When it is time to come to Japan, we need to take personal stuffs with us. How can we take these things with us to Japan?
There are things which can be bought easily and cheaply in your own country but these things may be expensive and difficult to find in Japan. In big cities, many stores and shops are convenient to go and buy while less stores and shops are only opened in small towns. In this section, I would like to suggest you which things you need to take and bring along with you to Japan.
Most of the foreigners said that although deodorants of Japan ,with sweet smell and spray type, are abundant and they can be easily found on the shelf of stores in Japan, stick type deodorants are rare to be found. They also added that deodorants of Japan are not with their favorite smell and these Japan made deodorants are designed to produce for local people so its effects may differ for you and also it can’t be bought with your expected price. So if you prefer stick type deodorants, I would like to suggest you to take these from your country.
In Japan, there is a tradition that is to remove your shoes when you enter the houses. So wear clean and cozy socks. It is rare to get shoes larger than 25 cm for women and 27cm for men foot size. It will not be a problem if you bring your shoes and socks with you. Moreover, extra large clothes and underwear are hard to be found. Although there are stores where you can get extra large sized clothes in big cities but you can even count the number of these shops
Unfortunately, when an accident happen, you can buy medicines and pills easily in Japanese medical clinics. But these medicines are intentionally produced according to the preferences and resistances of Japanese people. So the effects may vary when you take these medicines. In addition, medicines are expensive in Japan. Therefore, it will be better if you bring some medicines and pills with you. Please be noted that some legal medicines are not allowed to use in Japan. Before you come to Japan, you need to read some regulations concerning with drugs.
Most of the immigrants crave traditional snacks and foods at some time, although they didn’t have these even when they live in their own countries. When you are homesick and feel depressed, these feelings can be eliminated with the help of these foods so I also would like to recommend to take these foods too.
Moreover, Japanese people are also interested in other countries traditional snacks and foods, it will help your create mutual respect and caring neighborhood when you give these foods as a present or when you introduce yourself and talk about your own country.
The official currency of Japan is Yen and only Yen is accepted to trade within the coutry. Although you take other currencies like Dollars, Pounds, you have to exchange these with Yen. Not only stores in Japan accept paying by cash but also departmental stores and restaurants accept paying by credit cards. But be noted that, only Visa Card, Master card and JCB cards can be used.
You have to hold coins to buy minor things in Japan. As you can pay by cash ,it is inevitable for you receive change from shopkeepers. So if you have a coin case, it will make you convenient to save these coins. Moreover, you should not forget to take electric supply, plug and connector for personal electrical appliances. You can easily buy these things in Japan but the price and quality can be varied.
In Transportation sector, going around and travelling by train is the best. But process of buying tickets at ticket selling machine is complicated even for local people. Suica card and Pasco card can be used by filling cash to this card. They can be refilled these cards at train station’s clerk and need to charge these cards before you use. You don’t need to buy tickets by using these cards to go around with train. Additionally, these cards can also be used in convenient stores and you can charge these cards there too.
These shops are popular and you can get everything in cheap price. When we find out that things are expensive in other shops, buying these things at 100 Yen shops is the best. Different kinds of snacks are also available in these shops. All the things can be bought for each 100 Yen and need to pay tax according with your consumption. Most of the foreigners are happy to buy things there. But credit cards and IC card are not accepted there. Plus, remember not to buy things there out of your needs.
Though you cannot get some stuffs in Japan but most can be bought easily as convenient stores open 24/7. Make a plan and prepare not to leave your personal things and it will be better if you come to Japan with ambitious mind and plans to live happily here. Searching and learning places, culture of Japan and installing maps and applications like dictionary will be helpful. The best way is to learn the differences between your country and Japan, new things and advanced technologies before you come to Japan.