Nature Resort in Shimanto

Many volunteers and guests described our resort as a retreat, after the busy life in large cities and travelling around for long. In the countryside, time flows slowly. We are located in the deep countryside, so there are not many activities: make your own entertainment!

We require volunteers to work 4h per day, which leaves plenty of free time!
Between the mountains, with a river flowing inside the property, you can relax by the river. Play badminton or table tennis on the open ground. Look up at the starry sky at night. Explore the surroundings by bike or by walk. Talk with the local grannies and they may give you some fruits or vegetables!

Get away from the cities and enjoy countryside!

My name is Manon (French). I am currently alone and permanent staff. The Japanese owner sometimes comes. Our management team is not perfect and may not always seem as attentive as you wish it would be as the business demands their complete attention. However, we usually have about 1-2 volunteer helpers at a time so you can always have a chance to get acquainted with people from other countries. Find us on Instagram: @nrg.shimanto

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Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

France

5

We had a wonderful time in Shimanto Genryu no Sato !
We went there on low season so it was calm and not very busy, but much more lively during the golden week !
The work was as expected and well described by the manager. She is very friendly and would allow us to go to the groceries with her so that we could eat whatever we wanted :)
If you are not afraid of bugs, spiders, or else, we would highly recommend this place as a perfect opportunity to explore Japanese countryside !

about 1 month ago

United States

5

The Shimanto Nature Resort was amazing. As the name suggests, it is in a secluded area in Japan with beautiful nature all around. I spent most my time on the property and in the nature nearby but there are some towns a short bike ride away as well. I wish I had explored the surrounding area on bike a bit more but I had an amazing stay and the manager Manon is very nice and respectful.

2 months ago

Mexico

5

This place is a hidden gem in the middle of nature next to a beautiful river and mountains. It’s a very nice cozy and quite resort where you are able to use all the amenities such as sauna, onsen, gym and bikes. We were provided with a lot of food weekly and the tasks were easy going. This is a perfect spot for meditation or any other outdoors activity like hiking to get lost in the nature. The staff were incredible people, I immediately felt at home. Definitely I’m going to miss the birds singing every morning. Thank you for everything! I highly recommend it.

3 months ago

Singapore

5

Genryu no Sato was a very relaxing experience for those looking to just, 'exist.'
Truthfully, on the surface there 'isnt much to do.' However i believe thats exactly its charm
I spent 4 hours each day doing forgiving tasks that made me contemplate about what was going on outside of work, all while enjoying the tranquility of trees and the sound of constant river flow right in the middle of it all
Manon herself is a very sarcastic and kind woman who fairly distributes work and constantly makes jokes that lighten the mood
Overall very recommended, even though it might not be for everyone

3 months ago

Netherlands

5

I had an amazing time here! The location is in the middle of nowhere surrounded by nothing but stunning nature, the host manon was great and really made me feel at home. I would definitely recommend this place!

3 months ago


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