Connect with locals, help on our farm while staying in a traditional Japanese house in Azumino, Japan

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  • Last activity: 7 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    ABOUT ME: My name is Ryoto. I am 27 years old Japanese guy. I am currently living in Azumino City, Nagano prefecture in Japan. I love traveling and meeting local people at the destinations. Cultural exchange gives me another sight of the world, I value that so much!

    PROJECT: I currently live in Azumino, Nagano, Japan. I have met a local person. We are planning to renovate an old private house she manages in a year's time and turn it into a community space and lodging facility for the local community. The old house has just been handed over from the original owner and needs to be cleaned up, cleaned, and DIY. We would be happy to have people stay in the house for free and help with DIY, cleaning, farming, etc. while interacting with the local community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers can learn about and experience local culture, food, and nature through helping with local farm tasks and other activities.

  • Help


    1. Cleaning the old house you will be living
    2. 1 or 2-hour daily farming help. This farm is a private one and does not sell its product to anyone. it's just for family and friends' consumption.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I have been leaning English and French for several years and speak these languages!

  • Accommodation


    A Japanese traditional house. Travelers can use a private room with a Futon mattress. They can use the living room, kitchen, bathroom, and shower room freely.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    🍃 Become Immersed in the Richness of Azumino City 🍃

    Azumino City, often referred to as the jewel of Nagano Prefecture, has an allure that is steeped in history, natural beauty, and delightful culinary treasures.

    🌾 A Harmonious Mosaic of Nature and Culture 🌾

    With the imposing Japanese Northern Alps as its backdrop, Azumino's pastoral landscapes have inspired artists and poets for centuries. The city is dotted with traditional farmhouses, quaint villages, and serene temples and shrines that have stood the test of time, reflecting the deeply rooted culture and history of this region.

    🎨 The Echo of Craftsmanship and Artistry 🎨

    Azumino City has been a haven for artists and craftsmen. The city is home to several art museums, including the Rokuzan Art Museum, dedicated to the sculptor Rokuzan Ogiwara. The gentle landscape has nurtured a creative spirit that finds its expression in various art forms, from traditional Japanese crafts to modern artistic endeavors.

    🍚 A Culinary Wonderland 🍚

    Azumino is a paradise for food lovers! It's famous for its succulent, high-quality wasabi. Take a stroll through the Daio Wasabi Farm, one of the largest wasabi farms in Japan, and savor the zing of fresh wasabi. The city's fertile lands also produce an array of fruits and vegetables, including apples, grapes, and soba buckwheat. Don't miss trying soba noodles – a regional specialty – in one of the traditional soba restaurants.

    📜 Historical Tapestry 📜

    Immerse yourself in Azumino’s rich history. The city has been a significant place for centuries, as reflected in its ancient temples and shrines. Visit the Hotaka Shrine, surrounded by ancient cedar trees, and feel the spiritual ambiance that has been preserved through generations.

    🚴 Adventures Amidst Natural Splendor 🚴

    If you are an adventurer at heart, Azumino will not disappoint. Cycle through picturesque countryside, kayak in the pristine rivers, and trek through the splendid trails that surround the city. The Azumino National Park offers a delightful setting for nature lovers.

    🍃 Enrich Your Soul in Azumino City! 🍃

    As a resident of Azumino, you will not just be living in a house; you will become a part of a living tapestry that weaves nature, culture, art, cuisine, and adventure into an enriching experience.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There is a co-working space near the house where travelers stay which gives them decent access to the internet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 1-2 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 192644448213


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