Travel to Japan to backpack, study, intern, volunteer, work or live as a digital nomad, expat or emigrant?

 

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Life and experiences in Japan

Backpacking in Japan

  • Backpacking through Japan is best known for its high costs. With proper preparation and planning, you can very well keep costs down and do-able.
  • Features: modern, traditional, varied and diverse. A mix of culture, cities and nature. Even though you can't communicate with everyone in English, there are friendly and helpful people.

Travel in Japan

  • Traveling through Japan can be done very well by public transportation. The public transportation system works well. Japan is safe and you can either get the crowds or the quiet well.
  • Cities to spot: Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.
  • Animal spotting: there are sika deer, tiger cats, macaques, forest chamois, eagle owls, raccoon dogs, cranes and many dog species (including Shikoku and Akita), among others.

Studying in Japan

  • The universities and colleges have high study requirements and are well regarded internationally.
  • Studies: technology, management, robotics and economics are well known.
  • Characteristics: Japanese education stands for hard work and discipline.

Internships in Japan

  • Internships: internships can be found in a variety of sectors. Japan is at the forefront of technology, which can be seen in the range of technical courses available.  
  • Characteristics: the English language will get you far in business, you have a big advantage if you speak Japanese.

Working in Japan

  • Jobs: Language schools employ many expats. Or you can work as a ski instructor. You have a better chance of getting a job if you speak Japanese in addition to English.
  • Characteristics: Japan has a large skala of tech companies and spots in IT available.

Volunteering in Japan

  • Volunteer projects: especially in the agricultural sector or in hostels.
  • Characteristics: short-term volunteering of 1 or 2 weeks is also well possible.

Working as a digital nomad in Japan

  • Favorite cities: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima.
  • Characteristics: internet connection is good everywhere, and there are plenty of other things to do in the area for diversion both historical, cultural and spiritual.

Living in Japan

  • Language: it's an open door ... if you speak Japanese you have a big advantage over other people who don't speak Japanese. In the cities, you can get along well with English. A challenge is not only getting to know the customs, but also understanding and applying them.

 

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Hi! Since I have been to Japan a couple of times and since the country is becoming more and more popular, I decided to make a magazine where you can find many Japan-related blogs to guide you through your travel plans. :) Enjoy!

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~This blog comes from my personal blog "Hannah-chan's travels" for more blog check out this blog page ~ Finding the best way to travel in a country is always a bit tricky. In some countries it can be cheaper to take the bus, in other countries to take a train of flight. What is always cheaper is hit...

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Japan, the land of traditions. So you're visiting Japan and are ready for an amazing trip, but after all the stories about polite Japanese people you become a bit worried.... What is okay to do and what isn't? What should you avoid doing when eating? In this blog I will tell you about the most impor...

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Hi all!  Today I want to tell you something about Matsushima; one of the three views of Japan, which were already elected in 1643. These three places are places that provide some of the best scenic views of Japan. Matsushima is one of these places due to it's scenic coast with over 200 small is...

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Are you interested in the beautiful nature of East Asia? Have you always wanted to experience Japanese living outside of the big cities? Or are you looking for opportunities to expand your knowledge and experience in conservation? Picchio wildlife research center in Karuizawa, Japan, is looking...

Favorite stories, blogs and texts about Japan
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Hiking in Japan is something that can’t be skipped! If you’re up for an adventure outside of the everyday city excitement, get up to the mountains around Kyoto. In this blog you’ll find a description of Fushimi Inari, Hieisan, Daimon-ji, Takao-Hozukyo Fushimi Inari The hike up Fus...

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Het unieke eten, de bijzondere tradities en fascinerende cultuur maakt Japan al decennia lang een populair land onder reizigers. Het is dan ook niet gek dat veel mensen voor langere tijd naar Japan willen om dit land te kunnen ontdekken. Het JET - Japan Exchange and Teaching - Programme bi...

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~This blog comes from my personal blog "Hannah-chan's travels" for more blog check out this blog page ~ Finding the best way to travel in a country is always a bit tricky. In some countries it can be cheaper to take the bus, in other countries to take a train of flight. What is always cheaper is hit...

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Hi! Since I have been to Japan a couple of times and since the country is becoming more and more popular, I decided to make a magazine where you can find many Japan-related blogs to guide you through your travel plans. :) Enjoy!

Favorite tips and suggestions about Japan
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Kanamara Matsuri, or "steel phallus festival", is a yearly festival in Kawasaki, Japan. Having visited the festival I have to say I was intrigued. It takes place in spring on the first Sunday of April. The festivities are not like the ones you usually see at shrine festivals in Japan.  It ...

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World Smart Energy Week All kinds of technologies/products related to "hydrogen & fuel cell", "solar cell/module", "PV systems", "rechargeable battery", "smart grid", "wind energy", "biomass power", "thermal power" and "recycling of renewable energy resources" are gathering. Each field is divide...

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- Gooi het bloem en het bakpoeder in een grote kom en voeg hier een mespunt zout aan toe. - Gooi de misosoep, de eieren aan toe en roer tot een glad beslag - Voeg hier als het een glad beslag is de kool, het witte deel van de bosui (gesneden) en de garnalen aan toe - Gooi de arachideolie in een pan ...

Geen geld voor een ticket naar Japan? Kom naar de Japanmarkt in Leiden

Je wilt de wereld ontmoeten maar hebt niet het geld om dit jaar naar Japan te vliegen? Kom Japanse cultuur snuiven in eigen land. Japanmuseum SieboldHuis organiseert in het kader van het Leiden - Asia year een heuse Japanmarkt op en rond het Rapenburg. Ook de Leidse Hortus Botanicus doet mee. Progra...

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