Step-by-step directions on
moving, adapting, and getting healthy in Tokyo

Katheryn Gronauer

Hi there! I’m Katheryn, a transition and wellness coach for foreigners in (or moving to!) Japan. I created local workshops to help you move, adapt, and thrive!

All of the content you’ll find here is about how to accomplish lifestyle-oriented tasks when you don’t speak Japanese - like how to pick your first apartment, how to make better food choices when you can’t read labels, and more!

Scroll down to get some juicy insights and sign up for workshops. Or, you can read more about me, here.

Thrive Tokyo Orientation Program

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Got a college degree, but can’t figure out how to flush the toilet?

Took a “quick stop” by the supermarket for soy sauce, spent 30 min trying to find it, and still left with the wrong bottle?

Everyone expects moving to Japan to be tough, but you probably didn’t realize you have to re-learn how to accomplish day-to-day tasks in a new context. In this 2-part interactive workshop, we’ll help you gain confidence in your day to day life in everything from grocery shopping, dealing with the post office and more.

Select an Option:

Online Courses


& Grocery Store Tour


Private Services

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Thrive Tokyo Youtube Channel

Here you’ll find interviews with long-term foreign residents and highlights of organizations in Tokyo that’ll enhance your experience in Japan. Check out the latest videos below (and come subscribe!).

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