Learn Japanese language and culture at our guesthouse in Osaka, Japan




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  • Description


    We have 5 guesthouses in Kansai area (1 in Kyoto and 4 in Osaka). Guests from all over the world comes to stay with us. You can make many friends from different countries.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In some of our branches, there are also long term guests. Some of them are Japanese so you can become friends with them and learn the Japanese language and culture. Maybe you can do language exchange with them. Also the manager in 1 of our branch is Japanese. He'll try to speak to you with easy Japanese if you prefer. (He can speak English also so please don't worry.)
    Sometimes, we have a potluck party at our guesthouse and everybody cooks their own food to share. You may be able to ask the long term guests to teach you how to cook some Japanese dishes.
    The owner Yumi lives very close to the guesthouses and sometimes need a babysitter who can watch the 5 year old boy and 2 year old boy and also cleaning the house or some computer work. If you babysit the boys and help with other things at her place, you can experience Japanese home life and when Yumi has time you can learn how to cook Japanese food or learn about Japanese culture.
    Also Yumi's children go to a preschool very close to the guesthouses. If you are interested to workaway at the local preschool, she can arrange it for you. The children at the preschool are very fascinated to meet people from different cultures. There's also a local after school program that has mostly elementary school children that you can workaway in the afternoon (around 3-7pm). This is a good way to meet local people.
    Our guests are from all over the world so you can learn many things from everyone. Some guests are traveling alone so you can go sightseeing with them on your day off or cook together etc.
    If you are open to learn new things, there are many possibilities.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

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    We are looking for *️️️️️️️️️️️️️happy*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ helpers at our guesthouse.
    (Also a manager if you have valid visa such as a working holiday visa. If we don't have a manager's position available when you come, helpers with working holiday have priority to be the next manager.)

    The purpose of this workaway is that we hope the staff to learn different cultures, make friends from all over the world and learn different skills (hospitality, cleaning, etc) in life.
    If you are looking for just free accommodation exchange, please do not apply, as this position is not suitable for you. We also ask you to not to use the computer during your shifts that way you can meet more people and it's easier for the guests to talk to you.

    We'd like you to help for 1 month or longer.
    (We may need help with some other things even if you can't stay for 1 month, so please contact us even if you can't stay 1 month and let us know what you can help us with)

    If you are a backpacker, student, or traveler who wants to workaway while travelling and do something constructive rather than just being on holiday you'll have a good time at our guesthouse and you're welcome to stay in our staff room/dormitory.

    This workaway is not only cleaning hard in the morning like the other hostels.
    We'd like you to be creative to make the guests happy and create a very welcoming family like atmosphere.
    So please find your way to make the guesthouse better rather than always staying in front of a computer :)

    Available Period: all year around
    Duration: at least 1 month (Extension possible, subject to discussion and availability)
    Bed Room: 1 Bed in Dormitory/ staff room
    Food is not included, but there's a kitchen and cheap supermarkets close by.
    Type of workawaying: Cleaning, laundry, check in/out, help with events, talking to guests, etc at the guesthouse, helping out around my home, or babysitting our 5 year old boy and 2 year old boy (if you like children).
    Requirement: 19 – 40 years old (Men or women, any nationality)
    1. Friendly, Tidy, Open minded, Creative, Sense of Humor, Considerate, Fun, Interactive, Flexible, Detailed Orientated, Hardworking and Helpful, etc
    2. Must be able to speak English (Bilingual or multi-lingual are a plus!)
    3. Understand various cultures.
    4. Must be happy to help other people (guests and other staff).

    Interested applicant, kindly provide us the following information so we could understand you better.
    Please copy and paste the below questions and answer them.
    - Name (Real name and Nick name)
    - Nationality
    - Age
    - Gender
    - When would you like to come and help us (which date to which date)?
    - Type of visa: Tourist visa or Working Holiday visa
    - Which language do you speak?
    - What made you want to apply to help us?
    - A short introduction about yourself
    - Do you like cleaning and meeting new people? Please give us examples.
    - Do you have special skills that may help us? (computer, art, designing posters or flyers, carpentering, painting, photography, cooking, drawing, marketing, advertising, social media, babysitting, etc) If you can help us with marketing or advertising, please let us know if how you can help us. Also if there's any website we can check to see your art/ photo etc would be great.
    - Are you interested to babysit?

    The room has air-conditioning and heating. Free WiFi.

    There is a shared kitchen area with all of the kitchen tools for guest use.
    There are showers (w/shampoo, conditioner and body soap) and hair dryer.

    A variety of restaurants and shops can be found within 5-minute walk.

    Only 2 stations from the biggest down town area (Namba).
    Tennoji is within walking distance, which is the 3rd biggest down town area.

    Our hostel has a very friendly atmosphere so you can make many friends from all over the world.

    Our guesthouse has been on TV and news papers :)

    We look forward to your contact.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Japanese,

  • Accommodation


    A bed in a mix dorm or staff room, depends on the branch.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located near Tennoji station which is the 3rd biggest downtown area in Osaka. It's only 2 stations from the biggest downtown area, Namba.
    Osaka is famous for friendly people and good & cheap food! It's a big city, but everything is much cheaper than Tokyo.
    Osaka is a good base to go to Kyoto, Nara, Kobe and Wakayama. You can make many day trips from here.
    You can make friends with the guests and can go sightseeing with guests on your day off, before/ after your shift :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

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