Homestay Fukuroi, Japan

(5 reviews)5

Help around our garden and experience Japanese family house

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
5 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
5 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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 grow plants and cultivate gardens
Child Care
Caring for, playing with, and spending time with children.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

The Experience

Hello! Looking for someone who can help us with our daily routine, such as cleaning of rooms/houses, gardening and having fun with our family. Our house is located countryside, in western part of Shizuoka Japan. We have three kids, so expected to play and enjoy times with them! Gardening work will vary according to the season. Our English level is not perfect.

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

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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5 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 5 Immersing in the local culture
  • 5 Meeting locals
  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 3 Learning about sustainability
  • 1 Developing environmental awareness



This was my first homestay/worldpackers experience and I wouldn't change a thing. Yoko and Oharu made me feel very welcomed, their children were a treasure to be around and my work expectations were clearly explained. I had access to a bicycle and was even invited to family outings and a friend's event where I got to experience traditional mochi throwing. I highly recommend this stay if you want to be in nature, enjoy gardening, enjoy children and looking to immerse yourself in Japanese culture.

26 days ago

Yoko replied

Thank you Ari san for your message. We really appreciate that you visited our place and spent good time with us as a family :)
Please always feel free to come back!



I had a super nice experience here. The family is adorable, their food is delicious and the room I stayed was so cute. I loved the work here, i could learn things i've never done before like planting mushrooms. I gardened a lot, which i loved, and went to the bamboo forest many times to collect young bamboo. This was a perfect way to end my trip in Japan, i really loved it. Thanks again 🙏

about 1 month ago



We enjoyed our Experience with Yoko-san, Oharu-san and the children. If you want to experience rural life in Japan, I can recommend this place. We learned new tasks like mushroom planting or bamboo harvesting, which is very interesting! They made us feel welcome, showed us their way of living and made sure we have enough free time to explore the surroundings. Thank You!

3 months ago

New Zealand


The most welcoming and kind family. With this i spent time in nature surrounded by forest and lived fully immersed in Japanese culture, eating with the family and experiencing things like making miso from scratch. Yoko-san taught me so much about Japan and looking after the forest. One of the best experiences I've ever had and highly recommend. Being able to spend time with their super cute kids was also so much fun.

4 months ago

Yoko replied

We thank you for joinning us. We all miss you.



My first experience with worldpackers couldn't be better. The host was very flexible and kind. Be prepared to live in a traditional Japanese house outside of major urban centers, get in touch with nature and play with 3 cute children.

8 months ago

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