Do you love the phrase "living in the present moment" but are curious to know how it’d be to live in the future, too? Welcome to Osaka, Japan. Get busy like the locals, with the locals: work during the day, party during the night and enjoy hearty street food and modern architecture throughout. Only after you’re done with the hustle and bustle, you can stroll along the cherry-blossom trees and take in everything that makes you more alert and lively - before coming back into the city, for more adventure!
Live comfortably in a shared apartment with fellow flexpats. You’ll get a neat private room so you can have your peace and quiet whenever you need it.
In each of our locations, we appoint a City Chief who’s looking after your safety and comfort. This is your go-to person for local advice and organizational matters. It’s great to start living in a new city when you already have a friend you can rely on!
The flexpat group counts amazing digital professionals with diverse backgrounds and skills. Once a week, we give the stage to bright minds, entrepreneurs and creatives to share their art and craft with the community in skill-focused workshops and talks.
If you want to travel fast, go alone. If you want to travel far, go together.” (African proverb) We curate an inspiring group of remote workers you can share your adventures with. Connect, learn from one another and explore foreign cultures together!
Life is all for the taking! We take chances, grab opportunities but it’s important to not forget that we also need to give back - to society and nature. You’ll be able to participate in volunteering activities and support local communities and causes.
Traveling can oftentimes get you out of your rhythm, but you didn’t spend all this time in the gym for nothing, did you? To keep the motivation and the abs of steel, we gather for a group workout session every morning.
To let you get to know the group a little better, we host regular bonding activities including game and movie nights. We didn’t forget about the foodies among you either! This is your chance to wow your fellow flexpats with your cooking talent as well as to get to know each other’s culture through typical cuisine.
While we don’t want to suffocate you with a rigid structure, we’ve prepared a schedule packed with fun activities you can fall back and rely on. Feel free to join as much of the stuff we’ve planned for that month as you like!
Start and end each month with a party! This is your chance to meet the whole group at once as well as to say your goodbyes (or should we say “see you laters”?) at the end of the month. Drinks are on us!
Before you start living in a new country, there’s some inevitable prep work you’ve got to do. Let us save you some precious time with it! Our local partners know their city as the back of their hand and will provide you with practical content about their culture and lifestyle.
Work plays an important role in our program - it is the glue that holds your new lifestyle together. To ensure that you keep your high productivity and stellar track record, we arrange access to workspaces with rock-solid internet connection.
Are the times you used to share your living space with others done and dusted? No problem. We provide you with quality private accommodation, meaning that you’ll have a one-bedroom apartment including a bathroom and kitchen all for yourself!
We dedicate time and effort to facilitate authentic experiences in each of the destinations we visit. Our carefully crafted city program includes a variety of activities (including epic weekend trips) which amplify the unique flavor of the city you’re in.
Early in the morning, as everyone else around you, you’re ready to get busy and change the world - and what better way to focus and network with like-minded people than in a city as cosmopolitan as Osaka! The clear shapes of the modern architecture around you make you feel light and at peace; The best environments to help you be productive and prosper. You take the metro from your quiet home to the heart of the city, where a clean cut minimalist modern space awaits you and your fellow flexpats. Location independence feels great, doesn’t it?
For the lunch break, the options are many and super fresh and you decide to have your sashimi by the port. After being plenty busy and productive, it’s time to step out of your day-to-day work into a breathtaking 16th-century masterpiece: the shogunate Osaka Castle. After a typically touristic glimpse into this historic landmark, you take a walk into the park surrounding it. Under the plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees, you want to think neither about the past nor about tomorrow - or for the party that night, for that matter - but only about the present moment. This one month in Osaka will be filled with so many opportunities for the past, present, and future to meet.Read More
Yes, of course! You’re welcome to bring your partner and join our community together! We provide couples with a private apartment so that you have your own place. The price for Osaka is €1,800
Flexpat offers a flexible desk in a workspace. For Osaka the extra costs for a flexible desk, that come on top of the standard price, are 150 euros.
For Osaka the extra costs for a private apartment, that come on top of the standard price, are 750 euros.
Please see the pictures in the gallery for an idea on the quality standards of our apartments in Osaka. We provide a private bedroom and our accommodations include linens, towels, and an Internet connection. For Osaka you can assume that there are kitchen facilities. Please note that a private bedroom may be part of a multi-bedroom apartment where several flexpats live together. Rest assured, we’re personally checking all accommodations, making sure they’re safe, clean and, last but not least, so enjoyable!
If you have any lodging preferences or special needs, we’ll do our best to prioritize your request. Let us know and we’ll make it happen!
Flexpat is all about flexibility, therefore we have created a monthly activity schedule with optional activities. It’s up to you and the group to pick the activities so that we can arrange them for you. Some example activities in Osaka that we could do are relaxing in the Kema Sakuranomiya Park, experience a shopping mall like the Keihan Mall, try out traditional food and sake, visit the longest covered shopping arcade in Japan, enjoy the changing colors of the leaves in the Mino Park during fall. Go the the Hiroshima museum or take a traditional cooking class. Of course, you can find more inspiration in the ‘to do in and around the city’ section on this page.
For Osaka in Japan you can find the visa criteria here: https://japan.visahq.com/. If you have to arrange a visa, it’s good to know that digital nomads are used to enter a country on a tourist visa. Nevertheless, it's totally up to you to decide what type of visa you like and apply for.
We’re all about ‘traveling the world, while getting sh*t done!’. All our community members use the Internet constantly to work. If there were no internet, there would be no point in the lifestyle nor in offering our service.
All our rooms have internet connection. We made sure you can get sh*t done via (1) speed tests in the apartments, (2) we checked coffee spaces in town as a backup workplace. Furthermore, Flexpat has partnerships with coworking space in case you like to work there.
In all cases, if you like to have specifics on the speed levels, let’s walk through that during a call or message us via email@example.com
Disclaimer: Please note that the internet speed and stability might be different from what you’re used to at home. In case you have specific internet needs, please let us know on the call so that we can find a solution.