May 2012 Archives

The Kiddy Land toy store in Harajuku

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The Kiddy Land toy store in Harajuku will reopen on July 1st 2012.

It has been under rebuilding construction since August 2010.

 

 

The Kiddy Land toy store in Harajuku Cat Street or a makeshift store while rebuilding construction will be closed on June 10th 2012.

 

There will be specialized shops of Snoopy and Sanrio in the new building.

 

 

Access from Hatagaya to Kiddy Land Harajuku

 

HatagayaShinjuku   Keio new line

Shinjuku Harajyuku  JR Yamanote line

About 3 minutes walk from Omotesandou Exit of Harajuku station

★Beer Time★

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Are you return to home now?

Don't you want to drink beer?

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We have world beer in Sakura cafe Hatagaya and waiting for you.

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Find your favorite beer.

YAKISOBA

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(by Riko)

Do you know Yakisoba???

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Yakisoba is a Japanese fried noodle .

Its a noodle with vegitables(Cabbage and carrot) and meat 

then we put japanese sweet sause in it.

Yakisoba is really popular food for young and old people.

 

Also you can enjoy Yakisoba with any drinks.

Especially BEER!

 

If you are interested in it Please come to SAKURA HOTEL HATAGAYA!

It is only 500yen

Im really sure you will like it!

 

 

 

 

They are Malaysian guests, stayed at Sakura Hotel Hatagaya for 7 nights.

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Their fashion sense are great, fantastic!
 
They bought the cloths in Harajuku, and Koenji station.
(Harajuku and Koenji are the most famous shopping spots of second-handed fashion items. but their cloths are not second-handed, it was new one, they said.)
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AND...
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How lovely her pantyhose is!
 
Looks a machine gun design?
 
Totally perfect fashion I think.
 
Whom I can meet the next guests from oversea at Sakura Hotel Hatagaya?

Good Luck Trip Tokyo

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Wer Urlaub in Tokyo macht und ein bißchen Orientierungshilfe benötigt, der sollte nach diesem Magazin hier Ausschau halten: Good Luck Trip Tokyo!


Das Magazin ist wirklich Gold wert, randvoll mit Tipps für Touristen in Tokyo. Es erscheint alle zwei Monate und besteht im Wesentlichen aus zwei Teilen. Im ersten Teil wird meist eine bestimmte Region näher vorgestellt, mit Sehenswürdigkeiten, empfohlenen lokalen Gerichten, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, beliebten Routen etc. In der Ausgabe auf dem Foto ist es zum Beispiel Ito auf der Ise-Halbinsel.



Im zweiten Teil der Zeitschrift findet sich ein Anfänger-Guide für Tokyo. Dort findet man eine Karte mit dem Bahnnetz, nützliche Sätze auf Japanisch, eine Uebersicht über beliebte Stadtviertel, eine Erklärung wie man öffentliche Verkehrsmittel in Japan benutzt, einen Eventkalender, eine Einführung in die wichtigsten Benimmregeln, damit man nicht dauernd in irgendwelche Fettnäppfchen tritt und so weiter. Und das Ganze auch noch dreisprachig in Englisch, Koreanisch und Chinesisch.




Außerdem findet man auch Straßenkarten beliebter Stadtviertel wie Shibuya, Shinjuku oder Roppongi etc. im Magazin. Dort werden in jeder Ausgabe empfehlenswerte Restaurants oder andere lohnenswerte Touristenattraktionen vorgestellt und in der jeweiligen Karte gekennzeichnet.


Das Magazin ist auch bei unseren Gästen sehr beliebt und immer schnell vergriffen, denn es ist auch noch kostenlos!!

