WWOOF Japan Host List

This list is divided into 8 broad regions, and the prefectures of each region. There are 47 prefectures.
1. If you know which prefecture you are interested in, click one prefecture (If you don’t, you can click “LONG list”)
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4. The host profile will come up.

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(1) Hokkaido

Hokkaido is the second largest Japanese island and northernmost of the archipelago. The climate is cold in winter and mild in summer and is the only part of Japan that does not have a wet season. Much of Hokkaido is unspoiled and very beautiful and it is a paradise for nature lovers, hikers and skiers. The international airport is Chitose and from Tokyo, it's about 90 minutes. Travel time by train from Tokyo to Sapporo, via an undersea tunnel, is around 11 hours and there are sleeper trains nightly. There are also ferry services to other parts of Japan. Hokkaido has many beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, coastlines and farmlands. The island produces dairy foods as well as rice and vegetables.

All Hokkaido hosts
Japan Map - Hokkaido

(2) Tohoku area

Tohoku means north east and the area comprises the north eastern part of the main island called Honshu. Surrounded by ocean on three sides, most of this vast region is made up of forested mountains. The area is largely agricultural. It is famous for having some of the country's finest rice, sake (rice wine) and apples. Local craft products include traditional kokeshi dolls and various kinds of lacquerware goods. From Tokyo's domestic airport, Haneda, the flying time to Aomori is 70 minutes. The bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka takes about 3 hours.

All Tohoku hosts

Hosts By Prefecture
Japan Map - Tohoku

(3) Kanto area

The Kanto is Japan's largest plain and very densely populated. The large cities of Tokyo and Yokohama are located in the Kanto Region. The Chichibu-Tama National Park offers opportunities for hiking and enjoying nature. There is a long-standing rivalry between the Kansai region and it's main city of Osaka and Tokyo. Kansai residents consider Tokyo people stuck-up and shallow, while in Tokyo, Kansai people are thought of as too direct and obnoxious.

All Kanto hosts

Hosts By Prefecture
Japan Map - Kanto

(4) Chubu area

The Chubu area is in the center of Japan and includes the Japan Alps, made up of three mountain ranges, the Hida, Kiso and Akaishi Mountains,that run north south. The coastal region between the Alps and the Sea of Japan is known as Hokuriku. The area offers, hiking and skiing, hot springs and places of historical interest. Niigata and Nagano Prefectures are particularly famous for their rice and rice products such as Japanese rice wine ('sake' in Japanese).

All Chubu hosts

Hosts By Prefecture
Japan Map - Chubu

(5) Kansai area

Kansai includes the the area of Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto and Nara. There is a long standing rivalry between the Kansai and Kanto peoples. Kansai has two major airports, Kansai International Airport, and Osaka International Airport. There are services from these airports to all parts of Japan, with flights to and from Tokyo taking 1 hour. By bullet train it is about 3 hours to Tokyo from Osaka, Kyoto is 20 minutes, and Nara approximately 30 minutes.

All Kansai hosts

Hosts By Prefecture
Japan Map - Kansai

(6) Chugoku area

The Chugoku Area is the western part of Honshu, the main island. It is connected by bridges with both Shikoku to the south and Kyushu to the west. It is divided by the Chugoku Mountains,which run east west, into the San in region facing the Sea of Japan and the San-yo region facing the Inland Sea. Towns famous for pottery can be found here.

All Chugoku hosts

Hosts By Prefecture
Japan Map - Chugoku

(7) Shikoku area

Shikoku is the smallest of Japan's four main islands and is said to have the least foreign visitors. It has a reputation for festivals, beautiful coastline and the best noodles in Japan. From Tokyo by air, it takes about 90 minutes to reach the cities in the area. There are also many ferry routes from Shikoku and Honshu and Kyushu.

All Shikoku hosts

Hosts By Prefecture
Japan Map - Shikoku

(8) Kyushu / Okinawa area

Kyushu is the third largest and most southern of Japan's four main islands. There are a number of active volcanoes on the island and many host springs. By plane it takes about 1 hour 40 minutes to the major cities from Tokyo and 1 hour from Osaka. The trip from Tokyo to Fukuoka by bullet train takes about 6 hours. There is a tunnel and bridge connecting Kita Kyushu with Shimonoseki on Honshu.

All Kyushu / Okinawa hosts

Hosts By Prefecture
Japan Map - Kyushu

Map of Japan

Key to terms used in Host details:

Tsubo: A measurement used for land size equal to 3.3 square meters.
Tan: A measurement used for land size equal to 992 square meters.
Cho: A measurement used for land size equal to 9,917 square meters.
Mura: This word appears hyphenated in addresses and means village,
Machi: This word appears hyphenated in addresses and means town,.
Cho: This word appears hyphenated in addresses and means town.
Shi: This word appears hyphenated in addresses and means city.
Ken: Means prefecture.

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