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Help at family-run ski lodges and restaurant in Nozawa Onsen, Nagano, Japan

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  • Last activity: 18 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    General cleaning of premises, toilets, and snow clearing. Expect to interact with our friends, guests and local community as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Prefer offset against some meals and accommodation

    Ski or snowboard outside work, or bus/train to the many sights in the Nagano area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 158948475711

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