We did it! We completed the 2019 Tokyo Yamathon and walked all 29 Yamathon-sen stops in ~9.5 hours. Continue reading to find out how you can explore Tokyo too! Don’t forget to set your reminder to join us at next year’s Yamathon!
The Visa was tough, but not as rough as actually moving to Japan and getting settled! Check out our post about finding an apartment, setting up utilities and making friends in Japan.
Timing is key, making sure you have a guarantor lined up and you’re saving money should be first, followed by long lead items (documents from the Department of State and an FBI background check). Use the included graphic for an (somewhat) easy visual representation.
A list of every document we submitted (and how to get them!) for our Long-Term Resident Visa.
While not impossible, getting the Long-Term Resident Visa (定住者 – Teijyuusha) isn’t easy. To qualify for this visa with ancestry, you need to be (at most) third-generation Japanese. You also need to fly to Japan to apply for your Certificate of Eligibility and be ready for some hard work and anxiety!
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