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[ASAKUSA] Sumo Watching Tour(宿泊者限定 Hotel/House guests only)


  • Fee : JPY 4,000 (Tax included)
Sumo (相撲) is Japan's national sport as you know. 
Grand Tournaments in Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan are held only in January, May and September. 

On May 19th and 24th, SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA staff will guide you to watch the sumo tournament together. 

Don't miss this chance!

[Date] May 19th (Fri) and 24th (Wed), 2017
[Meeting Time]  12:10PM
[Fee] JPY 4,000

- Short lecture about SUMO by Asakusa Staff (30min)
- Small snacks & drinks will be provided.

1:00 PM - Departing from SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA
- by train or by water bus (depending on the availability & weather condition)
* Transportation costs extra.

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Watch the exciting Sumo tournament together!

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Appointment required. To reserve this tour, 
please contact SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA via e-mail.

In the e-mail, please include the following information. 
[1] Request for attending the SUMO WATCHING TOUR on May [19th or 24th]
[2] Name 
[3] Your telephone number if you have one.
[4] House name & Room no. if you are a SAKURA HOUSE resident.
[4] Check-in date & check-in hotel if you are SAKURA HOTEL/HOSTEL guest.
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Please Note;
- Only the first 18 applicants will be accepted.
- This is a rain-or-shine event.
- This event is only for guests who are staying at SAKURA HOUSE/HOTELs.
- The fee should be paid in advance in CASH.
- The paid fee isn't refundable in all cases.

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E-mail :

TEL : 03-3847-8111

Group run around the Imperial Palace


Let's run together with beautiful night view of the Imperial Place, and meet new people and have a great time!! 
We also have a party after jogging at Sakura Cafe Jimbocho.

■Date: 2017 March 30th(Thursday)
■Starting time:  7:15PM ~ 
■Place: Sakura Cafe Jimbocho
■Participants: Runners(All nationalities )
※only for 15 people
※reservation is required 
■Fee:1,500 yen for New customers
 1,200 yen for Frequent guests(300 yen OFF!) 
-light meal
-Beer or one drink
-Shower and towel 

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E-mail :

TEL : 0332613939

Language Exchange <TA.CHI.TSU.TE.Talking>


  • Day : from PM 07:00 to PM 09:00
  • Fee : JPY 600 (Tax included)
“Let’s do language exchange!!!” 
at Sakura Hotel Hatagaya café area.

Have you ever taken part in doing language exchange? Even if so, ours is special! 

The During the 1st 50-minute-period, you can talk with your group members in your language!
If you have questions to Japanese, 
this is the most wonderful opportunity to ask them 
and make new Japanese friends!
If you like, we can give you a topic for this period.

The 2nd period is your turn!
You can use only Japanese in this period! If you never try that, 
that is totally fine!
 Your Japanese friends can help you. We are beginner friendly!
 Let’s start Greeting and Self Introduction in Japanese! 
If you have some experience of studying Japanese, go for it!

Some say Japanese is very shy
 and if you ask something in English on the roadside,
 they run away from you just after saying “I don’t speak English……” 
Japanese in this event is not that type. 
Please join us and let’s study together!

Date: March 31st 2017(Fri) 
Time :  19:00 pm - 21:00pm 
Meeting Place :Sakura Hotel Hatagaya Café area
Fee: 600yen (including tea and coffee) 

Necessary Information to Register 

1.Name (Mr / Ms) and number of person(All the participants) 

2.Sakura House Blg Name & Room# / 
Sakura Hotel & Hostel's Name & Check-in Date 

3.Email address Telephone Number (if any in Japan) 

4.language you speak (If we have Japanese participants 
who want to do in your language, we will ask you.)

5 level of your Japanese (Beginner-friendly! )

Please send an attending request to 
We look forward to see you all in the event!! 

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E-mail :

TEL : 0334695211

Talk Session with Lonely Planet Writer


  • Day : from PM 07:00 to PM 08:00
  • Fee : JPY 0 (Tax included)
A writer from the world famous travel guidebook "Lonely Planet" and Sakura Hostel will hold a talk session. 

We've invited a Lonely Planet writer, Rebecca, who is excited to meet travelers from around the world. 
This is an open mic style casual talk session. Rebecca speaks about her works for Lonely Planet. 
You speak about your travel experiences, especially those in Japan if possible. 
Or just listening is totally fine, too. It'd be a rare opportunity to listen to a writer of the world No. 1 travel guidebook! 

--What characteristics are the most important for you when finding a good hotel/hostel? 
--How do you search for information about accommodation, restaurants and places to visit? 
--What would you suggest to improve Japan's tourism? 
etc, etc, etc.... Any topic is welcome! 

Theme:    "Travel" 
Date:       Saturday, April 1st, 2017 
Time:       19:00-20:00 
Venue:     Sakura Hostel Asakusa 
Fee:         Free (including drinks and snacks) 
Bonus:     Special cocktails by Ginza 300BAR bartenders 

RSVP by email to with the following info. 
-Your name 
-Your check-in date 
-The number of participants 

We hope many of you will be able to join us!

