Member for
13 years
Nagano prefecture, ueda-city
User ID
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Arts and Crafts Studio
  • Other
When I first started WWOOF, I was running a coffee shop, but now I'm currently raising children. and teaching Kintsugi classes at home. As for outside work (April to November), you will be asked to help with home gardening and garden maintenance, DIY painting, and firewood work in the winter.
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Opportunities to Study Languages Other Than Japanese and English
  • Producing Miso
  • Producing Soya Sauce
  • Baking Bread Using Natural Yeast
  • Riding a Mountain Bike
  • Computers
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Hot Spring
Not applicable
We have an organic attitude of sorts, but we do not go out of our way to be organic or alternative, rather, we do what suits us at the time
Basically, I do not go to fast-food restaurants, but sometime I go out to eat.
I have a organic farm and enjoy my seasonal veggie.
I buy a veggie from store and try to get an organic food as much as possible. But unfortunately isn`t always to be perfect.
And we do not force you to be organic perfections.
I'm a none-smoker.
  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We usually cook homemade meals
When we have a party or an event, we might drink with WWOOFers but these occasions are not so often
No, nobody smokes
  • In the mountains
  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Mixed area of farming and residential houses
  • Outside the town
  • Very quiet
  • On a small street
  • WWOOFers can walk here from the nearest public transportation, station / bus stop
Our home and our workplace are situated at different places and the atmosphere stated pertains to our home
Within 0.5 ha (50 a)
  • Large House
  • Typical Residential Home
  • Other
We have on going livable house. Making a garden and stone path, firewood storage. There are tons of climbable tiny mountains and very nice hot springs.
  • Almost All Year Round
  • One Night
  • A Few Days
  • 4 to 7 Days
  • The first 1 to 3 days will be a trial period. If we feel that the WWOOFer is not suited to our place, the activities we do and the people we are, then we ask them to leave
One Only
Up to Five
Depends on the situation
  • Any gender
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who like nature
  • WWOOFers who are interested in living in a rural area
  • WWOOFers who like doing house chores, for example cooking, cleaning and washing
  • WWOOFers who can look after children
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • Independent WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who can undertake activities without supervision
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • Other
You are welcome to have you here even you are male foreigner and speak an English only if my husband is around. Just let us know your planing date. Unfortunately I don`t speak an English much. I am studying for speaking english now.
I think you will be comfortable staying with us if you are looking for Japanese country life experience or looking forward to find a place to live sometime in future.
  • Weeding
  • Carrying logs
  • Washing the dishes
  • Repairing houses
  • Painting
  • Shoveling snow
  • Pruning trees
  • Other
The work will be helping in a farming ,garden work and Maintenance of the house.
Usually 6 hours or less a day
  • In a room in the house where the Host family live
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • Using a bed
  • One room for one person
  • Other
There is one room, but other luggage is stored there, so the family comes and goes during times other than sleeping
  • Usually with the Host
It is not possible
  • Yes, after volunteering time
It depends on the activities we are doing at our place at the time, however, we usually have time to communicate with WWOOFers
  • Yes, to a certain degree
  • Japanese
  • English
  • Other
My husband is speak English.but I do not speak English.
Somehow I felt closer to agriculture when I became a WWOOFer myself, and I wanted to live close to a nature and make that as my job. So I found an organic farm near where I lived and did an internship there for a year. Then I moved from Tokyo to Nagano.
I would like to have the WWOOFer work on the farm. Many customers are regulars and you can interact with the locals here.
There are fun activities in every season: picking mountain vegetables in spring, splashing in rivers in summer, enjoying the foliage in fall, and playing snow sports in winter.
The farm and cafe are both small, so this position does offer heavy duty farm work. However, if you want to do light farm work, live in a rural area and stay in touch with nature, this is for you!
I would like this stay to be an opportunity for you to connect with agriculture, as it has been for me. I look forward to meeting you!
Hello, we moved to Nagano from Tokyo 15 years ago. The husband is an office worker who loves DIY, and the wife works teaches kintsugi classes at home and I work as a staff member at a natural yeast bakery run by a friend. My son is 5 years old and loves crafts and drawing.
His work at home includes gardening, tidying up the garden, collecting firewood, putting away firewood, and painting. If you are working full-time and would like to experience WWOOF, you are welcome to stay for the weekend. I accept weekdays as well.
“We welcome short-stay WWOOFers (2~4 days OK!).” Sorry, we can only accept one person at a time.
WWOOF Japan LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

Our Mission - About WWOOF - Become a WWOOFer - Contact Us