Six miles away

A big part of our world trip is to do volunteer work in every country we visit. This way, we can travel long term as we are provided with free accommodation and food, in return for our help a few hours a day.


Homestays, Volunteering & Working Holidays in Japan


Japan is often expensive for tourists, so volunteering is a great alternative to save money while traveling there. Depending on what you like to do, you can help take care of the elderly or children, teach languages, cleaning, cooking and other activities.


We are located in the heart of rural Japan in Gifu Prefecture. A place where nature and history can be felt everywhere. Far from the busy and high-tech city, Gifu area and it’s mountains have preserved incredible traces of the past and it’s traditions.

Akariya antique

Passionate collectors in Europe and the United States are spurred on to collect masterpieces, and in Japan, the circle of people who know the charm is gradually expanding.

MAKI Gallery

MAKI was originally established in 2003 as SAKURADO FINE ARTS, later changing its name to the present one to reflect its focus on emerging artists, while continuing to specialize in post-war and contemporary Japanese art. 

Japanese Gallery Kensington

Japanese Gallery Kensington holds one of the largest collections of Japanese Art and Antiques. Browse our catalogue for original woodblock prints, exquisite ceramics, lacquerware, inro, netsuke, Japanese swords, sword accessories and more.

Onishi Gallery

Onishi Gallery is proud to proud to feature the best of Japanese metalwork and represents many of its leading contemporary practitioners, including nine who have been designated Living National Treasures.

Eighty Days Inc

We envision a world in which tourism can promote positive change for both travellers coming from afar and the locals who welcome them.

Dragonfly Tours Japan

Welcome to Dragonfly Tours Japan, where you will find enthralling holidays and tours in Japan brought to you by guides who are passionate about their country and want to share it with you.

Walk Japan

Walk Japan provides authentic and enjoyable tours to discover Japan, its people, society and culture.

Outdoor Japan

Outdoor Japan has been the leading resource for adventure travel, off-the-beaten path travel and outdoor fun in Japan since 2000.

Mt. Fuji Satoyama

Mt. Fuji Satoyama Vacation is a beautiful retreat site, luxurious camping facility, and ecotourism hub centered around the Japanese concept of “Wa”, harmony in English and exclusively available for guests of En-Ya Mt. Fuji Ecotours.

Eco Tours Japan

AUTHENTIC RURAL JAPAN TOURS IN YAMANASHI, KATSUNUMA & MT. FUJI WORLD HERITAGE: Our customized tailor-made private tours in Japan offer you the chance to discover and experience authentic rural Japan your way! With Eco Tours Japan you can enjoy a comfortable travel style that best suits your particular interest and ability.


Beside Ago Bay, amid the forested hills of Ise-Shima, the ryokan-inspired onsen resort of Amanemu invites guests into a sanctuary of restorative peace. Bask in mineral-rich hot springs, walk ancient pilgrim trails and explore a sublime coastline. 


What you will probably like: The kindness, hospitality and remarkable skills of Master Miyasaka. The Onsen, hot springs, all around. The cultural immersion aspect of this experience. That training and accommodation happen in the same house. The unusual combination of a Kyudo Master owning a traditional hostel in a beautiful part of Japan.


The Yamabushido Solo Retreat is a new program to offer you a flexible, customized environment where you can hang out in the beautiful Japanese mountains. We’ll organize for you a curated and customized experience in which we’ll take care of your accommodation, transport, meals, internet access, and you can just live here in the mountains.

Beppu Zen Retreat

A unique homestay experience offering a kind and gentle introduction to Zen meditation and the Zen Buddhist lifestyle awaits you in the peaceful village of Hiji, only 10 minutes away from the famous tourist center and hot spring capital of Japan, the city of Beppu.

Guest House KURA

Guest House KURA is the only budget hostel that will bring you back in time to experience the classical Japan! This will be your home away from home. If you are on a long journey visiting big cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, or Hiroshima, and you are now looking for a place to relax, feel […]

Guest house Richi-Yado

In the centre of a small Japanese fishing village, at the base of a sacred mountain, Richi-Yado is an innovative concept in accommodation. Neither a hotel nor a hostel, the guest house in Mikuriya provides both privacy and communal spaces. Guests can experience living in a small and friendly rural community, an encounter mirrored by […]

Kamakura Guesthouse

On the mountain side of Shonan, far behind the Great Buddha, a light-lit house. A warm wooden house with a large hearth and a large Hashiramiya carpenter who protects the house. The smell of tatami mats, the sunny porch is nostalgic, like a grandma’s house. I’m sure that the flow of time here will give you peace […]