Help us take care of our temple in the countryside of Nagoya, Japan

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  • Description


    My name is Shinku. I am a Buddhist monk living in a beautiful and peaceful temple in the countryside south of Nagoya. It is the perfect place to practice meditation and get away from busy everyday life. I live together with my wife, 8 year old son and my mother, Renjun, who is a nun in the temple. Although I am a monk, I also enjoy doing various other activities like DJ'ing and outdoor activities like camping. Our temple is at the centre of the community of our town and throughout the year we regularly host yoga classes and a variety of events and festivals like markets and concerts. It is a dynamic environment that has both quiet and lively moments. Because we get many requests and would like to give as many people as possible the opportunity to stay at our temple, we can allow you to stay for up to three weeks.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    If you are interested in Japanese culture or language, or want to experience life at a Japanese Buddhist temple then this is the perfect place. My family is very open and we enjoy helping each other at all times. If my father visits you can listen to him play the Shakuhachi, a traditional Japanese bamboo flute.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    We require general house work, which includes cleaning the floors, vacuuming and dusting, cleaning windows, etc...

    Outside we have a large garden and yard that require lots of upkeep. Outside work will include things like weeding, gardening, trimming the hedges, sweeping and raking, etc. We give you ample freedom to do the tasks your way, but expect you do your best and take the job seriously. It is important to us to preserve our temple, so if you cannot do the work properly, we can also ask you to find a new place.

    You are only expected to work 5 hours a day 5 days a week and have 2 days a week off. You can choose which days you want to take off yourself.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Japonais: Courant
    Anglais: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    Our temple has a history of over 300 years, but it was renovated about 25 years ago so the building is modern. We have high speed internet and you will have your own private room. Every day Renjun cooks lunch and dinner and you will be able to enjoy these meals with her and whoever might join that day. On days she is not here, you can prepare food yourself. On Tuesdays we all eat together in Renjun’s room.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are about 20 minutes by car from the Nagoya international airport (Chubu Centrair International Airport). If you are flying in to Nagoya we can pick you up. If you are taking a train or a bus arriving at Nagoya station, then you must exit Nagoya station and walk to the Meitetsu station which is right next to it. Once there, take the Kowa train to Agui station, where we can pick you up. Please keep in mind that we can pick you up until 20:00 in the evening.

    Agui station is about 15 minutes walking distance from the temple so you can easily access the train on your own during your time off. The centre of Nagoya is about 30 minutes away by train so you can enjoy sightseeing there on your days off. Our temple is in a quiet village with lots of nature and rice fields. There are also nice biking routes you can take to the beach, local parks, local shops etc. We have a bike you can borrow if you like.

    It is difficult for us to accommodate people who are vegetarian, so if you would like to stay here as a vegetarian, please arrange meals yourself, you can use a fully equipped kitchen to cook.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We have a parking lot where you can park your van if necessary.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 689831711314

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