Japan is a country that we like to think we know all about, but don’t. Everything looks familiar, but is different. An ancient culture, a modern culture, a serene lifestyle, a frantic lifestyle – Japan represents all these things from the traditional temples and shrines of Kyoto to the ultra-modern high-rises of Tokyo.
Project Trust has placements in schools right across Japan, in both urban and rural settings. Volunteers can be placed in the centre of Tokyo’s skyscrapers, amongst the temples of Kyoto or in Toya on Hokkaido. The schools differ from project to project, but the focus of all the projects is teaching English.
As a country with a seemingly endless amount of activities and festivals on offer year-round, there really isn’t a dull moment. Japan, while not especially large, is surprisingly vast. The opportunities to travel and explore the country are almost boundless, with a transport network to rival any in the world. Tokyo rush hour, or the bullet train – it all runs like clockwork.
Projects available in Japan