Volunteer will do various work to activate this village and preserve their culture and nature. Main work is 1)work for the community (e.g., reviving the abandon fields, chopping the fire woods, maintaining forest paths and maintain the ditch) and 2) support to renovate the old traditional house like as carrying the stuff, changing the floor, etc., 3). And do some other work for the community.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Renovated house (Japanese traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. You don't need to bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers sometime prepare the meals by themselves. Wi-Fi are not connected basically.
Locatie en vrije tijd
About 200 km north east of Osaka. Katsuyama is an agricultural city and famous for dinosaurs discovery. Ohara village is located at 500 a.s.l., and surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but very beautiful place. (https://goo.gl/maps/vVNx8xxrxzD2)
Leisure: Exchange parties, visit to the Dinosaurs Museum, hot spring, etc.
Study theme: We may have time for discussion about “Best practice to revive depopulated areas in each country and their networking”.
High motivation to work hard and simple mountain life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Speaking Japanese language is welcomed!
Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also, the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture.