April 2009 Archive.

Bonjour Monsieur and Madame

greeting from Tokyo!!
Did you get home safety?
Merci for chocolate. It was yummy. We ate it up on one day ;)


↓ Switzerland chocolate (they got it when they visit there)

Again, Thank you for visiting us.
We hope to serve you when you come back next time in Tokyo.

P.S ...Madame, did you get cooking tool that you were looking for?

Posted by: sariko (April 29, 2009 12:37 PM) | Permalink

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Explore TOKYO

I'm living in Tokyo for a long time but maybe... I don't know much about Tokyo.
Oneday, we have explored imperial palace and garden, around central Tokyo;)
I realized how nice and beautiful....there was full of freshly green
and flower called Tsutsuji blooming, it was just like flower carpet spreaded.
Also, there are historical houses and museum.

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We can rent bicycles and cycling around the palace on Sunday

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Such a gorgeous afternoon tea and champagne at The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo♪

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We jumped into the bus and enjoyed Tokyo view from the top!

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Woooow-!! :D........ . . . and .........Ginza at night!

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Then, lastly, we warmed up with cafe-latte.......

Now I can advise you to go there and explore yourself ;)
I know everybody goes Roppongi or Shibuya, such a livery town,
but maybe it would be good idea to see both side of Tokyo!

P.S. Special thanks to Mr.Ono (←we are going to tell you who he is later!)

More information about...
***Imperial palace
*Close on Monday and Friday and New years Holiday,
Entry till 4pm(it will change sometime, so pls check their schedule) Free admission

***Area map
*Metro, Chiyoda line and exit C10 is easy to get to Higashigyoen( garden)

***Sky bus Tokyo
*Tokyo-Ginza, 1hour, 1,500 yen

Posted by: kayoko (April 27, 2009 3:01 PM) | Permalink

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What makes me happy is

No. 3
No wonder, But I love chocolate. Especially, my favorite chocolate is this↓

Cafe Latte
I wonder why the form of cafe latte makes me happy. It feels me relax and CHOI happy when I see a form of cafe latte.

No. 1
If I see smile, I can be happy anytime, even if I am busy.
I am looking forward to meeting your smile☆.

Posted by: sariko (April 25, 2009 2:31 AM) | Permalink

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Sometimes we find humorous notice in the public places and those are notices for manner in the train that I like.

↑she seems talking on the mobile phone for a long time....

↑rushing into the train....but not in time...

↑good music for him but noise for next person

↑someone can't read a book because of them...

Posted by: kayoko (April 24, 2009 9:51 AM) | Permalink

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On the train....

This is me...

I always try to read a book but I can't stay up if I can have a seat....
It's very comfortable for me to sleep on the train.
The sounds of running train, it's just like saying 'sleep well, sleep well....'

On the other hand, this picture describes about rush hour on the train.
It's happening every morning on weekday, truly!


People rush into the train for going to work, time between 7am and 8am,
it's awful and stressful situation.
I ,myself, have had this situation many times.
Headphone of portable music player has been broken, I got hurt all over....totally

Now I remember, when I been to Australia, people have said...
'No rush no rush....!'
I love this word :)

Posted by: kayoko (April 20, 2009 10:13 PM) | Permalink

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ONIGIRI-Japanese soul Food-

One day, we had an 'ONIGIRI party' with some rice one of our guests had left
to us.
ONIGIRI is a rice ball formed into triangular or oval shape
and often wrapped in dried seaweed.

It's a kind of 'Japanese soul food' and it has various things inside like salted
Japanese plum, salmon, tuna, and so on...

It's very simple but tasty and we can take them out for lunch such as picnic just like sandwich
and we are familier with them from our childhood.


Wonder what 'soul food' is in your country??

Posted by: sakurahotel (April 17, 2009 11:17 PM) | Permalink

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We say, 'Yatta-!!' when something happy happen!
They are saying 'Yatta-!!' and please look at their happy faces...
what happened with them?


Answer is....one of our guests, Jablonski-san gave us cookies as present !
It was from Paris and I have already tasted it, so yummy...!! Merci! C'est trop bon!!

'Thank you so much' from all of our staffs here :D

Wonder how cookies taste in your country...??
Oops, I don't mean "please present it for us!!!".....may...be? :p

Posted by: kayoko (April 14, 2009 6:42 PM) | Permalink

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Introduce our staff...vol.4

Cherry blossoms are almost over,but we still can see them up north
and it might be good idea to chase them ;)

Today, we would like to introduce Yoshikazu!
He has been working with us since February.
He seems to be earnest and very supportive person so far.....,sorry!
actually HE IS :p


*Name: Yoshikazu
*Hometown: Tokyo (Chiba)
*Language : Japanese, English
*Countries visited: USA, Canada, Jamaica, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina,
Uruguay, Brazil, Madagascar, and France.
*I like… : Soccer, Travel, Drink, Spending time w/ others,
Not to be killing any time, and Progressing!
*Travel Episode:
The most meaningful and unforgettable travel in my experience was the one
in Madagascar.
I have spent about 5 weeks by teaching English in 3 villages there.
I had around 500 students in a day and I made an English lesson broadcasted
in the radio in the meantime!
At the same time, I heard that sacrificing before they mine and burying a living
person as punishment are still taken place, which I had never known.
Also, I saw some dead bodies, a lot of prostitutes who were only 8 years old and stayed begging me to buy them, and a little crying boy carrying a plastic bag
in which a dead man is (probably his dad) in a crowd.
However, they were always smiling (as many of us have most likely heard before)
and did not yell for convenient lives although I did it all the time in my mind.
Then, I learned that anyone could never be measured by a certain criteria.
Everyone is better than someone at some point and everyone is not as good or
familiar as those.
Therefore, what we can do is not becoming better than someone,
but polishing our good points, keeping aware of each of our own weakness,
and put ourselves in effort to improve it.
*Favorite Movie: Lions for Lambs.
*Message: Our hotel is No,1!
particularly regarding our great service and kindness!
There is nothing wrong with your choice as far as you choose us!
You have no idea about Tokyo??? We can definitely help you as much as you want since every one of us is familiar with Tokyo!

Posted by: kayoko (April 11, 2009 6:26 PM) | Permalink

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Kyoto has different beauty.
Visiting Kyoto in the season of cherry blossom is, needless to say, valuable.
One of our staff, Yoshihiro, has been to Kyoto and please take a look pictures
which he took !
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It is also beautiful to see cherry blossoms at night.
We can see them with illumination.
This is great tree in 'Maruyama park'...

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Um,it's gorgeous isn't it...good job Yoshihiro ;)
We strongly reccomend to trip to Kyoto and if you visit there in the spring,
you try to see cherry blossoms at night.
We promise that you will see some splendid scene ....

Posted by: kayoko (April 9, 2009 9:25 PM) | Permalink

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Beautiful sakura and wonderful people

We would like to thank you to people joined the sakura viewing picnic!
It was perfect weather and sakura(cherry blossom) also perfect!
Specially, we had woderful time with guests, and staffs working at sister company.

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And...thank you for tryed to taste 'natto' which made of soy beans fermented!
It's Japanese traditional food and it has strong smell and sticky, some people don't like it.
But it's worth trying that taste :p

Thank you again and hope we can have this opportunity in the near future ;)

Posted by: kayoko (April 7, 2009 5:26 PM) | Permalink

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