Also, wenn ihr es irgendwo ausliegen seht, z.B. in unserem Büro in Shinjuku oder in unseren Hotels, auf jeden Fall einstecken!! Ich schnappe mir auch immer gleich eine Ausgabe, sobald eine neue Ladung Zeitschriten bei uns eintrifft. ;)




Some of our guests who checked out this morning:

s-DSCF7358.jpgA group of friends from Malaysia. They were taking photos together before they left, so we jumped at the opportunity and took some together with them :)

s-DSCF7371.jpgThese two guests are from Argentina and stayed with us for over week. They were always up for a little small talk with our staff. Their backpacks look really heavy, don't they? XD


We hope you all enjoyed your time in Japan. Have a safe trip! See you again some day! (^O^)/


Have you taste 'Japanese Sake' in Japan?★

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You can try to drink them in Sakura Cafe Hatagaya (In Sakura Hotel Hatagaya)♪

 

Most of them are 13%  to 15 % ABV.

Each sake prices are 650 yen/ 1 cup.

 

We have 'Trial Sake Set' , with 1,000 yen.

How about to taste them in Sakura Cafe Hatagaya, during your stay in Sakura Hotel Hatagaya?

 

Enjoy your drinking sake time♪

 

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Have you ever heard of MINYO or SHAMISEN?

MINYO & SHAMISEN CONCERT will be held at Sakura Hostel on May 26th.

民謡 (MINYO, people songs) were born out of the climate and culture in various regions. 三味線 (SHAMISEN) is a traditional Japanese 3 stringed instrument.

MINYO and SHAMISEN songs are passed down from generation to generation. 
The songs also represent the countryside's landscape. 

Ms. Kazuse who singer of MINYO will explain easily for you and SHAMISEN performer Mr. Taiyo will present powerful SHAMISEN songs. Why don't you come and enjoy the sound of Japanese core music!!
[Date] May 26th (sat)
[Time] Start 7 PM to 9 PM
[Location] SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA  
[Fee] FREE ADMISSION! (Please order drinks)

* No appointment necessary. 予約不要
The concert will be open to anyone.

Tamarind Juice

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Have you ever drink this juice?

 

This is made of tamarind,a kind of beans.

I found this juice in Israel and Jordan before.

 

I met tamarind juice again in Thai food supermarket in Tokyo!

Do you have this kind of drink in your country?

 

 

Today, Sariko and Riko put up the photos for the second part of the "Tohoku Bokujo" exhibition in our hotel lobby!

It seemed quite simple at first, but it was quite a bit of work to adjust all the photos correctly.

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You can see the all the new photos in the lobby of Sakura Hotel & Cafe Hatagaya. (^O^)/

Hello.

Today i would like to show you really cool thing from SAKURA CAFE HATAGAYA

This is not a normal world map.

 

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People put some stickers to show where they come from.

This is the part of Europe.↓

 

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Sooooo many people from Europe came here!

I see many French and German people on this map.

 

And this is from Australia:)

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As you see in this picture,

people from Melbourne and Sydney come to Japan a lot;)

 

I hope someday,  this map cannot see anything with full of stickers from all over the world.

Im really happy to see many tourlists come to Japan.

Hope they think about come back to Japan again:)

 

Sonnenfinsternis

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Am Montag Morgen (21. Mai), ca. 7:30 Uhr japanischer Zeit wird u.a. von Tokyo aus eine ringförmige Sonnenfinsternis zu beobachten sein!! Wir sind alle schon sehr gespannt, und hoffen, dass das Wetter mitspielt. ^^
Und das Beste ist, seit heute morgen haben wir sogar die passende Ausrüstung dafür.

444444.JPGEine meiner Kolleginnen beim Sakura Hotel Hatagaya hat auf unserem Twitter Account gepostet: "Wo bekommt man eigentlich Brillen für die Sonnernfinsternis her??" Und daraufhin hat sich doch tatsächlich ein Hersteller gemeldet, und uns heute morgen eine Handvoll Brillen vorbeigebracht. Kostenlos!
Ist das nicht supernett? Wir haben uns natürlich riesig gefreut.

 

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Ich werde am Montag zu besagtem Zeitpunkt übrigens gerade auf dem Weg zur Arbeit sein, also dürfte ich das Grossereignis zumindest nicht verschlafen.

 

We need hot stuff!!!