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Night Sakura viewing event (Sakura hotel Ikebukuro event)


Night Sakura viewing event 
(Sakura hotel Ikebukuro event) 

Rikugien Garden is one of the main park 
in Tokyo where is 2 stops from Ikebukuro station by train. 

This park also has beautiful Japanese garden and 
it will also be light up creating magical atmosphere for cherry blossoms viewing. 
Also Ginza street in Sugamo is 
popular among senior ladies and you can sample famous place there on our tour.

*Event details
[Meeting place] Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro 
[Event Date & Time] 2nd/April (Sun) 16:30-19:00 
[Fee] Garden admission 300 yen / transportation fare 
[Limited people] 10 people 

*This event is exclusively for Sakura House & Hotel's customers . 

To apply the event, please send us an e-mail to 
2. Sakura House Name / Sakura Hotel & Hostel's Name 
3. Phone Number (If you have any in Japan) 

If you have any question please feel free to ask!!! 
Or call Sakura hotel Ikebukuro 03-3971-2237 

Book now to join this fun event!! 

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E-mail :

TEL : 03-3971-2237

Pounding Mochi(Rice cake) and Cherry blossom viewing


We will host pounding MOCHI(rice cake) and cherry blossom viewing on April 2nd! 

We're going to join the pounding mochi event which is held by Jimbocho town community near by our hotel, and after that we'll head to the Imperial palace to see cherry blossom! 

Pounding Mochi is a Japanese tradition and this is very rare to experience!! 
Enjoying eating and drinking with family and friends under the fully bloomed cherry blossoms is also our seasonal custom in Japan. 

This time we will visit to the Imperial Palace by walk.
(about 10 mins from our hotel) 
We will also prepare a light meal as rice balls and snacks for the picnic!!
Please come to experience beautiful Japanese spring! 

*Please dress casual clothes such as jeans and sneakers, 
and don’t forget your camera on the day! 

DATE:April 2nd(SUN) 
MEETING PLACE:Sakura Hotel&Cafe Jimbocho 
FEE:800 yen(including a light meal and snack) 

★To apply the event, 
please send us following info to ✉ 
②Phone Number (If you have) 
③hotel/premises name and room number 
(for SAKURA HOTEL of HOUSE guests) 

If you have any question please feel free to ask 
Or simply call Sakura hotel Jimbocho 03-3261-3939 

Let's enjoy beautiful spring in Japan together! 
Book now to join this fun event!! 

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E-mail :

TEL : 0332613939

Samurai Fight Show


  • Day : from PM 07:00 to PM 08:00
  • Fee : JPY 0 (Tax included)
Enjoy the tate (Japanese sword fight performing arts) by a group of young male and female entertainers, 
who dance and battle with beautiful moves of Japanese swords so close to you
that you might feel nearly being hit by a sword! 

Or course, there is a chance for you to be on the stage. 
Don't forget to bring your camera and take a nice photo of you as a samurai! 

■Date:             Saturday, April 15h, 2017
■Time:             19:00-20:00
■Venue:           SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA 
■Admission:     Free

*This is the event only for Sakura House Residents / Sakura Hotel & Hostel Customers.

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[ASAKUSA] Geisha Night Show *Guests Only / 宿泊者限定


  • Day : from PM 07:00 to PM 08:00
Sakura Hostel invites the performers of Japanese traditional dance on March 16th.
This might be an opportunity to see the "Geishatic" performance live!
Also you can enjoy other fun events at this show.
Don't miss this chance!

Date & Time : April 27th, 2017 (Thu) 7:00PM-8:00PM(Evening)
Place : Sakura Hostel Asakusa's lobby
Admission : For Sakura Hotel guests and Sakura House residents ---   500 yen
                    For Friends of Sakura Hotel/House guests                  --- 1,000 yen

Let's enjoy a special night with Geisha <3

*This is the event only for Sakura House Residents / Sakura Hotel & Hostel Customers.

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E-mail :

TEL : 03-3847-8111

WADAIKO -Japanese Drums- Performance & Workshop


  • Day : from PM 07:00 to PM 08:00
  • Fee : JPY 0 (Tax included)
The WADAIKO drum performer, Erika FUJII, a member of the professional percussion group "Samurai Drum IKKI", working actively all over the nation and overseas, performs solo at SAKURA HOSTEL ASAKUSA.
Erika, a short skinny Japanese lady in her 20s, will shake you and move your emotion with her powerful drumbeats. 

You'll be also given a brief instruction about what wadaikos are and an opportunity to play drums with her.
Be brave to join this little workshop, which is amazing! 
In the beginning it looks hard, but in the end, you'll find yourself being a good drummer.

Check VIDEO from her past performance.

■Date:             Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
■Time:            19:00-20:00
■Admission:  Free

*This is the event only for Sakura House Residents / Sakura Hotel & Hostel Customers.

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