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



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    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    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 it's 13 free public onsens. Other cultural experiences include the shrine precinct, outdoor cooking onsen and the villages traditional festivals.

  • 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


    We need help with lots of general maintenance tasks, including gardening, painting. carpentry work and general cleaning. This summer we also renovating our family home so people with good building skills would be most welcome!
    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 but there is a kitchen to prepare meals.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Japanese

  • Accommodation


    Shared room in staff accommodation. Private room for couples.

  • 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.

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    • 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

    Minimum 20 / Maximum 40 hours per week

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