The Fuji ALTs blog focuses on life and living in the Fuji/Fujinomiya area.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Get a REAL Sandwich-ful at Subway

Have you ever watched your sandwich being made at Subway, noting the one olive slice on top of each of the two pickle and tomato slices, and thought what a cheap imitation this sandwich is?
The magic Japanese is:
Yasai wo tappuri ni shite kudasai.
Just say this when they are making your sandwich, and they'll load it up with vegetables! At no extra charge....

Online Medical Resource

There are no doubt others, but Mayo Clinic Online has been a great help to me more than once.
I look stuff up in English before I visit a Japanese doctor, so I can get an idea what they might be talking about.
It's great for first aid, too. My son burned his hand as I was about to leave one day. In less than five minutes I had a list of do's and don'ts for the wife.

Dr. Unno- Fuji area Dentist

There is an excellent dentist -Dr. Unno- I've used many times in Matsuoka (Fuji), diagonally across the intersection from the Potato supermarket (towards the ocean from Jumbo Encho, towards Shizuoka from Fuji Central Library/International Lounge). He and his staff don't speak any thing but Japanese, but are very good communicators nonetheless.
Not being on Japanese national health insurance was not a problem; in fact, the prices were very reasonable. I got a receipt and submitted it to my insurance provider (or not, depending on the price/situation).
Here is a map/picture of the location-

Friday, May 1, 2009

Outdoor Play Spots near Fuji

Check out the points on the map for places I know to go near Fuji. Click on the link at the bottom of the post to see a list with comments about the different spots. Get out & enjoy!

View Camping, Hiking, Boating, etc. @ Fuji in a larger map

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Immigration in Shizuoka

Here's a map showing the location of the Immigration Office in Shizuoka. You can buy revenue stamps at the convenience store next door after you find out how much you'll need to buy.
Hours are 9-12 and 1-4, M-F. Phone number is 054-653-5571.
You can click on the buttons on this map to navigate and enlarge, or click on the link below to see parking info.

View Immigration Office in Shizuoka in a larger map

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hot Springs in/near Fuji

The map shows the local hot springs that I know and go to. Click on the link to view the interactive map, and look at the notes to the left for each marked hot spring.

View Fuji area Hot Springs in a larger map

Gotemba Outlet Mall

Easy access from the Tomei at the Gotemba exit. You have to be careful about prices here- not everything is a bargain. Saying that, there are days we buy nothing, and days we find things we’ve looked for for months. You just gotta go, know what you want and then be lucky. You can sign up for a passport at the information center to receive extra discounts. You can see outlet-wide sale dates posted at their website here (in English and Japanese).
See the first google map for directions.