YAMATE-DORI Street : My recommended spot for jogging!

YAMATE-DORI Street : My recommended spot for jogging!

Autumn is the season to doing sport. My top recommended spot for jogging is the Yamate-Dori. I especially recommend the area between Nakano-Sakaue and Kanamecho. The road construction has been completed there, and there is a wide path for walking, meaning it’s ideal for cycling and jogging.  Also, it is well-lit at night, so it’s great for night  jogging as [...]

Visiting ancestors grave

Ohigan (Fall)

My grandparents passed away not so long ago, and sometimes I really miss them. I used to live so close to them, just a few steps away. At my parents, we still have the house that my grandparents used to live in, whenever I see the house it brings me back the memories. In Japan, [...]

SHIMANAMI CYCLING TOUR: Experience the Traditions of the SETO INLAND SEA and Ride in a World-Class Cycling Event!

SHIMANAMI CYCLING TOUR: Experience the Traditions of the SETO INLAND SEA and Ride in a World-Class Cycling Event!

SHIMANAMI CYCLING TOUR Saturday, October 25 to Sunday, October 26 ATTENTION CYCLISTS! SAKURA HOUSE is looking for cyclists of all levels to who will ride in CYCLING SHIMANAMI 2014, a world-class cycling event that will be held on Sunday, October 26 in the SETO INLAND SEA (SETONAIKAI), often called Japan’s Aegean Sea! To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Setonaikai National Park and the [...]

Chirashizushi

Chirashizushi

If you are not sure which sushi to eat, I would like to recommend,,, CHIRASHIZUSHI !! This is a bowl with sushi vinegrated riced and topped with many kinds of raw fish, pickels, baked egg etc. Usually, the chef choses seasonable raw fish, so it might be better than my choice of sushi. The picture is [...]

Get Spirited Away at Ehime!

Get Spirited Away at Ehime!

If you are a fan of Hanao Miazaki works, you probably do love the design of the bath house in Spirited Away movie. It`s grand exterior and spectacular tree floor structure is one of my favorite movie sets. But did you know that the house was inspired by real building? It`s believed that the idea [...]

Went to eat Unagi

Went to eat Unagi

I went to eat Unagi (Freshwater Eel) a few days ago. Eating Unagi at Doyou no Ushino hi is very common here is Japan, but I prefer not to eat Unagi when many people are around unagi restaurants. People have their own tastes that they prefer Amakuchi (Sweet) or Karakuchi(dry and salty) and also hardness [...]

Capsule toy machine.

Capsule toy machine.

If you have stayed in Japan for a while, you must have seen one of those called “Gacha Gacha” You put 2 hundred-yen coins and turn the handle, then you can get a tiny toys or some figures in a capsule. I, personally, have never been interested in whatever comes out of those boxes, however, [...]

International FUTSAL on 9/21(Sun) 16:00pm-19:00pm @ Kugayama ! Feel free to join us!

International FUTSAL on 9/21(Sun) 16:00pm-19:00pm @ Kugayama ! Feel free to join us!

We, (SAKURA HOUSE) have FUTSAL game on 9/21 (Sun), 16 : 00 pm -19 : 00 pm @ Kugayama!! Beginners, ladies, everybody feel free to join us! Let’s enjoy play together!!   Tweet

Oktoberfest 2013

Oktoberfest❀

Hallo an alle! Oktoberfest is coming to Sakura Cafe Ikebukuro again this year starting this Sunday!!! Sind Sie bereit zu feiern?Are you ready to celebrate?? Unfortunately I wasn’t there last year to celebrate it but it sure looks FUN .゚+.(´∀`*).+゚. While you are there enjoy their special Oktoberfest menu! Join us for the party on October [...]

TON JIRU !! – Traditional Japanese Miso Soup

TON JIRU !! – Traditional Japanese Miso Soup

TON JIRU is miso soup mostly with root vegetables and pork. I love this soup in autumn and winter. There are so many vegetables, so I can take a lot of nutrition. This time I put carrots, potatoes, burdocks, konjac, pork, Long onion, radish, and Japanese mushrooms. Essence from vegetables and pork are nicely mixed [...]