Hotel Sea Palace
3-6-17 Nakaminato, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 425-0021, Japan
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Travel Tips for Yaizu
December, January, February
Except in the far north of the country, winter in Japan is not very severe, and is usually tempered by sunshine and blue skies.
In northern and central Japan, visitors can enjoy the full range of winter sports. Well-developed resorts and some of the best skiing & snow boarding conditions in the world await the enthusiast.
Away from the slopes, the winter months are the perfect time to relax in one of the thousands 'Onsen' or Hot Spring Resorts located in mountain towns throughout Japan.
In February, on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, the annual Sapporo Snow Festival attracts visitors with its elaborate displays of snow and ice sculpture.
Clothing: Heavy-weight clothing - trousers/jeans, extra warm jackets and sweaters, woollen skirts and tights.
Thick, woolly socks are a must for keeping your feet warm when visiting temples and shrines in winter.
The clothing you will need to take with you will depend greatly on where you are planning to travel in Japan.
Fill it up, please!!
While the majority of visitors to Japan never have occasion to drive about the country, those who do have been known to comment on the fact that Japanese service stations still offer service.
Attendants wear crisp, clean uniforms and dash forward to greet customers as they enter the station. They guide drivers to the pump and indicate where to stop. With a smile they ask which type of gasoline you want. They wash your windows and offer to clean your ashtray and take away any trash you may have. Once finished, drivers can usually count on an attendant to accompany them to the road and watch traffic for them, helping them merge safely.
In the picture you will wonder where are the pump..well just look above by the ceiling, they are hanging..:)...
"What's your bloodtype?"
What's your bloodtype?" Now there's a chat-up line I bet you haven't heard too often!
In the West we often ask people their star sign, and jokingly think that we can tell something about their personality from their sign. So a Leo is courageous, a Taurean is stubborn etc...
In Japan, they follow the Chinese Zodiac so that's not really an option, since everyone born in the same year has the same sign.
Even if you don't believe in star-signs, there are still some other superstitious folk-knowledge ways to understand someone's personality. Hair colour, for example. Do Blondes really have more fun? Are redheads really hotheaded? Again, unfortunately, the Japanese almost all have black hair, so this technique won't work either.
So instead the Japanese think they can tell something about your personality from your Bloodtype.
so dont be suprised by the 3 first time questions......WHAT IS YOUR NAME, HOW OLD ARE YOU? and WHAT IS YOUR BLOOD TYPE..:)))
Dont miss a BEAT!!!
This game is very popular in Japanese arcades ...
Taiko no Tatsujin adheres to the same basic gameplay formula as so many other rhythm action games -- perform the appropriate action on the appropriate beat.
HOW TO PLAY
In this case, it's tapping the drum on its face (to create a lower, hollow sound) or on its edge (to create a higher, sharper sound).
The game also distinguishes between which side of the drum you're meant to strike, making two-handed coordination important.
One or two players can play in cooperative or competitive games. As always, steady success rakes in exponentially-increasing points, while continuous failure eventually kicks you out of the game.
In this particular case a giant bomb inflates at the right side of the screen until finally exploding -- what this has to do with drums, we're not sure, but it does look pretty cute.
A bizarre cast of characters fills the game -- their intentions are uncertain, but they do add plenty of visual personality -- and more than 30 songs are available...