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Shiwasu-another name for December in Japan

In Japan we call December “Shiwasu” which literally means teachers or priests run. It is an expression ‘we are very busy like a bee’. It means usually teachers or priests don’t run even if they are busy, but in December … Continue reading

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Etiquette at meal in Japan

The most important table etiquette in Japan is saying, “Itadaki-masu” before a meal and “Gochisou-sama” after a meal. These phrases mean thanks for the food and also indicate the beginning and the ending of a meal. It is a Japanese … Continue reading

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Japanese Convenience Stores

You see many convenience stores in Japan. It is almost every block you can find. Japanese people use convenience stores almost every day. We use quick shopping or buy things late at night – but not only that – Japanese … Continue reading

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The reason why sake is made in winter

Sake companies, kuramoto begin making nihonshu (Sake) in October after the rice is harvested. The new products are ready and available to consumers in November. As it gets colder and colder, sake breweries become busier. There are three reasons for … Continue reading

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The season for nabe-mono has arrived!

Nabe-mono is a Japanese cuisine quite similar to stew. Winter time is the season for Nabe-mono. When we refer to nabe in this season, we mean the practice of putting a pot over a burner in the center of the … Continue reading

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We have available apartments in November and December

We have available apartments for November and December We have a 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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Flowers in autumn

Some flowers are blooming in autumn. You can visit some places in Yokosuka and enjoy flowers.  Cosmos flowers are fully bloomed in Soleil Nooka Park now! Here are representative flowers you can see in Yokosuka: Cosmos   Japanese Winter Camellia … Continue reading

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Momiji-gari – Autumn leaf hunting

From mid-September to early December, people go out to the mountainous countryside to see autumn leaves, an activity which is called “Autumn leaf hunting,” or momiji-gari. The three most important annuallyconsiderations for people wishing to enjoy momiji-gari are: the timing, … Continue reading

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We have available apartments in November and December

We have available apartments in November and December 2018 We have a 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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Temple in Kamakura part 2

Gokurakuji Temple A family temple of the Hojo clan, placed at a strategic point for transportation and defense purposes on the route from Kamakura to Kyoto. The temple functioned as a center for the salvation of the weak and poor … Continue reading

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