Come and join our hostel and experience Japanese life in Kyoto

The Exchange

【On My Way Kyoto GuestHouse / Helper Recruitment】 2020招募!!!/Recruitment: March/1st-2 person


20 hours of help per week

Tour Guide: Organize and lead tours around the city.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

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.


Intermediate English or Intermediate Chinese

Over 20 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

【On My Way Kyoto GuestHouse / Helper Recruitment】
Official Website:
★Work Type
 Helper:3 to 5 people. (Depends on the season)
 ◎Minimum exchange period:One month.
 ◎Language Ability: Besides English, if you can speak the other language, it would be a plus. (Chinese/Japanese/Korean/French/German)
 ◎Personality:An outgoing, friendly, neat person.
★What we provide
 ◎One bed in the mix dorm or female dorm. (If you would like to stay for more than two months, we will try to arrange you in a twin room.)
 ◎Shared kitchen, shower room, toilet.
◎Air-conditioner, Wi-Fi, Washing machine are free to use.
◎Free bike during your stay.
◎Free rice, toast, jam, egg, milk are provided.
※There are room rules.

Activities & Shift

★Work hours/Time period/Day off/Content
Work hours
 ◎20 Hours a week. (Which means 4 hours a day and 2 days off/ per week)
Time period
◎There are 3 different shifts:A-09:00-13:00 / B-13:00-17:00 / C-17:00-21:00
◎We will arrange the shift randomly. If you want to change your shift, you will need to coordinate with the other helpers.
 ◎Basically, the work hours is 4~8 hours. It depends on what kind of work you can do. It could be flexible.
Day off
◎While you want to arrange your day off, we need to coordinate with the other helpers.
(Bilingual needed. ex: Two languages of English/Chinese/Japanese/Korean)
◎The others. (Translation/Information collecting/Media poster/Shopping)


★How to apply
 ◎Please send us your resume. Our email is [email protected]
◎Expected arrival date and departure date
※Please add a recent photo of you in the email.
※Please describe your experience of the latest place that you did the work exchange program.
※We have one week probation period, if we think you couldn’t get used to here, we might ask you to leave after one week.