Homestay Iwanai District, Japan

9 reviews9

All around player in a remote homestay in Japan - private room!

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High demand host
This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
5 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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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.
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 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 Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
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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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

The Experience

We require assistance with a range of tasks, including grass cutting, wood splitting, cleaning, painting, and various general tasks depending on the ongoing projects. The specific tasks may vary from day to day, primarily depending on the season of your visit. During the spring to fall of 2023, we will especially need your support for renovating an old hot spring hotel, tending to grass-cutting duties, and assisting with a summer program geared t

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Japanese
  • Between 22 and 60 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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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 6 Meeting international travelers
  • 5 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Immersing in the local culture
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 1 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 3 15. Life on land
  • 1 2. Zero hunger
  • 1 13. Climate action

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I had such a fantastic time at the home Resort, it never felt like work. I worked mostly with the Summer camps & in the kitchen sometimes. The summer camp days were long, sometimes all day & overnight on occasion, but it never felt like work. Teaching the kids how to build a camp fire, make s'mores, kayaking & hiking all day pushed their limits and mine in a good way. Working with Aki in the kitchen, Dan & John with the campers was a great experience. They're all easy to work with & are good about balancing work & time off. I recommend volunteering here. I felt welcome, safe &respected.

10 days ago



This was my second volunteer experience but I think it felt more like summer adventure (in summer camp ) It took almost all my time since I had day and night shifts but I truly enjoy the time and was happy to help with everything (it definitely didn't feel like work and every day was fun and interesting + I tried a lot of new activities ) Met a lot of nice and interesting people. This was perfect for summer and I really would like to come back to this beautiful place. Already miss Hokkaido and the home Thank you)))

about 1 month ago



It was such a nice experience in the home, the whole crew is friendly and helpful, they will make their best to make you have a good experience, you will never run out of food in the house, just if you are coming to the home, be aware of the food, don't waste it. there were around 7 of us in the house, we split tasks and home cores. I learned various values during this time, i appreciate the work i did, and the importance of the team work. Being surrounded by nature was very important for me, as i am used to big cities. Thank all of you guys, and see you soon!!!

about 2 months ago



My time at the home was great ! This was my first workaway experience and stayed longer than expected. The place is very remote and there is not much action around in off-season but this makes you have the whole nature just for you (hikes, kayak, surf, golf...), perfect to have a relax travel break far from the overwelming japanese cities. The team is very easy-going, fun and flexible. And you will be sharing the house with other foreigners, very nice vibe going 🙂 The work can vary everyday which is nice ! Can be outdoor, enjoying the nature and the beautiful view.

4 months ago

Dan replied

Vincent, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your visit to Iwanai. I understand that this time of year may not have been the most eventful, but I genuinely appreciate the time you spent here and the invaluable support you provided for the various projects we had going on. Your contribution made a significant difference. I want you to know that you are always welcome back in Iwanai. Your presence and assistance were truly valued, and we would be thrilled to have you join us again in the future. As you continue your travels and eventually return to France, I wish you the best of luck with all your endeavors.



This was my first time volunteering in this type of program, and what an experience! I stayed for a month. Nature is amazing, I met a lot of great people (from the company and also other volunteers, as well as summercamp kids), working hours are respected and also flexible... Dan is very open, friendly, funny and easy-going, as well as reliable. It's definitely a good chance to see an internacional Japanese-gaijin environmet, to enjoy a peaceful spot far from big cities and to learn about flexibility and many other life lessons if you're open to them. Thanks again for the good memories!

5 months ago

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