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NICE-20-V0605A JAPÓN Kamimamakuchi, Ishikawa, Japan AGRI,SPOR 05/06/2020 08/06/2020

Kamimamakuchi VS(Ishikawa) | NICE-20-V0605A | 2020-06-05 - 2020-06-08 | AGRI,SPOR | Age: 18 - 99

NICE have been organized together with Satoyama Shizen Gakko Komatsu Takigahara (nature school), founded in 2011 to teach attraction and importance of Satoyama forest. Depopulation (especially of youth) is a serious problem here similarly in many other country sides. This village have only 20 families and few young people. It is difficult to keep traditional culture, so we aim to help keeping this landscape/cultures and telling Satoyama’s attraction by young power! This village have welcomed volunteers since 2013, and they tried to start a new project with them. Local people really welcome to coming the new people!

Work: Main work is (1) Participation in local sports festivals, running, jumping and so on, (2) Helping Agriculture with local people. We may possibly also support to do some other work for the community.

Accomodation and food: The community center in the village. There are clean kitchen and toilet. Volunteers take a shower in the kindly local peoples houses. Please bring sleeping bag! Volunteers prepare the meals by themselves. Wi-Fi are not connected basically.

Location: Kamimamakuchi, Ishikawa, Japan

Location and Leisure: Ishikawa prefecture is almost middle of Japan. Campsite is very small village located in South part of Ishikawa prefecture. There are rice fields, historical shrine, and beautiful nature. (https://goo.gl/maps/JBr8Py5WowS2) Leisure: Exchange parties with local people, trekking and hot spring etc.

Train/Bus station: Komatsu is nearest airport (domestic line). The closest International airport is Osaka (Kansai). It takes 4 hours by express train. From Tokyo (Narita/Haneda), 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus (you need to arrive by 4th Jun. afternoon/ can leave campsite after 8th noon.)

Requirements: High motivation to work hard and seriously and enjoy simple countryside life. Speaking Japanese language is welcomed!

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 10000 JPY