Member for
8 years
Ayautagun, Ayagawa-cho
User ID
綾歌郡 綾川町
  • Vegetable Farm
  • Rice Farm
  • General Farm (grow various kinds of plants)
  • Orchard
  • Poultry Farm
  • Dairy Farm
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Arts and Crafts Studio
  • Building Studio
  • Nature Guide
  • Music School
  • Education Center
  • Ecotourism
  • Farm Inn, Backpackers Lodge, Etc.
  • Farm Restaurant, Farm Cafe
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Eco-Goods Sales, Natural Goods Shop
  • Center for the Environment
  • Welfare Center
  • Other
I have Pizza truck to go to sell Pizza in events.
  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Permaculture
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Diversified Farming with Some Livestock (Rotating Livestock and Crops to Produce Sustainability)
  • CSA, Community Supported Agriculture
  • Companion Plants
  • Small Scale, Large Variety Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Peach Orchard
  • Kaki (Persimmon) Orchard
  • Grape Orchard
  • Citrus Orchard
  • Herb Growing
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Producing Honey
  • Production of Non Genetically Modified Foods
  • Bio
  • Eco-Farming
  • A Farm for Tourism
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Holding Courses for People to Experience Farming
  • Courses or Lectures About Farming
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Solar Power
  • Using no Electrical Appliances
  • Using no Gas to Heat and Cook
  • Composting Toilet
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Peace in the World
  • Anti-Nuclear Power
  • Supporting Handicapped People
  • International Support
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Opportunities to Study English
  • Opportunities to Study Languages Other Than Japanese and English
  • An Educational Environment
  • Lectures or Classes for Learning About Nature
  • Environmental Education
  • Food and Farming Education
  • Music Concerts
  • Playing Musical Instruments
  • Lectures
  • Picking Up Garbage
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Hand-Made Houses
  • Hand-Made Goods
  • Hand-Made Soaps and Creams
  • Slow Food
  • Eating Brown Rice and Vegetables
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
  • Making Japanese Pickles
  • Baking Bread
  • Slaughtering Chickens for Meat for Human Consumption
  • Making Udon Noodles
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • How to Cook Generally
  • Producing Eco-Goods
  • Selling Natural Food
  • Holistic Remedies
  • Dancing Therapy
  • Zen
  • Making Wooden Things
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Making Seasonable Ornaments
  • Radio DJ
  • Riding a Mountain Bike
  • Playing Music with Local People
  • Playing Local Folk Music
  • Playing Japanese Traditional Music
  • Playing Western Music
  • Playing Western Traditional Music
  • Singing
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Dance
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Fishing
  • Traditional Japanese Family
About half organic
We are alternative people, and live an organic mentality
トランジションタウン綾川を立ち上げ、脱化石燃料依存の自立循環型コミュニティを目指し楽しく活動しています。未来型のオルタナティブな交流センターを製作中です。Zero Waste Cafe, Eco Guest House、Music & events.オーガニックマルシェやコンサート、絵画の展示、勉強会、お祭りの企画。野口整体、廃材建築、山羊と鶏の飼育、自然農、炭素循環農法、などを実践しています。

Launched a transition town Ayakawa, we have fun activities aimed at independence recycling community from fossil fuel dependency.
We are creating a futuristic alternative Exchange Center. Zero Waste Cafe, Eco-Guest house, Music & Events. We conduct organic markets and concerts, painting exhibitions, workshops, planning of the festival. We do other activities such as Noguchi manipulative, scrap wood construction, breeding of goats and chicken, natural farming, carbon cycle farming,etc.

The zero waste cafe is in renovation so we do a lot of construction work at this moment. We plan to open it in 2020 but we still runs small music events in it.

My name is Toyo and I am a local politician, something I am very busy with this job but some other time I will guide you in the tasks to do.
Tasks really change depending on the season, some of my friends and family have orchards so you can basically help them some days (oranges, peaches trees...). I have a lot of field around my propriety and if you want to experiment new way to grow vegetables I will be pleased.

I am very active in the local cultural events so you will probably experience some of them, most of the time I play Djembe (I learnt in Africa) so you can join and play at this kind of event. I can teach you some Djembe music. I also have a lot of instruments at my place and you will have free time to play music with it.

I have a Japanese traditional house next to my house and this is the place whereWWOOFers stay. This is very important to clean it and keep it tidy. Next to this house, there is a small guest house. This guest house is basically for 5 people and can be rent on Airbnb. Woofers help me to keep it clean and tidy and to prepare it when guest are coming.

I have a lot of animals (dogs, chicken, goats, cats) and one of the tasks as WWOOFer is to take care of them, cats and dogs are very friendly but goats can be shy. Moreover, you will taste our delicious fresh eggs !

I have a pizza truck opening every Sunday, but I will open it more days per week soon, I also bring it to events somethings to sell our pizza. The dough is handmade and bake with wood fire, I try to add ingredients from my farm (herb pesto...).

