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NICE-20-0722A JAPÓN Katsuyama,Fukui, Japan ARCH,AGRI 22/07/2020 28/07/2020

Katsuyama 1(Fukui) | NICE-20-0722A | 2020-07-22 - 2020-07-28 | ARCH,AGRI | Age: 16 - 99


This workcamp has been organized with Ohara Eco Project (OEP) in cooperation with Katsuyama city government since 2009. There were 600 inhabitants in Ohara village with 90 houses 100 years ago, but now only 1 elder! OEP was founded by the local people in 2006 and has rehabilitated 7 houses of cultural heritage. They maintain and revive the trails and fields, organize the workcamps with NICE and run various eco tour, so got the best prize in the award of Creating Home Town by the national government in 2016! The family workcamp started since 2013 (President of NICE keeps joining as a leader with his kids) and hosted a lot of families from Japan, Asia, Europe and Americas with great success.

Work: Volunteer will help to 1) maintain the old houses (cleaning up, drying many sleeping mats, mixing clay, straw and water, etc.), 2) do farming (weeding in the green tea field that was abandon, etc.) and 3) do other community work (e.g., construction, chopping woods, trail maintenance). Children sometimes work with adults and other times play in the nature (river, etc.) by the assistance of some parents (by turns) and supporting vols.

Accomodation and food: A few rooms of the traditional renovated house! Meals will be cooked by turns. Sleeping bag is not necessary. Simple shower facilities. Clean toilets. You can see how the village looks like at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzGZvho8fVQ

Location: Katsuyama,Fukui, Japan

Location and Leisure: 200 km north east of Osaka. Katsuyama is an agricultural city and famous for dinosaurs discovery. Ohara village is located at 500 m a.s.l. and surrounded by the mountains with very rich nature (e.g., the spring water is drinkable and very tasty!). Leisure:Exchange parties, Excursion on a free day including the famous Dinosaurs Museum and its experience program of fossil excavation, etc.

Train/Bus station: The nearest international airport is Osaka. From Osaka/ Tokyo to the meeting point, it takes 3/ 5 hours by the bullet train and 5/ 11 hours by bus. If Tokyo, Vols. need to arrive at the airport in Narita or Haneda by 05:00 on Jul. 22 and can leave there after 23:00 on Jul. 28.

Requirements: Only families (Children should be 6-12 years old) can join this program. Basically, up to 4 persons (2 adults) per family. High motivation to work and cooperate. Respect to the local culture and way of the organization! Speaking Japanese language is welcomed!

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 10000 JPY