A holiday home steeped in culture


A holiday home steeped in culture
Masayo Namiki, GM Sakura House

Sakura House, Sakura Hotel & Hostel invites visitors to experience the best of Japan within the comfort of a home away from home


Farhana Chowdhury

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Published: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 11:52 AM

Last updated: Mon 21 Oct 2019, 2:11 PM

Looking to stay at a hotspot that has all the comforts of home alongside access to delicious food, fun sights and exciting activities in Japan? Then look no further than Sakura House, Sakura Hotel & Hostel. Catering to travellers from all over the globe, the brand has been proudly standing since 1992 to give visitors a unique taste of Japanese hospitality. 
Sakura House, Sakura Hotel & Hostel is conveniently spread across Tokyo, Kyoto and Izu-Kawazu, and offers accommodation for short- and long-term stays on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Visitors can choose to stay either in a hotel, hostel, guesthouse, share-house, apartments or vacation rentals. 
Connecting communities
According to Masayo Namiki, general manager, Sakura House has been a key witness to the growth of foreign visitors flying in to Japan from over 100 countries. Upon understanding the needs of different travellers, the brand took the initiative to offer reliable and personalised support, complete with several facilities and services. 
"Sakura House, Sakura Hotel & Hostel offer various opportunities to meet and socialise with local neighbouring communities and other worldwide guests, making stays pleasant and productive," said Namiki.
From sightseeing to study abroad and business options, visitors can enjoy comfortable, safe and reasonable plans that correspond to their requests from different cultures and customs.
Adding to convenience, Sakura House provides online reservation and daily customer services in multiple languages for global visitors that allow them to confirm their booking before arriving in Tokyo.
"Indulging in local culture is something travellers always look forward to, and Sakura House, Sakura Hotel & Hostel break down barriers to give guests a chance to immerse in local culture," Namiki added. 
Sakura House further extends care and hospitality to its Muslim guests in a number of ways, including an exclusive Muslim 'community monthly accommodation' share-house that consists of a single room and dormitory in two locations in Tokyo, as well as a two-bedroom, well-equipped family apartment with close proximity to mosques.
"We're very happy to say we have a lot of returning guests. We have had many people that first come as singles, then return with their spouses, children, and even parents to stay with us," Namiki shared. 
In Tokyo, Sakura Hotel & Hostels are conveniently located across five hotspots - Ikebukuro, Hatagaya, Jimbocho, Asakusa and Nippori. 
"They are perfect for stays by families, as well as MICE groups, sports event groups and school trips. The Sakura Cafes, open 24 hours, are available on the ground floors. Fully equipped share-kitchens are also available at Sakura Hostel Asakusa and Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro," Namiki added.
 Year-round activities
Guests staying at Sakura House, Sakura Hotel & Hostel can participate in traditional, cultural and seasonal events that are held every season throughout the year. Through this, visitors can discover and indulge in genuine Japan culture by interacting with local community people. 
"Looking ahead, Sakura House, Sakura Hotel & Hostel aim to offer more than what real estate and hotel agencies generally do. We aim to create a friendly global environment where people can connect and create long-lasting friendships along with memories of their Tokyo stay," said Namiki.
Sakura House, Sakura Hotel & Hostel takes this as an opportunity to welcome more worldwide newcomers and bring people together by breaking down economic and language barriers.
- farhana@khaleejtimes.com

The Sakura Hotel Nippori, in Tokyo, Japan.
The Sakura Hotel Nippori, in Tokyo, Japan.

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