might think it is too early to start looking for a place for this coming winter. It is actually not [...]

Shopping at “Donki”

Shopping at “Donki”

Hello minna-san! We all know, in Tokyo it`s possible to find anything at any time, is that which contributes to making this a unique city. But, where do we all go when we wanna be sure to find everything in the same place, and without spending a lot? To Don Quijote, obviously! This ultra-famous Japanese [...]

Sakura House team

Sakura House team

Hello everyone! How are you doing?? This is SHINO from the Resident Relations team. In Sakura House, we have 4 different teams; Resident Relations, Maintenance, Web and Accounting. We are working in the same office together. Our residents always find us at the counter in our Shinjuku Office or sometimes in the premises. Few days [...]

Zushi Beach

Zushi Beach

Hello everybody! My name is Chipa Mwenya, half Zambian and half Japanese Staff at Sakura House. It is now getting hot and it is time to go to the beach and get that tan! I would like to share my favorite beach! Before I explain the details of this place, let me show you how [...]

Sweet Sweet Indian Sweets

Sweet Sweet Indian Sweets

A family came from India and stayed in my house for 3 days. They brought a gift for us. My favorite Patisa( pic below ) – know as Soan Papdi. I really don’t know how to make. I heard it is made by bean powder. When I put in my mouth, it melts right away. [...]