I’m an Aussie girl, originally from Sydney, but I recently spent 5 wonderful years living in Saga prefecture, Japan; working as an ALT (assistant language teacher) on the JET Programme. I have a long history and bond with Japan, and this incredible experience only served to enhance my love for the country and its people.
As I came to the end of my time on the Programme, I began to realise that although I have already seen a huge amount of the country through my various travels (especially compared to most Japanese people), there was still plenty I had not yet experienced. In particular, the middle and northern regions of Chubu and Tohoku are as yet unchartered territory for me.
Since I didn’t feel quite ready to return to my ‘normal life’ in Australia, and given the fact that once I do return and settle down with a family, the opportunity for an extended holiday will virtually disappear, I decided to use this time to embark on an epic road trip around Japan.
This blog is the story of my adventures and experiences.