Come and visit us for nature & snow activities in Hokkaido, Japan




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    We are located in the premier mountain Ski and MTB resort of Japan with an epic location!
    Ski lodge accommodation at the resort

    2021 winter season - please come if you want to ski or snowboard every day on fresh untracked powder snow. As this winter due to tourists not being able to enter Japan 🇯🇵 there is once in a lifetime to experince this.
    Lifts open December 5th & close May 6th. So it's a 5 month ski season.
    We are located 5 mins walk to ski lifts.
    Skills most required are international drivers lisence able to drive manual car & good physical condition as snow clearing will be required. Or if you love cleaning & housekeeping then please come.

    APRIL our best month of the year.
    Snowboard & Ski every morning every day.
    The sun shines almost every day, winter crowds disappear & often you will not see another person. Slopes groomed perfectly every morning. Early April fresh snow falls are common.

    Preferably need people with international drivers license or translated drivers licenses that can drive manual small vans & small trucks.
    A bonus would be people that have carpentry painting and wallpapering skills.

    Summer & Autumn
    From July to December its summer & autumn. Escape the summer and autumn heat and humidity of the rest of Japan.
    Tennis swimming cycling mountain climbing.
    New flow mountain bike MTB trail and MTB to use in the local town.

    This winter preference to those who can start before December 20th and stay for at least 2 months or all winter. The longer the better.

    For non winter months...
    If you have a lot of experience in one of the following we urge you to apply:
    International drivers license and experience driving manual cars - we also have automatic cars.
    House renovations
    Fixing things
    Writing skills
    IT skills
    Design (Illustrator, Photoshop or WordPress)
    You have an international driver's licence and will be okay with other tasks such as cooking and house cooking.

    We can only accept helpers with valid work permits in all months of the year.
    A minimum stay is required of at least 2 weeks preferably 4 weeks

    We will offer work with minimum Hokkaido labor law wage or more, for all hours worked in all months of the year, according to the labour law of Japan. With no deductions for accommodation or food.

    The eligible countries for working holiday visas are:

    Australia, Argentina, Austria , Denmark, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, Norway,Taiwan, Hong Kong (SAR), Ireland, Slovakia, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom who are between the ages of 18 and 30 can apply for a working holiday visa for Japan in the Japan 🇯🇵 embassy or consulate unusually located in the country of your passport 🛂.
    Work visa sponsorship may be possible if you have graduated from university and more than 3 years work experience- this visa sponsorship process takes a long time however and a lot of work both for workawayer and host so we consider only exceptional cases.

    Come to the best place in Japan because no matter what season, nature, sports, onsens and food are the best here!!

    Helpers who can speak both Japanese and English will be especially welcomed.

    Looking forward to meeting you!!

    Scott and Sanae

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Not so much in winter as it has been overtaken by a foreign customer base and workforce.
    Outside of winter more chance to learn about Japan and the world in general

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

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  • Help


    Tasks needed to be done along with activities change with the seasons for example we do no renovations in winter.

    A variety of help and skills are required from Lodge maintenance, website updating and much more.

    We prefer Workawayers that can drive in Japan, OR who can read and write Japanese, OR who can paint and do odd tasks OR who are good at homepage design and making in Wordpress

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

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    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Ski lodge

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Group activities
    Non winter
    Sports gear (tennis, swimming, cycling)

    Ski & Snowboard as we are only 5 mins walk from ski lifts.

    It's cheap to get here from Tokyo or Osaka. Start from about $50 USD for a flight from Tokyo or Osaka.

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    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

    Living room Good wifi Minutes from ski slopes Convience store across the street

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    About 24 - 29 hrs a week - winter is normally more

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