Terasu International Share House

Hokubo is a great place to see the Japanese countryside and try living in a traditional house with sliding doors and tatami rooms. The locals are very friendly and welcoming - maybe they will invite to their house for dinner (this often happens). We are surrounded by nature (mountains and waterfalls) and lots of shrines & temples. Away from the crowds and noise, if you want to have an authentic experience with real Japanese people and be part of a local community, this is the place to be!

My name is Yoonsoo, a local community coordinator working for Maniwa city. I am originally from South Korea and now I live in Okayama with my wife and two daughters. For over 2 years, I have been running Terasu International Share House, in a small town called Hokubo. The idea behind Terasu was to create a channel between international travellers and the local community for cultural exchange and sharing ideas. We hold events where travellers share their hobbies/interests with locals. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in sharing foods from their home countries and who are willing to help us make them in our pop-up restaurant "Tabibito Shokudo" (instagram: @tabibito.shokudo) so we can share it with the local customers. Currently, we are using a local Italian restaurant, Pizza Borsalino (Friday & Saturdays) as our venue. You don't have to be a chef, a simple dish will do and we are here to assist you. Come and join us and start your adventure.


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Everything was amazing. The share house I stayed and also the people I met there. The restaurant project is very interesting to and the owner and his wife are so special people. I could exchange recipes and also interesting reflections about ways of life. The small city is very beautiful and we have bike to enjoy the town.

about 3 years ago

Yoon Soo replied

Thank you so much, Daniela! It was great to have you here with us! YOU are such an amazing person and you will be always welcomed if you want to come back!



yoo soon has created a really welcoming place. I had so much time during the work and also while I was relaxing at the share house. I'm highly recommend!!!!

about 3 years ago

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