Following up on my last blog about staying warm this winter in Japan, I wanted to do give you a few more tips on how to stay warm!!!!
1. Heat Tech from Uni Qlo
Long underwear and top with incredible insulation technology, when you wear this it feels like you have fur on because no cold air hits your body.
2. Ear Muffs, Gloves, Scarves
In Australia it never gets so cold ( in Sydney ) that you need to put on a scarf or glove on during winter. I see these items here in Japan to be a basic necessity during winter.
3. Visit a Sentou
A public bath you can find in every suburb around Tokyo, don't be afraid to go naked and enjoy a hot hot bath with strangers!
4. Hot Drinks from Vending Machines
When purchasing a hot drink from the vending machine or conbini you can use them as hand warmers for several minutes before enjoying the beverage of choice.
5. Hot Tea
Like above drinking a cup of HOT HOT tea before going out in the cold is a very enjoyable and pleasurable thing I like to do in the winter time here, especially in the morning!
6. Hot water bottle
In Japanese the hot water bottle is called the Yutanpo basically a Japanese version of the electric blanket which has been used over many centuries in Japan. They have been used in disaster relief to keep survivors warm when they have no electricity or gas around the world.
I hope you like my tips on how to stay warm during the winter in Japan! Please keep warm or you might end up catching a cold!
Hi, there. This is Masa from Sakura cafe Ikebukuro.
I'm writing to you about snow season coming in Japan.
In December, north of Japan has been a lot of snow since last 2 weeks
and skiing & snowbording season coming up at the moment.
One of my friend who is living in Hokkaido to sent to me snow photos.
The snow lies thick on the ground only 2 days & someone made ,,,
Snowman ( in Japanese Yukidaruma )
When the snow lies on the street, many people try to make snowman like this.
I hope to see the snow in Tokyo and try to make snowman.
Posted by: masa (December 29, 2012 10:12 AM) | Permalink
So this is my first winter in Tokyo, Japan. I've never really had to deal with this sort of weather on a long term basis but since I'll be here all winter. Let me give you a one tip on how to keep warm this winter.