Experienced chef, bartender, waiter, barista or Reno projects in Yuzawa, Japan

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  • Last activity: 11 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    ***working holiday visa or work visa required**

    We are an interior showroom and cafe/wine bar in the holiday town of Yuzawa, 1 hour by bullet train from Tokyo and home to several ski resorts.

    We are looking for solid Workawayers who have experience in food service, as a waiter/waitress, sommelier or chef and also in building/carpentry and trades.

    You will be serving customers, but also take part in snow removal, cleaning and general maintenance.

    We may also be looking for help with DIY projects so if you have any trades skills that will be a great help.

    There are different options available for accommodation. Some are very basic whilst we also have access to some very nice properties. Please enquire about the current availabilities!

    We will provide a base salary of 1000 yen an hour but potentially more for experienced chefs, managers, servers etc.

    You will have access to many ski resorts, all either walking distance or accessible by shittle, and be near a main train station.

    We have a shared car available for staff if you have a driver's license.

    The area is famous for snow, rice farming, sake and hot springs. You will be immersed in the local culture and language.

    Feel free to contact us for any additional information.

    We are looking for helpers willing to commit at least 2-3 months.

    Japanese ability, driver's license, social media knowledge, skills in the trades or in the kitchen are all really helpful!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have access to some of the most beautiful nature but still accessible to the city. There are over 15 ski resorts within a 15 minute drive and three within a ( 5 minute walk). There is a foot hot spring literally across the street from us, as well as dozens of amazing eateries walking distance.
    In the warmer months, there are hiking trails, rivers and all kind of outdoors activities. Since this is a small business, you will be exposed to many different jobs and learn new skills.
    You will have the opportunity to deal directly with our Japanese customers and be exposed to the language and culture. We will introduce you to some of the local hidden treasures, and people if the area.

  • 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


    Working in the kitchen, making coffee, sweets or specialty drinks, serving wine, shoveling snow. DIY projects including painting, cement work, plumbing, electrical etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Japanese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Shared house with other flat mates. Other properties available. Please enquire.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    ***working holiday visa or work visa required**

  • 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


Host ref number: 218415118412



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