Help us take care of our temple in the countryside of Nagoya, Japan



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    My name is Shiku. I am a Buddhist monk living at a beautiful temple in the countryside of Nagoya. My wife, Renjun, and my son, Shinku, also live at our temple along with Shinku`s wife and 3 year old son.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you are interested in Japanese culture or language, or want to experience life at a Japanese Buddhist temple then this is the perfect place. My family is also very open and you are invited to share meals and other activities with us. I also play Shakuhachi (a traditional Japanese flute) and can teach you how to play it if you like.

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  • Help


    We require general house work, which includes cleaning the floors, vacuuming and dusting, cleaning windows, etc...

    Outside we have a large garden and yard that require lots of upkeep. Outside work will include things like weeding, gardening, trimming the hedges, sweeping and raking, etc...

    You are only expected to work 5 hours a day 5 days a week and you can choose what days you want to take off.

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    Japanese: Fluent
    English: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    Our temple is over 400 years old but it was renovated about 20 years ago so the building is very modern. We have high speed internet and you will have your own private room. My wife, Renjun, will also prepare meals for you, even on your days off if you are around.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are about 20 minutes by car from the Nagoya international airport (Chubu Centrair International Airport). If you are flying in to Nagoya we can pick you up. If you are taking a train or a bus arriving at Nagoya station, then you must exit Nagoya station and walk to the Meitetsu station which is right next to it. Once there, take the Kowa train to Agui station, where we can pick you up.

    Agui station is about 15 minutes walking distance from the temple so you can easily access the train on your own during your time off. Our temple is in a quiet village with lots of nature and rice fields. There are also nice biking routes you can take to the beach, local parks, local shops etc. We have a bike you can borrow if you like.

    It is difficult to accept the person who is vegitarian. If the vegitarian want to stay here, pease serve the foods by themselves.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans


  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 689831711314