Volunteers will help local farmers to take care of terraced rice fields by weeding and harvesting. Volunteers will also work on cutting grass in the abandoned farmlands, making herb garden, and woodwork in the village. The contents of work can be changed due to weather and local needs, please be flexible!
Volunteers will stay in shared room. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is NOT needed.
Kamogawa city is in southern Chiba pref. It takes only 2 hours from the central Tokyo by bus, whereas you can enjoy its rich nature such as beautiful coastline and terraced rice fields.
This project has been organized with Association for Activating Hiratsuka area (AAH) since 2017. AAH is formed by local farmers with the aim of utilization local resources to increase the attractiveness of Hiratsuka area by maintaining hiking trails, making a local sightseeing map, organizing local festivals and so on. AAH also has cooperated with Tennen-mura for revival of abandoned farmland such as traditional terraced rice fields. Tennen-mura (means ‘Natural Village’) is an institution providing people from city opportunities to experience farming and country life. Volunteer power from all over the world is expected to vitalize the aging community.
Interest in Japanese agriculture and positive attitude to work outside in hot weather are needed.
Other activities: Cultural exchange party with local people, hiking, and traditional hand crafts etc.