Hotel Takaoka District, Japan

9 reviews9

Help us in the morning and explore the Japanese countryside in the afternoon!

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Connect with nature
7 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
4 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.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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Stay at least
1 week

The Experience

/!\ Availability /!\ Shimanto: January 8th ~ 20th. Kyushu: January 1st ~ We run a hotel/log house business, so the main tasks are housekeeping (clean the rooms as well as the shared areas [onsen, toilets, main building]) and gardening (wood chopping, grass cutting, road sweeping) and other occasional tasks (painting, Karcher...). We expect you to help from 9~10 am (after check-out) to ~2 pm, with 2 days off per week. Only 1 dormitory (:

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  • Beginner English
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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How this experience will transform you

  • 7 Get in touch with nature
  • 4 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Meeting locals
  • 2 Developing environmental awareness
  • 2 Practicing English
  • 1 Meeting international travelers

United Kingdom


Thank you Manon. It was an absolute pleasure. There's absolutely minimal to do in the countryside but Manon will look after you & the work gives you experience with maintenance of cottages. the hotel was great, a wide of different animals you occasionally bump into. Thanks again 😊

10 days ago



I stayed 1 month during the low season (September), so I only worked 2 hours 5 days a week. I got my own cottage for half the time! The work was easy and I got the schedule the day before so I knew what to do. We cooked our own food, but the food was paid for by the company! All in all, a great deal! There is not much to do here, but Manon would take me on trips in our days off, which was a lot of fun! We went zip-lining, swimming in the ocean, visited shrines and temples and took a car trip to Tokushima!

2 months ago



I had a wonderful three-week experience at the hotel, the hosts were really nice and easy to talk to. The tasks given were simple and that we usually finish by noon. Though it may take some time and effort to get to the hotel, it's definitely worthy to give yourself a chance to live near the river and the trees!

3 months ago



If you want to be remote and enjoy a beautiful river to jump in and many animals to find you will love it here.

4 months ago

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I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel! Both Manon and Kazu were extremely friendly and welcoming, made sure I had everything I needed to do my tasks. The tasks were very simple and once completed, I had loads of free time to do whatever I wanted. the hotel is a beautiful place with a river right in the middle. If you are wanting a place to relax and be around lots of the hotel, this is the perfect place!

6 months ago

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