joetsu city

Non-burnable garbage.

If you want to discard Non-burnable garbage, you also need to buy designated garbage bags. There are some examples you can include. Electronic products like a dryer, iron, printer, food and drink bottle, aluminum pot and pan are non-burnable garbage. Garbage bags are prepared 4 sizes, 45l, 20l, 10l, and 5l. The garbage size is […]

Burnable and raw garbage.

I’ll tell you about burnable garbage and raw garbage today. Burnable garbage includes stuff which is difficult to dissolve and they are made from papers, clothing, flowers, and the medicine that expired. A new rule has started since last April, regarding the disposal of garbage. You can discard some stuff that is made from plastic […]

Morning Market (Asaichi) information -Part 2-

We introduced the morning market (Asaichi) in Joetsu area in the previous article. As previously mentioned, morning markets in Joetsu area are held for 21 days per month with different dates at four different locations.  Today we will introduce each market.  前回(ぜんかい) のブログで、上越(じょうえつ) の 朝市(あさいち ) について 紹介(しょうかい) しました。 前(まえ) にも 伝(つた)えたとおり、朝市(あさいち) は月(つき) に21日間、上越の4つの場所(ばしょ) で開催(かいさい)されています。 […]

Morning Market (Asaichi) information -Part 1-

Do you know about Asaichi in Joetsu area ? Asaichi literally refers to  Morning Market in English, as Asa means morning and Ichi means market.  Morning markets are held for 21 days per month with different dates at four different locations. ( I will write about each market information on the next blog.) The stands sell local […]

Legend of Kappa in Ogata region !!

Kappa is one of the most famous traditional monsters (Yōkai) in Japan. In shintō, Kappa is considered to be a water deity. In Japanese Buddhism, on the other hand, it is considered to be a kind of a hungry ogre. It is said that Kappa used to live in rivers, ponds or swamps as it’s a type […]

What to do if you see a bear ?

The beautiful weather continues since May started. Hiking or just walking in nature can be refreshing. Joetsu area has a lot of nature spots for a green season such as mountains, parks, lakes and roads for cycling. For a person who doesn’t do winter sports like me, this season can be the most uplifting throughout […]

May sickness and a helpful system to go to see a doctor.

Golden Week holidays(GW) comes to the end and we are starting school and work again. Are you enjoying your life, as you did before the start of the GW? Is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy their life?   If they don’t, it might be ‘Gogatsu-byo’. It means May sickness and some people caught this in […]

One of the top 100 waterfalls in Japan, Naena waterfall!

Dynamic Naena waterfall is located in Myoko City, Niigata prefecture. The travel time by car only takes an hour from Joetsu city.  In this season, you can see a dynamic waterfall made by melting snow. The power of the nature of water and sound will heal you.

A recommended place to see Carp streamers (koinobori) around Joetsu!

May 5th is Children’s day in Japan!! In the past, the day was known as Tango no Sekku− the ceremony held at the imperial court.  Originally, Tango no Sekku was called Boys’ Day, while Girls’ Day (Hinamatsuri) was celebrated on March 3. In 1948, the government declared this day to be a national holiday to celebrate the happiness of all […]

Here comes Golden Week!

The new Japanese era has started. Heisei finished yesterday and Reiwa started. I wish everyone could spend a peaceful life. Anyway, Golden week has started! Are you on holidays or work? Most of the people in Japan have holidays so stores, restaurants and other places are really crowded. Take care when you go out! If […]

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