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School Hirakata City, Japan

8 reviews8

Come and help at our English house

Practice English
4 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Connect with international travelers
4 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Teaching Languages
Teach a language to guests or local communities.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

At our house foreigners and Japanese people live together to share language and culture. All of our residents are Japanese students who are eager to improve their language skills - this is where you can help! Duties will include general house cleaning and language support. Every Monday- Friday we hold free conversation time in our spacious and comfortable lounge. By choosing to come and stay with us you'll have a fantastic experience!

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  • Fluent English
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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8 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

4 Practicing English

4 Meeting international travelers

4 Meeting locals

4 Immersing in the local culture

3 Creating true social impact

2 Developing social awareness



Osaka English House is a great experience I personally felt at home outside of home. All the guest are amazing people to meet and they all have great attitude. Hosts are amazing they really allowed you to get involved with the english teaching/practicing activities and are open and supportive to any iniciative. Thanks Katie, Arata, Bill and Johnson for the great organization at the place. The tasks here are very fair and enjoyable. Hirakata city is a great pleace to meet the daily Japanese lifestyle.

about 1 year ago

United States


This is a fantastic opportunity for any English speaker looking to broaden their experiences and opportunities. Osaka English House is a wonderful place to connect and teach English. the workload is very reasonable and the people here are top notch.

about 1 year ago



I stayed in OEH for 3 weeks and absolutely had the best time. This was my first solo trip and I'm so glad I chose Japan. My host Arata san was very kind and welcoming, and she was also accommodating after the fact that I had to cut my supposed 1 month trip short because of the coronavirus so I had to go back home. My housemates were very nice and I definitely gained new friends. The everyday tasks were really easy, and I had a lot of free time to discover places like Kyoto and Nara, and the rest of Hirakata as well. I hope I can come back again one day!

about 1 year ago



I had a great time at OEH. The location is very convenient, between Osaka and Kyoto. The other volunteers and residents were amazing. I had a lot of fun teaching the English lessons. It was one of the best volunteering experiences that I've had!

about 1 year ago



Being at Osaka English House was such a fun and engaging experience! I am really thankful to Arata-San and everyone for having us and being so welcoming the whole time.
The tasks are not difficult at all and the schedules are really, really flexible. There was always something to talk about or do!😁
The town itself is very interesting due to where it is located, and you can get a good feel of how japanese people live their daily lives in the smaller towns.
I can't thank everyone enough! Hope to see you all in Mexico one day!!

over 1 year ago

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About the host

Hosted by Katie

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