I’ve always wanted to visit Kawagoe lately.
Kawagoe has small old street. And it hasn’t changed since the Edo period. The Edo period has ended 150years ago. So it means it hasn’t changed for more than 150 years. That’s a long time.
I had lived in the place where is 30 minutes away from Kawagoe, but I’ve never been there. I don’t know why, maybe I was too young, I wasn’t really interested about going somewhere.
Japanese government has been putting effort into tourist industry these years, the guide or travel information is more detailed ever since.
I have been bad at planning.
I know why. It’s obvious that I get bothered to think about what I’m going to do. Because I have to do some researches. I know there’s something you should know at least before you go like visa. I just think I could research the informations from the locals.
Since I made my decision that I’m going to travel this year, not sure about it’s gonna be long or short though, I needed to plan my schedule.
I’ve lived in 3 kinds of shared house, and have lived in the apartment which is owned by lease company for foreigner.
And I’m going to share the information about them.
Japanese housing system has kinda unique, I think.
If you want to borrow a room, you have to pay deposit called shikikin(敷金), sometimes you have to pay the gratuity fee called reikin(礼金). And you pay the rent also. And if you want to renew the lease agreement, you have to pay renewal fee for 1 or 2 months rent.
So basically Japanese pay ridiculous amount of money to move into an apartment.
There’s some apartment that you don’t have to pay deposit or the gratuity fee. But you are going pay the cleaning fee in the end when you are moving out.
Tokyo is a busy, still neat, yet confused city in the world.
There are traditional place, modern place, old residence and modern residence. It was influenced from developing modern society, but remaining traditional styles.
I’ve found some good place to visit. I wanna tell you about that place!
Since my workplace is around Ikebukuro, some of them are from Ikebkuro again.
Hiroshima. The place where I dream of. I wanted to go there because it’s kinda famous historical place in Japan.
So, I went to Hiroshima for the first time. There was a reason to go there.One of my ex share house mate was getting married, me and few other share house mate came to Hiroshima to celebrate his new chapter of his life.
The wedding and reception was held during the week called golden week in Japan. Air plain ticket, bullet train ticket and hotel expense becomes higher price, it wasn’t a cheap trip, I admit.
I bought a bullet train ticket on my way to Hiroshima. I know I should’ve booked them earlier. But hey, it’s too late 😀
I once visited a stunning sunflower field. And it was a bloody good day.
One of my friend who went there with me would tell you that was a bloody bad day though.
I’ll tell you later.
It was a organized plan by our company. It is a retail store management company, and they have a good welfare service, and this is one of the benefit program by the company.
I think you might find the trip plan package flier in some station.
I don’t know about Yamanashi so much. There’s Mt. Fuji, Kawaguchi lake and Yamanaka lake. But This is not about the Mt. Fuji or Kawaguchi lake.