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Guest House Kamakura, Japan

9 reviews9

Improve your hospitality skills and explore Japan!

High demand host
This host has received 13 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
6 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We're recruiting volunteers to help us in our guesthouse, especially at night, in the reception. You will be helping us can prepare the shared room and 3 meals per day for you. The period of your staying should be very flexible, but we want you to get some good experience with our team :)

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Japanese
  • Between 18 and 65 years old
  • 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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5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Guest House


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

6 Meeting locals

6 Immersing in the local culture

6 Meeting international travelers

4 Practicing English

3 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing environmental awareness



Having Kuni-san as a host is incredibly amazing 😆 he has a lot of story to tell and learn from. The foods provided also so delicious and healthy - love it so much! With this experience we meet and talk with a lot of locals knowing their culture. The volunteering schedule is organized properly but also flexible in a way. I am surrounded by fun, helpful, and welcoming volunteer friends as well :) The place is nice too in Kamakura, you will find a lot of hidden gem of Japan. Eventually, this host & place already feel like a home & family in Japan for me :)

about 2 months ago



I absolutely love my volunteer experience with Kuni, the host in the guest house/Bench. He is a very warm and welcoming person, we talked and shared stories a lot. I am honestly very inspired by his life stories. The volunteer arrangement is also great, I get to experience being a receptionist and talk to locals, an immersive experience for sure. Everyone is so nice and friendly! We also get to meet other volunteers and make new life-long friends. I also got very good foods and nice accommodation during the stay. Overall I highly recommend it :) Would love to go back again!

about 2 months ago



I planned to stay for one month working for the guest house bud ended up staying two more months because I liked it so much. The work is chill, the checking in and out of guests is easy! Most guests already payed so you don't have to worry about working with money to much. At the guest house you'll get the change to connect with travelers as in Bench (another hostel they own) you get to connect with locals, perfect way to practice your Japanese. Bud don't worry if your not fluent, English is okay too! Kamakura is offishly beautiful don't even get me started about kuni sans cooking. It's delicious!!!!!

2 months ago



Going to Japan was a dream come true!

4 months ago



The guest house was an amazing experience. Was a great way to practice my Japanese and feel the culture. everyone was incredibly nice the food was amazing and the beach is 15 mins away! I wish I could have stayed longer! Kamakura is Home. Thank you Kuni for making this place so welcoming

over 1 year ago

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Hosted by Kuni

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This host usually answers to 24% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 3 days

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