Oh, seriously? Wow, welcome to Toyooka!! (Hahaha, I really should update this tumblr!) I personally think it’s really handy to have a car here. It’s a bit expensive to rent (about 40,000 yen every month - that is including insurance by the way - from one particular place) but I love it. You won’t need it to commute to school but getting out around Tajima (northern Hyogo) or even further away, it’s convenient to have. But at the same time, there ARE trains in many areas.
On the matter of coldness…YES. It will get cold. Sometimes to the point where it’s colder in your apartment than outside. It’s pretty ridiculous. My pipes have never frozen so that’s a blessing. ^^;; Japan doesn’t have central heating in most of their homes soooo, you will need a space heater. It’s less expensive than running your air conditioner (which does have a heating function).
Can I ask who your predecessor is? Also, If you have Facebook, we could be friends if you’d like and I can start introducing you to the people who live around here! (I’d rather not publish my full name on tumblr so next time, please go off anon or send me your name please!) See you in August!
The latest item at the local game center. I don’t like polo shirts but I am so very tempted…
4年前ここで素晴らしい一年間を過ごした。Four years ago, I spent a wonderful year here. #青山学院大学 #留学生 #思い出#aoyamagakuinuniversity #exchangestudent #memories
A haunted house in Sasayama! It was fun but not very scary.
Delicious snack, unnecessarily long explanation of Japanese sweets…
Obon Dancing Festival in Izushi
Hmmm….I honestly don’t know anything about exchange programs in other countries since I only did an exchange in Japan.
But in 2009, I was 20.
When you say, “there,” you mean Japan, right? I don’t know you well enough to advise you on whether it’s worth trying to live in Japan or not. Japan, of course, has its share of ups and downs, like any other place in the world. I personally think it has been worth it to live here because I love Japan. And yet at the same time, I don’t see myself living here forever.