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7 years
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  • Rice Farm
  • Orchard
  • Poultry Farm
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Kaki (Persimmon) Orchard
  • Berry Orchard
  • Producing Honey
  • Production of Non Genetically Modified Foods
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
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 have six chickens and they provide us with enough eggs to eat. WWOOFers will be staying in a room made almost entirely from recycled materials.
  • We usually eat vegetables and rice but we have meat and fish if we are given it
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook various international meals
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We always cook homemade meals
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
  • 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 different places and the atmosphere stated pertains to our home
Within 0.5 ha (50 a)
  • Large House
  • One Story House
  • Two Story House
  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Dog
  • Cat
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • 4 to 7 Days
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • The period will be determined depending on our workload
We welcome one WWOOFer at a time, and a few WWOOFers too can stay with us simultaneously
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
  • Siblings WWOOFing together
It is not possible
  • Any gender
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • In their 50s
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who want to learn farming skills
  • WWOOFers who want to try organic farming
  • WWOOFers who are interested in farming
  • WWOOFers who are interested in food
  • WWOOFers who can cook
  • WWOOFers who can talk to people well and serve our customers and guests well
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who do not have any animal allergies
  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Threshing
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Taking dogs for a walk
  • Pruning trees
Usually 6 hours or less a day
  • In a house separate from the main house
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • With the Host
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
It depends on the activities we are doing at our place at the time, however, we usually have time to communicate with WWOOFers
  • No
  • Japanese
  • English
I am an Australian and my wife is Japanese, and we have been living at her family's farmhouse now for 10 years. It is a quiet village in Yamanashi, just outside Kofu. We have 5 rice fields where my wife's father has been harvesting rice without tilling the soil for 20 years. We grow heritage rice, without using any chemicals or chemical fertilizers.
We are using permaculture principles to redesign the area of the farm around our house, trying to incorporate the garden production and chicken run into the living area as smoothly as possible. Essentially that means trying to maximize the utility of every part of available space, with minimum external inputs and minimal wastage, while keeping it fun to use and be in at the same time.
The work may include tidying up fields, pruning trees, creating firewood, preparing nursery beds, planting seedlings, while the projects that we are working on may include fixing the chicken run, building a fence line, building raised beds, building a pergola, trellising raspberries etc. Of course, we can't do all of these things, but we will do some of them.
Unfortunately we cannot accept people for stays of less than 10days as we are only a small farm.
Because we live on the edge of town there are plenty of nice walks and we have a great view of the mountains. We are also only 10mins walk from one of the best hot springs in Yamanashi. We get along well with our neighbours so there is plenty of chances to meet some of the local people. Our farmhouse is quite big, so there is plenty of room to relax.
My hobby is juggling so if you want to learn or practice we have all the equipment that you need.

There are four humans, one dog, two cats and 6 chickens.
We are new to WWOOFing so we can only take a couple of WWOOFers at a time, until we see how things work, but we will be really grateful if you can come and help us out. Looking forward to meeting you!!
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