Japanese traditional “Kakizome” & Shodo workshop

Japanese traditional “Kakizome” & Shodo workshop

Hello! How are you today? In Japan, there is a traditional called “Kakizome” – litaerally first writing – which is observed at the beginning of the year. If you are interested in Japanese calligrafy, there is a Shodo workshop on January 19th, 2014 at Sakura Hostel Asakusa. Please check it out! [Date & Time] 18:00-19:00, January [...]

[ASAKUSA] Sumo Watching Tour [January 15th]

[ASAKUSA] Sumo Watching Tour [January 15th]

Hello! How are you today? This year is almost finished,  how was this year? I already introduced the event in the new year, do you remember? On September 15th, 2014, SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA staff will guide you to watch the sumo tournament together. [Date] January 15th (WED), 2014 [Meeting Time]  1:30PM [Meeting Place] SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA [Fee] 3,100 yen [...]

What Japanese alcohol to celebrate the New Year?

What Japanese alcohol to celebrate the New Year?

If you are one of those who stay in Tokyo during the New Year holiday, because you could not make the time, you couldn’t afford the ticket back, or by choice (you want to experiment celebrations end of the year in Japan), rather than opting for a good old bottle of champagne as you already [...]

Kamakura Omotenashi Trip

Kamakura Omotenashi Trip

Hello Everybody, As you may already know, Sakura House is organizing a day-trip to the historical town of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture (South of Tokyo), in the middle of January 2014. We are calling it the Omotenashi Trip, and it will involve both Japanese and foreign participants. A chartered bus will be used to transport [...]

Fishing at swimming pool!?

Fishing at swimming pool!?

Let’s go winter fishing! but winter river, lake, sea… oh, too cold!! and if you want play fishing, we need fishing pole, car, basket, etc…  too much cost! So, my recommend fishing spot is  “Swimming pool”. Some swimming pool is you can rental fishing items, so good for easy fishing and one day trip. My favorite fishing spot is “Toshimaen”, [...]

Merry Christmas~

Merry Christmas~

Today is a Christmas Eve and again, I ‘ve got no one special to give my heart to. Well, how about you? Are you having a fun tonight? With this lovely tree, me and our colleagues are waiting to give our heart to you. So, please COME!!! At this time of the year, some people go [...]

Event : [ASAKUSA] Let’s Experience New Year’s Day in JAPAN!

Event : [ASAKUSA] Let’s Experience New Year’s Day in JAPAN!

Do you know how Japanese people spend a New Year’s Day? You can experience it through this activity. “Let’s Experience New Year’s Day in JAPAN!” Date & Time: January 1st(Wed), 13:30-15:30 Meeting Place: SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA Admission: FREE! ★Plan of the Activity★ -Tasting a special New Year’s dish called “Zoni”(a soup with rice cake) -Playing [...]

SAYONARA 2013

SAYONARA 2013

  Can you believe it’s only less than 2weeks till new years? Have you written all your NENGAJO? ( New Year’s Greeting Card) Have you purchased your tickets? ( where ever you are going ) Most of the shops and office in Japan will be closed during the New Year’s season. Sakura House office is [...]

Innovative Design Trends – DIY Wooden Bicycles

Innovative Design Trends – DIY Wooden Bicycles

How would you like to own a wooden bicycle? Perhaps one that comes disassembled in a box, just like certain IKEA furniture? Well, to make your fantasies come true, Sandwitch Bikes has come up with a novel solution. The company designs and markets wooden bicyles, made from German Beechwood. The rest of the frame accessories [...]

SAKURA EVENT: Japanese Traditional Noh Performance!

SAKURA EVENT: Japanese Traditional Noh Performance!

Have you been to a Japanese Noh Theater and watched its Real performance before? As some of you already know, we, SAKURA HOUSE, SAKURA HOTEL, & SAKURA HOSTEL frequently bring our residents and guests exciting opportunities to watch and experience Japanese Traditional cultural events. Our most recent event is to invite our residents and guests [...]