Shikoku-Island This is not a tourist spot. a quiet place.

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Motoyama is a place where you can live quietly and have fun.
This is not a tourist spot. It's a small rural village.

Hello. My name is Yoshinaga. My English is at a beginner level. I will do my best to talk to you. My family is my wife and dog.

My family runs an organic farm. The main crops we grow are delicious vegetables such as tomatoes. I always think about good lifestyle and world peace.
This region has many old and historic rice terraces and a mountainous environment surrounding a beautiful river. A wonderful environment for nature lovers.

The work includes general agricultural work such as harvesting and shipping vegetables, washing vegetables, planting seedlings, weeding, and pruning.
Please work with me on various jobs in the countryside. The work is easy, safe and you can learn a lot.
you work about 20 hours a week. From 8:00 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. until noon.
Let's eat lunch together for free after work. The afternoon is free time. 1 week 2 days off.
We will provide you with free rice. You buy the rest of the food (there is a farmers market, supermarket, and konbini nearby)
You make breakfast and dinner for yourself.

The volunteer house is next to my office. The volunteer house is a small, hand-built room made from a renovated greenhouse. Free use of separate bedroom, kitchen, washing machine, hot shower, composting toilet, wood stove, Wi-Fi and bicycles.
In my free time, I enjoy walking on the river or in the mountains, reading books, playing musical instruments, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and hiking. If you have time, enjoy your hobby with me!

We are offering invitations to only one group. That is, only one person or a pair. The reason is that I would like to have a leisurely relationship with her. And I want to hear from you.
Sometimes you will have the opportunity to interact with the locals. Experience our culture.

Perhaps this experience would not be possible on a short trip.
We have a friendly and relaxed approach, giving you plenty of time and energy to enjoy your surroundings. In exchange for your help, we will provide you with good service and great experience. The nature of Motoyama is waiting for you.

Let's create a page of memories in the countryside of Shikoku.
*sorry. Vegans and vegetarians are not accepted.
Arigatou Yoshinaga.

My name is Yoshinaga. In Japan, we call people by adding "...san" at the end of their names. In other words, you can call me "Yoshinaga-san." I'm a farmer. And the religion is "Shinto". They respect nature and will eat anything. And I hope for a peaceful world. Guests are limited to those who have the heart to understand and respect each other. And I hate being a web content creator article.


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I had about two weeks at Yoshinaga-san's place and it was really nice time. I got to do and see a bit of his farming life, the nature around the small city where he lives and just in generel get to live the countryside life.
The time spent on Work tasks were fair and the job itself I found interesting.
Yoshinaga was funny to hang out with and he has a nice perspective on life and nature. I can only recommend this to other people!

about 2 months ago

Masato replied

Pauli is a wonderful adult who not only loves traveling, but also respects the culture and history of each place. (I kind of laugh that he can't eat onions... haha)
Although it was only two weeks, we had very meaningful and deep interactions. I wanted to continue contacting him. thank you.またね!!



Staying at Green Home was an unforgettable experience, Yoshinaga-san is an incredible host that cares a lot about me, he is a very kind and interesting person. We had fun exploring all the rivers sides, swimming and chatting! I had the chance to go to Yasakoi and Motoyama festivals! It's hard to say everything that we did, we shared so many special experiences. Motoyama is full of nature, it's more beautiful than I expected.
I also had dinner with a local family and made some friends!
The work was easy and stress free.
It was very sad to say goodbye, Yoshinaga-san became really special to me

3 months ago

Masato replied

Joana and our summer memories are indescribable. We respected each other and enjoyed every day like children of nature, chatting, cooperating, and sometimes discussing and resolving disagreements. It's a wonderful relationship. I think this is true cultural exchange. Of course she has common sense and is a wonderful adult. It's sad to part, but I hope we can ride the wind like dandelions and meet again someday. Overall a perfect guest.ありがとう!!



My stay was amazing. Masato is a kind and thoughtful person.
I was havesting tomato's the time I was there 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week. I can get really hot In summer. But we had air condition and made enought breaks where we could chat.
The work is easy explained I think everybody can do this.
It's a small city surrounded by natur. There are mountains and rivers it's so beautiful. If you are a nature person you will love this place.
I could also meet some locals, we did some activities together and I am thankfull that they invited me to be with them. I felt at home so far away.

4 months ago

Masato replied

Svenja came during the high season on our farm. It was a busy day. She was never late and is a reliable guest. Outside of work, we enjoyed playing and chatting.

She has a quiet nature, but never forgets to smile brightly. In the end, our relationship became like a family. Saying goodbye made me very sad for me. If we meet again one day,...
A big recommendation to all our hosts around the world.



I spent two weeks at Yoshinaga-san's farm, during the tomato picking season. I had never done any kind of farmstay before — and I honestly couldn't have picked a better place.

Most of my work was picking tomatoes and tending to the plants, but I also had the opportunity to participate to other steps of the selling process. Yoshinaga-san was precise in his instructions, and always ready to answer my questions or tell a story.

It was a short stay, but Yoshinaga-san and Yo-san made me feel incredibly welcome. I got to meet Motoyama residents, go to Kochi, and even attend a school festival!

5 months ago

Masato replied

Two weeks with Emma. They were very happy and helpful.
Her international knowledge from her background and her study of the Japanese language were wonderful and a great inspiration to all of us at the farm.
She says she is shy, but she is very friendly and a challenger. She is also a wonderful guest she cares about others and never forgets to smile.
We highly recommend Emma.
Thank you Emma. Your friends and family are always welcome to our farm.



The working place is located in the middle of Shikoku island, surrounded by an amazing nature with mountains and rivers. After spending the most days of my journey in big cities, such as Osaka or Tokyo, this place was perfect to slow down. I really enjoyed my work. It was quite easy and I still had a lot of free time. Yoshinaga-san was so caring and kind! Whenever I needed help, he was there. He made this a very special experience, that I can recommend from all my heart to other travellers!

5 months ago

Masato replied

I was amazed at her physical strength. Darleen is someone you can entrust any task to. And she is a smart person with a high level of thinking about the environment.
On the other hand, Darleen also has a bit weak spot. So host, please stay close to her. Listen to her. And please share.
She highly recommends Darleen for hosts interested.
She is a trusted guest. I guarantee!

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