1-11-10 Sakae-cho, Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, 425-0027, Japan
More about Yaizu
Mt. Fuji Viewed From The Trail Near Nihonzaka Pass
crab for 130 $
Travel Tips for Yaizu
Few interesting I have learned while living here..
A can of Coca-Cola costs more than one dollar US from a vending machine.
Restaurants in Japan give you moist towels or wipes before or with your meal.
It is usually mandatory to give a landlord a gift of money of $1,000-$2000 when moving into his apartment building.
The Japanese love corn, sesame seeds, and mayonnaise on their pizza.
The green traffic light is called "blue".
Slurp your soup.
KFC is the place to be on Christmas Day.
Japan has about 1,500 earthquakes each year.
In the Japanese language, it is considered rude to say the word "no" directly.
It is nearly impossible to become a naturalized citizen of Japan.
Japanese people take a hot bath every night, some do not have showers installed in their bathrooms.
There is no insulation in Japanese homes' walls.
When you go to a funeral or a wedding you must take a gift of money.
Three words: "heated toilet seats".
In Japan, flower arranging is an art.
The new generation of Japanese people are not as short as Westerners think.
You can buy batteries, beer, wine, condoms, cigarettes, comic books, hot dogs, light bulbs, and used women's underwear from vending machines.
Many Japanese people eat rice with or for their breakfast, lunch and dinner.
McDonalds employees will run outside to give you your drive-thru order.
The Japanese visit shrines and give each other money for New Year's.
It is impolite to tear the wrapping paper off of a gift.
Japanese junior high school students do not need to pass any of their classes to graduate.
Education only through junior high school is compulsory.
There is almost no vandalism in Japan.
It is socially acceptable to pick your nose in public and urinate at the side of the road, but you cannot blow your nose in public.
Snowmen in Japan are made of two large snowballs instead of three.
There is at least one vending machine on every corner.
It is not uncommon to pay $2 for a single apple.
Good luck .....bad luck???
Superstition exist in all countries I beleive...Here in Japan the numbers 4 and 9 are consider unlucky numbers ...
The reason for the dislike derives from its pronunciation....Four is pronounce SHI which is associated with death which is pronounce the same way...
Nine is pronounced KU which is associated with agony or torture which is also pronounce the same way...
There are many patients in hospitals who dislike having these numbers on their hospitals room door..:))
Some japanese passenger planes have no seats with number 4 or 13.....Some buildings also have no 13 floor..:))).....number.....The 12th floor is designated 12a and the 13th..is 12b........
The north-east is considered unlucky since it is the direction by which demons enter and leave..It even has a special name KIMORI which means DEVILS GATE ...some people dont build their house facing this direction.. hehehehe
Sleeping with your head facing NORTH is also unlucky becasue that is how dead bodies are laid out...I better change my sleeping position..:-))
Japanese calendar have a unique feature in which they list the lucky days and unlucky days...The most important ones are TAI-AN (lucky day) in which people plan weddings..
.and BUTSU-METSU (unlucky day) good for funerals...so remember to die on the right day....:-)))....otherwise you will be laying there for days until a family member figure out which day will be best ..:-)))
Weddings halls are virtually empty on Butsu-metsu days in spite of the special low prices they offer as an iniducement......
DOLLS PLAYS AN IMPORTANT PART IN MEDIEVAL JAPANESE CULTURE..THEY WERE MORE THAN MERE TOYS FOR CHILDREN..
THE EARLY JAPANESE BELIEVED IN SPIRITS IN NATURE AND ANCESTOR WORSHIP.
THE EARLIEST JAPANESE MADE STATUES OF CLAY(LIKE DOLLS) THAT PRTECTED THEIR HOMES AND SCARED AWAY EVIL SPIRITS..
LATER STATUES OF BUDDHA AND HIS FOLLOWERS BECAME PART OF JAPANESE ART AND RELIGION..
IN LATER YEARS, DOLLS OR REPRESENTATIONS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY(THE EMPEROR AND HIS WIFE) AND MEMBERS OF HIS COURT WERE HONORED IN JAPANESE HOMES..
THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN STATUE AND DOLL, BETWEEN A TOY AND AN OBJECT OF RESPECT AND EVEN WORSHIP, BETWEEN AN INANIMATE OBJECT OR AN ANIMATED BEING. THESE WERE NOT SO DISTINCT IN MEDIEVAL JAPANESE CULTURE..
These on display are for girls day, the price is about 700 dollars, but it could go much more....
The Japanese love things that are cute and cuddly, and Print Club is what happens when the locals get their hands on the boring old "Passport Photo Machines" found in the West.
The result is Print Club - you step into the enlarged machine,
select any number of wacky backgrounds,
have your digital photo taken a few times,
decorate it with hearts or stars or rainbows or whatever ultra-cute charactr takes your fancy, run around the machine a few times trying to figure out what to do next, and then, eventually, you get 16 photo stickers you can swap with your friends!
the cost about 400 yen