Work and experience Japan in a mountain resort in Nagano



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  • Description


    My name is Mark and I am representing some properties in Nagano, Japan. My properties also include a 150 year old Japanese farm house.

    We are based in a ski resort. There is only paid work in the ski season. The work in hotels will require a work holiday visa. No tourist visas are accepted for paid workers. The paid work is mainly working in food and beverage as well as in the ski shop and information centre. We also need help with cleaning, snow shoveling, customer service and social media in English. All paid work in the ski season includes a season pass, meals and accommodation. The hourly rate is 850 yen per hour.

    Outside of ski season their may be the possibility of long stays in exchange for work doing maintenance, agricultural work on properties as well as child care and or teaching English. Meals will be included in both paid and non-paid work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a mountain resort area in Nagano and provides an excellent opportunity to meet with Japanese people and learn the Japanese language. The local people are also interested in learning foreign languages, particularly English and learning about the international community. There is also opportunity to do other cultural exchanges for people interested in other aspects of Japanese culture such as cooking and martial arts.

  • 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 require general help in lodges and hotels in a ski resort in winter. There may be a possibility of staying and doing general maintenance and repair work through the summer months as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Lodge and dormitory style accommodation. Shared rooms and bathrooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In winter there is opportunity to do skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hot springs and snow mobile. It is close to many other ski resorts and the world famous snow monkeys as well. In summer the area is famous for hiking, fishing and collecting mountain vegetables.

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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

  • 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

Host ref number: 892379334534