Homestay Iwanai District, Japan

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Help in Resort Kitchen and BAR - Good for Digital Nomads! :)

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Connect with international travelers
11 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with nature
10 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Choose the menu, pick ingredients and cook delicious dishes.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
3 weeks

The Experience

We have a small restaurant that serves local residents on the ski hill each winter. Help us prepare food, do dishes and serve the locals of Iwanai. In the evening we sometimes need help at the bar, pouring beers and cleaning glasses. Lets party! **Click on Learn More to read additional information**

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Japanese
  • Between 18 and 60 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 11 Meeting international travelers
  • 10 Get in touch with nature
  • 6 Practicing English
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 2 Creating true social impact

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

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

United States


The members of the House and staff were supper welcoming. There are new people going to volunteer every so often and you are able to create strong relationships with them and your amazing surroundings!

about 2 months ago



It was just amazing! The place is so beautiful! the home resort team is so welcoming! I highly recommend this place ! I have so much fun during my volunteering! 😁

2 months ago



This volunteering was a beautiful experience. Working with Dan, John, and the Resort crew in general was really great. They are all respectful of your timetable and how you combine it with any other job you have. The landscapes were stunning and we could visit and enjoy them thanks to their help in terms of transportation or useful tips. If you are a lover of Japanese food and want to connect with the locals, this is also the place for you. It's close enough to the home so you can try its restaurants and connect with its people, far enough so you can enjoy peaceful nature. 100% recommended!

2 months ago

United States


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.

3 months 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)))

4 months ago

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Hosted by Dan

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