Gabare Farm – Saitama Prefecture (March 27th – April 4th)

After a month of wandering around more or less aimlessly, it was time for me to start wwoofing. Not only for my wallet, of course, but also to meet Japanese people and practice a little bit. After sending a few messages around, I decided that my first wwoofing experience would be close to Tokyo so…

WWOOFing – Prologue

Part of my plan in coming to Japan was to spend some time WWOOFing in order to meet new people with whom to practice Japanese and to save some money. What does WWOOFing mean, you ask? Are you turning into a dog for a few weeks? No, no, my friends, nothing of the sort. WWOOF…

箱根 – Week 4/5 (March 22nd to 25th) – Accommodation)

After leaving Yokohama (and while feeling like an idiot to have to move my huge bag after such a small amount of time (3 days) – last time I am travelling for less than a week, says the little voice in my head), I headed to Hakone, as recommended by a friend of my little…

横浜 – Week 4 (March 19th to 22nd) – Accommodation)

After just over 3 weeks think Tokyo, it was time for me to go and explore the area a little bit – that’s when I booked 3 nights in a hostel in Yokohama: Guest house Futareno. The staff was really nice and very surprised to see me coming with my house on my back (I…

東京 – Mistui Memorial Museum

On March 5th, I fulfilled my dream of seeing hina dolls displays at the Mitsui Memorial Museum. Location: Nihonbashi Entrance fee: 1000円 (£7.5), 100円 coupon available on their website. Why go there?  To admire pieces from the 300-years long collection of one of the most powerful families of merchants and industrialists in Japan. Exhibition I have…