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Hello.

It is really good weather today.(heavy rain before)

It is getting hot .It seems like summer has already come!

 

When you feel really hot and humid weather,what would you like to do??

My thought.the only thing i want to do is...

DRINKING BEER!!!!

At sakura cafe Hatagaya,we have so many kind of beers!

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Of course we have Japanese Asahi,Kirin,Ebisu,Sapporo.

As you see these pictures,there are beers from all over the world too;)

AND

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We have japanese SAKE!

I like the middle one with picture of Japanese woman.

Also there are cocktail,and WINE

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If you would like to drink something from these Pictures,

please come to our SAKURA CAFE HATAGAYA!

 

 

NICE TO MEET YOU ★☆

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Hello.

My name is Riko Oshima .(Left side)

I just sarted to work here in Sakura Hotel Hatagaya from today.

Before I came here,I was in Sakura Hotel Jimbocho.

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Let me introduce myself ;)

I was born in Hiratsuka city .

here are the things that I like to do .

I love traveling ,watching movies,and CATS.

Last Febuary I went to 6 countries in Europe.

Most favorite city was Amsterdam!!!!! 

It was awesome;)

 

and also in Asia area ,love Thailand .

About the movies,I love Forrest gump;)

RUN FORREST RUN!

 

 

I really love to talk any topics  with many people.

so please come to talk with me in Sakura Hotel ,Cafe Hatagaya !

 

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Do you have any plan to visit Japan on May 21st this year?

 

If so, you have a chance to observe annular solar eclipse.

 

Annular solar eclipse will be observed over a large region such as Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya on May 21st 2012.

 

It will be the first time in 25 years in Japan and the first time in 173 years in Tokyo.

 

In Tokyo, we can observe it between 7:32 a.m. and 7:37 a.m.

 

I hope there will not be a cloud in the sky on May 21st 2012.

Gardening in Hatagaya

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 I have planted a camomile on 1st May

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Now! it grows up

 

 One of Cafe menu Mocidre is mady by home-grown Mint

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You can find many Mints at our garden

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 I went to Tokyo Big Sight to see Design Festa last weekend.

 

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A lot of cosplayers joined here to perform their cosplay.

This is a kind of art!

 

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What cosplay do you like?

Next Design Festa comes in this November.

I recommend you to join or see this big art event.

 

 

 

Sonntagspaziergang

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Da das Wetter am Sonntag endlich mal wieder warm und sonnig war, habe ich zur Feier des Tages etwas gewagt, was ich sonst möglichst vermeide: Einen Spaziergang durch Shibuya am Wochenende. ;)

Hier ein paar Eindrücke:

Menschen, Menschen und noch mehr Menschen. Natürlich wusste ich vorher, dass ich in Shibuya nicht allein durch die Straßen wandern würde, aber dieser Andrang hat mich dann doch etwas überrascht. Auf der Omotesando türmten sich die Autos fast übereinander, und die Menschenmassen auf den Bürgersteigen erinnerten glatt an den Tokyo Marathon.

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Einer der Gründe hierfür war sicherlich das neue "Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku" Einkaufszentrum, liebevoll "Omohara" abgekürzt, das im April dieses Jahres Eröffnung feierte. Das Gebäude ist schon sehr beeindruckend von außen, mit dem verspiegelten Eingangsbereich und der grünen Dachterrasse. Einen Blick ins Innere habe ich mir angesichts der ganzen Leute dann vorerst aber doch verkniffen. ;)

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Eine Demo für bessere Kindererziehungsbedingungen fand an dem Nachmittag auch gerade statt, aber die fiel eher spärlich aus, und war ganz offenbar nicht der Grund für den Menschanauflauf ringsrum.

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Der kleine ältere Herr mit seiner riesigen Dogge zog da schon mehr Neugierige an.

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Der Crêpestand war erwartungsgemäß auch völlig überlaufen, und da ich ohnehin noch verabredet war, fand mein Sonntagsspaziergang ein etwas abruptes Ende. Aber ein interessanter Nachmittag war es in jedem Fall. :)

Beautiful Flowers everywhere!

