We took our car with us, but today it sounds like its better to get one there. Caution: depending on the size or breed of a dog, off-base housing may be difficult to find. And what are some things that I should buy and bring with me that I will not be able to purchase or ship in Japan? Documentation from the veterinary office with proof of current vaccinations and spaying or neutering will be provided to the housing office prior to housing assignment. You can also find reasonable-priced groceries in the huge archade of Gumyoji. We just found out that our family will be pcsing to Yokosuka, Japan in May. The Yokosuka Housing Welcome Center provides families with loaner furniture until their Household Goods Shipment arrives. The house rests on a raised site with ocean views in three directions.
One of my main concerns is the wait for housing. My Japanese is still pretty terrible, but the more I learn, the more connected to Japan I feel. Chart with links to floor plans The Ikego housing area is located in the city of Zushi, which is approximately 4. You may find it easier to get around by train than by car. These are coach buses with a maximum seating capacity of 41 passengers. May I ask how to write the kanji for 'real estate agency' so I can put it into google and take your advice to contact one? You are a wonderful help and I cannot even begin to tell you how much you have taught me! As for island life, Okinawa is breathtaking.
Totsuka Station and Totsuka Station's a convenient town. I am wondering if anyone has any general advice about renting a house in the area? Try to enjoy the experience. I can't believe it's time to leave already. It's a pretty easy process. Cats are permitted in all homes.
You can also consider riding bicycles or walking to Yokohama station for excercise while living a bit further from the station, although I'm not sure if there are no-key-money housings in the area. You can also try and see if your employer will pay for a commuter pass from Yokohama stn. I don't know why any American could complain about not having a Super Center here in Yokosuka. If you have older children, they will have to go on the bus to school. Population Served The population of personnel assigned to or served by Fleet Activities Yokosuka is approximately 25,000. Plan ahead when bringing a pet particularly a dog. It includes a military clause which states that you need only give ten days notice to terminate the lease and the landlord must give six months notice for termination of the lease.
Even though my husband I requested Japan and were thrilled to get orders here, I realize that foreigners with military affiliations all share one significant feature: none of us had much control over coming here. Thank you hope to hear from some people soon! Is it good to have a baby out there since I just found out that I'm pregnant? Very few of our subscribers are Japanese. And you can commute from Hinodecho stn. It's not that Japan is safe there's crime here like everywhere else , but people don't usually commit random acts of crime and thievery is almost as dishonorable and horrible as assault. Write a list of everything you want to see and do while in Japan. I have so many questions, basically because I am an over-planner.
I feel like a train commute should be less stressful than a car commute, but I'd love to hear other opinions. I have learned a lot from this thread and I appreciate the work you have done to help increase my knowledge! Oh and we also picked up a Shower Handle adjuster. There is a time-based surcharge of 100yen for every three minutes if the vehicle is requested to wait, or has to wait for traffic or other delays. Another thing to figure out is making sure you have a parking lot if you plan to drive. The quarantine process is lengthy and shipping pets are costly. Bedroom requirements are based on the number of family members and ages of children. Hi, I just recently transferred to Atsugi, Japan as a married man so I can answer your questions: Is it better to live on base or off? Its steel reinforced concrete base keeps it safe, directly over the waves, and the sweeping views are entirely uninterrupted.
A housing brief is conducted daily, Monday through Friday, beginning at 8:30 a. The fast tokkyu and kaitoku type trains stop at Yokosuka-chuo, skipping many smaller stations on the way. We won't be moving there until the end of this summer, but I have no idea how life is out there. Trains in Japan are fantastic, and you can travel the whole country really easily and inexpensively. We had all kinds of experiences there we couldn't afford here in the States: a maid or house boy, travel usually by mass transit to Toyoko, to the base from Hyama and Kamakura, Kyoto and Hiroshima. If you believe your post has been removed in error, contact the moderators.
After a peaceful surrender of the Japanese, Commander Fleet Activities, Yokosuka was established shortly after the occupation occurred in 1945. Sponsorship Having a sponsor before you arrive in Japan is essential. Is it good to have a baby out there since I just found out that I'm pregnant? You will not be able to do so if you live off base. I knew that for me, I wouldn't be ready to go from living in America to living out in the city in a country that does not speak English. The Complete Estate This complete estate measures 6779. You can go anywhere from there.
For years, until my brother knew better we use to tease him that he couldn't be president because he was born in a foreign country!!! This site is not connected with any government agency. I let each of the kids pick a bedroom water cup. Each housing area has a combination of 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses and 3 bedroom high-rise apartments that are allocated for enlisted and officer ranks. And, there is American clothing and sizing available on base, though the selection is limited. No need to worry heavy lifting because the Welcome Center will arrange drop-off and pick-up of the loaner furniture. Since the in-town housing is Japanese style, and therefore not well heated, it can be difficult with a baby. I think then that your major concern is finding a place in relation to a train line that will give you the easiest commute, so looking for a direct shot.
Of all the people I know who were devastated when they learned they were moving here, the ones who changed their minds are the ones who tried new things, ate new food, and viewed their time here as an adventure. The only problem with buses is they get crowded, so try to stay near the front if you can. Fares may be paid in dollars or yen base taxis only. Gerri Parker FolkertNavyWife: I am a Navy wife living in Yokosuka now. We also kept both of our credit union accounts in states open and have never had an issue. Hello Navy wife: I grew up on the naval base at Yokuska 1956-1961. I want to answer your questions preemptively and make your transition smoother.