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Member for
8 years

Kanto

Tochigi

MoKa city

真岡市

  • Vegetable Farm
  • General Farm (grow various kinds of plants)

  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Small Scale, Large Variety Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Berry Orchard
  • Production of Non Genetically Modified Foods
  • Holding Courses for People to Experience Farming
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Hand-Made Goods
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
  • Making Japanese Pickles
  • Producing Processed Food

100% organic

No

We are alternative people, and live an organic mentality

電力、エネルギー(化石燃料)に極力頼らない生活を目指している。
特殊な外壁の構造(エアパスシステム)により冬は暖かく夏は涼しい家、薪ストーブ一台で家全体が温まる間取り、雨水タンクの設置、テレビはない、ファーストフード店には行かない、添加物・化学調味料の入った食材は極力買わない、合成洗剤は利用しない、地域の生産者と生活市場を開催している

  • We have lots of fish
  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We never buy obento (lunch boxes) at convenience stores and supermarkets
  • We may buy obento (lunch boxes) at convenience stores and supermarkets

When we have a party or an event, we might drink with WWOOFers but these occasions are not so often

No, nobody smokes

  • Farming area
  • In the town
  • 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 0.5 ha (50 a)

  • Typical Japanese Size
  • Two Story House
  • Typical Residential Home

15℃

30℃

15℃

7℃

No

Yes

  • Cat

  • All Year Round

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

Up to Two

5 to 20

  • 2 friend WWOOFers of the same gender
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of different gender

Depends on the situation

  • Any gender
  • Single WWOOFer
  • Not single WWOOFer
  • WWOOFers with their child(ren)
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • 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 who are planning to be a farmer
  • WWOOFers who want to learn farming skills
  • WWOOFers who want to try organic farming
  • WWOOFers who like nature
  • WWOOFers who are interested in living in a rural area
  • 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 can do carpentry
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like talking to people
  • Quiet WWOOFers
  • Funny WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have a happy smile
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • Independent WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have aspirations
  • WWOOFers who can be patient
  • WWOOFers who have no dislikes about eating and food

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Planting rice plants
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Shipping goods
  • Packing
  • Cleaning
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework

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 traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for two WWOOFers

  • With the Host

It is not possible

Yes, at a designated location

  • Yes, after volunteering time

Yes

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
  • Spanish

栃木県真岡市は東京から2時間弱、市街地からはそれほど離れておらず、生活に必要なものは揃う、都会と田舎の中間のようなところです。
14歳の長女と11歳の長男、6歳の次女(2022年現在)がおり、大変にぎやかです。子供が好きな方大歓迎です。

夫婦は二人とも海外(南米、アジア)で生活経験があるので、異文化への理解はある方だと思います。
年間を通じて旬の野菜を多数栽培しているので、いろいろな農作業が体験できます。個人宅への宅配というスタイルなので、配達に同行し消費者との交流ができます。
近隣生産者や飲食店経営者と交流があり、たくさんの消費者や異業種の仲間との交流ができます。

農産加工のグループにも入っており、味噌や漬物など、日本の伝統的な保存食や加工品の作り方が学べます。
主人はサッカー観戦が好きと釣りが大好きで、一緒にサッカーの話(英語/スペイン語でも可)ができる方は大歓迎です。


Moka city PV
"Spring" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW91asaRVok
"Summer" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-RZiYSsqQI
"Autum" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zWrqL8tnkQ&sns=fb "Manmarunouen" 0:37~0:41
"Winter" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnumkJplqIk

FAQ(よくあるご質問)
●農園への行き方は?
東京方面からはJR秋葉原駅から出ている関東焼き物ライナー(バス)が便利です。

秋葉原駅→(関東焼き物ライナー2.5時間)益子駅→(真岡鉄道10分)北真岡駅→(徒歩15分)まんまる農園
※曜日時間天候などによっては駅まで迎えに行くことも可能です。
お尋ね下さい。

また成田空港から真岡行きの直行バスが運行開始しました。
成田方面からの方はご利用ください。

●WiFi環境ありますか?
はい、あります。お使いください。

英語訳:
Moka city. Tochigi prefecture is not far from Tokyo.
It takes 2 and a half hours to come here from Tokyo.

