Ozuchi 19-02

Ishikawa - Japon - Volontariat Moyen Terme

Environnemental - Agriculture

  • Volontariat International
  • 11-02-2019 - 26-03-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 0 de frais de participation
  • NICE-LI-OZ19-02


NICE have been organized together with "Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura" since 2013, founded by local people to keep the Japanese original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only 2 people live there! Still 10 houses are remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. This group try to improve this depopulation situation by young voluntary power. Volunteers have been tried to (1) agriculture, (2) maintain the forest, (3) organize the event of culture exchange for local people and (4) exchange of ideas for improvement regional development though workcamps.



Volunteers will do various work to activate the area and success their culture. Main work is shoveling the snow around houses in the area to protect the beautiful historic buildings and to keep the village's lifelines running.

Logement & Nourriture

Renovated house (Japanese traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. You don't need to bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers prepare the meals by themselves. Wi-Fi are not connected basically. There is a cat in this village.

Emplacement & Temps libre

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but you can enjoy mountain life in the very beautiful/traditional place. Charcoal making was main industry. (https://goo.gl/maps/kPUu666yx292) Terminal: The nearest airport is Kansai international airport. *But 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.


Some level of Japanese speaking skill as well as high motivation to learn and speak Japanese language is needed. High motivation to work hard and to enjoy simple mountain life in the isolated area. Respect for the local cultures and way of the local organization. Language: Some Japanese *Those who can manage to speak some of basic daily conversation in Japanese.

Notes Supplémentaires

There will be short term international workcamp from 12th - 25th Mar. [ The website of local organization ] https://www.facebook.com/ozuchi/