One Day Trip From Tokyo: Kawagoe aka Coedo

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.

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To Be a Good Planner for Traveling

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.

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Housing Information in Tokyo

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.

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