Numazu Supermarkets and Department Store Guide

24 10 2011

This is an incomplete list of supermarkets and department stores in Numazu. I have also referenced a few stores a little further afield purely because I think they are worth a look.

Basically, supermarkets are broken down into:

  • Small to mid sized locals like Marutomo, Potato and Mamy that may not be large but are convenient.
  • Large stores like Seiyu, Max Value and Coop who are generally well priced.
  • Boutique stores like Seibu, Shizutetzu, Komatsuya and Donkihote that have an eclectic range of goods worth a browse.
  • Large supermarket and home-ware department stores like  E-spot, Ito Yokado, Cainz, and Sun to Moon than, in some cases are a little out of the way but are very much work a look.
  • Home ware stores like D2
If you have any other supermarkets, home-ware stores or departments stores that you think I should add, let me know in the comments below with a general description of the location.
Scott




Halloween Party in Numazu -2011

24 10 2011

Wondering what to do for Halloween in Numazu this year? Baird Beer’s Fishmarket Taproom and SpeakEz have you covered.

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It looks like the festivities will kick off this year on Saturday night October 29th 2011  to let those of us who work on the weekdays party.

Here’s a suggested itinerary.

Step 1

Get into your best costume. Yup there are going to be prizes. And besides you owe it to the girls who will be wearing their skimpy Halloween costumes.
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Step 2 

Get yourself down to the Taproom by at least 5pm and lubricate yourself on some outstanding beer. The Taproom crew will be setting up a free karaoke machine with free English and Japanese songs. Spook your friends with your crappy karaoke voice. I know I will.

Step 3

Jump into a taxi or freak out the locals by walking, but no matter what you do make sure you finish the night at SpeakEZ. There will be a live (well depending on their costume) DJ and prizes for the best and sexiest costume (look out I will be shaving my legs). Starts at 8pm.

Step 4
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Go home with the guy, girl or thing you found that night.

Step 5

Sneak out of the place before they get up and head on down to the Taproom for a hair-of-the-dog and some breakfast on the 30 October. (getting changed is optional)

Step 6 

Gush over how great a time you had.

See you there.

Scott





Rugby World Cup In Numazu

16 10 2011

I just received a message from the crew at Baird Beer’s Fishmarket Taproom. They let me know that they will be playing the World Cup Rugby this afternoon. It’ s the semifinal we have all been waiting for New Zealand vs Australia.

SpeakEz will also be holding a BBQ in the park near the Taproom.





Numazu – What’s On – October 2011

3 10 2011

Numazu – What’s On – October 2011

Highlighting the best of what’s on in Numazu for October 2011. If you like something click on the link for more details.

Beer – Baird Belgian Pale Ale – This new one tastes great. Have a pint at the Taproom

Exhibit – Autumn Flower Exhibit – Numazu Imperial Villa. 09:00-16:30 – Oct 6-26

Art – Stages Art Festival – part of the Imperial Villa Japan Art Festival. From 18:30 Oct 8

Sports/Beer – Rugby World Cup in Numazu – Baird Beer’s Fishmarket Taproom will be playing the world cup. If its not on when you are there ask for it and I am sure they will oblige.  Next Saturday is the first and second qualifier and it should be on around mid afternoon. Oct 8,9,15,16,21,22

Concert – Yomei-ji Music Festival – four local music groups playing – From 17:00 Oct 9

Concert – Shiorai no Utage (Concert among the pine trees) – part of the Imperial Villa Japan Art Festival. 100yen. 13:00-14:30 Oct 10

Beer – Yamamomo Mountain Peach Ale – Baird Beer will be releasing this exciting new ale. Taproom Released around Oct 10-15

Festival –Uchiura Aji Festival (horse mackeral fest) – Learning about a major part of the fish industry – 9:00 – 14:00 Oct 10

Concert – Yugen no Sekai (Jazz concert) – part of the Imperial Villa Japan Art Festival. Free. From 18:30 Oct 11

Contest – Numazu 2nd language speech contest – Japanese with say a 5 min speech in English and vice-versa. City Library 4th floor – 13:00-16:00 – Oct 16

Dance –Salsa Night – Speakez are at is again with their monthly salsa night. Have a ball. – 8pm – 9pm – 1000yen entry fee includes dance lesson with a cute girl or guy. Free after 12 (not the guy or girl). -21 Oct

Festival –Autumn Green Festival – Gardening displays, classes and auctions- Numazu Imperial Villa – 9:30-16:30 – Oct 22-23

Craft – Pottery Class – Senbon Plaza – 500yen 11:00-12:00 – Oct23

Party – Yuichi and Kyoko Birthday Bash – Speak EZ is celebrating the owner, Yuichi and his bar babe Kyoko’s birthday. Come along and enjoy. Oct 26

Party – Halloween – SpeakEZ with be hosting its annual Halloween Party. Get your fancy dress on and impress. 29 Oct

Party – Halloween – Taproom will be hosting a Halloween Party come along and check out their Autumn beer. 30Oct