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



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


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

    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.

    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

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in 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 a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    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 spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Japanese

  • Accommodation


    Ski lodge

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Group activities
    Sports gear (tennis, swimming, cycling)

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

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    About 25 - 29 hrs a week - winter is normally more

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