04.Sep - 17.Sep 2017
Ishikawa , Japon


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • MANU
  • AGRI
  • NICE-17-113
Age minimum : 16
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR


Revive the abondon, but beautiful village by maintenance of the forests and fields. You can enjoy very beautiful Japanese nature and culture! You feel REAL JAPAN!

  • Code : NICE-17-113
  • Dispo : 1M (Total Part 7)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / JAP
  • Age : 16 - 99


NICE – NGO/ NPO to organize workcamps and other voluntary service projects mainly in Japan – Founder &Treasurer of NVDA/ Member of CCIVS and ALLIANCE/ Partner of SCI – Enjoying to create a new global age by mentally young people! — 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. Votunteers have been tryed 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.


We will do various work to activate Ozuchi village and preserve their culture and nature. Main works are (1) harvesting rice and manitain rice fields,(2) maintaining vegetables’ fields for sustainable life (3) school visiting and organizing events with local old people for culture exchange. And do some other work for the community. — Study Theme : Best practice to revive depopulated areas in each country and their networking. — Please see the long term goal of this project as "Local SDGs" at https://www.slideshare.net/niceworkcamp/ w2-67954709 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!)


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, Internet and mobile cannot connected.


Exchange parties with local people etc. Volunteers get knowledge about actions for developing local village. Also the basic knowledge of the Japanese language and local culture. — The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry. (https://goo.gl/maps/kPUu666yx292)


High motivation to work hard and simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization. Speaking Japanese language is welcomed! — Komatsu airport is nearest.Osaka (Kansai) airport (3.5 hours by express train). From Tokyo, 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus (For Narita airport, you need to arrive by 3rd Sep. afternoon/ can leave there after 17th Sep. noon.)

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