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We asked expats in Shimoda what banks they use and there advice about banking. They advised...

"Expats considering retirement in Shimoda, should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, understanding and speaking Japanese is crucial as English is not widely spoken in Shimoda. The cost of living can be high, especially for housing and healthcare, so it's important to have a solid financial plan. Japan has a national health insurance system, but expats should check if they are eligible or if they need to arrange private healthcare. The climate in Shimoda is mild and comfortable, with hot summers and cool winters. Shimoda is a small city, so it may not offer the same level of entertainment or amenities as larger cities, but it is known for its beautiful beaches and natural scenery. The food in Shimoda is heavily seafood-based, which may not suit everyone's tastes. Japan's culture is deeply rooted in respect and etiquette, so it's important for expats to familiarize themselves with local customs. Public transportation is reliable and efficient, but owning a car can be expensive due to high tolls and parking fees. Lastly, Japan has strict immigration laws, so expats should ensure they have the correct visa and paperwork before moving. It's also worth noting that Japan has a relatively high cost of living, so retirees should ensure they have sufficient funds to support themselves," said a member in Shimoda, Japan.

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