Come to the Traditional Mountain Village. We need some help renovating our lodges in Japan



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Based in Nozawa Onsen a very Traditional Farming village in the mountains of Nagano Japan.
    It is also one of the most famous hot spring towns in Japan with 13 free onsens to enjoy all year round.
    In Winter it is a mecca for skiers and snowboarders with some of the best powder snow in the world.

    We are looking for helpers for our lodges.

    Lot of things to do getting lodges ready for the busy winter season. Painting, Cleaning, Gardening etc.
    Anyone with renovation skills also most welcome, Carpentry, Painting, Electrical, Tiling etc.

    It is a beautiful time of year to be up here with the leaves changing colour and nice cool mountain air.
    In your downtime can enjoy Mt Biking, Hiking, Onsens, exploring the village and surrounding area.

    If you can come between May and November is best.
    We have mainly full time staff for Winter but if you are really good could consider you for Winter too but our main need is for help now before Winter starts.
    Great time to be up in the mountains with the leaves changing colour and enjoy the hot springs while helping us get set up.

    Anyone interested please contact us, we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience life in a rural Japanese Village
    Chance to learn some Japanese language skills
    Indulge in famous Japanese Hot Springs or Onsen and hike the beautiful Mountains
    Learn some new skills and meet some great people

  • 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 are looking for helpers for our lodges over this Autumn in prep for busy winter months.
    Also looking for someone who likes Yoga and Vegan food

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Japanese,German,Italian

  • Accommodation


    Mountain lodges. Staff get to use the guests accommodation and beds in beautiful Japanese style Tatami rooms with views over the mountains. Maybe sharing with other Workaway team but if a couple have own room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in a small Mountain Village and snow resort in Japan. You will enjoy Japanese local life style as well as Mt Biking, Hiking and the amazing hot springs

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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

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

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Host ref number: 761864348494