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.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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