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Come and immerse yourself in Nozawa Onsen - a traditional onsen village in Nagano prefecture, Japan

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  • Last activity: 26/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We run a ryokan, restaurant and bar in Nozawaonsen. Have have basic summer maintenance work for the next few months at a few different venues around the village. We welcome workers who would like to learn about Japanese culture and language.
    Please note we only accept workaway members with a valid Working Holiday Visa for Japan.
    All helpers are paid.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A stay with us in Nozawa Onsen will give you an opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, food and language. You will get to enjoy a traditional Japanese onsen village which is famous for its 13 free public onsens. Other cultural experiences include the shrine precinct, outdoor cooking onsen and the village's traditional festivals.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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 need help with many different types of general maintenance tasks, including gardening, painting, carpentry work and general cleaning.
    We run several accommodation venues that need help with housekeeping.
    Working hours are a minimum of 20 hours per week, but for those looking for extra work we can offer up to 40 hours per week.
    Minimum stay is 2 weeks (40 hours work).
    Pay rate is ¥850 per hour.
    Accommodation is supplied free of charge.
    Food is not included, although there is a shared kitchen to prepare your own meals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared room in staff accommodation. Private room for couples.
    (Private room in the offseason months (May - November)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nozawa is a great base for other things to do and see in the Nagano area and is only a short bus ride from the Iiyama shinkansen train station.

  • 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

    Minimum 20 / Maximum 40 hours per week

Host ref number: 661717519852

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