Moving to Japan solo

Hello everybody,

Moving to Japan is a challenge in itself, but even more when you decide to go alone. If this was your case when you arrived, we would like you to share your experience. It might help other people who are also preparing for this new life in Japan.

Do you have any tips for people who are about to move to Japan on their own? Is the country suitable, for instance, for a single woman?

What was your state of mind when you arrived in Japan?

What type of accommodation did you choose: house-share, self-contained accommodation or apartment complex?

How did your integration go once settled? Do you think that being alone made it easier to make friends?

Did you encounter any particular difficulties, being alone when you arrived? If you had to do it all over again, would you take a chance?

Thank you for your contribution!

Cheryl, team


I've never been to Japan. I want to go to work.

I don't think I'm going to be f***. It's hard to believe.

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This new variant is messing things up. Now no one can go to Japan. I'm going to look for a job when it opens. I hope by Feb. 1st

I have extensive work experience in the oil and gas industry. They don't take me to Europe. That's why I'm trying to go to Arab countries

Is there a job in this industry in Japan???