Look after guests in a 100 year old traditional house in Kamakura

The Exchange

Kamakura is one hour south of Tokyo, and was Japan's capital city in the 13th century and has many historical temples and gardens. We need a nice person or couple to make our guests feel comfortable. Many of our helpers spend some time in the Tokyo house too. Gardening skills, handyman skills, hand sewing skills are very helpful too.


24 hours of help per week

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

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

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

What you get

1 day off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

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

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

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

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Over 22 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

We only offer free rice, flour for the breadmaker, pasta in this house. You need to buy fresh food yourself at the local supermarket.

Activities & Shift

Usually work in the am cleaning, but need to be flexible according to when guests check in or out.