Help in our ski resort and b&b in Appi Kogen, Hachimantai, Japan



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    English and Japanese couple, seeking help for a renovated B&B in our ski resort, Hachimantai, for the Winter Season.

    We've been a little slow answering emails and apologize in advance for that as we've been concentrating on further renovations to the property to make it more attractive to guests and help alike !!

    This is our fourth season here at Appi and we're hoping to have a great time and working hard with whoever comes to help us out.

    Our place is homely with 8 guest bedrooms and enough communal area to relax and unwind. It's a family affair that offers ski passes for 5 hours a day help for a long stay.

    Room, board and plenty of time to enjoy the slopes when you're here. Obviously working hard is a must but we're flexible with scheduling and volunteering hours. If you'd like to experience Northern Japan, without the Chaos of Hokkaido (Nisseko) then this place is ideal.

    Due to insurance stipulations we would prefer people 26 or older with an International driving permit.

    Warm clothes are a MUST.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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    Projects involving children

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  • 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 removal, general maintenance, room/ overall cleaning and well as general upkeep. Basic food prep and cleaning. International driving license a Big plus for pick up and drop off service.

    It's not a large B&B but we want it to be fun not only for the customers but the staff and volunteers too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared bedroom accommodation provided, with Room and board (shared accommodation). Ski passes for a long stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It's a great place with wonderful local people. If you want the night life of Niseko this is definitely not for you. The snow is great, it's a very relaxing place to come that offers great all round skiing. Morioka is the closest city with plenty to do. It only takes just over 2 hours from Tokyo to get here on the Shinkansen. There are plenty of onsens in the area as well as other local ski resorts.

    We're looking for outgoing people who may want to learn a little Japanese while they're here. Relaxed family atmosphere with a communal sense. It's cold and hard work at times but at the end of the day we can all sit down and relax.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day,

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