Maki 19-05

Moyen Terme

Nagano - Japon

Social - Agriculture

  • Volontariat International
  • 11-05-2019 - 04-08-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 12000 JPY de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: NICE-LI-MK 19-05


Organized together with Maki Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG). KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Maki Farm has 5-10 members and is located in a very isolated area (no accessible for cars and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains!), so once it became an abandon village in 1970s. Tateya is one branch of KG.



We will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and hens, etc.) and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help their house work, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and tough.

Logement & Nourriture

Building a straw roof (traditional house in Japan!) in farm, cooking as a group by turn (Vegetarian is possible!)

Emplacement & Temps libre

In the deep mountain. Very isolated, but beautiful village near “Japanese Northern Alps”. About 900 meters above sea level. Something remained here that most of Japanese areas have lost in modernization. Terminal: From Tokyo to the meeting point, 4 hours by express train or 6-8 hours by bus and train. *Volunteer needs to book the flight ticket to Narita or Haneda international airport for joining the orientation / evaluation seminar, also needs to arrive in Japan on the day before the orientation and can leave Japan after 22:00 on the last day.


Beginner level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. High motivation to work hard to simple mountain life in the isolated area. Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful! Language: English and Japanese *A few locals can speak English.

Notes Supplémentaires

*Other activities : Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Trekking. *Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month). (*No fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.) *Term : If you want to participate in dates other than the above (either shorter or longer), please choose your start / end date among the following seminar dates. [ 11-12 May. / 03-04 Aug. / 19-20 Sep. ]