September 2011 Archives
Do you like Ramen???
In Hatagaya, there are at least 6 ramen shop!
「Taketora Ramen」is nearest ramen shop from Hatagaya Sakura Hotel.
Most of our guests loves Taketora Ramen.
I always order "Taketora Ramen" It is only 550 yen！！
I found the letter on the wall,,,It is from our England guest!!
I remembered that they said "Taketora ramen is the best!!"
Thank you for serving great ramen!
I love Ramen!
October 1st is Tokyo Citizens Day.
On that day, adimmision fee for some establishment is free.
That includes Hamarikyu (Japanese garden near Hamamatsucho or Shiodome station)
Ueno zoo (http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/index.html),
Tokyo Sea Life Park (http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/english/index.html) and
Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum (http://tatemonoen.jp/english/index.html).
If you happen to be in Tokyo on October 1st, why don't you take advantage of free admission?
I still need a bit more practice, but they turned out quite well for the first time.
And this is our new staff, Ryoma! It was his second day at work today.
Look forward to his introduction post in the near future. (^O^)/
These are broken umbrellas, because of the last typhoon in Tokyo(Mainly in Shibuya area). It amount would be 8t!! Jesus!!
Because of typhoon came in Tokyo on Sep. 21st.
Most of the people couldn't ride trains to go back to their home, so Sakura Hotel Hatagaya became conpletely fully booked that day.
The trafic problem solved in the late of the night...
(I could come back to my home around 25:00!!)
(This picture is taken at Koutou ward)
But ,please take care for using umbrella during typhoon!
Rain coat is more useful and safety than umbrellain this weather!
The opening of the 10 yen curry is 1971.
A Matsumoto tower is burnt down by arson.
They got a message of the encouragement from the whole country,And they opened again on September 25th, 1973.
That is why they begun 10 yen curry charity.
The curry is served by a person cooperated with a donation.
The donation to be contributed to the stricken area of the East Japan great earthquake disaster this year.
It was festival time in Hatagaya today!
Ai was so kind to offer me to wear her Yukata (light summer Kimono).
Yoshi and Miwa dressed in a traditional festival outfit as well!
They were carrying a portable shrine through the streets. Some of our guests took part as well!
Foreigners and the locals had a great time bonding with each other!
It was so much fun! Let's celebrate again next year!
On 18th Sep at Sakura Cafe Hatagaya
We could see inside of Hand Organ
It is heavy much more than I thought
We went out from Cafe
Everybody interested in Hand Organ
Organist has played on the street
Next 22nd Oct!
Do you know 'Namie Amuro'??
She is one of the most famous dancing artist in Japan.
For a long time I wanted to watch her live performance (dancing&singing) at her concert.
(from you tube)
And I could get her live ticket (in Yoyogi national musium) from my friend's friend!!(^^)
I'll dance and sing with her tonight!!
☆★Namie Amuro's official page,★☆
For those who like to climb mountains,
I recommend Mt. Takao !
It takes 1hour from Shinjuku.
I climbed up the Mt Takao.
Beautiful nature and Flesh air... Relax & Refresh!
There is "Yakuo-in Shrine" in middle of mountain。
But It was already full occupancy・・・！
I took the cable car
From Hatagaya to Mt.Takao
(Including round trip and Cable car)
It takes only One hour!
Let's go to see the foliage!
Have fun :)
Since I'm working with Maiko today, she's the first one.
She's always friendly and going out of her way to help everyone! She's also good at explaining things, so when I don't know something at work I just go and ask her. I tend to ask a lot, but she never loses her patience. :)
Maiko used to live in Canada for a year where she worked at a hotel as a receptionist and at a Japanese restaurant.
She also loves watching musicals. Her Top 3 are: Mama Mia, Les Miserables and The Lion King.
Her favorite food is natto (fermented soy beans) and cheese. She also likes to drink beer (Miwa as well as you can see below)! I don't by the way, even though I'm German.
Maiko is very easy to get along with. I really enjoy working with her because no matter how busy or even hectic things around her get, she always stays calm and has a very professional attitude. You can always count on her!
If you want to know more about her, meet her at Sakura Hotel Hatagaya or talk to her on facebook!
Do you know Barrel organ？？
It reminds me foreign country...and a street performer.
Today, organist Kino came and performed at our Sakura Cafe Hatagaya!!
It was my first time to see this organ!!
Our staff also played organ!! but was quite difficult for me...
Barrel organ (from wikipedia)
We planning to offer Kino-san this concert regularly.
So please check our website for a notice!!
A week later, he will come.
