Member for
2 years
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  • Grain Farm
  • Tea Farm
  • Poultry Farm
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Farm Inn, Backpackers Lodge, Etc.
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Center for the Environment
  • 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)
  • Rice Farming
  • Tea Farming
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Eco-Farming
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Holding Courses for People to Experience Farming
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Forestry and the Use of Timber
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Camping
  • Slaughtering Chickens for Meat for Human Consumption
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Making Vine Baskets
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Bird Watching
  • Hot Spring
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 live in a satoyama, no TV, wood-burning bath, wood-burning stove, almost all vegetables are organic, we don't smoke, we try to adopt the traditional way of life, we live in an old house, we use many old things. We try and aim for a cyclical lifestyle. Our lifestyle is based on organic farming.
  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • We usually cook homemade meals
When we have a party or an event, we might drink with WWOOFers but these occasions are not so often
No, nobody smokes
  • In the mountains
  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • Outside the town
  • In a valley between mountains
  • Very quiet
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 1ha (100 a)
  • Large House
  • One Story House
  • Traditional farm house
  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Goats
  • Cat
  • Almost All Year Round
  • 4 to 7 Days
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • A Few Weeks to a Few Months
  • A Few Months
  • More Than a few Months
  • The period will be determined depending on our workload
  • The first 1 to 3 days will be a trial period. If we feel that the WWOOFer is not suited to our place, the activities we do and the people we are, then we ask them to leave
  • 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 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
  • WWOOFers do not need much physical strength but they should be able to do light activities
  • WWOOFers with absolutely no farming experience are welcome
  • WWOOFers who are planning to be a farmer
  • WWOOFers who want to learn farming skills
  • 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 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
  • 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 can learn things with the Host together
  • WWOOFers who have no dislikes about eating and food
  • WWOOFers who do not dislike insects
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • WWOOFers who do not have any animal allergies
  • WWOOFers who do not have allergy to eggs
  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • 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
  • Cultivation of farm land
  • Feeding livestock
  • Moving dung
  • General animal care
  • Shipping goods
  • Packing
  • Supporting deliveries
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Collecting garbage
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Making flower gardens
  • Maintaining tools & equipment
  • Building houses
  • Repairing houses
  • Painting
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Helping attending to customers in a shop
  • Shoveling snow
  • Pruning trees
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 house separate from the main house
  • In a WWOOFer & worker house (building)
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • Using a bed
  • In a tiny room
  • One room for one person
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • One big room for several WWOOFers
  • Usually with the Host
  • With other WWOOFers, trainees, etc.
  • Normally WWOOFers cook food for themselves using ingredients we give
  • Normally WWOOFers cook breakfast and dinner for themselves using ingredients we give them. We have lunch together
  • Normally WWOOFers fix breakfast for themselves using ingredients we give them. We have lunch and dinner together
Depends on the situation
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
  • 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

I became a new farmer in 2006, and live in an old private house where I run an organic farm, conventional crops, heirloom poultry farming, and homestay. I live in a satoyama that has been inhabited since the Jomon period. The area has been depopulated. My wife and I want to revitalize the community, maintain and manage the satoyama, promote immigration, and increase the number of people involved by communicating the satoyama lifestyle! We also live and work in the hope of learning, integrating, and passing on the wisdom and skills of the old ways of life based on permaculture from the elderly people around us. Of course, I am also engaged in daily work in the fields, poultry farming, mowing the banks, maintaining the hills behind the house, and repairing and cleaning up the facilities for overnight stays. If you want to live in a satoyama, start a new farming business, emigrate, or gain experience in a self-sufficient lifestyle, this is a good place to start and gain experience! Please come! Let's sweat it out together!

About the food
Our meals will consist mainly of rice, vegetables, eggs, and beans grown by us and our friends.
We do not always have the following ingredients on hand, so if you need them, please bring them with you or buy them at a nearby store. (Sometimes they are available)
Coffee, milk, cream, butter, cheese, sweets, seasonings with added amino acids
Please let us know if you are picky about food or if you wish to cook your own breakfast and dinner. We can give you the ingredients we have on the farm.
1月~2月 豆の選別、畑や田の整備
3月~ 畑や裏山の整備、鶏舎建設等


Longer stays are available for those who want to learn about how to live with the Japanese satoyama, learn how to grow native soybeans and azuki beans, and learn about natural poultry farming.
Please allow at least a couple of days for a reply. Please contact us well in advance.
From November to December, we will be threshing rice, harvesting and threshing beans, harvesting and threshing buckwheat, and harvesting and storing taro!
Winters are a bit cold as we are north of the Kanto region.
People are warm. (^^).
January-February Bean sorting, field and paddy field maintenance
March- Maintenance of fields and back fields, construction of chicken coops, etc.

Currently acceptable dates are
From March 20
We look forward to meeting you all!
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