Some of the best powder snow in the world in Nozawa Onsen, Japan

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  • Last activity: 6 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    ​​​​In Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, there is a snow resort that not only Japanese tourists but also foreign tourists from all over the world visit every winter. It has a tradition that surpasses Niseko and Hakuba, and is a sacred place for skiers and snowboarders where you can enjoy some of the world's best powder snow in winter.

    We run a Japanese-style guesthouse accommodation business and a small restaurant/café business in the village. We are looking for helpers over the Winter season from December to March.

    If you love hosting people, experience Japanese culture and want to ski and snowboard in one of the best Powder Snow, contact us today for further details.

    Since most of our guests are foreigners, we need staff who can convey the spirit of Japanese hospitality in a foreign language (English required) so that the guests will feel glad to have stayed here.

    Would you like to experience powder snow, natural hot springs, traditional Japanese culture, delicious Japanese food, etc. all at once?

    If you can speak Japanese, it would be a great help and increase your chances. Good hospitality experience and skills are a plus too. Couples preferred but anyone is welcome to apply. Wage paid for every hour of help. Note must be a minimum of one month stay to apply. A longer stay is better for us.

    Jobs involve ; Snow Shovelling, Guests relations, Cooking and Cleaning etc. Spending time with all our amazing guests from around the world and working in a terrific international team.

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

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll have the chance to interact with locals and visitors from all over the world. In addition to Japanese and English, you will have the opportunity to come into contact with various languages ​​from around the world.

    You can fully enjoy the traditional hot spring culture of Nozawa Onsen and enjoy the best skiing and snowboarding on a wide variety of slopes and courses.

    Nozawa Onsen offers the chance to experience powder snow, natural hot springs, traditional Japanese culture, and delicious Japanese food all at once.

  • 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 some different types of hospitality work including, snow shovelers, concierges(guests relations), porters, general cleaners, cafe baristas, kitchen hands, drivers, etc.

    We need couples to assist the Manager with general oversight of the Japanese style guesthouse hotel. The couples would assist with keeping common areas clean and tidy, liaising with guests, and snow shoveling pathways when needed, and assist with luggage upon guest arrival/departure.

    Work is basically a total of a few hours each day, and the rest of the time you can ski or board. We pay a statutory rate for the hours worked.

    For positions this winter, please contact us so we can provide you with details about the job, salary, accommodation, etc.

    Work Description : Snow Shovelling, Guests relations, Cleaning and Cooking etc
    Period of work : Mid/late December to early March
    Minimum length of stay: at least 1 month
    Working hours : 4-5 hours a day
    Snow Shovelling (during heavy snow)
    Guest relations (when guests need it)
    Cleaning (room and common areas) 10:00 - 15:00
    Restaurant/Cafe 7:00 - 9:00 (Morning) 16:00 - 21:00 (Café bar)
    Language Skills : English
    Visa : Valid working holiday visa / student visa holder required

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Japanese: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We hope to learn different languages ​​and make more friends through encounters here.

  • Accommodation


    There are rooms for staff in the Japanese-style guesthouse. Shared room in staff accommodation. Private room for couples.

    Other facilities will be shared with guests. (Shared shower/toilet, guest kitchen, dining, living area, drying room, etc.) Since it is shared with guests, it must be kept clean at all times. The hot springs in the village are free.

    Lift tickets are shared among staff.
    All meals are at your own expense.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nozawa is easily accessible from Tokyo. (Highway bus or Shinkansen)
    Nozawa is a great base for other activities and attractions in the Nagano area, and is just a short bus ride from Iiyama Shinkansen Station.
    There are many attractions in the area. Snow monkeys are especially famous.
    Skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, and fishing are just some of the activities available in the area. We will be happy to guide you through everything.

    Fortunately, we often receive a large number of applications, and it is difficult to respond to all of them perfectly.
    Your chances increase significantly if you answer the following questions in your initial message:

    1) Your full name, age, and nationality
    2) What is your visa status? (In order to receive wages, you need a visa that allows you to work)
    3) Work start date and work end date (Winter staff will be evaluated if they can work from mid-December to early March)
    4) Is it possible to adjust the schedule? (Is it possible to make it longer or shorter?)
    5) How long do you want to work in a day?
    6) Which position are you applying for? Details of relevant skills and experience
    7) Details if you have Japanese language ability
    8) Do you have an international driving license?
    9) Are you interested in skiing or snowboarding?
    How many hours a day or week do you want to ski or snowboard?
    10) Do you agree that you cannot work concurrently with other companies?
    You may not work for another company while staying at our accommodation.

    We are looking forward to hearing from you!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a high speed internet and you will have your own work space.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5-6 days a week

Host ref number: 864616697259

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