If you are interested in a digital nomad lifestyle, or you are one, you're probably familiar with the concepts of "work-from-anywhere" or "working remotely while traveling".
Workation is no exception to this free-spirited working style. We'll explain what it is and what to consider upon becoming a workationer.
"Workation", alternatively spelled as "workcation", comes from "work" and "vacation".
When you hear the word "workation", you'd probably imagine yourself at the beach, sitting on a lounge chair with your laptop while taking a sip of a cold Margarita.
However, workation is not necessarily about having fun and working all at the same time.
We consider "Workation" as a lifestyle you actively choose, in which you intuitively discover and explore places while getting your work done just as you would at home.
Workation is an option for (literally) anyone who has the ability to work remotely with internet connection.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the trend of remote work, and this trend is expected to continue even after the crisis.
The most common occupations for those who work and travel are content creators, software engineers, web designers, just to name a few. But because of the trend in remote work, it opened up the possibility to many more occupations, even a guitar instructor can go on workation and monetize from online classes!
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Picking a destination for your next workation may be slightly different from your usual trips. These are the main factors you need to consider:
Considering these factors, Japan is a great option for workation. Check out this article “Why Workation in Japan?” to learn more!
Want to have the best workation of your life in Japan? Here are some workation hubs that will definitely fill your adventurous soul.
Kamakura - A charming coastal town in Kanagawa Prefecture, is about an hour and a half south of Tokyo. It offers several temples, hiking trails, historical monuments, and pristine beaches. Seeking an accommodation? Try WeBase, a chic hostel where you can work, meditate and relax with yoga.
Kanazawa - Secluded in the Hokuriku region's mountains, Kanazawa is one of Japan's most well-preserved Edo-period cities. It's a great destination to visit for everyone from first-time “workationers'' to seasoned Japan travelers.
Chatan - Shopping, fine dining, marine activities, hot springs, leisure, and entertainment awaits everyone in this colorful resort town in Japan's own tiny Hawaii, Okinawa. A perfect workation hideaway for digital nomads seeking a tropical paradise and diving respite.