kitacanon wrote in post #12345122
Enjoy enjoy...I spent 3 years there teaching English...back in the 90s...
Off the top of my head....
[1~14 snipped....so look up there!]
Here's my adaption:
1 - If you have big feet, yes, bring extra shoes, but if your feet are up to 30cm long, don't bother as we've lots of cheap shoes available.
2 - Agree!
3 - If you're body-size is "normal", bring as little clothing as possible, as you can buy plenty here, which is suited to the climate.
4 - Ibuprofen is now cheaply, and widely available. Haven't seen asperin though....
5 - Glasses are cheap and plentiful here now. And "made while you wait" is all the rage!
6 - If it were me, I'd cancel subscriptions.....and get into the Japanese stuff!
7 - A one year contract means exactly that here....so if you're going to leave in less than 366 days, yes, get a 'phone over there.
8 - Perhaps using the internet might be easier...?
9 - Again, internet gives us so much access these days....
10 - Onsen are great! Especially in remote areas.
11 - Online booking for hotels using a network called "Jalan" is by far the cheapest way I've found of using hotels. Your support team can help you with that.
12 - Driving here is great!!! Except for the slow speed limits, poorly maintained roads, badly signed towns and cities, non-named streets, weird rules of the road, overly strict police, drivers of custom cars, people riding scooters, people "aiming in the generally correct direction" any super-compact sized cars, coaches on the highways..........etc, etc....
13 - Japan is a great base of Asia and Australasia. Enjoy!!!!!!
14 - Agree!