Experience a winter wonderland and learn about craft beers in Hokkaido, Japan



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  • Description


    We are an average size Japanese restaurant located in Rutsutsu ski area (Hokkaido, Japan), surrounded by beautiful lakes, mountains and hot springs. We run an about 40 seat Japanese style restaurant (learn to cook some typical Japanese dishes with our Japanese chef. Come and join our international staff. Your duties involve snow clearance, driving (international drivers license needed) and other general maintenance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Work and live with our Japanese staff. We have mostly Japanese staff so it is a good opportunity to learn some Japanese. Get to know some business skills and work ethic. As we are a specialised craft beer/Japanese restaurant, learn more about the local craft beers and meet and visit the local brewers. Interact with the locals, time to ski & snowboard. Go and explore the nearby cities Sapporo (the capital of Hokkaido) and Otaru, a small port. Ski, snow board or trek the nearby ski resorts and mountains. Visit the nearby Lake Toya, Lake Shikotsu.

  • 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


    Snow clearance
    Driver (pick up customers)
    General maintenances

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The house where you will be working and living is spacious and quite new. Located across from the bus stop where you can take buses to all major cities and even the airport.
    Stay on the second floor of the house, where you share the place with 4 others. 2 persons/in big spacious rooms, with walls between beds for some privacy. Futons or beds with linen are provided.
    Daily staff meals will be provided on working days but there is a
    kitchen for some home cooking meals and and living room where you can shill /relax on your free days while serving the net (wifi available)
    Big bathroom (and hot springs nearby)
    washing machine

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ski and snowboard at Rusutsu or at the nearby ski resorts/fields
    Back country trekking
    Soak in the local hot springs,
    regular bus service across the house.
    Visit Sapporo the capital of Hokkaido and Otaru, a small port.
    Visit the nearby Lake Toya or Lake Shikotsu.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 925241332139