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We asked people living in Sendai to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"When moving to Sendai, you should pack clothing suitable for all four seasons, as the city experiences a wide range of temperatures throughout the year. This includes lightweight clothing for the hot and humid summers, as well as warm clothing for the cold winters. You should also pack a good quality raincoat and umbrella, as Sendai gets quite a bit of rain, especially during the typhoon season. In addition to clothing, you should also pack personal hygiene items, as some western brands may not be readily available in Japan. This includes items like deodorant, toothpaste, and any specific hair or skin care products you use regularly. If you take prescription medication, make sure to bring enough to last for your initial period in Japan, as well as a copy of your prescription. You should also consider packing a small selection of home comforts, such as your favorite snacks or books, to help you settle in. Remember to bring important documents, such as your passport, visa paperwork, and any other identification or paperwork you may need. Lastly, bring a power adapter for your electronic devices, as Japan uses a different plug type and voltage than many other countries," explained one expat living in Sendai, Japan.

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