Fukaya

Ecovolunteering with a Japanese family in Fukaya, Japan


Ecovolunteering with a Japanese family in Fukaya, Japan

Japan as you have never seen it before!

Discover the Japanese agricultural life by participating in the daily life of a farming family!


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    Detailed programme

    Although the city of Fukaya is surrounded by mountains and its surroundings are rich in biodiversity, it is part of Greater Tokyo, the most populous megalopolis in the world. It is a 50-minute train ride from Tokyo itself, and the family that will host you lives there. This family of farmers cultivates many fruits and vegetables. Rice, tomatoes, radishes, eggplants, spinach; strawberries, mandarins... and many others! Their house was built by the couple's husband, they have 3 children who now live elsewhere. The tasks will be varied and will depend on the season and the weather, but if you like farming, helping out and discovering the way of life of a Japanese rural family, this program is for you! The family will be happy to host you for the duration of your stay.

    Depending on the season and weather, you will help the family with their daily chores. Taking care of fruits and vegetables, maintenance, plowing, driving farm equipment... It will also depend on your desires! In terms of hours, it will also vary according to the weather. You will work more in good weather, be off in rainy weather.
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Dates

The program will be available from 2023, the months of April, May and June, as well as October, November and December.

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    Location

    Fukaya City, located in Saitama Prefecture, is part of Greater Tokyo. Surrounded by a splendid natural setting, this city blends urban and rural landscape in a harmonious way.


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    Duration

    Two weeks (minimum) or four weeks. 

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    Eligibility

    ⦁ You must be of legal age 

    ⦁ Have a desire to help and share the daily life of a farming family

    ⦁ Be curious and outgoing

    ⦁ Love manual labor!

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    Accommodation

    You will stay in a homestay, in the family house built by the couple's husband. You will have a room, a closet, a table and a bed. Toilets and bathrooms are shared.

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    Tariff

    550,00 €

    fo 2 weeks.

    ⦁  4 weeks: 850€ 

    This price includes: 

    ⦁  Accommodation with 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    ⦁  Round trip transportation from Tokyo HANEDA airport only 

    ⦁  Association membership fee 

    What is not included:  

    ⦁  Travel to Japan 

    ⦁  Personal expenses (souvenirs) 

    ⦁  Public transportation

You can directly email us at
infos@aliore.org

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