Member for
18 years
Yufu-shi / Yufuin-cho
User ID
由布市 湯布院町
  • Vegetable Farm
  • Rice Farm
  • General Farm (grow various kinds of plants)
  • Farm Restaurant, Farm Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Center for the Environment
  • Welfare Center
  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Peace in the World
  • Anti-Nuclear Power
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Opportunities to Study English
  • Opportunities to Study Languages Other Than Japanese and English
  • Food and Farming Education
  • Music Concerts
  • Playing Musical Instruments
  • Straw Bales Houses
  • Slow Food
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • How to Cook Generally
  • Cooking Classes
  • Playing Music with Local People
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Bird Watching
  • 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
At Harafield Cafe, we use vegetables and rice from local farmers for the dishes we serve at the buffet. In addition, we purchase vegetables that are not enough from farmers in the neighborhood that we sometimes help out with, or from local supermarkets. (Not all of the vegetables we use at the Hara Banda Cafe are organic.)
  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook various international meals
  • We sometimes cook Asian types of food
  • We sometimes cook Western types of food
  • Meal times are irregular
  • We usually 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
  • Mixed area of farming and residential houses
  • In the town
  • Near the mountains
  • Comparatively lively
  • 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 660 square meters
  • Two Story House
  • Other
The house where Woofer is staying is right next to our cafe.
There are three single bed rooms and two twin bed rooms. There is also a room where everyone can chat, laugh, and sometimes play music.
Currently, there are no showers or baths. For bathing, we ask residents to go to a public bathhouse in the community (200 yen per time). (200 yen per time).
  • Cat
  • All Year Round
  • 4 to 7 Days
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome
  • The period will be determined depending on our workload
  • 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
  • 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 Five
More Than 50
Depends on the situation
  • No conditions. If we do not have other WWOOFers or other WWOOFer reservations, we welcome all WWOOFers
  • Any gender
  • Any gender including LGBT, etc.
  • WWOOFers with their child(ren)
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • 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 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 can understand and deal with handicapped people
  • 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 do not dislike insects
  • WWOOFers who can be fine with humid hot summer
  • WWOOFers who can drive manual cars
  • WWOOFers who can drive manual & automatic cars
  • 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 any animal allergies
  • WWOOFers who do not have allergy to eggs
  • WWOOFers who do not have dust allergy
  • WWOOFers who do not mind to go to a public bathhouse as we do not have a private bathroom
  • WWOOFers who have done WWOOFing before at different places
  • Other
We often do dishes with meat and fish, but vegetarians and vegans are welcome.
  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Sifting soil
  • Sprinkling chicken droppings
  • Watering
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Producing fodder
  • Maintaining pasture
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Carrying logs
  • Cultivation of farm land
  • Feeding livestock
  • Moving dung
  • General animal care
  • Shipping goods
  • Packing
  • Supporting deliveries
  • Cleaning
  • Collecting garbage
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Looking after children
  • Helping children study
  • Making flower gardens
  • Repairing houses
  • Painting
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Teaching
  • Helping with shop activities
  • Meeting / engaging with guests & customers
  • Washing
  • Shoveling snow
  • Making herbal products
  • Processing food
  • Helping at events
  • Repapering paper sliding doors
  • Supporting handicapped people
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 WWOOFer & worker house (building)
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • Using a bed
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • With other WWOOFers, trainees, etc.
  • Normally WWOOFers cook food for themselves using ingredients we give
  • Normally WWOOFers cook breakfast and dinner for themselves using ingredients we give them. We have lunch together
  • Normally WWOOFers fix breakfast for themselves using ingredients we give them. We have lunch and dinner together
We give ingredients and WWOOFers cook meals themselves, so they can cook anything they like usually
Yes, at a designated location
  • 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
  • No, WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese if they speak English
  • Japanese
  • English
  • Korea





We usually accept WWOOFers at least 2 weeks.
WWOOFers can have 2 DAYS OFF a week at our place as well as Workawayers.
Our activities are mainly at our restaurant 'Harappa Cafe'.
And in the afternoon, we usually goes to our friends' farm to help them or sometimes go to help the handicapped people at their work Place.

You can have ONSEN a natural spa after work everyday.

If you want more information about us,
please look at the website belows;




















Calling WWOOFers who love cooking from all over the world, come together!
You don't have to be a good cook, but if you like cooking, you are welcome!
Why don't you join us and have fun cooking in the kitchen of the Harappa Cafe?
In this restaurant, every WWOOFer is a "chef"!

【Yufuin, Oita】We are looking for wwoofers to help our cafe kitchen after July 26th.

Our place is a cafe restaurant, not farm.
90% of WWOOFers activities are cooking,and the other 10% is to help our friend farmers or residents
. So those who are interested in cooking are most welcome here
!(You don't have to be good at cooking. But we need WWOOFers who love cooking or interested in it.)

In our kitchen, each of the woofers is not merely a cooking assistant, but a "chef" who can make any dish he or she wants to make every day (usually, by lunchtime each day, the wwoofers will make at least two or three dishes of their own choice). The dishes are then checked by our manager and placed on the buffet.

This is a bit of a long explanation, but what I want to say is that here, all the WWOOFer will be cooking for almost 3 hours every day, thinking up his own dishes, so if you like or are interested in cooking, this place will be a fun place, but if you are not, it's not a fun for you.
That is why I am explaining this at the beginning, just to be sure.


We run a community restaurant called "Harappa Cafe" in a place called Yufuin in Oita Prefecture. Through food, people from all over the world and local residents, young and old, with and without disabilities, enjoy interacting with each other, and through this interaction, we are conducting various experimental efforts to create a relationship of mutual support in daily life.

<What you can get out of this place and what you may experience

You will have the opportunity to interact with local people of various generations from Yufuin, as they will participate in the event together or come to the café as customers.

You will be able to learn not only Japanese cuisine, but also various cuisines of different countries from other woofers and local people. I think it is also a great opportunity for those who are not so interested in cooking to learn how interesting it can be.

The program includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as leftovers from the dishes prepared for lunch, or if that is not available, we can prepare and eat our own favorite dishes. Vegetarian and vegan woofers are welcome.

We usually work mainly in the café, but if the farmers who share their vegetables with us in the café ask us to help, we sometimes take a break from the store or go to help the farmers after the café is closed.

The café space is usually open for woofers until about 10 pm. You can talk, drink, play games, and listen to music with people from different countries and locals.

Wifi is available in all cafes and shared houses for woofers, so you will never have a problem with internet access.

It is a place that aims to be the opposite of a place of economic efficiency, pursuit of profit, and competition, so if you are tired of such a lifestyle, this may be an opportunity to take a break and reevaluate your way of living.


 In our café, there is no price label on the dishes; customers decide what they want to pay and put it in the box after they eat. Also, there is no professional chef employed by the restaurant, and all staff members, including Woofer and others, volunteer to prepare the food. Each person is free to prepare and serve whatever dish he or she wishes to make that day.
 This attempt to guarantee a basic meal for a healthy life in the community, regardless of the economic situation at the time, has been in place since January 2016 and is gradually taking root.

Ryuji Urata
WWOOF Japan LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

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