Shimoda is a beautiful beach town with a very laid back local vibe. Volunteers can swim in the ocean, hike, ride bikes, enjoy hotsprings, and amazing local food. Our guesthouses attracts friendly volunteers and visitors from around the world.
We welcome all volunteers with a pick up at the local station. We prefer to take on more people than we need so people can enjoy time off to go to the beach or explore the area. Staff and volunteers are free to use bicycles, body-boards, snorkels, and other beach toys when not in use by guests. We treat volunteers to a weekly outing but expect everyone to be independent and make the most out of their time off. We have lots of recommendations and travel information to share.