But it's too difficult even for Japanese to know what is going to happen by just seeing the picuture above.
So, I'll give you another hint.
What do you think they are doing?
The answer is Local Festival in Hatagaya will be held a month later or 23rd of September.
And we carry mikoshi or portable shrine at the festival.
You can join us.
Why don't you stay with us on 22nd of September 2011 （longer is better ：） and experience Japanese culture with us?
You can check more details on the website below.
There's good news for you. At the moment, we have rooms available for the night of 22nd September 2011.
Have you ever tried to say 'Discount please!' for shopping in some store in other contries??
This is one of appliance stores, named 'Yodobashi Camera' in Shinjuku.
If you don't need any 'Point cards' , and buy some kinds of items,
your request will succeed!
Enjoy your shopping in Japan(^^)
***Please note that your 'discount please' not always succeed.
**Please make sure that most of hotels also not accept your discount request.
Yesterday my friend and I went to a little shrine festival (Matsuri) in our neighbourhood. I was really looking forward to it, since it was my first Matsuri this year, and a summer in Japan without one wouldn't be complete.
The weather was great! Hot and sunny! Maybe a bit too hot actually. ^^;
There were so many kids, some dressed in Yukata (light summer kimonos). They all looked so happy and were so excited whenever they won a prize in some game.
This is me catching goldfish with a little paper fan. This game is called "kingyo sukui" and typical for Japanese Matsuris. It's really hard to catch one though because the paper tears easily when wet. But I prefer looking at fishes over catching them anyway. ;)
I had lots of fun! If you're in Japan in summer, going to a Matsuri is highly recommended!
He is a mascot character Tetppie.
Japan Railways Group announced that Tetsudo-no Hi(Railways Day)Memorial Day Pass is on sale during 30 SEP-16OCT.
This ticket is similar to Seishun 18 Kippu that allows holders one-day unlimited rides on the local trains by JR Group all over Japan.The differences are the price and the number of valid days.This is valid for three (not necessarily continuous) days (midnight to midnight), within 01Oct.-16Oct(Railways Day).Three passengers can use entire one sheet of ticket for their one-day trip as a group.This ticket is JPY9180 per sheet of three ticket(JPY3060 per ticket).
Today, the Japanese women's national soccer team won a ticket to the London Olympics.
They are the first team qalified for the London Olympics among Japanese teams.
I hope they will win gold medal and the Japanese men's national soccer team will win a ticket to the London Olympics as well.
They are guests from Thiland, 11 people (friends each other).
And today they left our hotel....We feel lonely....
They said to us ' KOPPUN-Kah！'(The original thailand letters cannot be used on this article' when they checked out , it means 'thank you' in Thailand language!
And his name is Mr. Soma, 'Pick-up shuttle bus company's driver'
He often come to Sakura Hotel(Group) to pick-up the foreign guests!
We really appriciate you! Mr. So-ma san(^^)
【★SPECIAL INFORMATION ABOUT PICK-UP SHUTTLE BUS★】
From Sakura Hotel Hatagaya, to Narita(or Haneda) Airport,
if you are over 6 people, and reserve in advance,
we can charter a shuttle bus when you check-in, or you check-out!!
*Details: Please ask at reception if you are over 6 people by e-mail!
They marked 11 seals at 'Thailand' on the world map in Sakura Cafe Hatagaya.
So Thailand's land with already fully covered with seals!
Please come to Japan in the future again! Koppun-kah(^^)!
They feature festive traditional dances and musical instruments with classic dresses.
Okinawa is one of Japan's southern prefectures, and it consists of hundreds of islands.
... Because of its location and many other reasons, they have so many different features in their culture and tradition from those we have in mainland Japan.
Music is, of course, one of those things that you might find different from what you have seen in mainland Japan.
This time, we welcome a group of musicians who perform and dance traditional Okinawan music for you at our hostel.
*Please buy ONE DRINK when you enter.
There will be Okinawan beers, sake and tea available from 200 YEN.
Any inquiries to [email protected]
Or call us at 03-3847-8111
Have you had Kakinotane?It's traditional Japanese rice crackers. You can buy it any convenience stores and supermarkets all over Japan.
This is classic Kakinotane.
Wasabi flavour.Very hot!!
Coated with chocolate.I found it more than 20 years ago.
With mentaiko, marinated roe of pollock.
What your image of Ginza??
Everything is very expensive!! isn't it?
But if you are in 300BAR you are completely safe.
All drinks and foods are 300 yen flat (+TAX)!!
You can enjoy Happy hour only 315 yen!!
Yesterday it was special Event.
Check their blog and event info!