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I went for a walk around my neighbourhood this morning. Spring in Japan is so beautiful! Summers are hot and humind, so people prefer to stay inside air-conditioned rooms but during spring the weather is just perfect. We've had a couple of  warm and sunny days lately, so flowers are blooming everywhere. Here are a few pictures I took.

 

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Azaleas and all kinds of flowers are blooming everywhere!

 

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 I love Japanese temple gardens.

 

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I really hope the good weather continues for a while. ^^ 

 

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Hamarikyu, one of Japanese gardens in Tokyo, will open from 8 a.m. or an hour earlier than usual between July 14th 2012 and August 19th 2012.

 

Be forewarned that there are two gates and only Ootemon gate will be open from 8 a.m.

 

The garden is 7 minutes walk away from Tsukiji-shijyo station (Toei oedo line).

If you have any plan to visit Tsukiji fish market early in the morning in the period, how about visiting Hamarikyu?

NEW Menu

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ロモ・サルタード

This is our NEW World Mennu!
「Lomo Saltado 」from Pelu 750yen
   Peruvian dish that has Asian influences consisting of strips of sirloin marinated in vinegar,
soy sause and spices, then stir fried with red onions, parsley and tomatoes.  
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Mr Clyde had stayed Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro.
 
Also you can try [Inka Cola](Golden Cola) at Sakura Cafe Hatagaya!!!
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What is the big event that will be held this weekend??
DESIGN FESTA!! 

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Today I'd like to introduce our guests who are going there.

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They were planning to go to Mt. Takao as well.
I guess they have a lot of other plans to enjoy their weekend! 

That is why she smiles so brightly! Look!

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Everyone, let's follow them and go to Design Festa this weekend!
It's held only twice a year!
I'm going too!


Today's guests

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Bonjour, Madame!

They are the guests from France.

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They always smiling but elegant.

Thank you for staying Madam's/ 

And, here is the aged couple from Ohaio in U.S.A.

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They are always smiling. I remember my host family.

Thank you very much for staying.

 

By the way, we renewal the welcome board!

Please check check!!

http://sakura-cafe.asia/hatagaya/blog/2012/05/200national-flag-cards-updated.html

If you want to stay more cheeper than as usual at Sakura Hotel Hatagaya,

 

'Special Offer' campaign is useful in our homepage.

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For example,

some people in single and double rooms, arrived in Japan on May 2012,

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This is the best price. Soooo good price!

(Usually 6,930 yen for single, and 9,000 yen for double room.)

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If you'll come to Japan, on June 2012,

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  is suitable for you♪

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If you are over 11 people,

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This is super!! (For all season)

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For ramen lovers!!

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Is waiting your coming in Yokohama! 

You can eat many kinds of Ramen in the museum!

 

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Please select the best campaign , and click the campaign banner from our homepage,

http://www.sakura-hotel-hatagaya.com/special.php#SpringSpecial

 

We're grad to you if you can make your reservation as you like♪

 

★★★See you in Sakura Hotel Hatagaya! ★★★

 

Ice Cream Day

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May 9th is day of the ice cream in Japan.

I's memorialize that ice cream produces and sold first time in Japan on May 9th, 1869.


The season became warm day by day,ice cream is delicious.


By the way, ice cream does not have the expiration date.

Did you know it?

National Flag Cards Updated!

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These are national flags of today's guests countries.

We have almost all countries' but some countries are not ready.

So I am triyng to remake national flag cards.

 

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These sheets cover 195 countries over the world.

 

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In addition I made Hongkong,Macau,South Sudan(became independent recently),

Palestine and Kosovo.

Myanmar has changes it's flag design on Oct.2010.

 

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Africa occupies one fourth of 200 countries.

There are 56 countries in the continent.

 

How many countries have you ever been to?

 

 

New Welsh Cakes

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It's this time of the month again!!

