We run cosy mountain lodges in the beautiful village of Nozawa Onsen, (Nagano, JAPAN) which is about 2.5 hours by train/bus from Tokyo. It is a traditional Japanese village, renown for it's hot spring baths and powder snow. We also open a small restaurant during the season. Our guests come from all corners of the globe and friends and family join us as well. We operate from December to March during the winter season in Japan.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Nozawa Onsen is an 8th century village steeped in Japanese culture and very traditional in many aspects. It has a 400 year onsen ( Japanese hot bath ) history and 100 year history as a farming community. We expect visitors to benefit from interaction with the local community.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
General cleaning of premises, toilets, and snow clearing. Expect to interact with our friends, guests and local community as well.
English, Japanese, Mandarin, Malay
Our ski lodges are ideally located in the village and an easy walk to the gondola, restaurants and cafes there. Ski shuttle bus stop just across the road whilst gondola station is a 10 minute walk.
Accommodation will be a small Japanese tatami styled room and use of our large kitchen for food.
Host offers payment ..maybe offset against food and accommodation
Ski or snowboard outside work, or bus/train to the many sights in the Nagano area.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week