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Kanto

Gunma

Takayama-mura, Agatsuma-gun

吾妻郡高山村

  • Vegetable Farm
  • Grain Farm
  • Ecotourism
  • Sightseeing Business
  • Farm Foods Processing Place

  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Natural Farming
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Small Scale, Large Variety Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Peach Orchard
  • Grape Orchard
  • Other Orchard
  • Flower Farming
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Holding Courses for People to Experience Farming
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Using Well Water
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Peace in the World
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Opportunities to Study English
  • Food and Farming Education
  • Music Concerts
  • Picking Up Garbage
  • Camping
  • Hand-Made Goods
  • Slow Food
  • Macrobiotics
  • Producing Miso
  • Making Japanese Pickles
  • Making Soba (Buckwheat Noodles)
  • Making Soba noodles
  • Making Udon Noodles
  • Making Wine
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • Cooking Classes
  • Roadside Store Selling Food Directly to the Public
  • Selling Natural Food
  • Zen
  • Singing
  • Computers
  • Making Websites
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Dance
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Bird Watching
  • Hot Spring
  • General Japanese Family

70 to 90% organic

Yes

有機JAS認証

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

・家族で農業をしています。
・自分達にできる範囲でのオーガニックライフをすすめています
・物をリサイクルしています。
・農業、食、代替エネルギー、グリーンツーリズムなどいろいろ勉強しています。
・新しいことを学ぶのが好きです
・地域の違う世代の方たちとの交流を大切にしています

・We are family-owned farm, and we think that family is the base of our lifestyle.

・We study and trying to practice organic farming and organic way of living as well as we can.
・We try to have a good diet, but not too strictly.
・We don't smoke.
・We like to try new things.
・We recycle and reuse as many things as we can.
・We value participating to local events (such as festivals, cleanings, flower plantings etc) and communicating with people in various age groups.

・We make bamboo-charcoal(winter only).

  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • We cook various international meals
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We usually cook homemade meals

We do not drink much. If WWOOFers want to drink, they can bring their own drink but it has to be a little amount and of course it must not interfere with WWOOFing

No, nobody smokes

  • In the mountains
  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • Outside the town
  • Near the mountains
  • Near a river
  • Quiet place
  • On a big street

Our home and our workplace are situated at different places and the atmosphere stated pertains to our workplace

Within 5 ha

  • Small House
  • One Story House
  • Log House

15

25

15

5

No

No

  • Almost All Year Round

  • One Night
  • A Few Days
  • 4 to 7 Days
  • 8 to 10 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

Up to Two

20 to 50

  • 2 friend WWOOFers of the same gender
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of different gender
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple
  • A wife and husband and their child(ren)
  • Siblings WWOOFing together

Depends on the situation

  • Any gender
  • Any gender including LGBT, etc.
  • Single WWOOFer
  • Not single WWOOFer
  • A wife & husband couple, or a couple
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • In their 50s
  • In their 60s and over
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who have much physical strength
  • WWOOFers do not need much physical strength but they should be able to do light activities
  • WWOOFers with absolutely no farming experience are welcome
  • WWOOFers who are planning to be a farmer
  • WWOOFers who want to learn farming skills
  • WWOOFers who want to try organic farming
  • WWOOFers who are interested in farming
  • 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 like animals
  • WWOOFers who like outdoor sports
  • WWOOFers who are interested in doing the same activities as our trainees and our staff
  • WWOOFers who can talk to people well and serve our customers and guests well
  • WWOOFers who can do carpentry
  • WWOOFers who can use computers
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like talking to people
  • Quiet WWOOFers
  • Funny WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have a happy smile
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • Independent WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have aspirations
  • WWOOFers who can be patient
  • WWOOFers who can be cooperative
  • WWOOFers who can undertake activities without supervision
  • WWOOFers who are interested in producing quality outcomes
  • WWOOFers who can learn things with the Host together
  • WWOOFers who can get up early in the morning
  • WWOOFers who have no dislikes about eating and food
  • WWOOFers who do not dislike insects
  • WWOOFers who can be fine with humid hot summer
  • WWOOFers who have a will to learn the native language(s)
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who do not have dust allergy
  • WWOOFers who are interested in nature experience or becoming a nature guide rather than farming
  • WWOOFers who like classical music
  • WWOOFers who like pop music
  • WWOOFers who like local folk music
  • WWOOFers who have done WWOOFing before at different places