If you have some food restriction, woofers cook together so you will have to manage it. Don't worry, everybody is flexible. I will be here for every meals and I can cook some meals as well but most of the time I am too busy to cook.
In the cafe, you will experience to cook with fire stoves, it will be a great opportunity to improve your cooking skills.

Every day off are Thursday (but it might change), you can feel free to ask another day. You can enjoy visiting Onsen, Setouchi islands or the surrounded nature. You can reach Takamatsu with less than one hour by local train.

My place can offer you a lot of difference experiences and I am very open to new ideas to improve it. If you have some knowledges about farming, craft, wood construction, cooking, etc, you are more than welcome.
Some days a lot of woofers are staying so you can enjoy sharing your culture and making new friends.

Long stay is preferred, basically 1 month or more. I am flexible but my place need people who can stay a long time.

Find out more about this place via www.meguru.org
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook various international meals
  • We usually cook homemade meals
  • We never buy obento (lunch boxes) at convenience stores and supermarkets
  • We never eat fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, etc.
We do not drink much. If WWOOFers want to drink, they can bring their own drink but it has to be a little amount and of course it must not interfere with WWOOFing
No, nobody smokes
  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • Near a lake
  • 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 10 ha
  • Large House
  • Two Story House
  • Home-Made House
  • Typical Residential Home
  • Other
There are four buildings. residential, Working studio was remodeled Farmer's house, guest house, My house, and former factory site in renovated to Cafe
  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Chickens for Meat
  • Goats
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • All Year Round
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • A Few Weeks to a Few Months
  • A Few Months
  • More Than a few Months
  • 6 Months to One Year
  • For Long Stay Only
  • The period will be determined depending on our workload
  • 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 Ten
More Than 50
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of the same gender
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of different gender
  • A group of friends WWOOFing together
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple
  • A wife and husband and their child(ren)
  • A mother or a father and their child(ren)
  • Siblings WWOOFing together
Depends on the situation
  • No conditions. If we do not have other WWOOFers or other WWOOFer reservations, we welcome all WWOOFers
  • Any gender
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who have much physical strength
  • WWOOFers with absolutely no farming experience are welcome
  • WWOOFers who want to try organic farming
  • 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 are interested in doing the same activities as our trainees and our staff
  • WWOOFers who can do carpentry
  • WWOOFers who can use computers
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have a happy smile
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • Independent WWOOFers
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like local folk music
  • Other
Djembe Lovers
  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Sifting soil
  • Watering
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Threshing
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Cultivation of farm land
  • Feeding livestock
  • Moving dung
  • General animal care
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Collecting garbage
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Supporting camping grounds
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Making flower gardens
  • Making a bath using wood for fuel
  • Maintaining tools & equipment
  • Building houses
  • Repairing houses
  • Painting
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Teaching
  • Computer related
  • Helping with office activities
  • Helping with shop activities
  • Meeting / engaging with guests & customers
  • Helping attending to customers in a shop
  • Taking dogs for a walk
  • Washing
  • General living and accommodation related activities
  • Collecting info on seeds & recording
  • Collecting info of local walking lanes
  • Pruning trees
  • Making herbal products
  • Helping outdoor sports activities
  • Processing food
  • Making bread
  • Helping to prepare a new shop
  • Helping at events
  • Making handicrafts
  • Repapering paper sliding doors
WWOOFers have to volunteer longer hours as the our workers or trainees do. However, we think WWOOFers can learn many things through undertaking activities at our place, and so we think it is equal and fair
  • In a house separate from the main house
  • In a tent or a teepee
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One big room for several WWOOFers
  • Other
Japanese traditional house with tatami and futon only for woofers. The woofers house is next to my house.
  • With the Host
  • With other WWOOFers, trainees, etc.
  • Normally WWOOFers cook food for themselves using ingredients we give
  • Other
Breakfast starts around 7 am
Lunch is around 12
Dinner time is around 6pm
Ask us when contacting us
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
  • WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese now but they have to have a will to learn Japanese
  • Japanese
  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Other
Malinke language & Susu language
私たちは平和で自立した循環型社会の創造を目的としています。常にゼロベースで考え、変化に柔軟に対応していきたいと思っています。Think cosmically Act locally(宇宙的視点で考え、地域の活動で実践する)を合言葉に今一度、既存の価値観を宇宙の法にのっとって再構築していく活動です。地味な活動にこそ意義があります。どんなウーファーの方でも、得意なこと、長所を生かしてどんな形で社会貢献できるかを考えていきたいと思います。ネガティブ思考、批評家の方は合わないと思います。
We are for the purpose of creation of peaceful and self-sustaining recycling society. Always think in zero-based, and we want to continue to respond flexibly to changes. Think cosmically (considered in the cosmic perspective, and practice to in the activities of the region) Act locally now once in a slogan, it is an activity that is going to rebuild the existing values in the law of the universe. There is a significance to what sober activities. Even if you're any woofer, and I would like to think about whether society can contribute in any form taking advantage of the good things and strengths. Negative thinking, critics of people I think do not fit.
WWOOF Japan LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

Our Mission - About WWOOF - Become a WWOOFer - Contact Us