Member for
11 years
User ID
  • Vegetable Farm
  • Poultry Farm
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Other
We grow Organic cherry tomato in greenhouses and raise chickens by Free-range.
We pick up Cherry tomato from July to September and are wiping eggs and sell them all the year.
  • General Organic Farming
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Diversified Farming with Some Livestock (Rotating Livestock and Crops to Produce Sustainability)
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Production of Non Genetically Modified Foods
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Using Well Water
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Picking Up Garbage
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Making Jam
  • Slaughtering Chickens for Meat for Human Consumption
  • Producing Processed Food
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • Roadside Store Selling Food Directly to the Public
  • Swimming in the Ocean (In Season)
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Hot Spring
  • General Japanese Family
  • Traditional Japanese Family
100% 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
we do our best to minimize the garbage, we do not eat at fast food restaurants.we recycle as much as possible.
  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • We sometimes cook Western types of food
  • We always cook homemade meals
  • We never eat pre-made foods from supermarkets and department stores
  • We never buy obento (lunch boxes) at convenience stores and supermarkets
  • 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
  • Near the sea
  • Near a river
  • Very quiet
  • On a small street
  • WWOOFers can walk here from the nearest public transportation, station / bus stop
Our home and our workplace are situated at different places and the atmosphere stated pertains to our home
Within 1ha (100 a)
  • Typical Japanese Size
  • One Story House
  • Other
The house is located by the sea.
  • Chickens for Eggs
  • April
  • May
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 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
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of different gender
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple
  • Siblings WWOOFing together
Depends on the situation
  • Any gender
  • We prefer female WWOOFers, if possible
  • Not single WWOOFer
  • A wife & husband couple, or a couple
  • Under 20
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • In their 50s
  • In their 60s and over
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers do not need much physical strength but they should be able to do light activities
  • WWOOFers who want to learn farming skills
  • WWOOFers who are interested in farming
  • WWOOFers who like nature
  • WWOOFers who are interested in living in a rural area
  • WWOOFers who are interested in food
  • WWOOFers who can cook
  • WWOOFers who can look after children
  • WWOOFers who like outdoor sports
  • WWOOFers who can do carpentry
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have aspirations
  • WWOOFers who can undertake activities without supervision
  • 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
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who do not have allergy to eggs
  • WWOOFers who have done WWOOFing before at different places
  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Harvesting
  • Wiping eggs
  • Thinning out flowers / small fruits
  • General animal care
  • Shipping goods
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • Looking after children
  • Helping at events
Usually 6 hours or less a day
  • In a room in the house where the Host family live
  • In a house separate from the main house
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for one person
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • Usually with the Host
  • Other
We basically cook you 3 meals everyday. Sometimes we ask you to cook meal for everyone when It’s busy.
we proudly choose the local grown food first and cook Japanese dish and some western dish too.we use some home made processed food such as Miso,tomato sauce,jams etc.
We would love to eat what you cook once during your stay!
We can cook for WWOOFers who are really light vegetarians, who can eat chickens, ham & sausages, eggs, dairy products
Yes, at a designated location
  • No
If we do not have any language barriers, we 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
  • Japanese
  • English
  • Other
we would like to have people who speaks Japanese or highly motivated to talk in Japanese.
*About us---HAPPY PLACE---

We mainly grow cherry tomatoes in greenhouses.In July we start picking ripe tomatoes till the end of September.We especially needs hands in this period.
Besides we started chicken farm with 25 chickens in 2021 and now we raise 200 chickens in 2023 and are selling eggs as free-range eggs all the year.

We started to grow tomatoes in 2011 just after the big earthquake happened.Futoshi and Keiko quit their job at a Fish product factory and decided to start new lifestyle as Organic Farmers. Since 2012 we started building secondhanded-greenhouses one by one,improving the skills of growing organic tomato and learn how to sell it by ourselves.
In 2013 we became a wwoof host.Our life was becoming busy cause we have our child and Keiko can not help farm work at all.so it was a natural choice for us to become a wwoof host to get helping hands.we both used to like traveling overseas when we were twenties and have open-minded for people from other countries.we had over 100 people in this 10 years from Europe,America,Australia and some Asian countries.

Futoshi loves beer,white wine and snowboarding/skateboarding.Keiko loves to eat,cooking and drawings.We have 2 daughters age and 10 and age6.

You can have a look an independent farming in Japan.

*About Shimamaki

Shimamaki,where we live is a village along with the coast facing the Sea of Japan.It's a between the ocean and mountains surrounded by deep and untouched nature.
Our field is in a quiet area by the forest.

There are kinds of wilderness such as fox,deer,snakes and even bears in the forest nearby.
There are rich sea creatures such as kelps,fishes in the sea.
In summer we love to go swimming there to refresh our bodies and to discover the beauties under water.

Salmons come back to clean rivers in the Autumn.
The sun is setting to the sea. It’s beautiful colors in the clear air and water.

It's not convinient as the city life but we love the way to be "inconvinient" living here and feel home to be with nature and its confortable.we also enjoy our life with DIY spirits.
Slip out of the concrete world,you can feel the nature surrounding you.
Let's share the thoughts and ideas for our bright future!

*Our Mission
*The agriculture that never pollute the sea.
*Grow FOOD for local children.
*Create the special fields scene that last for 100years.

*What we do---Schedule for farming
April: plant seeds,watering,operating greenhouses, plant seedlings.
May: plant seedlings,watering and operating greenhouses, weeding.
June: taking suckers off,wrap branch around strings,weeding.
July: taking suckers off,wrap branch around strings,picking worms,weeding, start harvesting cherry tomatoes.
August: Harvesting cherry tomatoes almost everyday,select and pack them in boxes and more.
September: Harvesting cherry tomatoes,select and pack them in boxes and more.
October: still have some harvesting tomatoes but start clearing up the field,agricultural materials and plants.

*Daily schedule
In summer we have breakfast at 5AM,go to the field and work about 6hours a day until just before lunch.you have free time in the afternoon.
In spring and Autumn,we start later in the morning.it depends on the sun rising time and temparture and weather on that day.
Lunch time:about 12noon
Dinner time:about 6PM
We have little children.we go to the bed about 9PM.
2024年8月1日から8月中旬まで 10日〜2週間ほど滞在できる人
From 1st August to the middle of August —-10 to 14 days.
Organic cherry tomato picking.
It’s nice and clear sea just behind our house. You can jump in the water 3minutes walk!
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