HAISAI! Hello from Okinawa!

This is your favorite blogger writing once again.
I just came back from a week trip to Ishigaki island, which is located at the Southern part of Okinawa.
So what are you waiting for?

Let me guide you along through my post.


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Posted by: ultraman (January 30, 2018 2:16 AM) | Permalink

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Curry rice is very famous around the world.


But, there are some different between Japanese curry rice and Another curry rice.

Curry (カレー karē) is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. It is commonly served in three main forms: curry rice (カレーライス karē raisu, curry over rice), curry udon (curry over noodles), and curry bread (a curry-filled pastry). Curry rice is most commonly referred to simply as "curry" (カレー karē).

A wide variety of vegetables and meats are used to make Japanese curry. The basic vegetables are onions, carrots, and potatoes. For the meat, beef, pork, and chicken are the most popular. Katsu-karē is a breaded deep-fried cutlet (usually pork or chicken) with curry sauce.

Curry was introduced to Japan during the Meiji era (1868-1912) by the British, at a time when India was under the colonial rule of the British Raj. The dish became popular and available for purchase in supermarkets and restaurants in the late 1960s. It has been adapted since its introduction to Japan, and is so widely consumed that it can be called a national dish.

~Other country~

South Korea

Curry was introduced to South Korea during the period of Japanese rule, and is popular there. It is often found at bunsik restaurants (diner-style establishments), donkkaseu-oriented restaurants, and at the majority of Japanese restaurants. Premade curry and powdered mixes are also readily available in supermarkets.

North Korea

Japanese-style curry was introduced to North Korea by Koreans and Japanese who were abducted from Japan to North Korea during the 1960s-1970s?repatriation project. Along with other Japanese cuisine, it was traded by new arrivals for local products and used to bribe Worker's Party cadres.


Mixes can be found outside Japan and Korea in supermarkets that have a Japanese section or in Japanese or Asian food stores.

The largest Japanese curry company in Japan is House Foods Corporation. The company operates more than 10 Curry House Restaurants in the USA. Its associated company CoCo Ichibanya (Ichibanya Co., Ltd.) or Kokoichi has more than 1,200 restaurants in Japan. CoCo Ichibanya has branches in Hawaii (USA), California (USA), China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

We have special Japanese curry in sakura cafe ikebukuro.


It was created this Japanese style Indian curry is the "Yomoda Soba".
Yomoda-soba is a Japanese noodle(Soba or Udon) stand whichi is our group company.

Please try it when you come our hotel!!!

Posted by: Leo (January 29, 2018 11:45 AM) | Permalink

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Have you ever been to Hiroshima?

Hiroshima is known as one of the cities in Japan where was dropped atomic bomb during the final stage of World War 2.

That's the most famous and known thing about HIroshima I guess.

But besides that, of course there are other things you should see and visit in Hiroshima.

About a week ago, I went to Hiroshima for the first time for visiting my friend.

They show me around and took me to MIYAJIMA on the second day there.

To go to Miyajima, take a tram to Miyajimaguchi station and take a ferry for 10mins.



※It must be very busy on weekends.

If there's a day you would use a tram often and a ferry in Hiroshima, it must be cheaper to get a One Day Pass that covers all trams and ferry.
You can get it when you get off the first tram on the day, just ask driver for it and it's only 840yen.

After getting off the ferry, there's a not that beautiful beach and some restaurants and shops around.

Just walk along the beach


You would probably bump into deers :D


And passing a gateway called Torii to Itsukushima Shrine




Foating Torii gate

It was really really beautiful.

It's pity that I can not tell you how big it is but when tide is down, you could pass under the Torii !!!!!

And just in front of the Torii, there is kinda photo place for the Torii after entering another entrance? of the shrine.



It was snowing and and windy, but I absolutely loved the scenery :*)

I difinitery would recommend that you visit Miyajima if you go to Hiroshima!!

Posted by: Rino (January 28, 2018 3:00 PM) | Permalink

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Hey guys!

This is Kou from Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro.

I usually work at "Sakura Hotel Hatagaya"
But I work here for?temporally for this month :)

Before I started to work Ikebukuro branch,
I had a vacation in Hawaii!!

Have you ever been in Hawaii?

You can enjoy the really nice weather.

Needless to say, there are some amazing beaches!!


And of course, You can watch the beautiful sunset from the beach too.
I stayed near Waikiki beach and I could enjoy the sunset from there almost everyday.


What do you do after enjoy the beach?

You would go out for drink good beer for sure!! ;)

In Waikiki, You can enjoy the draft kona Beer!