The place where we live in is not in the city but is not exactly in the rural areas, and is quiet and peaceful.
You will have many exciting and many attractive experiences.

We have daughter(14years old)a son(11 years old)and 6years old little girl(*2022)
They are welcoming and friendly. (sometimes too much)

We hope that the WWOOFer who comes here likes children.

I and my wife have much experience living in foreign countries(Latin America and Asia).
So we can understand different cultures and ways of living.

We grow organic vegetables and deliver them directly to our customers. You are able to experience growing different kinds of vegetables.

Every month, we make agricultural products from the vegetables we grow. We make food products such as "miso", "udon", "pickles", "basil paste".
We will teach you how to make traditional preserves products with other friends.

I love to watch football very much, and my daughter has been practicing Dance for six years. It would be good if the WWOOFer who comes shares the same interests as us.
My favorite GHIBLI movies are "Whisper of my heart" "Only yesterday"
and my wife`s are "Castle in the sky" and "Kiki's delivery service "

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Moka city Promotion Video
"Spring" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW91asaRVok
"Summer" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-RZiYSsqQI
"Autumn" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zWrqL8tnkQ&sns=fb "Manmarunouen" 0:37~0:41
"Winter" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnumkJplqIk

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=How can I arrive at your farm?

The transportation company started a new service from 11th September 2015!
This service helps the WWOOFer to come to our farm easily.

It takes 1H45min. from Narita Airport directly to our city!

check it out.
>>> http://www.kantobus.co.jp/airport/maronie01.html


*First choice(for the WWOOFers who want to visit Tokyo.)
Narita Airport--"1"-- Ueno Sta.(Tokyo)--"2"--Akihabara Sta.(Tokyo) --"3"--Mashiko Sta. (Tochigi)

**Second choice(for the WWOOFers who want to come to our place directly and easily)
Narita Airport--"4"--Moka

***Third choice(for the WWOOFers who come from the northern part of Japan.)
JR Utsunomiya Sta. (Tochigi) --"5"--Moka eigyosyo (Moka office*Terminal)

"1" Keisei sky-liner :http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/skyliner/jp/

"2" JR Yamanote line

"3" KANTOU YAKIMONO LINER: http://www.ibako.co.jp/highway/kasama/from_akihabara_highway.html

"4" Narita Line 'Maronie-go'(highway bus)
:http://www.kantobus.co.jp/airport/maronie01_0911.html

"5" Toya bus(Local bus): http://www.toya108.jp/public/_upload/type017_32_1/file/file_14256021070.pdf
Find the word "JR宇都宮駅" and "真岡営業所"


FAQ.
=How do we do after arriving at the station?
There is a public phone in front of each station.
Please call me.

=Do you have "WiFi" access?
Yes, we have. And you can use it.

=Should we prepare equipment for farming?
No, you need not. We have some labor boots, and there is a farmer's shop near our place.
We can get everything about farming at the shop. No problem.
Please prepare a hat and workwear.

**last update June 4th, 2019.
WE ARE ACCEPTING WWOOFers
約一年ぶりにウーフホストを再開しました!
過去に50人ほど受け入れたことのある5年目のホストです。
栃木県真岡市で有機野菜を育てています。

子どもが3人いて常ににぎやかで慌しい我が家ですが、
ご連絡いただき、楽しんですごしていただければ幸いです。

※新型コロナウィルスの影響により、受け入れをしばらく休止します。
沈静化しましたら速やかに再開したいと思いますので、
またプロフィール欄を訪問いただければ幸いです。

最終更新日2020年3月23日
Thank you for visiting our profile.

We are Bio vegetable farmer, live in Moka city Tochigi Pref.
We have received about 50 WWOOFers from all over the world since 2014.
We hope you would get a great experience and a good memory on our farm.

**We are sorry that we are not able to accept WWOOFers now.
We do though want to have WWOOFers after this coronavirus outbreak settles down.
Please contact us again in a few months, if you are still WWOOFing in Japan.

**Last update **
23rd March 2020.