I have never been there myself but know the sorts of things most people know.
The biggest stumbling block is being dependant on someone else for a year. I am not psychologically compatible with the idea of being a kept woman.
I would really like to be though.
If you heard it was 70% likely to rain, you'd take your umbrella. They have umbrella lockers in Tokyo.
And umbrella vending machines. It makes you wonder - they don't even have those in Manchester, and it's always raining there.