Help with project work and at our English school. Kanbayashi, Japan

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  • Description

    Description

    ** Sorry, we are not taking volunteers at the moment.

    We are a Japanese / English family of five who returned to Japan to run a traditional guesthouse for a year and set up projects and residentials around food, sustainability, music and theatre. We decided to stay on for another year and are setting up a programme of events.

    We live in a traditional kayabuki (thatched house) which is very typical of the area.

    Our house is located in Kanbayashi on the outskirts of Ayabe city, it is a very rural area in the mountains. Kanbayashi is known for viewing fireflies in June.

    Near the house there are walks up the mountain and to the site of a castle (no longer there unfortunately). There is also an onsen nearby with a rotenboro (outdoor bath) with lovely views over the mountains, which is about 30-40 mins walk away.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Other

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Japanese, English, limited French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Workawayers stay in a room in our house, the toilets and bath are shared with our family.

    We will provide all your meals which will be a mixture of Japanese and western food. Let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can get to Ayabe city by train from Kyoto station (takes approx 2.5hrs or 1 hr by express train) or I believe there is a night bus from Tokyo.

    There are buses from Ayabe station to Kanbayashi, we can usually pick you up from the bus stop.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours per day

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