Time to announce our May Welsh Cakes at Sakura Cafe Hatagaya!

We even prepared two new flavors this month...

This is Sariko eating (and obviously loving) the new Cinnamon Welsh Cakes.

 

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Of course we also sell our standard Plain and Cocoa ones.

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But we also tried something different this month. What do you think is the second new flavor?  It's really hard to tell by the color. They almost look like the plain ones, maybe a shade darker.

But they taste very different.

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  The other ingredient is a spice as well...

It's Chili!!

Very experimental, but we like to try different things, so we thought why not?

Why don't you try and see how you like them? ;)

How many flowers' name do you know??

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How many flowers do you know??

I'll inform you this convenient apprication to search about flowers.はなしらべ.jpg

It is, 'Hanashirabe 花しらべ'.

http://hanashirabe.com/

http://hanazukan.hanashirabe.com/

 

This apprication is very useful to find out the name, and much information of the flowers.

Just taking photos with your iphone, or iPad, and search with 'Hanashirabe', you will easily find out what the flower is!

(Hanashirabe has 1700 kinds of flowers for searching)

 

Today, it was sunny day in Tokyo.

During I went to Sakura Cafe Hatagaya, took these flowers with my iPhone, even if I might know these flowers are!

 

How about to search these flowers' name with this excellent apprication??

Have a good weekend!!

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We are waiting for you!!

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Hello, everybody!

How do you spend your day?

Now, we have golden week which is big holiday season in Japan.

It seems like many many people enjoying this holiday, except us ;)

We have many guests from all over world.

Thank you very much!!!

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If you are not Tokyo, plase show up!

We are waiting for you!!

 

 

Have you tried " Traditional Georgian Chakhokhbili " at 
sakura cafe Hatagaya yet ??

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Boiled chicken with tomatoes and different spices
served with flavored rice.
refreshing sauce of tomatoes and flavored rice go very well !!
                                                               ^△^*
Healthy and nourishing one ♪
Let's try Chakhokhbili " of Georgia  
                     at Sakura Cafe Hatagaya !!
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The Kiddy Land toy store in Harajuku

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The Kiddy Land toy store in Harajuku will reopen on July 1st 2012.

It has been under rebuilding construction since August 2010.

 

The Kiddy Land toy store in Harajuku Cat Street or a makeshift store while rebuilding construction will be closed on June 10th 2012.

 

There will be specialized shops of Snoopy and Sanrio in the new building.

 

Access from Hatagaya to Kiddy Land Harajuku

 

HatagayaShinjuku   Keio new line

Shinjuku Harajyuku  JR Yamanote line

About 3 minutes walk from Omotesandou Exit of Harajuku station

Suica

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They visited Japan many times,but they didn't have SUICA!

*What is Suica?  The Suica is a prepaid e-money card for moving around and shopping in the Tokyo area. There is no more need to buy a ticket from a vending machine. Just touch your Suica to the ticket gate and the fare is automatically deducted from your Suica. The Suica can be used not only for JR East trains, but the subways and buses as well. For shopping, use your Suica card in the place of cash wherever the Suica mark is displayed.

We made it together

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There is English Pages

http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/pass/suica.html

Kendama makes them friends!

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There is a 'Japanese toy booth' in front of Sakura Cafe entrance, you know?

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Two days ago, I find one of the expert of 'Kendama' (=Japanese Bilboquet) .

His nick-name is 'Muro', playing Japanese Bilboquet since he was in ellementary school.

He can put the bowl in the center stick!!   Super!!

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 This is how to play Japanese Bilboquet.

http://kendama.shisyou.com/kendama_03.html

Have  you ever played 'Japanese Bilboquet??

If you are interested in playing Japanese Bilboquet, let's try to do it!

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She(a guest of Sakura Hotel Hatagaya) and Mr. Muro(a guest of Sakura cafe Hatagaya), get friends through playing Kendama.

(Mr. Muro taught her how to play better.)

 

Are you an expert of Kendama player??

How about to play these Japanese traditional toys??