21 things people miss after leaving Japan

The article – 21 things people miss after leaving Japan

Is it true? Do you miss these things?

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  1. A set, non-weird, phrase for thanking your colleagues for their hard work
  2. Moist towels in restaurants and cafes
  3. No tipping, but getting first-class service anyway

4. Japanese (home) baths

5. A greater feeling of personal safety

6. The little money trays in shops

7. Clean, crisp money

8. Amazing independent cafes

9. The obligatory “kanpai” before drinking

10. The amazing postal service

11. Paying for stuff at the door

12. The food

13. Complimentary glasses of water everywhere

14. Everyone making a big deal of the seasons

15. “Zakka” shops

16. Toilets and bathrooms being in separate rooms

17. Decent food at the convenience store

18. Sitting under a kotatsu

19. Onigiri

20. Shoes off in the house

21. And finally… The “time to go home, kids” jingle

For details check this website:

http://www.japantoday.com/category/lifestyle/view/21-things-people-miss-after-leaving-japan

 

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Souvenir from Japan – Tokyu Hands-

If you want to buy souvenir or presents from Japan, it is a great place to find some funny gadgets! It is a very fun place for even windoe shopping!

These items are best sellers in Japan

Kabuki beauty mask – you can be Kabuki and beautiful!

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Nano-block series – you can make Japanese buildings with nano-blocks

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Cap-men – These little people hold instant noodle lid

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For more information, please ask Liberty Cove House concierge.

 

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Green day – Midori no hi – Japanese National Holiday

Greenery Day is a national holiday that was instituted in 1989. The national holiday falls on April 29th. April 29th was originally the national holiday when people celebrated the birthday of the Showa. After the Showa Emperor died in January 1989, the day was newly designated as a national holiday to appreciate nature. 

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Constitution Memorial Day – Japanese National Holiday

On May 3rd, 1947, the current Constitution of Japan came into effect. To commemorate it, May 3rd was designated a national holiday. This is the day when we should reflect on the principles of the Constitution and the meaning of democracy. However most of Japanese people enjoy as Golden Week holidays.

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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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Sagami Big Kite Festival – The biggest kite in Japan

Big Kite Festival is held on May 4th and 5th in Sagami.

This kite is the biggest in Japan. The size it about 47.85 feet all around and the weight is 2090 lbs. This festival has started since 1830. This is a traditional event.

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For more information, please ask our Liberty Cove House Concierge.

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Gourmet in Yokosuka – Yokosuka Cherry Cheese Cake

New York Style Cheese cake recipe was provided from the US Navy Yokosuka Base on 18thNovember 2009. They use cheese abundantly so as to be incomparable with Japanese general New York cheesecake and feature heavy, creamy taste and fragrant crust of graham cracker. In addition, it was done topping, and, to this cheesecake which was born by Japan-U.S. friendship, Japanese symbol “cherry tree = Cherry” became “Cherry Cheese Cake”. Following very popular “Yokosuka navy burger,” it is birth of new gourmet brand.

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April 29th – Showa Day

Shōwa Day is a Japanese annual holiday held on April 29. It honors the birthday of the Shōwa Emperor (Hirohito), the reigning emperor from 1926 to 1989. The purpose of the holiday is to encourage public reflection on the turbulent 63 years of Hirohito’s reign.

Emperor Hirohito died on January 7, 1989. April 29 was subsequently no longer celebrated as The Emperor’s Birthday but instead as Greenery Day, part of Japan’s Golden Week. After a series of failed legislative attempts beginning in 2000, the April 29 holiday was finally renamed Shōwa Day in May 2005, and Greenery Day was moved from April 29 to May 4.

This year April 29th is on Sunday so April 30th is a substitute holiday.

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Liberty Cove House apartments will be available!

We will have some apartment openings in end of April!

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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Yakitori – skewered chicken

If you like to try out Japanese food – you don’t want to have any weird stuff,,, like raw octopus, organs or crunchy stuff at the end of chicken wings… I recommend Yakitori for Japanese-food-first-timers. Yakitori, grilled chicken, is commonly a Japanese type of skewered chicken.

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They are served at traditionally small restaurants or stands – they are called Yakitor-ya. They grill yakitori to order over charcoal. It’s marinated Teriyaki-taste sauce or salted. Yakitori-ya has variety of skewers – most popular kind for foreigner is asparagus wrapped with bacon. Some yakitori-ya do very good job. They grilled just right – crispy outside and juicy inside.

In Yokosuka, walking distance from Liberty Cove House, there are lots Yakitori place around. Our concierge will tell you where it the best to go.

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