I've been to Japan for 8 months from October 2005 until May 2006.
I stayed at hosts in Chiba, Tokunoshima, Ishigakijima and Nikko. I'm Japanease living in Germany and it was my first time that I travelled alone for such a long period and I was often scared about what could happen. However I had an amazing time, which changed my image of Japan totally. I've met many nice and unique people and I was also surprised by many foreigners who WWOOFed in Japan, although they couldn't speak japanease hardly or nothing at all. I admired their courage and their will to learn about this country. I really think that WWOOF is the best way to get to know Japan from another and better aspect than from the commercial one.
female, from Germany