Member for
18 years
User ID
  • Mini Hotel or Pension
  • Snowboarding
  • Skiing
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
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
  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • We cook various international meals
  • We sometimes cook Asian types of food
  • We sometimes cook Western types of food
  • We always cook homemade meals
We drink and if WWOOFers like drinking, we may have opportunities to drink sometimes
No, nobody smokes
  • In the mountains
  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Quiet place
  • 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)
  • More Than Three Story House
  • Other
  • Dog
  • All Year Round
  • A Few Weeks to a Few Months
  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome
Up to Five
20 to 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
  • Siblings WWOOFing together
It is not possible
  • No conditions. If we do not have other WWOOFers or other WWOOFer reservations, we welcome all WWOOFers
  • Any gender
  • Under 20
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who have much physical strength
  • WWOOFers who like nature
  • WWOOFers who are interested in food
  • WWOOFers who can cook
  • WWOOFers who like doing house chores, for example cooking, cleaning and washing
  • WWOOFers who can clean rooms
  • WWOOFers who like animals
  • WWOOFers who like outdoor sports
  • WWOOFers who can talk to people well and serve our customers and guests well
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like talking to people
  • 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 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
  • General living and accommodation related activities
Usually 6 hours or less a day
  • In a room in the house where the Host family live
  • Using a bed
  • One big room for several WWOOFers
  • Usually with the Host
We can cook for even Vegans
Yes, at a designated location
  • Yes, but it is limited
At least one of our Host members has much time to communicate with WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese now but they have to have a will to learn Japanese
  • No, WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese if they speak English
  • Japanese
  • English
  • German
Our pension is found in the northern area of Honshu. Though there are many surrounding ski and snowboard resorts, Appi Kogen is basically in our front yard!

Appi Kogen is an all season resort with great activities to partake in throughout every season. Whether it be Winter, Spring, Fall, or Summer, you are bound to have a great time. During the winter, Appi Kogen is amazing for people active in snow sports. The atmosphere is perfect; from staff to guests, slopes to home, it doesn't get much better. Also, while wwoofing at our pension, you will recieve a season pass so you can enjoy the mountain during all the free time you have.

Come the spring season, the sun starts shining, and the fun only continues! Aside from skiing and snowboarding, many more outdoor actvities become available. This area is truly a beautiful place all year-round. As everything begins to bloom, including the many sakura (cherry blossoms), an array of color can be seen everywhere. Hiking and bike riding is a great way to pass the time here if you would like to take some time off from your skis or snowboard.

Throughout summer, there is no skiing or snowboarding at Appi Kogen but they do offer many outdoor adventure opportunities. I would say that the summers here never get too hot, in comparrison with the rest of Japan, so you will always find yourself nice and comfortable. Appi also has a beautiful golf course which is definitely worth a visit or two when your up for good game.

Once fall comes around, and everyone is getting ready for another winter season, we truly just enjoy the nature that surrounds us. It's a relaxing transition into yet another fun-filled winter. No matter what, if you like a good scenery at an even better place I encourage you to contact us. Our wwoofers always have a great time here and we do the best we can to keep in touch and give further assistance to anyone who needs it. We've formed great contacts throughout Japan and it would be our pleasure to work with you!

Thanks and we hope to hear from you soon!
Currently we are looking for WWOOFer to come join our staff! This is snow country...but you will enjoy beautiful 4 seasons....
We are not hot even if in the summer time...You can enjoy your life without air conditioner....You can enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, running and play tennis.....
And if you can stay in winter(mid December to the end of March)you can enjoy ski and snowboard. And if you can stay more than 1month,you can get free ski pass...
Please join us! works together! talk together! eat together! enjoy together!
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