Member for
11 years
Not seeking WWOOFers at this time--please check back





  • Orchard
  • Farm Inn, Backpackers Lodge, Etc.
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Other


I have another second house in my home. Please use it at a resting place during your journey. Please ask directly for details.

  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Making Jam
  • Canoeing, Kayaking
  • Swimming in the Ocean (In Season)
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Hot Spring

About half 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


  • 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

  • Near the sea
  • Quiet place
  • On a small street
  • WWOOFers can walk here from the nearest public transportation, station / bus stop

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 660 square meters

  • Typical Japanese Size
  • Two Story House
  • Typical farm house
  • Other








  • Almost All Year Round

  • 4 to 7 Days
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 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

5 to 20

  • 2 friend WWOOFers of the same gender
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together

It is not possible

  • Any gender
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who like nature
  • WWOOFers who can cook meals by themselves at the Host
  • WWOOFers who like animals
  • WWOOFers who can talk to people well and serve our customers and guests well
  • WWOOFers who can do carpentry
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like talking to people
  • WWOOFers who have a happy smile
  • WWOOFers who have aspirations
  • WWOOFers who can be cooperative
  • WWOOFers who have no dislikes about eating and food
  • WWOOFers who have a will to learn the native language(s)
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have done WWOOFing before at different places
  • Other


We will give a little bit of priority to those who can speak Japanese.

  • General farming
  • Harvesting
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Making flower gardens
  • Repairing houses
  • Painting
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Computer related
  • Meeting / engaging with guests & customers
  • General living and accommodation related activities
  • Helping at events

Usually 6 hours or less a day

  • In a house separate from the main house
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • Using a bed
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • Other


  • Usually with the Host
  • Other


It is not possible

Yes, at a designated location

  • Yes, after volunteering time

If we do not have any language barriers, we have time to communicate with WWOOFers

  • Yes
  • Yes, to a certain degree

  • Japanese
  • English


This is a youth hostel in Arida (Wakayama prefecture).
I run it as an elderly couple with my husband, my daughter (she plays music) also lives here.
It's a small hostel near the sea. I also run an orange farm, so you can eat oranges during all seasons.
In the evening, you can freely enjoy yourself in the lobby with the guests.
There is some free time around noon, so you can enjoy the old townscape, go sightseeing or enjoy the sea. I am looking forward to meeting friendly WWOOFers!
Not seeking WWOOFers at this time--please check back
If you can help us with the maintenance of the mandarin orchard and the playground in it, please do so.