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Confused Dane - 05-24-2009, 09:41 PM

Hi there.

I'm 18 years old and live in Denmark (the country right over Germany)
I would like to travel to Japan for 14 days later in this year by myself to experience the japanese culture.

Would it be possible to chat with one in Japan and maybe stay with that person for a few days to experience the culture in that way to? Or isen't the country that open? If it's possible, where would it be the best place to find a japanese person who can speak english?

Would be great to have an MSN address on someone from Japan, so please feel free to contact me.
Greetings from Denmark.

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05-24-2009, 09:47 PM

In general I would say Japanese are not that open to having strangers/foreigners crash in their homes. School exchanges and things are OK, but urban Japanese homes don't tend to have too much extra space.
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05-24-2009, 09:50 PM

Then i guess my chances ain't big that way. Is there any other alternative?
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05-24-2009, 10:03 PM

Seems like the only way is to spend a lot of money.

But, what are the chances to find someone or a family from Japan, that i can stay with for a few days?
I'm pretty hooked on trying that.
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05-24-2009, 10:05 PM

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Seems like the only way is to spend a lot of money.

But, what are the chances to find someone or a family from Japan, that i can stay with for a few days?
I'm pretty hooked on trying that.
You mean find on this site? There are probably less than a dozen regular posters who are actually in Japan here, so not high.
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You mean find on this site? There are probably less than a dozen regular posters who are actually in Japan here, so not high.
Is there any english sites with many japanese people on, where the chances is bigger?
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05-24-2009, 10:10 PM

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Is there any english sites with many japanese people on, where the chances is bigger?
Why would lots of Japanese people go to an English language site?

You can try gaijinpot

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Why would lots of Japanese people go to an English language site?

You can try gaijinpot

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I don't know. Thanks.
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05-24-2009, 11:11 PM

CouchSurfing seems pretty big in Japan, so if you're after free accommodation that might be an option. I haven't used the site before but from what friends have told me there's a karma system, so you will need to allow other people to crash at your place in return.


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