Live in 100 year old Japanese heritage house!

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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!


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: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.


Intermediate English

Between 18 and 40 years old

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