Nature Resort in Shimanto

Many volunteers and guests described our resort as a retreat, after the busy life in large cities and travelling around for long. In the countryside, time flows slowly. We are located in the deep countryside, so there are not many activities: make your own entertainment! We require volunteers to work 4h per day, which leaves plenty of free time! Between the mountains, with a river flowing inside the property, you can relax by the river. Play badminton or croquet on the open ground. Look up at the starry sky at night. Explore the surroundings by bike or by walk. Talk with the local grannies and they may give you some fruits or vegetables! Get away from the cities and enjoy countryside!

My name is Manon (French). I am currently alone and permanent staff. The Japanese owner sometimes comes. Our management team is not perfect and may not always seem as attentive as you wish it would be as the business demands their complete attention. However, we usually have about 1-2 volunteer helpers at a time so you can always have a chance to get acquainted with people from other countries. Find us on Instagram: @genryunosato


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The Shimanto Nature Resort is a very quiet place surrounded by nature. It's very peaceful and there are many interesting animals to find (snakes, tiny crabs, butterflys, lizards, spiders, frogs...). My room was very comfortable.
Manon-san was always very kind, patient and helpful! Kazu-san's cooking skills are absolutely amazing!
I'm very thankful for this great experience :)

16 dias atrás

Estados Unidos


My time at the Genryu resort was amazing. Manon was a very funny and respectful person, and Kazus meals were absolutely delicious! I recommend this location to anyone who needs a break from the hectic life, and to enjoy being in nature. It’s very beautiful, and the river is amazing to swim in. The town is also super cute, a couple of bus rides but nice for meeting locals and it’s right by the beach! I will miss going into the cafes and restaurants and speaking with the locals, this is truly an experience everyone should have !

20 dias atrás

Estados Unidos


If you love the outdoors and don't mind a bit of alone time, I highly recommend volunteering at this resort! I had a blast staying here, as it was very refreshing to be out in the countryside in the middle of nature. The host, Manon, and the staff are very kind and fun to talk to. The work I was given was very reasonable and well communicated. Since the resort is hidden away in the mountains, there aren't many attractions or people nearby, but that's what I loved the most about my stay. This is the perfect location to take a deep breath and live a relaxing life in the countryside! Thank you!

1 mês atrás

Reino Unido


It was a brilliant experience. The room was very nice and cozy and the surrounding scenery is so beautiful and peaceful. I found some lizards, crabs, and humongous butterflies during my stay! It was a very relaxed trip, giving me lots of freedom and time. Manon is one of the kindest people I've ever met and is always smiling! She gave me information and recommendations of Kochi and always ensured that I had everything I needed to do a job.

2 anos atrás

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