Member for
11 years



aso-gun takamori-machi(It is in aso-kuju National Park)


  • General Farm (grow various kinds of plants)
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Nature School
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Other

トラジション・タウン 南阿蘇

Transition Town Initiative

  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Permaculture
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Companion Plants
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Producing Honey
  • Production of Non Genetically Modified Foods
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Using no Gas to Heat and Cook
  • Composting Toilet
  • Peace in the World
  • Anti-Nuclear Power
  • Infant and Child Minding
  • Hand-Made Houses
  • Thatched Roof Houses
  • Hand-Made Goods
  • Slow Food
  • Eating Brown Rice and Vegetables
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
  • Producing Soya Sauce
  • Making Japanese Pickles
  • Baking Bread
  • Baking Bread Using Natural Yeast
  • Making Soba (Buckwheat Noodles)
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • Roadside Store Selling Food Directly to the Public
  • Producing Charcoal
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Making Seasonable Ornaments
  • Playing Western Music
  • Singing
  • Computers
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Hot Spring

70 to 90% organic


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


I love simple life style.
reduce Ecological Footprint.
grow own vege,kitchin stove with fire wood
Outdoor Composting Toilet,outdoor bathroom.
I love DIY.I'm bricoleur.
Don't watch TV.
The local community is moving towards a sustainable way of life by helping, caring for each other and living in harmony with mother nature. Please come and have fun!

  • We usually eat vegetables and rice but we have meat and fish if we are given it
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We always cook homemade meals
  • We never eat fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, etc.

When we have a party or an event, we might drink with WWOOFers but these occasions are not so often

No, nobody smokes

  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • Near the mountains
  • Quiet place

Our home and our workplace are situated at the same place or very close to each other and so the atmosphere stated pertains to both our home and our workplace

Within 5 ha

  • Typical Japanese Size
  • Thatched roof house
  • Traditional farm house







  • Dog
  • Cat

  • Almost All Year Round
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome

Up to Two

20 to 50

  • A group of friends WWOOFing together
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple

Depends on the situation

  • No conditions. If we do not have other WWOOFers or other WWOOFer reservations, we welcome all WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers with absolutely no farming experience are welcome
  • WWOOFers who are planning to be a farmer
  • WWOOFers who like nature
  • WWOOFers who are interested in environmental issues
  • WWOOFers who are interested in living in a rural area
  • WWOOFers who are interested in food
  • WWOOFers who can cook
  • WWOOFers who can cook meals by themselves at the Host
  • WWOOFers who like doing house chores, for example cooking, cleaning and washing
  • WWOOFers who can clean rooms
  • WWOOFers who can look after children
  • WWOOFers who can do carpentry
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • Independent WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who can be cooperative
  • WWOOFers who can learn things with the Host together
  • WWOOFers who do not dislike insects
  • WWOOFers who like a life not using electricity
  • Other


enjoy less electric life.

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Sifting soil
  • Sprinkling chicken droppings
  • Watering
  • Threshing
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Cultivation of farm land
  • General animal care
  • Shipping goods
  • Packing
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Looking after children
  • Making flower gardens
  • Making a bath using wood for fuel
  • Making iron pots
  • Maintaining tools & equipment
  • Building houses
  • Repairing houses
  • Pruning trees
  • Processing food
  • Helping to prepare a new shop
  • Helping at events
  • Repapering paper sliding doors

We are trying to give WWOOFers 6 hours a day, however, it may increase or decrease depending on the activities we are doing

  • In a room in the house where the Host family live
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for two WWOOFers

  • Usually with the Host

We can cook for WWOOFers who can eat honey, Niboshi for Dashi but cannot eat meat, fish, eggs nor dairy products We can cook for WWOOFers who can eat eggs and dairy products but cannot eat meat or fish We can cook for WWOOFers who can eat fish, eggs and dairy products but cannot eat meat We can cook for WWOOFers who can eat chicken, fish, eggs and dairy products but cannot eat red meat We can cook for WWOOFers who are really light vegetarians, who can eat chickens, ham & sausages, eggs, dairy products


  • Yes, but it is limited


It depends on the activities we are doing at our place at the time, however, we usually have time to communicate with WWOOFers

  • No, WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese if they speak English
  • No

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Korea


I have started Transition Town Initiative in minami-aso in 2010
I'm living in an old straw-roofed hut house.
Enjoy Inconvenient and happy life under the mountain.
Currently we reopen our farm in phases.

8時〜9時 朝食
9時〜12時 手伝い
12時〜13時 お昼休み
13時〜17時 手伝い
17時〜 夕食の手伝い、薪風呂焚き、etc

3月 夏野菜の苗作り、機械の整備
4月 里芋の種芋の準備、畑の準備、[event]春のアート&クラフトフェア開催
5月 野菜の植え付け、除草管理作業
6月 豆類の種まき、除草管理作業
7月 除草管理作業
9月は、パンジー・ビオラの鉢上げ、秋野菜の植え付け、[event]アーティスト レジデンス

Currently we reopen our farm in phases.
Let me know your stay history.
waiting message from you!
we live foot of mountain in Aso National Park.There are a lot of nature.
wwoofer spend much time with the family in a homey atmosphere.

Plant making of Pansy Viola pot, taro potato field , event help, preparations of firewood, construction,wood work,MARCHE opening , general work at home.there is many manual works.

[Daily schedule]
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Help
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-17:00 Help
18:00-dinner, Please help firewood bath burning and etc

[Annual schedule]
ready for summer vegetables Plant making and the mechanical maintenance.

The preparations which are a seed potato of taro potato and preparations field and
[event] art& craft fair holding in spring

summer vegetables, it's planted, weeding control work.

The seeding beens and the weeding control work

Weeding control work.

seeding Pansy Viola and fall vegetable
repotting Pansy Viola and the fall vegetable

a pansy viola, transplanted
seeding Autumn & Winter vege
aso artist Residence.

sale of Pansy Viola and
autumn art& craft fair

sale of Pansy Viola and harvest Harvest of buckwheat and soybean
[event] autumn harvest festival

It's cold for 12-February, so it isn't accepted.