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Threshing
  • Getting rid of rice husks
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Shipping goods
  • Packing
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Collecting garbage
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Producing charcoal
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Computer related
  • Helping with office activities
  • Meeting / engaging with guests & customers
  • Helping attending to customers in a shop
  • Processing food
  • Helping at events
  • Making handicrafts

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
  • In a house separate from the main house
  • In a WWOOFer & worker house (building)
  • Using a bed
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • One big room for several WWOOFers

  • With the Host
  • Usually with the Host

Ask us when contacting us

Yes, at a designated location

  • No

Yes

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
  • WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese now but they have to have a will to learn Japanese
  • No, WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese if they speak English

  • Japanese
  • English

Kimidori Farm &Kitchenは、関東平野の奥地、群馬県北部高山村で、化学農薬や肥料に頼らず、自然にもっと寄り添った方法で野菜を育てている農家です。(2013年有機JAS認証取得)
You Are What You Eat から始まり、『食べる時間を楽しい時間にできるような野菜を作りたい』という想いの素、「おいしい、やさしい、ここちよい」をコンセプトにしています。
この地に根差した伝統野菜やちょっと珍しくて、キッチンや食卓を楽しくしてくれるようなお野菜や野菜の加工品をお届けしています。

また、私たちは「村おこし」を目的に、直売所の活性化サポート、グリーンツーリズムの実施など、様々な活動をしています。
村内での英語学習活動にも参加しています。

自然豊かで農村文化も残されているこの村で、活動のお手伝いをしてくれる方、お待ちしております!期間中は村の人や直売所・グリーンツーリズムにやってくるお客さんとのふれあいも多いです。海外からの希望者も大歓迎です!担当も海外でのWWOOF経験者、お気軽にご連絡ください。

We, Kimidori Farm&Kitchen, are family based organic farm in Takayama village in northern Gunma prefecture. We grow beets, traditional cucumbers and otherr seasonal vegetable. Also putting effort in making processed food using our vegetable. (beet-powder, cake mix, jam and so on)

starting with the idea of "You are What you Eat" we are trying to make vegetable that are delicious, kind to the nature and can enrich your diet and life by making eating time more fun and enjoyable.

Also with the purpose of revitalizing our village with organically sound practices, we support local stores by planning events,“Green-Tourism” and so on. Also we put effort in English learning opportunities for children in this village.

The owner of the farm also has an experience in wwoofing in other country. we are fluent in English.

Our village, Takayama Guma, is in beautiful environment and it has many traditional culture. Local people may not speak English well but they are mostly friendly and welcome you here. If you wish to communicate with local people, we will be happy to support you in Japanese and English. Please feel free to contact us. We'll be happy to hear from you.
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都心から2時間弱のど田舎、天文台もある星がきれいな高山村で、のんびり農業しませんか?お米づくり、野菜づくり、果物収穫など、季節によって愉しさ色々です。夜には近所の温泉で疲れを癒したり。これまで、北米、南米、ニュージーランド、ヨーロッパ等、様々なところからお手伝いに来てくれました。まずはご連絡を♪
Dear Wwoofers,
Hi, thank you for looking up on our Profile.
We grow many many kind of vegetables; traditional cucumbers,table beets,sweet-corns,tomates,Konyaku, alomg with rice and some fruits in natural ways, mostly certified organic. You will enjoy working in any seasons here, because each seasons have differnt colours to offer:) Our organic farm locates on just ”DOINAKA(means "totally country side")”, but it's only a couple hours away from Tokyo. We have beautiful sky and stars at night, also there is one of the famouse astronomical observatories in Japan. Of course we have some hotsprings that can heal your fatigue too:) We like living here hope you will too.
We have three children.(8yrs old boy, 7yrs old boy and 3yrs old girl). They are very friendly and loves to play. Our parents, who work with us quite often, lives in traditional farmers house. Although they cannot speak English, they are very friendly and try to communicate somehow.

Please feel free to contact us, we are looking forward to hearing from you, and possibly, spending some great time with you!!