4 places that I want to Visit in Japan

This is a list of the places I want to visit.
I live in Tokyo, so it’s not really easy to visit.
I’ve been to Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, hakone, takaosan, Itsukushima shrine, kyoto, and Osaka.
But these place is a little bit about Japanese classic culture like Kyoto.
I hope one of them could make it to your list too.

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Pros and Cons As a Japanese Language Speaker

I’ve been speaking Japanese for more than 25 years.
Also I’ve been studying English for more than 15 years.
And I think how well you can speak foreign language is about how well you can speak your mother language.
So here’s pros and cons as a Japanese speaker.

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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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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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Hiroshima for the first time

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 😀

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