First 4 weeks in Japan

The first four weeks of living in Japan are complete! I am officially a Kindergarten teacher, I have a flat, a sofa and gas bills. So I’m pretty much a legitimate adult now.

Here are my first observations of this crazy country

  • The myth that all Japanese trains run on time IS A LIE. Or I have been terribly unlucky. I have an hour and 20 min commute there and back to my school, and without fail everyday I have ‘significant delays’.
  • Sushi triangles from Lawsons are without a doubt, the most magical and delicious food to ever have existed. My favourite is the tuna, but I love them all. It is 100 yen of pure joy.
  • Also, ordering a main meal from a vending machine never stops being fun. Its just such a treat.
  •  Yesterday I got the monorail from Ofuna to Enoshima. Monorails are just so much more exciting than trains. I know that in theory, they are very similar but a monorail is just more of thrill.
  • Kamakura is the coolest place. The beach, the hipster organic cafes, everyone has a dog and top knot.
  • Japanese is a really hard language to get the hang of. It’s been a four weeks and all I can say is ‘Hello’ ‘Yes’ ‘Thank you very much’ and to count to 3.
  • People in Japan have exceptional work ethics. Its a country of looooong work days.

The most important thing I have learnt in the last four weeks, is that this country is pretty damn cool and I am blessed to be able to explore it.

 

I hope you enjoyed my post! Arigatōgozaimashita!

 

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Neidotta says:

    All your points are true. Specially the Lawsons sushi triangle thing. I would live the rest of my life only eating those! I really enjoyed reading your blog post 🙂

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    1. Japan Living says:

      Haha thank you so much! The Lawsons sushi triangles are just the best, I think they have a proper Japanese name but I don’t know what it is! Are you travelling Japan at the moment?

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      1. Neidotta says:

        I think it’s called onigiri but I may be wrong. Unfortunately I am not traveling at Japan right now but I spend amazing three months there last year 🙂 I am envious for you being there 😀

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  2. I’m travelling the world but not visiting Japan, and after reading your latest couple of posts I’m starting to really regret that decision!

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    1. Japan Living says:

      Haha wow thanks so much! It is a crazy cool country, just heaps to explore! Where about are you travelling too?

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      1. By the end of this trip I’ll have been to every continent besides Antarctica, which is the easiest way to put it! There’s still going to be so much that I still haven’t seen though. The idea was to single out places that could be done as a holiday (Japan was one of those) to make sure that this trip alone didn’t take far too long or cost far too much.

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      2. Japan Living says:

        That’s incredible! I am so jealous! How long are you travelling for? That must be a pretty mammoth travelling experience. I would love to go to South America, I hope you have/had the best time ever!

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      3. The only time restraint is a friends wedding back home in London on June 16th 2017, which means I have a year or so left. There’s nothing to stop me setting off again after that though. I’ll be in South America by August, you’ll have to check for updates!

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  3. hcyip says:

    Japan is a cool country. Keep on exploring and having good experiences. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

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  4. blossomkitty says:

    My kids and I miss that onigiri sooooo much!!!! Tuna is also my favourite ☺️

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