Terasu International Share House
Hokubo is a great place to see the Japanese countryside and try living in a traditional house with sliding doors and tatami rooms. The locals are very friendly and welcoming - maybe they will invite to their house for dinner (this often happens). We are surrounded by nature (mountains and waterfalls) and lots of shrines & temples. Away from the crowds and noise, if you want to have an authentic experience with real Japanese people and be part of a local community, this is the place to be!
My name is Yoonsoo, a local community coordinator working for Maniwa city. I am originally from South Korea and now I live in Okayama with my wife and two daughters. For over 2 years, I have been running Terasu International Share House, in a small town called Hokubo. The idea behind Terasu was to create a channel between international travellers and the local community for cultural exchange and sharing ideas. We hold events where travellers share their hobbies/interests with locals.
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in sharing foods from their home countries and who are willing to help us make them in our pop-up restaurant "Tabibito Shokudo" (instagram: @tabibito.shokudo) so we can share it with the local customers. Currently, we are using a local Italian restaurant, Pizza Borsalino (Friday & Saturdays) as our venue.
You don't have to be a chef, a simple dish will do and we are here to assist you. Come and join us and start your adventure.