• The MUJI HOUSE interior, complete with furniture and sundries with simple designs

    ‘MUJI HOUSE Nippo-no-Ie Kamishihoro’ an office sharing facility with an accommodation function, being constructed by the town of Kamishihoro in the Tokachi region of eastern Hokkaido, has been comp...

  • The municipal government of Engaru in the Eastern Hokkaido Okhotsk region placed a trailer house for use as a workation or temporary telework residence on municipally owned land situated along a national highway in Maruseppu nakamachi. The house is fully furnished with necessities including furniture and electrical appliances. The user only has to bring their own bedding. Engaru is currently accepting user reservations, "The location is convenient, and a great setting to experience countryside living. This is a perfect place for people from the city to stay."

  • The Rebun Island Tourist Association invited experts knowledgeable about sightseeing and implemented a tour exploring the potential of workations. The project promotes the allure of working in an environment surrounded by nature and the appeal of local food, natural settings, and history. The island's core industry of tourism is struggling in the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Association wants to introduce new styles of travel that attract tourists during slow times and entice younger targets or individual travelers.

  • Hokkaido’s first ‘MUJI HOUSE’ complete with ‘MUJI’ brand furniture and miscellaneous goods, is to be established next April in the town of Kamishihoro in the Tokachi region.

  • The city of Tomakomai in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost main island, plans to promote a local camping resort for teleworkers interested in "workations" that combine work and vacations. The municipal office is eyeing a budget of 40 million yen to provide high-speed internet access in the cottages and meeting rooms at Auto Resort Tomakomai Arten, a popular resort owned by the city close to New Chitose airport.

  • Last year, Tokyo resident and translator Kotake Mariko (58) participated in programs such as temporary residence housing in the horse breeding town of Urakawa in the Central Hokkaido region, and experienced living in areas away from home. She recently started a "workation" in Urakawa, which allows her to continue working while enjoying tourist spots in the town on her days off.

  • A Sapporo couple has spent a 3-night 4-day “workation” on a free hands-on monitor tour in which a late Meiji-period herring banya (fishing crew lodgings) in the Shukutsu district of Otaru is used as a base for both work and vacation.

  • An Otaru city-planning NPO will offer a free "workation" (work + vacation) monitoring tour this autumn. In the tour, the organization will provide a late-Meiji-era herring fisherman lodging house (banya) as a telecommuting location and let participants enjoy the ocean and mountains during their days off.