Tokyo is an exciting and beautiful city. It is a place of extreme contrast, with elegant temples, gardens and palaces, niche fashionable districts such as Harajuku and Shinjuku, and the towering modern skyscrapers of the Shiodome and Electric City. Yet, these distinct attributes complement each other beautifully to form Tokyo’s unique character. Therefore, it follows that, in addition to the hotels and youth hostels you might find in any city, Tokyo is home to a variety of more creative accommodation options. Spending the night in a quirky, quintessentially Japanese setting is a great way to enrich your trip to Tokyo. The following options are not only ideal for adventurous travellers, but they’re also typically cheaper than standard hotel rooms.Continue reading
The weather is finally starting to cool down in Japan. What better way to enjoy the Autumn and Winter weather than with a nice, relaxing onsen visit!
Many foreigners coming to Japan think that Japanese hot springs are only good for taking a hot bath; however, they offer so much more than just the traditional dip in the spring. Hot springs provide guests with many activities to enjoy while visiting. Check out some of the things that you can do during your next trip to the hot springs!Continue reading
Before you can head out to Japan with the JET Programme, you’ve got to attend a few seminars/workshops.
Some of these are mandatory, others are highly recommended. Some people only have 1 seminar just before departure, others have multiple onboarding seminars leading up to departure.Continue reading
One thing I love about Japan is how the country is its ability to mix the traditional and the mordern together almost seamlessly. A perfect example of this mixture is readily apparent in the form of shrines, which can be found all throughout the country. Japan is home to literally thousands of gods and goddesses–generally known as kami (神)–many of which have at least one or two, if not many, shrines dedicated to them. You’ll never find a shortage of shrines in the country.Continue reading
So, you’ve gone through the entire application process for the JET Programme. You’ve compiled all your documents, wrote a killer SOP, got called in for your interview, survived said nerve-wracking interview, and now are playing the waiting game once again for results. Congratulations! This is waiting game makes up most of the JET application process and by now you’re a pro.Continue reading