Member for
19 years
User ID
  • Poultry Farm
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Nature Guide
  • Outdoor Sports
  • Nature School
  • Ecotourism
  • Sightseeing Business
  • Farm Inn, Backpackers Lodge, Etc.
  • Camping Place
  • Restaurant
  • Center for the Environment
  • Other

We are a nonprofit outdoor education center for families and children. We focus on promoting healthy and sustainable life style.

We have campus throughout a year that focus on hands-on adventure experience. Our program's main theme is "learn through experience". Those who join our programs will not only enjoy out-door activities, but also will engage in self-esteem development opportunity.
  • Small Scale, Large Variety Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Herb Growing
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Using Well Water
  • Planting Trees in the Forest
  • Making Mountain Paths
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Forestry and the Use of Timber
  • Peace in the World
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • An Educational Environment
  • Lectures or Classes for Learning About Nature
  • Environmental Education
  • Infant and Child Minding
  • Lectures
  • Picking Up Garbage
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Camping
  • Hand-Made Houses
  • Log Houses
  • Hand-Made Goods
  • Producing Miso
  • Slaughtering Chickens for Meat for Human Consumption
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • How to Cook Generally
  • Cooking Classes
  • Making Wooden Things
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Dyeing Cloth
  • Making Vine Baskets
  • Making Seasonable Ornaments
  • Canoeing, Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Riding a Mountain Bike
  • Playing Music with Local People
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Hot Spring
One part of our work is organic
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
We work hard to reduce our waste, and try to create something we do not own. For example, we built our house out of scrap wood, and recycled those used scallop shells for fertilizer. We also use wood fire place and biomass pellets stove. We recycle everything we can, watch our energy use, and have few unnecessary appliances.

  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • We always 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
  • Outside the town
  • Near the mountains
  • Near a river
  • Very quiet
  • On a small street
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 10 ha
  • Large House
  • Two Story House
  • A house that we use both as our home and as a shop, or office, etc.
  • Log House
  • Home-Made House
  • Typical Residential Home
  • Other
A wooden lodge on the slopes of a mountain
  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Almost All Year Round
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • A Few Weeks to a Few Months
  • A Few Months
  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome
  • The first one week 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
  • If WWOOFers want to stay for a long period, after about a one week trial period, we decide if the WWOOFer is suited to our place and whether we will ask him or her to stay longer
Up to Two
5 to 20
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of the same gender
It is not possible
  • Any gender
  • Single WWOOFer
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • We prefer Japanese WWOOFers
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • 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 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 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 can do carpentry
  • 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 have a will to learn the native language(s)
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • WWOOFers who like a life not using electricity
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who do not have any animal allergies
  • WWOOFers who do not have allergy to eggs
  • WWOOFers who do not have dust allergy
  • WWOOFers who have done WWOOFing before at different places
  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Sifting soil
  • Sprinkling chicken droppings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Feeding livestock
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Collecting garbage
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Supporting camping grounds
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Looking after children
  • Making flower gardens
  • Maintaining tools & equipment
  • Building houses
  • Repairing houses
  • Painting
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • General living and accommodation related activities
  • Shoveling snow
  • Helping outdoor sports activities
  • Helping at events
  • Making handicrafts
  • Other
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 WWOOFer & worker house (building)
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • Using a bed
  • One room for one person
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • With the Host
  • With other WWOOFers, trainees, etc.
We can cook for WWOOFers who are really light vegetarians, who can eat chickens, ham & sausages, eggs, dairy products
  • No
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
Come join us, it'll be fun!




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Kurikoma Kogen Nature School is a center for outdoor adventure and environmental education in northern part of Japan. Our school is located up in a small mountain, on the slopes of beautiful Mt. Kurikoma. Our life style changes depends on seasons here: winter brings huge snow drifts, autumn brings amazing foliage, and in the spring and summer, the mountain comes alive with plants and animals (including a few bears!)

WE ACCEPT WWOOFERS ANY TIME OF A YEAR, and we ask WWOOfers to stay for a week to stay at minimum. Our community here is friendly, outdoorsy,laid back, and focusing on environmental sustainability. We offer lodging, home-cooked meals, and a variety of outdoor activities to customers all year round (from snowshoeing to water rafting). We also run childrens' educational programs, work to promote the adaptation of biomass energy resources in Japan, and host annual music festivals twice a year.

For WWOOFers, there is always chance to have fun. You will help us running programs, harvesting crops from farm, chopping firewoods, shoveling out snow, and maybe even build some igloos. In return, we provide hearty Japanese home-cooking and cozy bunk rooms in the wooden lodge we built by ourselves. From the windows, you can see all the way down to the valley on a clear day. At night, the stars are bright, and you can take a stroll in the woods. We have dogs, a rabbit! You can take our snow shoes+skis on your day offs.

Please come join our unique community! WWOOFing with us is a great chance to experience rural style Japanese outdoor experience! We look forward to having you. All of our staff speak some English:D



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