It's that time of year again. The temps drop (despite the fact Fall [Autumn] has been so lovely this year), and the sun only shows its face for a few hours (at least it feels that way).
I noticed these 2 posts have suddenly been climbing the "most visited" links list lately, so if you haven't seen them yet, here's what you need to know to prepare for the cold months in Japan. (Well... most of Japan; some of you are lucky - I'm looking at you, Okinawa.)
8 ways to winterize your Japanese apartment (or house)
A guide to heaters in Japan
And just a note for those of you who celebrate Christmas and are looking for a Christmas tree this year, you may want to check out:
HOW TO: Find a Christmas tree in Japan
Time for me to find my slippers. Stay warm!