Just Another Morning of Commute, Part 2 Another morning with a foot of snow fell overnight, a local snow clearer getting busy from before-dawn for us to be able to drive through these roads. It is quite a common sight to see in the morning in snowy regions of Japan. In case you have not … More JAPOW! Part5
Watching the seasons changing I was fortunate enough to see the seasons change, from late Autumn to winter here in Nagano. I captured a bit of “A different day, A different weather” from my window during my stay at Ryuoo Ski Park so let me share those moments with you here. Hope you’ll enjoy this … More New Video, View From My Window
You’ll never get it unless you ask, right? Everyone loves bargain or discounts. So do I. In Japan, however, asking for discounts or bargain hardly works, unlike in some other countries. You will see all the products with prices written/tagged/on stickers and that’s pretty much what you get. You have a very slim chance to get … More Bargaining in Japan
El Nino or La Nina, or which month? El Nino or La Nina? Global Warming. The affect of human activities on the ocean currents and the atmosphere. It’s controversial. I know some agree with these theories and some others don’t. But in this post, I go along with the idea that this is true, solely … More When to visit Japan in winter?
This is a video of just another morning of commute by a car, through the walls of snow on sides. I’m in a van so my viewpoint is slightly higher than a normal car. These walls of snow are just getting higher and higher… Trust me, there used to be a bamboo bush all around! … More JAPOW! Part4
It’s not unusual for you to see locals clearing snow in front of their properties using this type of small snow prowlers in the snowy region of Japan. I do want one if I ever live in a place like Yamanouchi. So cool, aye! Enjoy the video.
Another important piece of information that may save your life So I showed you where to go to for exchanging your money if you ever get caught short of Yen when you really need them while in Yudanaka. Please read this in Foreign Currency Exchange in Yudanaka But what if you don’t have a cash but … More ATMs in Yudanaka
Just another morning in Yamanouchi, Nagano, Japan. The key to the survival in this kind of snowy region in Japan, Clear snow off your car the night before when you know it’s gonna snow overnight! Otherwise you’ll end up spending looooong time the morning digging your car out of snow and get it going. You’ll … More JAPOW! Part 2
What are all these vehicles with yellow number plates? A friend of mine from New Zealand once described these as “A trolley (shopping cart) with an engine“. You see them everywhere in Japan, especially once you are out of cities, in rural region. They are usually quite tiny vehicles, square-ish, either 5 doors or pick-up style. … More Different Colours on Number Plates
Nor even at Japanese restaurants near you… A story of Japanese Curry They look gross, frankly, but once you’ve tried it, you wouldn’t mind because you’ve been hooked. Hooke by its spiciness, flavour, smell. Oh and with its toppings/additions you can have with it. It seems either “Deep Fried Pork”=トンカツ or “Deep Fried Chicken”=チキンカツ to … More Please don’t do this while in Japan