Jobs can be more flexible and fun – Shigoto Ryokou
Are you satisfied with your job? Or feeling something is missing? If you do, it might be great to take a “Shigoto-Ryokou” trip.
“Shigoto” means “job”, and “ryokou” means “trip” in Japanese. What is great about “Shigoto-Ryokou” is that it’s not only about learning, but also by experiencing it, you can feel exactly how the job is like.
From the list of more than 60 job varieties, you may find your adorable one and could be even possible to experience the daily work there!
Let’s say you wanna run your own flower shop in the future, but don’t have any idea to start with. You can take a 1-day trip to the flower shop, and experience the work. And it costs just around ¥10.000yen (about $100). This is what “Shigoto-Ryokou” can do for you.
This unique service came up with Tsubasa Tanaka’s(Founder of “Shigoto-Ryokou” Company) idea; ‘Jobs can be more flexible and fun!’.
Tsubasa Tanaka knew there is such kind of company’s culture by reading some books. However, by seeing it directly through his eyes, he felt he had a completely different experience.
My “Shigoto-Ryokou” tripping experience
Actually, I am “Shigoto-Ryokou” tripper too. I visited vegetable farmer’s place in Chiba Prefecture and experienced the work there.
Since I wasn’t born in farming family, I had no idea how could I start with even if I wanted to. It was such a valuable experience to know and feel how great, hard, and fun to be a farmer. I fully realized “knowing” and “experiencing” are totally different.
Not every people say ‘It totally changed my life!’ after “Shigoto-Ryokou” tripping. Some people realize how hard the work is. But this is not a negative feeling. During the trip, participants are having opportunities to think back how great their current job is.
Tsubasa Tanaka continues saying,
How about your job? Is it fun? Exciting? If not, experiencing different jobs might give you an inspiration and widen your possibilities.