Japan & the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Japan & the 2014 winter Olympic Games in Sochi

Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister, is expected to attend the opening ceremony of the winter Games that are starting today in Sochi (February 7th to 23rd 2014). Security fears, delays to preparation as well as numerous calls of boycott for human rights outrages have overshadowed the build-up to the costliest Olympic games in history. So [...]

Sakura House Omori : New Open

Sakura House Omori : New Open

Hello all ! How are you today? I think we have kept some of you waiting for a long time… Renovation work at Sakura House Omori has been partially done !! 6F is ready now. (share house style rooms) 5F is opening tomorrow. (share house style rooms, dormitory style rooms) Omori is located in Shinagawa (Yamanote line [...]

2014 Opening Futsal !!

2014 Opening Futsal !!

Hello everyone !! So cold these days!  When that happens, let’s do the sports together!! The most recent game was 1/26 at Kugayama, It was little bit snowing day, but 32 people gathered up!! Wow!! Assembling 5 teams together, We played in 3 hours! Sooo fun!! We’ll definitely be playing again on 2/22 13 : [...]

Seeking Medical Help in Japan

Seeking Medical Help in Japan

Living abroad can sometimes be very stressful, especially when it relates to health and security concerns. Needless to say, language barriers in Japan are instrumental in building fear and doubt in the minds of prospective patients, and generally dissuade them from seeking medical attention, even when terminally ill. This is especially true for a large [...]

Livable Housing for foreign Muslims and Muslimas in Tokyo

Livable Housing for foreign Muslims and Muslimas in Tokyo

The Muslim House at Yoyogi-Uehara in Tokyo is the first ever housing project targeted exclusively towards the Muslim community in Japan. It’s sole purpose is to be a safe, clean and affordable home for Muslims inbound from all over the world. Here Muslims can practice a Halal lifestyle, and also build and support a faith-based community. [...]

SAKURA EVENT: [February 15 (Sat)] TEPPANYAKI Party “Let’s try International Foods on an Iron Griddle”

SAKURA EVENT: [February 15 (Sat)] TEPPANYAKI Party “Let’s try International Foods on an Iron Griddle”

Have you tried cooking on TEPPANYAKI (an iron griddle) before? Have you met someone from BURKINA FASO, a country in West Africa? Join SAKUA HOUSE’S event and let’s enjoy this cool season together! ============================================================== ============================================================== [February 15 (Sat)] TEPPANYAKI Party “Let’s try International Foods on an Iron Griddle” Discovering “BURKINA FASO’s cuisine” @ SAKURATEI restaurant [...]

Vending machines madness in Japan!

Vending machines madness in Japan!

Those who have already traveled to Japan probably know what I want to talk about today; vending machines are literally everywhere here! At every street corner, in every subway/train station, in shopping centers, public buildings… It’s literally impossible in Tokyo to do more than 3 steps without passing by one of them. There are so [...]

Mount Takao Day-long Excursion Trip (February 2014)

Mount Takao Day-long Excursion Trip (February 2014)

Dear Residents of Sakura House, After the massive success of the first Omotenashi trip to Kamakura, we are gearing up for our next trip. The destination this time is Mount Takao, on the outskirts of Tokyo city, due west. Being so close to the city, it is a popular destination with Tokyoites because of its [...]

Sushi for breakfast @Tsukji Fish Market

Sushi for breakfast @Tsukji Fish Market

One of the best places to go in Tokyo if you are a early bird person is the Tsukiji Fish Market. 築地TSUKIJI is in Chuo ward, walkable distance from Ginza. TSUKIJI “the reclained land” literally lies near the Sumida river where the Tokyo bay was reclaimed in the Edo period. This Fish Market is the [...]

SAKURA HOUSE OMORI WILL BE Re-OPEN!!!

SAKURA HOUSE OMORI WILL BE Re-OPEN!!!

Lady’s and Gentleman. Please be announced. Sakura House Omori re-opening on February 1st!!! (*on 1st, 6th floor only) Sakura House Omori is located right next to the station. It has a great access to so many wonderful areas in Tokyo. Once you transfer to Yamanote-line at Shinagawa Station, which is only 2 stations away from [...]