All posts in Japan

Climbing Mt Fuji is easy

Climbing Mt Fuji is easier (and more expensive!) than you expect

Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most iconic volcanoes and well-known natural wonders. So when the idea to climb it came about, we were excited to end our 6-month long trip with such an adventure Read more…

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Cheap accommodation in Japan: Sleeping in a karaoke booth

When we told one of our Japanese Workaway hosts about the time we slept in a manga cafe, we were promptly encouraged to try the same thing in a karaoke booth. Read more…

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Hitchhiking in Japan and why it is so easy

We were not hitch hikers before we came to Japan. Travelling is so much easier when you have some cash in your pocket and full time jobs have always allowed us to take the mode Read more…

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Sleeping in a manga cafe is a must-do experience in Japan

Our trip to Matsumoto was spontaneous to say the least. An awful job in a hostel made us want to get away from Jigokudani monkey park earlier than expected and a detour to one Read more…

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Why we don’t recommend Jigokudani monkey park in Japan

With great photographers capturing one-of-a-kind shots of snow monkeys playing around and hanging out in the onsen at Jigokudani, it is no wonder that this monkey park often makes Read more…

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First time in Japan: Tokyo on a budget

We left Tokyo over 2 weeks ago and since then we have worked as chicken farmers in the country and hostel workers near a monkey park. So looking back on our time Read more…

Don't like fish visiting Japan

Can you visit Japan if you don’t like fish or seafood?

If a plate of fresh sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo sounds like your worst nightmare, we are probably in the same boat. Around the beginning of 2016 we decided that we would spend Read more…

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Getting a Japanese Working Holiday Visa is surprisingly easy! 

For those that don’t already know, we’re going to Japan in January 2017 for approximately 8 months. Of course, doing so would not be possible without a visa, so we decided Read more…