Convenient Location – 1. Transportation – Liberty Cove House

Liberty Cove House Yokosuka location is very convenient as it located within reach of all your needs. Today, we would like to introduce how close to public transportation we are!

This picture was taken from our top roof garden

There is only one entrance gate at Yokosuka station. You just step out from Yokosuka station, Liberty Cove House is right there!

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This JR train takes you to Narita airport without any transferring to other trains.Also it takes you straight to Yokohama and Tokyo.

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   Local bus station and Taxi stop are located right next to Liberty Cove House.

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Our concierges assist you to find the way of your destination. We also arrange a cab, which goes inside the military base for you.

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Japanese Curry

Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan, along with ramen noodles and sushi. Curry originated in India although it has been adapted and become popular around the world, including in England. It is said that the Japanese navy followed the example of the British fleet, where curry was originally eaten because it could be preserved for longer than ordinary stew. The Japanese soldiers brought the curry recipe back to their homes and it spread from there. There are also some other accounts, such as that Doctor Clark, famous for the saying “Boys be ambitious,” brought a curry recipe to Japan.

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Japanese Shaved Ice – Kakigori

Kakigori is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup and sweetener often condensed milk.

Popular flavors include strawberry, cherry, lemon, green tea, grape, melon, blue Hawaii and sweet plum. It is similar to snow cone, but with some notable differences : It has much smoother fluffier ice consistency, much like fresh fallen snow, and a spoon is almost used to eat it. To eat Kakigori is nice way to cool down and enjoy Japanese summer.

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Traditional Japanese Wedding

Marriage has traditionally been considered a matter between families rather than individuals, and wedding ceremonies and receptions are conducted as such under the family names.

As proof of engagement, both families and the matchmaker gather on an auspicious day to have an official ceremony, known as a yuino, in which the families exchange betrothal money and gifts. The groom’s family gives money, yuinokin, to the bride’s family, and the bride’s family gives a present to the groom’s family. Data shows that 70 percent of married couples do not have a yuino these days. Instead, most just meet at a restaurant with their families and exchange rings.

A bride who chooses a Japanese style wedding will be in a white wedding kimono, shiromuku, and have a tall, elegant, tied-up hairstyle, which will be covered with the bride’s hood. The groom traditionally wears a haori and hakama, a Japanese style kimono for men, with the family crest.

Shintoist is the most popular ceremony style in Japan. However, there are also Buddhist and Christian style weddings, while some people prefer jinzenshiki, which are nonreligious ceremonies. Depending on the type of wedding, the ceremony is conducted at a shrine, temple, church, and so on. Also, many hotels have a wedding center, which includes a ballroom where the reception can be held after a wedding ceremony.

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Cell Phone etiquette in Japan

Japan is the one of the country that being strict about using cell phone manner in public.

・You should switch your phone to “manner mode” in quiet places like hotel lobbies and restaurants to avoid bothering people around you.

・You should switch your phone to “manner mode” when inside a Shinkansen (bullet train) and trains and avoid talking on the phone. If you absolutely need to talk on the phone, it is best to get off at a station and talk on the station platform. Also, you are expected to turn the phone completely off when near the priority seats to avoid problems with pace makers, etc.

・Turn off the power at places like theatres, movie theatres, and museums.

・Always turn off the power in restricted areas like airports and hospitals.

・Don’t talk on the phone while driving. This is prohibited and punishable by the law.

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Summer noodle ‘ Nagashi Soumen’

There are so many different types of noodles in Japan. In the summer time we eat Nagashi Soumen. Soumen are very thin white Japanese noodle. It’s made of wheat flour. Somen are usually served cold with a light flavored dipping sauce. When you eat as Nagashi soumen, you run the noodles down a bamboo pipe with streaming water. Definitely one to try!

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What is Yukata

The yukata is a casual version of kimono. It is a robe usually made of cotton or synthetic fabric, wrapped around the body and fastened with a sash (obi). Yukata literally means “bathing cloth”, and it was originally intended to be just that. Traditionally, the garment is worn after bathing in a communal bath, functioning as a quick way to cover the body and to absorb remaining moisture.

Recently, the yukata has also become a way of dressing for summer festivals. Increasingly fashionable designs have surfaced to a degree that it is sometimes difficult for the untrained eye to discern between a yukata and a kimono.

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Liberty Cove House apartments are now available!

We have available apartments now!

We have variety of Renting / Stay plans which would meet your life style and budget! For more details, please e-mail us at reservations@liberty-cove-house.com

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Review on Japanese currency

You can find many different varieties of currency in the world, even including a bank bill made with plastic polymer, featuring a special transparent section and so on. The rarest types of currency are the Japanese 5 and 50 yen coins, which have holes in the middle. These beautifully designed coins are perfect as souvenirs for foreigners. Actually the Japanese yen is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market, after the United States dollar and the Euro.

  •  1 yen/ aluminum 100% / Young tree, sapling
  • 5 yen/ Copper 60-70%, Zinc 30-40% / Rice stalk
  • 10 yen/ Copper 95%, Zinc 3-4%, tin 1-2%/ Byodo-in Hoodo Temple
  • 50 yen/ Cupronickel 75%, copper 25% (nickel) / Chrysanthemum
  • 100 yen/ Cupronickel 75%, copper 25% (nickel) / Cherry Blossoms
  • 500 yen/ Cupronickel 75%, copper 25% (nickel)/Paulownia Blossom

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  •  1000 yen/ features Noguchi Hideyo, a doctor
  • 5000 yen/ features Higuchi Ichiyo, a female author
  • 10000 yen/ features Fukuzawa Yukichi, an educator and writer, founder of Keio University

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Japanese way to cool off in hot summer

Summer in Japan is very hot and humid. Using an electric air conditioner is commonplace nowadays, but Japanese people have used many different ways to cool off since ancient times.

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Sudare are usually made of thin strips of wood, which are laid flat and tied together to make a curtain-like screen. By hanging sudare from the top of the window frame, you can block the heat of the sun and stop insects coming into the room while allowing a cool breeze to pass through the spaces between the wooden slats.

Uchimizu

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Uchimizu is the custom of sprinkling water in gardens and on streets to make the passing wind cooler. People see uchimizu as a practical way of cooling the breeze while continuing an aesthetically pleasing and courteouscustom. Sprinkling water with a ladle also reduces dust from dry roads and the ground underfoot.

Uchiwa

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Usually uchiwa have a round shape, with a frame of thinly split splayed bamboo onto which paper is glued.

Furin

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Furin are usually made of glass, iron and other materials, which create a ringing sound when they touch each other. They are hung outside under the eaves of the roof so we can enjoy the cool and soothing sound the chimes make when they are blown by the wind.

 

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