December 2017 Archive.


As you know, today is the last day of 2017.

What is a typical way to spend NEW YEAR'S EVE in your country???

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Posted by: Rino (December 31, 2017 11:34 AM) | Permalink

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Sangria is an alcoholic beverage of Spanish and Portuguese origin.

A punch, the sangria traditionally consists of red wine and chopped fruit, often with other ingredients such as orange juice or brandy.


Sangria actually originates from Europe, most prominently Spain and Portugal, who brought it to South America during colonization. What we know as Sangria today has evolved over a number of years, as Europeans first drank spiced wine in the Middle

Ages. Alcohol was very safe to drink back then, as most water was unpurified and therefore could contain harmful bacteria. The alcohol in beer, wine, and spirits killed off these harmful germs. This lead to many people across Europe experimenting with

alcoholic drinks, which naturally included people putting spices and fruits in their wine.

Sangria itself officially got its start in Spain. When the Romans controlled the area around 200 BCE, they planted many vineyards across country. Vineyards were plentiful, which allowed Spain to ship their abundance of wines around the world. As a way to

create more types of wine, they added spices and fruits to create wine punches. These wine punches were named Sangria, which in Spanish translates to "bleeding," as a way to symbolize the drink's red color.

Do you wanna make it??

The recipe is quite simple

I'm gonna share some recipe!!


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Posted by: Leo (December 30, 2017 11:04 AM) | Permalink

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Merry Christmas everyone!

This is Ryo from sakura hotel Ikebukuro!

Today is Christmas!

How are you spend your Christmas?

I hope you enjoy a good Chistmas!


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Posted by: trainee (December 25, 2017 9:00 PM) | Permalink

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Hello! This is Ryo from sakura hotel Ikubukuro!

I just started working for two weeks at Sakura hotel and cafe Ikebukuro!

Nice to meet you guys! I want to talk with people all over the world!


next page ⇒ Introduce myself

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Posted by: trainee (December 22, 2017 3:52 PM) | Permalink

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Hello everyone,
Here's Moha the staff of Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro.

Only a few days left for the new year
recently it's getting more & more cold everyday.

When you come to visit Tokyo, there's some places you have to go.
Always our guests here in Sakura Hotel asking us about how to go there &
what to see or what to do in those places.
Here's some of those places.

It's a district in Tokyo that is famous as the most popular nightlife area,
offering a large number of foreigner friendly bars, restaurants and night clubs.

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Posted by: Moha (December 21, 2017 6:16 AM) | Permalink

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Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various mulling spices and sometimes raisins. It is served hot or warm and is alcoholic, although there are non-alcoholic versions of mulled wine.

It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas.

Wine was first recorded as spiced and heated in Rome during the 2nd century. The Romans travelled across Europe, conquering much of it and trading with the rest. The legions brought wine and viticulture with them up to the Rhine and Danube rivers and to the Scottish border, along with their recipes.

The Forme of Cury, a medieval English cookery book from 1390, which mentioned mulled wine, says: "Pur fait Ypocras ..." grinding together cinnamon, ginger, galangal, cloves, long pepper, nutmeg, marjoram, cardamom and grains of paradise ("spykenard de Spayn", rosemary may be substituted). This is mixed with red wine and sugar (form and quantity unstated).

(Photo : Sakura Cafe Ikebukuro Mulled Wine)


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Posted by: Leo (December 20, 2017 11:03 AM) | Permalink

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This is Daisuke Okubo, coming to Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro as a trainee. Although it's my firth day to work here, I've already got exited to meet various guests from the world.




The photos above are about my unforgettable trip in Scotland just after finished my course at language school in England this summer. Local scottish people really helped me at the hotels, pubs, whisky distillies, wherever I needed a help. So now I'm thinking it's my turn to offer an assist to foreign tourists who are in the same situatuon in Japan as I experienced in Scotland, and I've found Sakura Hotel is an ideal place to carry out it!

Posted by: trainee (December 18, 2017 4:10 PM) | Permalink

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You know, New Year's Day is one of the most important holidays for the Japanese.
It's like Christmas in Western culture or Christianity-dominant countries.
Usually all the family members come back to their home town and celebrate the beginning of
the year together.


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Posted by: Kazu (December 17, 2017 7:02 AM) | Permalink

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