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Photo Printing

Hi! I'm looking for recommendations for websites that allow you order photo prints online and that charge around 10 cent a print. What do you all use to bulk order photos? Thank you.

Saitama

on Feb 18

4 Answers

Best products for bad skin?!

My skin has hated me ever since I had my second baby - breakouts all the time, and it’s really starting to weigh on me. Do you have any favorite products for breakout prone skin? Has anyone ever gone to a doctor for advice here for acne prone skin? I’ve heard that Japan doesn’t prescribe oral medications for acne so I’m stumped in that regard too - not sure if going to a doctor here would yield any results.

genkidesu

on Feb 5

6 Answers

What are fun things to do in Tokyo as a family

At the end of March I will be going to Tokyo with my husband, mother in law, and two kids ages 3 and 7 months. What are some fun family places to visit that isn’t Disney? Thanks!

Heath320

on Feb 1

3 Answers

Shinkansen ticket

Hallo, may I ask where it is the best to buy Shinkansen tickets? One for myself 54 years old (YAYKS) and one for my son , 21 years old studen. We are both Canadians living permanently in Norway. We want to fit in 7 days pass, that would cover Tokyo-Kyoto-Hiroshima-Fukuoka. thank you kindly. Is there any discount for students?

yellow007

on Jan 30

4 Answers

Akita/Niigata in March

I´m planing to visit the Akita and Niigata prefecture at the end of March. What about the weather during that season? Is it still snowing? If yes how about the train situation? I guess because those prefectures are used to snow there will be no problem... Some experience of people living in these areas will be helpful!

Crazydeath

on Jan 28

1 Answer

epoxy table top resin

Does anyone know if there is a cheap way to buy resin in Japan? I looked on Amazon and one gallon runs from 2man-8man yen. I was hoping to use it to coat a table top that I cook on regularly, but it is looking to be cheaper to buy a new table.

edthethe

on Jan 19

3 Answers

Where to find English Speaking Dentist/Orthodontic

Hi everyone! Do you happen to know any dentistry or Orthodontics clinic that speaks English here around Kani shi, Gifu? Thank you!

Jc

on Jan 16

1 Answer

Monthly family cost in Yamagata shi, Japan

Greetings, How much is required monthly (per person) to live without any worries? Including Japanese language courses. Are foreign students (elementary through university) well accepted in Yamagata schools? Many thanks!

Abe2663

on Jan 10

9 Answers

English teaching jobs leads

Hey guys. So my wife is from Malaysia and she just got here a year ago. We've been trying to find a job for her but we can't seem to get any employer interested. Are there any leads we can follow on for a job as an English teacher? Happy 2018!

tanakadesu

on Jan 9

7 Answers

Best onsen town near Tokyo with a lot of snow

Looking for recommendations for a nice onsen town / resort near Tokyo where I can see plenty of snow. Planning to go in February. It would be an overnight stay. Also, if the town has a bit of atmosphere and places to eat other than the hotel / ryokan, that would be even better. Cheers! Maybe around 3 hrs one-way (without flying) would be the maximum travel time in this case.

Tomuu

on Jan 5

3 Answers

How much does it cost to have a child in Tokyo, Japan, with national health insurance?

I've looked online but the costs seem to vary.

Michael4977

on Dec 30

6 Answers

Selling clothes?

I've got a bunch of clothes that my kids have grown out of that I am looking at selling - lots still with tags (because kids seem to grow like weeds, am I right?) Anyhow, I was looking for recommendations for where to sell them. I know that Off House takes clothes, I believe, but are there any online selling groups based in Japan that are useful for that sort of thing? I know back home in Australia there are plenty of online Buy/Swap/Sell groups and I was wondering if anyone knows of anything else like that here. Thanks in advance for your help!

genkidesu

on Dec 29