Jo’s Top 9 Essentials for Home Sickness

Jo’s Top 9 Essentials for Home Sickness

Lifestyle YouTubersMinaKago Couple

Jo, a British English teacher, and Mo, a Japanese medical student, are an engaged couple living in Japan. Their goal is to share their daily life as an international couple and highlight the wonders of their prefecture, Kagoshima.

'As someone who has spent the last 5 and a half years living abroad in Japan, I know a thing or two about homesickness. I love my life across the ocean, however, there's nothing I wouldn't give to have the chance to pop over and see my family whenever I like. 


I would love to fill this list with my mum's home cooking and my dad's cheesy jokes, but alas, Amazon hasn't raided the Chilton family home yet! So instead, I'm going to talk about some of the things that have been fabulous in relieving a bit of that daily homesickness.'


Jo from YouTube's @minakagocouple has warmly curated a list of food and products that can soothe that homesickness, wherever you are. Whether to be sent as a list to loved ones, or using this as examples for inspiration on what to send to someone, be sure to include these in any 'missing you' packages or other gifts for those who are missing home.

  • Last updated: 20-06-2022
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MinaKago Couple's mybest

MaltesersMaltesers Chocolate

189g

£1.99

ChanelCoco for Women Eau de Toilette Spray

50ml

£73.00

WalkersSalt and Vinegar Multipack Crisps,

6x25g

£4.99

AmazonKindle Paperwhite

8GB

£119.99

Nigella LawsonAt My Table

A Celebration of Home Cooking

£15.79

CassandraHot Water Bottle

1.8 Litre

£5.03

AmazonFire Stick

£39.99

Camden Hells London Hells Lager 1

Camden Hells LondonHells Lager

12x330ml

Inspire Now JournalJournal

A5

£22.99

MinaKago Couple's mybest Summary

Homesickness is an ever present problem in my life, however the fact that I feel homesickness is just a sign that I have such beautiful things to miss back in England. 


I have written just 9 things in this list, but there are so many more amazing things I wish I could eat, do, see and buy in the UK. My advice for anyone with homesickness is to find ways to reconnect with home: write letters, zoom chat friends or watch your favourite British show. My advice for those in the UK: drink a Vimto for me!


Visit Jo on YouTube here.

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