Experience Japanese culture in countryside Okayama, Japan

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in a nice village in Okayama prefecture. There is a 100-year-old house with tatami floor, kotatsu (Japanese table with heating underneath), and a beautiful view, as you open the traditional doors of the house. There are also bamboo forests that provide an opportunity to discover the beauty of the Japanese countryside.

    Your main task is playing with our two daughters (2 and 4 years old). We want you to teach them English, so speak as much as you can with them. You do not need to have experience working with children before, you just need to love kids and enjoy playing with them.

    Also, as we have guests staying in the house with us. You are expected to join guest events experiencing Japanese culture.
    Depending on the season, we will have various countryside experiences to do ;
    in spring we cut bamboo chutes
    summer we join many local festivals,
    fall gather fruit and make jam,
    winter we cut and burn bamboo).

    You will be able to sleep in a wooden dormitory, on a Japanese futon.
    There is a quite well-equipped kitchen in the main house and you will be able to use it.
    Hours expected is only 3 hours,
    So basically we don't provide food and you should buy your own food by yourself.

    Hours expected ;3 hours a day, 5 days a week

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can experience Japanese culture through social interaction with Japanese family members as well as our neighbours. Travellers are welcome to share their skills and we are open to any suggestions you may have to contribute to the wellbeing of our home and village.
    Whilst taking part in our lifestyle, you can learn about Japanese and International culture, and travellers can enhance their interactive skills as well as their cultural background.

  • Help

    Help

    We welcome you as a member of our family here. Let's talk together and exchange cultural ideas!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Japanese, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a 6-people dormitory room(capsule hotel type) and you can sleep there. During the day, you can enjoy 100-year-old house, with a shared kitchen and Japanese style common room. There are a shared bathroom and a laundry machine.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    1. Our place is 1 hour bus ride +20min walk from Okayama station
    There are only 4 or 5 buses per day from Okayama station.

    2. Hours expected is only 3 hours,
    So basically we don't provide food and you should buy your own food by yourself.
    But if you like Japanese rice we can provide rice.
    Hours expected ;3 hours a day, 5 days a week


    3. No smokers please!

    4. Please bring your own daily necessities(shampoo, towel etc.)
    We will provide a futon, so you don't need bring a sleeping bag.

    5. There is a small store 2.3km away from our place.

    6. Please let us check your passport when you arrive.

    7. We prefer longer stays; 1 month maximum stay, and 2 weeks minimum.

    8. If you are not happy with this place or we are not happy with your behavior, your stay will be terminated.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week (no food)

Kimono event
Making TACOYAKI event
traditional oven
event with students
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