Nowadays, Kitano-cho or Kitano streets or usually called as Kitano Ijinkan-gai (北野異人館街) is an area where several western heritages were left. Unlike many places in Japan, strolling around this area brings us to a different old-western atmosphere. There were 300 houses of foreigner houses before which was deteriorated by war and just 30 left with less than 20 houses open for public.
If you’re moving to Japan for work or study, deciding where to stay is no simple decision. Here’s why you should seriously consider a share house. There are now over 2,800 share houses in Japan. They’re easy to get into, interesting to live in, and much easier on your wallet than renting your own place.
In our family, we adhere to seven categories of waste disposal on a daily basis. This may sound impressive but actually, there are twenty-plus categories where we live. In the kitchen, we have a nama gomi bucket for compost. All cooking and food scraps go here, including coffee grinds and the flotsam I strain out of my sink.
The first question many would ask is, can a foreigner even buy property in Japan. In principle, the answer is a resounding yes!