Its been about a month now living in Japan, and there is always something to do or somewhere to go. The hard part is deciding what! Sometimes, when I really can’t decide, I end up doing nothing, and that is such a shame. But then I always have my host family to bond with, and they are so amazing.
My first advice is plan what you are going to do! Its always better to have plans and backup plans so when something falls through you’re not left without anything to do. But if you have a host family, hang out with them if they’re not busy. Also pick a host family! The experience is so humbling and just great.