Congratulations on being accepted into the JET Programme! We are thrilled to welcome you to this incredible opportunity to live and work in Japan, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Gunma Prefecture is known for its picturesque landscapes, rich culture, and warm-hearted people. As you embark on this exciting adventure, you will discover the beauty of Gunma’s natural wonders, explore its historical sites, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local communities.

On this page, you will find some useful information to help you prepare for your journey to Japan and ensure a smooth transition during your first few weeks in Gunma. From packing tips to cultural etiquette and language resources, we have curated a comprehensive guide to assist you in making the most of your time here. Our goal is to provide you with all the necessary tools and support to ensure a successful and enriching experience as an ALT in Gunma Prefecture.


Getting ready to leave for Japan can be a bit of a whirlwind. Here’s some guides to make it a little less hectic for you.

No posts found.


You’ll have a lot going on once you arrive, so here are some posts to help you find your feet when you arrive in Japan.

Finding your nearest designated evacuation site (避難場所 hinan basho)

Editor's Note: This post was written before the beginning of time. The contents may no longer be relevant or accurate.…

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash
Stage Too Horrible

Have you been feeling a little off lately? Sure, the dreaded in-fu-ru-en-za has been going around, but I mean something…

What Next?

There’s so much to look forward to in Gunma, so why don’t you check out some upcoming events and travel guides? You can also browse our categories above.
  • July 14, 2020
Where is Pikachu? Elementary School Lesson Plan

For our new #teachertuesday series, we ask for submissions of lesson plans, activity ideas, or general advice for teachers/ALTs. Here…