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Our hostel is in Aoshima, in the south of Japan, blessed with great weather and fantastic beaches, the surfing Mekka of Japan! We offer free accommodation and ask for your help with cleaning and bed making, which takes about 3-4 hours a day. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!Learn more
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2 Immersing in the local culture
2 Get in touch with nature
2 Meeting international travelers
1 Developing social awareness
1 Meeting locals
Toshi and Fu-chan are such kind-hearted people! This place is very special and I cannot describe how grateful I am to have had to opportunity to live here, so please be kind and respectful as they deserve it the most. They sometimes organize events where I could meet local people and I could use the surfboards they have. The work is very fair and there is plenty of time to chill, surf, relax at the beach, walk around, visit shrines, go to the city or hitchhike to sightseeing spots around Miyazaki. If I come back to Japan I will definitely visit <3
10 months ago
I had an absolutely wonderful experience. Toshi and his wife Foo made it a delight to live and work with them in Aoshima. During a time I needed accommodation during a difficult time in the world they made it a home from home, somewhere I miss already. I was glad to work whenever I was needed just to give back to them all that I could. I would recommend this experience to anyone: if you want to surf, explore Miyazaki or simply relax and live cheap in a seaside paradise this is everything you could want and so much more. Much love for everything you guys❤️
12 months ago
Toshi was a great host and I really enjoyed my stay in Aoshima. The work was very minimal, and you always have a lot of free time during your day to enjoy what Aoshima has to offer. There are many onsens, beautiful views, and good surf spots within walking distance of the accommodation. When you have time off, Miyazaki (and Kyushu) is a cool place to travel around. I had a super dope time overall and everything was exactly as described online. Toshi and his wife are very kind and understanding, and are both super cool people.
about 1 year ago
Toshi is an amzing guy!
he is super nice and welcoming and whenever he has time he would like to teach you how to surf!
when I had an emergency in Israel, and I had to go back emidiatly, Toshi totally understood and he was very supportive!
I hope we meet again soon! I woud defenetly love to come and stay again with hooju aoshima guesthouse!
thank you so much Toshi!!
about 1 year ago
I totally racommend this place.
Toshi, the owner, is an incredible, kind, helpful, person. And his wife Fu too.
I would say that in Aoshima all the people are amazing like them and the town is amazing too!
Perfect to surf, to chill, but also to explore.
There are many things too see there around and if you like nature you will love it all!
The job is easy and Toshi will help you a lot to learn and to work.
And there is a high probability to meet amazing travellers from all over the world.
Thank you for this experience Toshi, hope to see you again!
over 1 year ago
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