Corto plazo
NICE-LI-IJ18-11 JAPÓN JAPÓN AGRI 02/11/2018 09/12/2018


Volunteers' main work is 1) supporting to make "Dried persimmon"(harvesting, pealing and drying), 2) discussing with local people about NEW idea of dried persimmon for activation, 3) organizing the event for local and do some other work for the community.

Accomodation and food

Renovated house (Japanese traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet and kitchen. Volunteers share their room with the other, and don't need to bring own sleeping bag. Volunteers prepare the meals by themselves. Wi-Fi can connect. Some mobile are not available.

Location and leisure

The southwest part of Fukui prefecture. Minami-echizencho, Imajo area is countryside, so sometime feel isolated, but you can enjoy local life in the very beautiful/traditional place. Dried persimmon is main industry in this area.

Project hosted by

Newly organized together with "Plus times", it is founded by local people to improve their community culture. In this area, there is depopulation problem especially young people. Local people hope to continue their special culture/products (ex. dried persimmon, beautiful forest, festival and so on) This group try to (1)revival the special product (2)organizing local event (3)promotion about this area with young voluntary power and new idea.

Additional comments

*Other activities : Participation in the local events, many opportunities to learn the local wisdom, etc. Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, temples and shrines). *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.


Language is basically Japanese, but sometimes English. Strong motivation to work with the host, respect to the local custom and life, open mind and flexibility.


Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal The closest International airport is Osaka (Kansai) airport. It takes 3.5 hours to the meeting point by express train. From Tokyo, 4.5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus (you need to arrive by 1st Nov. afternoon/ can leave campsite after 9th Dec. noon.) Languages spoken Japanese , English