The theme of Instameet, that Chiyoko participated yesterday, was “#AfternoonWalk.”

She decided to go to a hobby footbath, but due to the influence of COVID-19, our range of action was limited.
We acted only in Saitama, but there were few footbaths than the other prefecture.

About 60km oneway by car from our home. It was a considerable distance in narrow Japan.
But for her, it’s like a “walk in my garden.”

These are the reasons.

❶About two hours in our traveling room (=our car.)
❷One hour walk in the garden with footbath.
❸About one hours in our traveling room.
❹2 hour dinner in the dining room (=favorite restaurant.)
❺About one hours in our traveling room. Then shower room and bedroom.

In Japan, there is a lot of talk about “Work and Vacation (workation / worcation)” now.
Although it’s an promotion of remote work, it is also a proposal from the tourism in Japan where foreign tourists have decreased due to the influence of COVID-19.

It’s a good idea, if they have a “traveling room” like her.
I think that “moving cost” is the biggest issue.
Not only the transportation cost, but also the time and physical strength.

Therefore, how to improve the efficiency of movement is the most important issue for it.

She did it about one month like these with her traveling room.

From October 10 to November 5, 2017

10 (Tue) Nagano
11 (Wed) Mie
12 (Thurs) Wakayama
13 (Fri) Tokushima
14 (Sat) to 15 (Sun) Kagawa
16 (Mon) Ehime
17 (Tue) to 18 (Wed) Tottori
19 (Thurs) Shimane
20 (Friday) Oita
21 (Sat) Fukuoka
22 (Sun) Oita
23 (Mon) Kochi
24 (Tue) Ehime
25 (Wed) Hyogo
26 (Thurs) Mie
27 (Fri) Taiheiyo Ferry
28 (Sat) Yamagata
29 (Sun) to November 2 (Thu) Niigata
3 (celebration) Nagano
4 (Sat) to 5 (Sun) Tokyo

In the future, I think that autonomous driving will allow us to move without driving like she does, but now there should be limited people available.

Therefore, we will use public transportation, but in that case, I think it is important to make vehicles an attraction and to think that riding is an activity like this.

From November 10 to 23, 2017

10 (Fri) Toyohashi
11 (Sat) Nagoya
12 (Sun) Nagoya
13 (Mon) Nagoya
14 (Tue) Osu Kannon
15 (Wed) Nagoya
16 (Thurs) Nagoya
17 (Fri) Nagoya
18 (Sat) Chita Handa
19 (Sun) Hamamatsu
20 (Mon) Hamamatsu
21 (Tue) Hamamatsu
22 (Wed) Numazu
23 (holiday) Tokyo

Since it is necessary to save time and physical strength to work, it is best to enjoy based on the place of stay rather than traveling long distances.

To do that, you need a minimum of two nights, and ideally a style where you work at the room for one day (that is, you don’t go out).

This style is based on the itinerary of backpackers overseas.
They are characterized by traveling longer than Japanese people. For example, it is like this.

From March 5 to 18, 2018

5 (Mon) Night bus
6 (Tue) Kyoto
7 (Wednesday) Kyoto
8 (Thurs) Kyoto
9 (Friday) Kyoto
10 (Sat) Osaka
11 (Sun) Osaka
12 (Mon) Osaka
13 (Tue) Osaka
14 (Wed) Nagoya
15 (Thurs) Tokyo
16 (Fri) Tokyo
17 (Sat) Tokyo
18 (Sun) Tokyo

I think there will be many products for future applications, but the specialty genre of travel and tourism professionals is entertainment and experience, not remote work.

In the case of office workers, the ideal is “to be treated as attending work including round trip days” without spending paid holidays.

In addition, it is necessary to have a “business trip type plan” that enables you to work comfortably the day after you return home.

It’s important to make sure that you can work comfortably, not the travel agent’s sales talk.

Please understand that you never go to play, you go to work.
That way, you can enjoy your wonderful time after your work is done🙂

Written by Kusayanagi, K.