It’s been a week ever since I moved in to this city and here are a few stuff that I’ve learned/discovered about the city and its surroundings:
- Holds a record breaking for the city with the highest temperature in Japan during Summer 2007 (a whooping 41.1 degrees Celsius! or 106 in Fahrenheit.) It’s so hot that there’s a mist shower installed at the train station entrance.
- You need a bicycle or a car to go everywhere conveniently.
- A lot of people use bicycles that the pedestrian roads are divided into two: humans and bikes.
- There are busses, but their operating times ain’t that many.
- Chichibu railway is accessible from the train station. It connects you to Chichibu City, a hidden tourist spot (at least for foreigners).
- For some reason, it promotes itself as a Rugby City. I found it funny since the previous city I lived in, Beppu, hosted the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
- Tokyo is accessible using the train without the need to transfer. (But it takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes).
- Airport Limousine Busses are available but they only run several times a day during the morning. If your flight is in the evening then you’ll have to take the train to get to the airport. (Or you can take the morning bus and kill half a day waiting.)
I’m not sure how long it’ll take me to really get used to the life here. And I’m praying that this summer won’t be as hellish. Japan’s heat plus humidity is just a deadly combo.