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Help at our family lodge and enjoy skiing and hot springs in Nozawa Onsen, Japan

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  • Last activity: 17 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We have two lovely ski lodges located on the side of the ski run in Nozawa Onsen in Nagano prefecture Japan. We use these lodges most of the Japanese ski season for hosting family and friends. We are looking for some people to help everything run smoothly whilst friends and family visit. We require workawayers who can stay for 3 months from mid December to mid March.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Japan is a fascinating country to visit and Nozawa Onsen is a lovely traditional onsen town. There are many free onsens (hot springs) available for use in town, beautiful old temples and lots to see. The Nozawa Onsen ski resort also offers lots of variety of terrain as well as back country opportunities. We offer a season pass for all helpers. We also can lend you the car once a week so you can explore further afield. World famous snow monkeys are also only an hour away .
    There are lots of great little eateries and cafes in town.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Tasks include, but not limited to:
    cleaning the lodge
    driving a snowmobile
    doing rubbish runs to town
    taking laundry to town and collecting
    changeover of rooms when friends and family leave or arrive
    collecting shopping from town and taking via snowmobile up to the lodge
    taxi-ing family and friends up and down on snowmobiles
    helping people with setting up skis, skiing
    dealing with any issues which arise in the lodge

    We try to give you flexibility with your timings so you can make the most of good ski days. Generally the help can be done at any time of the day. However we appreciate when you check in fully before assuming you can go off and ski on any day.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Beginner
    Japanese: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Both lodges are very unique. In either location you will have your own room. In regards to meals, sometimes it will be make your own meal from food provided. At other times it will be jump on the roster of shared meal making with us and friends and family. We all help clean up after meals too. We generally try to eat healthy and organic where possible.
    We don't accept workawayers who smoke or drink much alcohol. Strictly no drugs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We enjoy being with people who are happy to become part of the family, join in outings, family meals, play with our grandkids etc.

    We offer a small stipend in addition to your season pass, food and accommodation.

    We enjoy hosting workawayers who are sensible, responsible, responsive to feedback and like to go the extra mile.

  • 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

    You are welcome to work on your own projects in between your workaway commitments.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day ( but rarely done )

Host ref number: 927338426492



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