Huge announcement!

Yesterday evening/this night was a great night! I did something amazing! The first step into a bigger plan I have been thinking about since April!

Last night, I was browsing through skyscanner and I came across cheap flights to Tokyo! Then, on Airfrance, I found an amazing flight, from Frankfurt to Tokyo! For 527 € two ways! This was like a sign sent from heaven (okay, I’m exaggerrating! :’D) But this was the first time that I found a flight from a good airline, with the perfect flying times, short layover that also had a great price! I couldn’t believe it! Usually, I was seeing flights for around 700€. There were also cheaper ones for around 400 with AirChina, Aeroflot and Allitalia and I have heard not so good things about them, or not many reviews.

So last night, I was surprised to see that perfect flight from Airfrance, with only a 1.30h layover in Paris <3

I knew I had to book it! I KNEW IT! Everything was going perfectly! I was even able to pay with paypal! Everything happened so smoothly that I soon found myself clicking on the ‘pay’ button and there it was: “Airfrance wishes you a pleasant flight!” And on the right side there was my booking code staring at me! And my itinerary sent to my e-mail!

It’s official now:

I AM FLYING TO TOKYO!!!!

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On December 7th, at 10:25 am I will be boarding my plane from Frankfurt to Paris! And then, at 1.55 pm I will be boarding my plane from Paris to Tokyo! I can’t believe it! I will be landing in Tokyo at a perfect time! 9.30 am! My plan is to sleep well so that I can explore the city a little bit when I arrive! Even if I don’t sleep, I think I will be too pumped to not go out exploring!

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Source: frankfurt-airport.com

I am soooo excited already, that I still can’t believe what I did! My heart beats up to my throat when I think about it!

And again, this is proof that nothing is impossible! You JUST have to DO IT! Like our dear Shia taught us! :D

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Of course, there is still quite a long way for me to get my work and travel visa. Here are the things I need to hand in:

√ Have a valid passport

Ο A fully filled out application form (found on the website of the designated embassy)

√ ID Photo not older than 6 months

√ Flight tickets (two ways)

Ο Financial Verification of at least 2000€

Ο Travel insurance

√ Travel plan (layout found on the website of the embassy)

√ CV

√ Motivational letter

= 6/9 done!

Filling out the form is actually the easiest step in the list, but strangely, I haven’t done it yet :D The next thing I will do is getting the travel insurance together with my father since he has a membership at a company and he gets a huge discount there.

Saving up the 2000€ will be the hardest part I guess, but I am positive that at the end of October, I should have the money together!

There are 3 more things that I have to do which are not asked for the visa but things that I have to do to survive in Japan:

  • Find an accomodation
  • Register in Tokyo as a citizen (including opening a bank account and getting a SIM card)
  • Find a job!

 

Of course, I will have to organize the accomodation in advance which I will do tomorrow and I am intending to finish as well!

The following two points are mostly just possbile as soon as I get there.

Also, at the weekend, my friend will bring back my japanese textbook, so my future weekends will be all about studying :D I’m kind of looking forward to that :)

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I hope I didn’t bore you with this blog post! For me, it’s just super exciting, I had to share it here! Even if it’s only for me to track my achievements :)

I hope you enjoyed this!

If you have any recommendations about work and travel (a.k.a. working holiday) or Tokyo or both, please let me know in the comments :)

Thanks for reading!

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8 thoughts on “Huge announcement!

  1. Hey, that’s so cool that you will be coming to Japan! I’m in Japan right now, and I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. I’ve lived here for seven years, so I might be able to help you out a bit ;) Ask me anything about work, working holiday, travel in general, living in japan! How long will you be staying?

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    1. Omg thats great! Thank you :) I actually do have a question in my head. How long does it approximately take to find an english-teaching job in Japan? I heard that after sending in the applications, an answer is coming within a week, sometimes even the same day. Is that true? I am really curious about that.

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      1. What kind of teaching job are you looking for? Public school, or private conversation school? A public school position usually has a specified time of year that they hire (coinciding with the start of school). A private conversation school often hires year round. You will need to do some type of Skype or in-person interview before anybody hires you, so don’t expect same day hiring (and if they hire you without doing an interview it probably not be a good job). If you’re lucky, you might find out you passed the application stage on the first day, but I would give it more time than that. They need time to review your application and interview results.

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          1. You should be wary of a school that hires you on the same day. Private conversation schools and kindergartens pretty much hire year round, well maybe not kindergarten. There are a few well-known conversation schools. I’ve worked at a private school for children, but the company might do things differently now I’m not sure. Let me know if you need any advice about anything.

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