I'm already missing Hawaii especially the nice weather and chilling atmospher x(

Tokyo is waaay too cold to enjoying the beach and hanging out with wearing beach sandul and aloha shirt...

But at least you can enjoy the good hawaiian beer here! :)

In our cafe,we have 3 kinds of Kona beer.

Please try them all and find your favorite kona beer!


Posted by: trainee (January 26, 2018 7:07 PM) | Permalink

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Australia Day is on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788.


What Do People Do?

Many people have a day off work and use the day among other things to barbecue, go to outdoor concerts, and to play or watch sports events.

Different places in Australia celebrate the day differently. For example, Sydney has boat races including a ferry race and the tall ships race, while Adelaide celebrates with a parade, concert, fireworks, and a cricket match.

Australian citizenship ceremonies are often held on Australia Day. These are ceremonies to welcome immigrants who have been granted citizenship to the country. Although official, these ceremonies often have a festive atmosphere.

Public Life

Australia Day is a public holiday in all states and territories. All schools and post offices are closed. Some public transport services do not operate, and others run a reduced service. Stores are often open, but may have reduced opening hours. There may be some congestion on roads, particularly close to major events.


January 26 marks the landing of Captain Arthur Phillip at Port Jackson in 1788. The landing is known as the First Fleet and had 11 ships with convicts. The arrival of the First Fleet represents the founding of the colony New South Wales.

In 1818, on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the colony, the Governor of New South Wales gave all government employees a holiday. He also celebrated the day with a 30-gun salute and a ball. In the following years, employees of banks and other organizations were also given holidays.

Initially, it was only New South Wales that celebrated the day, and it was known as First Landing Day or Foundation Day. In 1838, 50 years after the First Fleet arrived, Foundation Day was declared Australia's first public holiday in New South Wales.

By 1935, January 26 was known as Australia Day in all states except New South Wales, where it was still called Anniversary Day. From 1946, January 26 was called Australia Day in all states and territories, and since 1994, the Australia Day public holiday has been on January 26 throughout the country.

Because it marks the day of colonization, Aboriginal Australians often feel that the celebrations on Australia Day exclude them. The day has been renamed Invasion Day, and protests do appear side-by-side the celebrations.

In recent years, efforts have been made to make the holiday include all Australians, and in 2013, the Australian flag and Aboriginal flag were raised on the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the first time on Australia Day.


The symbols of Australia are commonly used on Australia Day: The Australian national flag, with its representations of the Union Jack, the Commonwealth Star, and the five stars of the Southern Cross. The national anthem, Advance Australia Fair, is played, but also Australia's unofficial anthem, Waltzing Matilda, is a common song to be heard.

Other symbols include the Golden Wattle, which is the national floral emblem, the opal, which is the national gemstone, and the national colors of green and gold.

In Sakura Cafe & Restaurant Ikebukuro,The?Australia Day event is now in progress!!!

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Posted by: Leo (January 25, 2018 11:44 AM) | Permalink

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Since started working at Sakura Hotel, which welcomes many guests from all over the world

there's a thing we staffs have been often grateful.

Guess what is it?

Well, it is a gift from our guests,

always makes us smile :)


So, be introduced some recent gifts compilation we got from our guests.

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Posted by: Aki (January 24, 2018 8:45 AM) | Permalink

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Ayes lunes 22 de enero estuvo nevando todo el día en Tokio y alrededores.

No nieva todos los años pero cuando nieva suele caer bastante.

Al final del blog pongo algunas fotos de la nevada de ayer por si alguien quiere hacerse una idea del tiempo tokiota a principios de año.


Como siempre voy poniendo fotos que no tienen ningún tipo de relación unas con otras.

Esta es una máquina expendedora de helados. Es bastante común y te la puedes encontrar en andenes en las estaciones, en centros comerciales, etc, etc


Estas son las típicas caretas que se venden sobre todo en verano en los festivales (algo así como las fiestas del barrio).

Suelen ser de los personajes de las series que están más de actualidad y otras como las de Doraemon, Anpanman y las de personajes clásicos del inmaginario japonés están año tras año.

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Posted by: Manuel (January 23, 2018 6:50 AM) | Permalink

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こんにちはー!Konnichiwa- !

Long time no see ! This is Shikamai.
The thing is, I have worked at Sakura Hotel HATAGAYA for 1 month, come back 1 week ago.
It was fun and it gave me good expriences.
So I'm going to show you about them a little today.

When I was there, I was into one of their cafe memu "Egyptian Moussaka"


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Posted by: shikamai (January 20, 2018 7:29 PM) | Permalink

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