About Romania


Romania is located in Eastern Europe, bordering Serbia in the southwest, Hungary in the northwest, Ukraine in the north, Moldova in the northeast, Bulgaria in the south, and the Black Sea in the east. The Carpathian mountains pass through the center of the country in an almost inverted L shape, and the northwestern plain surrounded by the mountains is located in Transylvania, Wallachia bordering Bulgaria, Moldavia bordering Moldova, and Dobrogea facing the Black Sea. It is divided into regions. Natural World Heritage Sites on the Northern Black Sea Coast: The Danube Delta is Europe's largest wetland and biotic reserve. With more than 50,000 species of flora and fauna alone, it is an important habitat for natural migration and waterflow in Europe.

The climate has four seasons. Summer is more characteristic than Japan, and it feels comfortable in the shade when there is little humidity and the temperature is high.


In terms of life, Romanians value family ties, and people in the city often keep in touch and find opportunities to return home.


Many people are very positive about Japan and the Japanese. In fact, there is also a system where you can receive exceptional incentives in your living procedures. Young people have an interest and aspiration in Japanese culture.


The president is a second democratic high school teacher named Johannis who was re-elected in November 2019 for the second term. The government is also a revamped entity, along with the prime minister, and operates in a balanced manner.


Romania is a country that was originally blessed with resources such as oil and crops and food made from fertile soil. This is one of the reasons why you can live a relaxed life without being stressed out. In terms of economy, it has shown one of the highest growth rate in the EU countries in recent years, and further development is expected in the future.

The official language is Romanian, which is basically understood by reading Roman letters, so I think it's easy for Japanese people to get used to it. English is taught from the second grade of elementary school, and German, French and Italian are also most often taught at schools and universities.


Romanian cuisine has some similarities to other Balkan dishes, such as Greek, Bulgarian and Turkish, and fits our mouth. Wine and distilled spirits are abundant and it is customary to enjoy homemade drinks.


In Romania, there are many beautiful places to discover when you visit the Danube Delta, the castle of Dracula, the road of Peres Castle in Sinaia, the wooden church of Maramures, the beaches of the Black Sea coast and the famous Sighisoara of the medieval townscape. The city of Sibiu is designated as the capital of the arts and culture of the whole EU, and every year in June, excellent artists from all over the world (even from Japan) perform. It is crowded with visitors from all over the world as well as from Europe.



Official language is Romanian, Capital city is Bucharest,  Currency is Leu (RON),  Religion  of the majority in Romania is Orthodox Christianity


National time difference is -7 hours (summer time: -6 hours)  from Japanese time.


Main Airport is Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) in Otopeni - Bucharest


6th largest city in the EU

Location: Located in Southern Romania. About 60 km to the Bulgarian border


Altitude: 55-90 meters. Flat terrain


Population: 1,921000 (2014)


Public Transportation: Subway, Bus, Tram, Trolley Bus, Minibus, Uber, Taxi,


The latest subway line 6 construction will begin in 2020. It has already been decided that TOKYO Station will be open.


Airport: Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)


According to Romanian legend, the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dombovita river by a shepherd named Bucur. The name literally means "joy."

Romania's capital is the sixth largest city in the European Union by population within the city, after London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome and Paris. Economically, it is the most prosperous city in the country and one of the major industrial and transportation centers of Eastern Europe. Known for its boulevards lined with tree-lined streets, stunning Belle Epoque buildings and the glorious life that earned it the nickname "Little Paris" in the 1900s, Bucharest is now a vibrant metropolis.


Bucharest has beautiful buildings such as (Arc de Triumph, a mixture of medieval Neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture, the Romanian Library, the Cantacuzino Cultural Museum), parks (Herastrau Park, Cisimgiu Park). When it comes to visual arts, the city has a museum that exhibits both classical and contemporary Romanian art. In the heart of the city, the National Gallery houses the collection of medieval and contemporary Romanian art, including the works of Constantine Brancusi, and the international collection of the Romanian royal family. There is also a Japanese tea house inside the building.

Bucharest's biggest park, Herastrau, has a Japanese garden where you can see cherry blossoms in spring.

Bucharest, with its Old Town (Lipscani), is also famous for its bars, clubs and historic buildings, making it a good place to spend a day or a night with friends.


Public transportation in Bucharest is well developed and very convenient. It consists of subways, trams, buses, trolleybuses, minibuses and taxis.


The cityscape has many parks and the main streets are beautifully maintained with flowers and trees, and the shopping malls are no different from Japan. There are a lot of convenience stores, training gyms, with no inconveniences or discomfort at all. The cost of living is about as half of that of Japan.


There are many subways and buses. A round-trip ticket in Japanese yen is about 100 yen. The same price no matter where you go. There is also a commuter pass, 70 RON (about 1500 yen) per month for the subway, 50 RON (about 1200 yen) per month for buses, trams and trolleybuses. If you use the student discount, it will be half the price.


A bus costs about 30 yen in the city. 70 yen from the airport to the city.


The number of buses is quite large and covers the whole area of ​​the city. There are also buses that operate 24 hours.


There is also a Bucharest Japanese School (opened in 1977) nearby Baneasa. In Bucharest there is more than 20 Japanese restaurants, pubs, udon noodles, ramen shops, sushi, etc. There are 4 Japanese food shops.





Europe's "Youth Capital"

Cluj-Napoca, commonly known as Cluj, is the second best known city in Romania after Bucharest, the capital. Elevated across the Somesh-Miku River, which runs northwest of the Transylvania Plateau, is a 360-meter basin. In a large city with a population of over 400,000, Hungarian residents make up about 25%, and Hungarian language is also displayed in parallel. This is the capital of Cluj and the most important industrial center of the Transylvania region. It has also been the center of culture, education, and research for many years, and is home to approximately 100,000 students. As the "capital of youth" in Europe, there is a living environment that is preferred by Westerners, and about 60 Japanese people live there.

A highway across Transylvania is currently under construction. After completion, you will be able to reach Budapest, the capital of neighboring Hungary, in less than 4 hours.


Originally started in the 13th century as one of the seven fortified cities that the Saxons built in Transylvania. It has a history of being dominated by the country of Papsburg, and the atmosphere and influence of Germany and Austria remains till this day.


Like other cities in the Transylvania region, the town also has the German name "Klausenberg" and the Hungarian name "Korozhvar", along with the Romanian name. The origins of these names, including the Romanian name, date back to ancient times. Cluj is the Latin word for kurdium or "enclosed town", and Napoca is the older Dacian word fortress. Thousands of years ago, the Roman town of Napká was built as a Dacian town the Emperor Hadrian in 124 AD. Afterwards, it became a 'Roman colonial city' by Emperor Marcus Aurelius (reign 161-180 AD). Cluj-Napoca is a city with a long history, as it appeared in the literature under the name 'Castum Cruz' in the 12th century. There is also the oldest Japanese restaurant in Romania.

There is no subway, but transportation is available. The cost of living is almost the same as Bucharest.