Most of my sits have been in SE Asia, but summer of 2018 I spotted a 5-week sit in Yokohama, Japan. Slightly further than I had planned to travel and a bit above my budget but so glad I did. I had been in Chaing Mai for 7 weeks and the only way to get there at a reasonable price was through Bangkok, with a long layover so it took about 12 hours, but when I eventually arrived it was amazing.
The house was located on top of the hill in Motomachi
, above the bay, about 5 minutes walk to China town and the bay area.
The pets were amazing, 2 dogs and 2 cats and such a lovely family.
So much to see and do - it was July so lots of events, concerts etc.
It was very hot during the day, got to over 40 some days, so early morning and late afternoon walks for the dogs left me loads of time to explore.
I got to wave off a cruise ship, throwing streamers, and even experienced my first earthquake!
I found the Japanese so friendly and didn’t have a single issue with language, most were happy to speak English. I would go back tomorrow.