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Looking for help with our ski lodge for winter in Nozawa Onsen, Japan

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  • Last activity: 23 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We have a small accommodation complex comprising five apartments .
    There is a hands on manager with overall responsibility of co ordinating guests and the general running of the business .
    He needs help with day to day duties .
    We are are very well regarded within the village , and we help and support various village events each year .
    We have contacts in nearby towns and villages where we offer similar support roles as those in Nozawa Onsen .
    We love Japan !!!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Nozawa Onsen is an 1100 year old village with many of the local family being here for generations . It is dotted with temples and art hubs in nearby towns .
    Nozawa Onsen is probably the most famous Onsen village in Japan , with people coming here all year round to soak in the re generative baths .
    World famous snow monkeys ,are also only an hour away .
    As for food , well soba from this area is the best in Japan .

  • 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


    We require a couple to assist the Manager with general oversight of the lodge
    The couple would assist with keeping common areas clean and tidy , and liaising with guests, and snow shovelling pathways when needed , and helping with bags when guests arrive / depart .
    Work is basically a few hours each day in total , and the rest of the time you have to ski/board
    We will pay the statutory rates for hours worked .
    A Japanese work visa is essential
    On your days off you can ski or snowboard or travel to nearby villages to explore the region. Nozawa Onsen is about 3-4 hours by train from Tokyo. It is also less than an hour away from the snow monkeys.
    Eat lots of Japanese food and enjoy the Japanese people and their culture.
    Nozawa Onsen is known for its many onsen baths - the perfect way to end a day on the slopes.
    Position for the winter ski season mid November to mid March 2023. .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own room in staff accommodation in the ski lodge.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During time off you can ski or snowboard, visit nearby villages and explore Japan.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    As required

Host ref number: 618312344949

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