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Accommodation idea? 2011/10/1 13:46
I'm interested in coming to Japan sometime in the future for a couple of weeks or maybe a month. Would it be a good idea to post a classified offering help around the house (cleaning, cooking, errands, etc.) in exchange for room and board? Would a Japanese family be comfortable with that (after extended and constant contact through e-mail, letters and/or Skype, of course)? I know it seems like a strange thing to consider, but I really want to travel to Japan, but at the moment can only afford to save for the plane ticket and souvenir/maybe the rare eating in a restaurant money and the passport fee.
by artycollegegirl12  

Re: Accommodation idea? 2011/10/2 12:58
I believe that your travel experience would be more rewarding if you saved enough for at least for shared accommodation (room) in a guest house or a hostel. You cannot expect to travel if you commit yourself to housework in someone's home. Or, if you really need free accommodation, look at "couchsurfing."
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Re: Accommodation idea? 2011/10/3 12:38
You can work part-time at many hostels throughout Japan for free board.

Look up the JHoppers and Khaosan hostel chains.
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Re: Accommodation idea? 2011/10/17 15:55
Have you tried the couch surfing website? You can get free room in that case at least.
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