Since James’ trip to Japan in 2010 as part of the WWOOF scheme, he has always been adamant about returning, meaning that if Jesse was to marry him she had no choice but to one day agree to make the move to the land of the rising sun.

We made the journey in August 2015 with a one-way ticket and a hope of making Japan our new home. Within a few months we found ourselves with visas and an apartment. a year and a half later we found ourselves with a baby.

James is currently an English teacher at a junior high school, while Jesse takes care of baby isaac.

Follow us, Jesse, james & isaac Benstead, as we discover what Japan has to offer.