Member for
8 years
User ID
  • General Farm (grow various kinds of plants)
  • Poultry Farm
  • Apiary
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • A Baker
  • A Sweets Producer
  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Aigamo Method (Duck Method)
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Producing Honey
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Using Well Water
  • Rocket Stove
  • Peace in the World
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Food and Farming Education
  • Thatched Roof Houses
  • Slow Food
  • Producing Miso
  • Producing Soya Sauce
  • Making Japanese Pickles
  • Baking Bread
  • Baking Bread Using Natural Yeast
  • Slaughtering Chickens for Meat for Human Consumption
  • Producing Processed Food
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • Roadside Store Selling Food Directly to the Public
  • Selling Natural Food
  • Snowboarding
  • Skiing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Hot Spring
  • Traditional Japanese Family
  • Traditional Japanese Family Style of 3 or 4 Generations Living Together
70 to 90% 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 are committed to work for social and environmental welfare. We try to be highly self-sufficient. During winter we use a homemade brick rocket-stove for heating and cooking. We eat our own farm’s produce all-year round. We use additive-free ingredients and seasonings in all our cooking. We also don’t use refined white sugar.
  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We always cook homemade meals
  • We never 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
Yes, at designated location
  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • Near the mountains
  • Very quiet
  • 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 5 ha
  • Thatched roof house
  • Traditional farm house
  • Other
Our home is a traditional straw thatch roof house; however, due to this regions’ tremendous snowfall, most homes thatch roofs are now covered with metal sheeting. A small two-story contemporary design home is attached to the main building, but is rather old as well. This is where my wife, my small children, and I live together. The rocket stove is here too.
  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Aigamo Ducks
  • Dog
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • One Night
  • A Few Days
  • 4 to 7 Days
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • A Few Weeks to a Few Months
  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome
  • 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 group of friends WWOOFing together
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple
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.
  • A wife & husband couple, or a couple
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • 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
  • Active WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who can undertake activities without supervision
  • WWOOFers who can be fine with humid hot summer
  • WWOOFers who have a will to learn the native language(s)
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Sprinkling chicken droppings
  • Wiping eggs
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Threshing
  • Getting rid of rice husks
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Producing fodder
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Feeding livestock
  • Moving dung
  • General animal care
  • Shipping goods
  • Packing
  • Cleaning
  • Washing the dishes
  • Looking after children
  • Helping attending to customers in a shop
  • Processing food
  • Helping at events
  • Other
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
  • Usually with the Host
Depends on the situation
Yes, at a designated location
  • Yes, after volunteering time
If we do not have any language barriers, we 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
  • Mandarin Chinese




We strive to live a mostly self-sufficient lifestyle. We grow our own food, especially lots of long-lasting rice, potatoes, and beans. In winter we heat our home and cook our food with a rocket stove. We avoid using petroleum energy products and gather firewood instead.

We are a small farm, but we are unique in that you can experience the full progression from raising produce and processing to sales. Our own rice is ground into flour and we use it to make bread and other baked goods. We flavor our sweets with our own produce as well as honey from our own beehives. These flavors include wildflower honey of the Japanese bee, outdoor-cultivated passion fruit, and black sesame. We also make the hard-to-find 100% rice flour bread. We often sell our goods at events and in temporary food stalls. We deeply appreciate our customers and strive to delivery excellent products and services. From these face-to-face interactions, we hope to increase our customer base.

We strive to grow all of our produce (except for cucumbers) without pesticides, herbicide, or chemical fertilizers. We are also employing a new farming method known as the Pyrrole Agriculture Method to increase naturally occurring bacteria and microbes that are beneficial to plants. Since we don’t use herbicide in the rice fields, it is necessary to remove weeds. If weeds are not removed, then the rice stalks and our other plants will not fully grow and output will drop. We also keep Japanese honey bees. You can learn how to build a beehive box, how to attract bees to it, and how to maintain and manage the beehive box and colony. Finally, we grow soy beans and make our own miso (a fermented soybean paste essential to Japanese cuisine).

There is a village called Nozawa-onsen nearby. It is very famous for hot springs. After working, we can go enjoy the baths. There are not only hot springs, but restaurants and hot spring culture to enjoy as well.
We are looking for a WWOOFer who can stay from late May to early June. Let's have a wonderful experience with us.

We will start recruiting for help from spring. We will start accepting from around the middle of April.

I will be busy preparing for the sow after the snow melts. Eight minutes of the arrangement, 1 year is decided by how well you cut the start. Let's sweat on agricultural work while feeling spring together.

After farming work, there is a hot spring nearby, so I think you can refresh yourself.

Especially in early June after rice planting in late May, there is a lot of preparation and effort to release ducks and ducks into the rice fields.

I take care of chickens all year round.

Please apply.
We can not accept ,every year 13~15 August.

We can accept you in spring.Start to April middle.

Spring is set up vegetable field. After plant baby leafs and seeds.

we need your "help"

June is very busy. Organic rice fields is important. Weeding is interesting. You can connect the earth and meditation. Let’s enjoy!

Middle of April to bigining of May :Spring is set up vegetable field.
Build the chiken house.

Middle of May : Plow the field to prepare to plant (potatoes and so on).

End of May : Summer vegetable plantation. Prepare to start the rice field. Honey bees hunting.

Bigining of June : Rice and soybean plantation. Rice field weeding.
Middle of June : Rice field and vegetables field weeding. Onion harvest.
And happy harvest!only this season in a year,Nemagaritake bamboo shoots harvest in the mountains. It's very exciting and delicious.
Let's go adventure!

Last of June : Rice and vegetables field weeding.garlic and zucchini harvest. Passionfulit pollinzation every day.

July:cucumber harvest and field weeding. July end,I will have chicken. Need to support startups.

August beginning:potato and cucumbers harvest.
All season Chicken management.
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