Come and get experience organic agriculture and urban life in Tokushima, Japan



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    At first,please read my profile carefully. I won’t return messages whose sender has obviously not read it.

    Hello.I'm Ryu(龍),lives in Tokushima city(Tokushima pref,Shikoku island).

    I love traveling,visited over 40 countrys.Almost Europe and Southeast asia.
    I like to travel and visit old city,watching architecture,arts.
    Feel the nature.Meet the kind people who gives me new idea or point of view.

    I'm farming organic vegetables at countryside(about 10 minutes from my home).
    My hoby is cooking.I like to cook Japanese dishes.
    Recently I'm interested in working at foreign organic farm or agriturismo.
    So if you know the good place accepting worker(even the Japanese man who can speak English only a little)
    I'm very pleased if we can share the place with you.

    some information about my home

    On working day(5days),meals will be provided(oatmeal,pasta,vegetables).
    But you will likely cook most of them by yourself.
    I can't afford to bear the cost of restaurant,other leisure.
    So,please prepare enough money to buy your own food and for short trip.

    Sometimes we hold small party. Let 's make Japanese cuisine together at then.And please teach us your country's cuisine.

    My area of ​​residence is near the old city,mountain,public library. There are many temples&shrines,beautiful river.After work It's comfortable to walk around the area.

    My house is small, not suitable for a large number of people. However, it will be a good place for having time to calmly read books and face time with yourself.
    Please enjoy staying in Tokushima.

    If you visit my home for the basement to excursion,I recommend you to make some plans in advance.
    For example,Iya valley,Minami cho,Kamikatu town, Awaji island,Setouti island,Kochi city,Dogo hotspring,
    Kobe city.These places are very popular.

    I have a dream to make friends all over the world and travel various countries I have never been to.
    I'm looking forward to seeing you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can teach how to grow vegetables without using Pesticide and Chemical fertilizer

    ・I can help you to discover the good point of Tokushima

    To explain a bit about Tokushima
    Tokushima city prospered as the castle town of the Tokushima clan in the Edo period and at the end of the Tokugawa period was the castle town with the top 10 population in the country due to the development of indigo industry. It is the central city of politics, economics and culture of Tokushima Prefecture, and since the ancient times there is a deep connection with the Kansai district, even now human, physical and economic exchange is active through the Kobe Awaji Naruto Expressway and the Kansai region television and radio . Geographically it is located at the mouth of the Yoshino River called "Shikoku Saburo", facing the Kii Channel.

    Awa Odori of our city held in the Obon festival of August every year is one of Japan's prominent traditional arts which has a history of about 400 years since Edo Opening Ceremony and it is about 4 days in Japan and abroad during the Awa Odori period 1.3 million tourists visit.

    My recommend attraction is pilgrimage temples,amazing beach and mountains.
    Location from the top of Mt bizan is amazing. Fortunely,very close from my home.
    Komatu and Omiko beach is good for cycling and playing in the water.
    It's about 10km from my home.

    Tainohama and Ohama beach are very transparent and beautiful. It is possible to swim in the sea from July 1st. When snorkeling, you may also see yellow and blue tropical fish. The time is 2-3 hours by train from Tokushima Station.

    Many volunteers who stayed in the past liked the pool and the hot spring.
    Tokushima City Hureai Health Center is useful to enjoy both pool and hot spring(entrance fee is 720 yen)
    Please prepare swimwear, swimming cap, towel etc.

    Hot spring is one of Japan's biggest entertainment.
    Arata-no-Yu can receive 10 kinds of various services such as hot spring, low-lu sauna, bedrock bath, TV, cartoon for 1300 yen on weekdays.

    What I like is Aiai Onsen. Jet bath, water bath and sauna can be enjoyed for ¥ 550.

    You will be refused admission if you have tattoos on the entire body, so let's erase them before coming to Japan (just kidding( ´_>`). It is almost all right if a little tattoos.

    ・Japanese cooking a little
    I can teach you how to make tuna onigiri,fried noodle,curry,sushi roll,gyoza,okonomiyaki,miso soup.

  • Help


    I can accept workawayer who have only a tourist visa.
    Please confirm your stay as soon as possible before arrival.


    I welcome to these guests

    ・who like clean and beautiful
    ・who doesn't mess up food
    ・who uses the room carefully
    ・who can respect Japanese customs

    I welcome any help at digging the land,clean the house,Household carpenter,take care vegetables,cut the wood.
    People who can speak Japanese are also welcome.

    I am interested in
    cooking Japanese&world cuisine

    So I especially welcome those who have that skill.

    Sorry,Guests with poor physical condition or those with low back pain may be refused accommodation

  • Languages spoken

    Japanese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation



    Please avoid cancellation as much as possible!
    I will not accept the stay of those who can not cooperate in cleaning rooms,kitchen, recycling garbage.
    I may refuse to stay when guests waste house resource, food without permission.

    Small house with one japanese room 2~3 people can stay.Most of the facilities are available(kitchen.toilet.shower.japanese bed)
    Environment is very quiet,so don't be noisy at night.

    Please cooperate with power saving water saving.

    · Please manage each valuables individually.

    · Please do not speak loudly or make noise at late-night interaction space.

    · When putting ingredients in the refrigerator, please write your name.

    · There is no installation of amenity goods. Please bring washroom tools, towels, sleepwear and so on.

    ·Please don’t smoke on the balcony inside the house. There is a smoking area near the house.
    If you break the rules, you may be asked to go out.

    Sorry, wifi can't use at home. Tokushima city free wifi is available if you go to the awaodori hall.You can also use it at Starbacks.
    If you want to use smartphone everytime,I recommend you to buy simcard(JP mobile's JAPAN prepaid simcard)

    My home is near the…
    ・convenience store
    ・public library

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you want ,picking you up from tokushima station, so please contact me one week before arrival.
    In case of staying more than three weeks,I will arrange a tour(visiting shikoku pirglimage temples,climbing Mt.Bizan,shinmatigawa river crusing,experincing fruit picking,eating RAMEN, MANGA culture etc…)

  • 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

    5hours a day, 5days a week

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