Live in 100-year-old Japanese heritage house and enjoy ONSEN!

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The Exchange

*** WORKING HOLIDAY VISA is an essential*** You have a chance to live in the one and only hostel in Japan which is listed as a cultural heritage of Japan and with 100% pure natural onsen (hot spring bath). Our area called Izu Peninsula has awesome nature resources with mountains and coast lines. Find out 'real Japan' through your stay!

What you offer

20 hours of help per week

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Discounts on Drinks: Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English or Beginner Japanese

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We must limit applicants to 'working visa holders only' for the time being.
Working Holiday Visas are currently available to nationals of 20 countries/areas which are Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Hong Kong, Spain(new), Czech Republic(new) and Argentina(new).

Hostel volunteers without visa were arrested in Sapporo Japan, October 2016, on suspicion of violating the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.

Beware if you plan to travel Japan doing volunteering.

Activities & Shift

11:00 - 15:00 housekeeping/cleaning job