Survive the winter on a low budget

The Hiroshima winter temperatures fluctuate between - 4°C and 10°C, thank God it's not the polars. But a blast of chilly wind will spear through your coat and prickle along your skin; sink down to your bones since these are refrigerator temperatures. All I wish you is well and that's why I write to bring to light the items that will take you through. 



Wear a quality thermal base layer for the top and bottom body

Price: 700- 1500¥

Layer on top a shirt and pants

Add on a warm lightweight coat or Sweater

Price: 900 - 4000¥

Add a quality jacket to your wardrobe that’s built for winter

Most preferably a wind proof one 

Price: 2000 - 7000¥

Keep the feet warm with thermal socks and thermal shoes

Price: shoes; 1500 - 4000¥

Accessorise with a double layer scarf, winter gloves and a hat

Price : Scarf; 500 - 900¥, gloves; 200 - 700¥, Hat; 200 -500¥


Where to buy :

Mac house https://store.mac-house.co.jp/smp/

Uniqlo http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/sp/

H&M http://m2.hm.com/m/ja_jp/index.genericdevice.html

Tokyo shoes



At home

Use the air conditioner/ heater in your room

Let sunlight in during the day

You want to capture as much of that free heat as possible, open up those curtains. 

Keep curtains closed at night 

Keep rooms toasty warm by closing doors

Wear warm house clothes and shoes

Utilize space heaters

From personal experience they are warmer than the air conditioner. These can also be also utilised in places that lack heaters such as the kitchen.

Price: 2000 -10000¥

Where to buy: 

Amazon Japan https://www.amazon.co.jp/



Add layers to your wood floors.

Carpets and rugs were created for a reason — to keep rooms warmer. Heatable carpets would be helpful 

Price: 2000 -10000¥

Where to buy: 

Amazon Japan https://www.amazon.co.jp/



It's important to note that you can get items at the lowest price on sale. Almost all stores have sale at the end of the month.