Help around our family home and language exchange in Fukuyama, Japan



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    *we are very sorry to announce that we are not looking for volunteers at he moment. apologies to those who has already showed us your interest but couldn't get a place, we hope you will have a wonderful experience somewhere else

    We are a family of four, but there are 3 of us in Hiroshima with the younger son living in Kyoto for university. The mom started learning English a few years back, looking for chance to use the language as she become better at basic grammar (if you are interested in gardening and stuff, we can also work in our garden together!!). It doesn't have to be a native speaker, more importantly, someone with cheerful and kind heart is preferred!! Also, you are learning Japanese, we'd love to teach Japanese, too!

    We are all open-minded and nice people and excited for having you as a new member of this family! You will be expected to teach English around 1 hour per day. You can do whatever floats your boat for the rest of the day ;)

    The nearest station is JR Michinoue station, 10 minutes away by bicycle and there will be a bicycle always available to you. You can go to the city center by 20 train ride with 240 yen. We also love to go on a one day trip together on weekends as well!

    There will be 3 home-cooked meal provided per day and you will have your own Tatami room (Japanese style room)
    We can also cook vegan/vegetarian menu, having hosted 2 vegans of the younger son's friends before and they love it!!

    Thank you for reading through until the end! We are looking forward to seeing you!

    Best regards
    Hashimoto Misa (Mom), Hideji(Dad), Shuji( Elder son), Takaya( younger son)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have a lot of free time to explore the town, we love to talk with you.
    Besides, the mom reads a lot of books and share many interesting thoughts with you!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    - language exchange
    - gardening (if you like)
    - shopping

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    和室(わしつ), Japanese style room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    -JR michinoue station 10 minutes away by bicycle.
    -Fukuyama city( Far East part of Hiroshima)

    adress: Hiroshima ken Fukuyamashi kamocho hachikenya (広島県加茂町八軒屋)

  • 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 possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    1 hours/ day, everyday (but if you want to go on a trip, it's ok not to work)

Host ref number: 522263818463