[Global Experience] Island living in JAP/CH/ENG, beautiful ocean is right in front of us!

Ota, Sado-shi, Niigata-ken
1-2day〜

Local Characteristics

Sado Island is the largest remote island in the Sea of Japan, and the clarity of the sea is outstanding. Our house is located in the southeastern part of Sado Island, in a village facing the Kosado Coast.

Concept

We will interact with like a family wherever you came from. You can sit back and relax, also have a great experience with abundance nature.

3 Key Points

1Host’s introduction

Vivi, a Taiwanese host, moved to Sado Island in 2022 with her daughter on a remote island study program. Since then, she has been working on Sado Island in the Taiwan inbound tourism business, a private accommodation business (at home), a Japan-Taiwan parent-child Sunmar camp, and a remote Japanese language class for Taiwanese children.

2You can interact with people like this!

Interact with local children and adults, as well as travelers and immigrants from around the world who visit the area.

3You can experience like this!

You can enjoy " Petit Migration and Nature Experience".
You can enjoy bonfires, barbecues, fishing, cycling, etc.
Refresh yourself in the quiet and relaxing countryside.
We also offer Taiwanese cuisine such as lu-lo-han and dumplings etc.
Depending on the timing, we can introduce you to a part-time job as a persimmon farmer in the area.
You can participate in local festivals and events such as Onidaiko.
Tours and tastings of nearby sake breweries. Those interested in sake brewing can be introduced to the brewery (self-pay).

Typical One-Week Stay

Days 1-2: Participate in helping or community activities
Examples: Mottainai Center, volunteering for children's activities, Oni Daiko (demon drum) performances, etc.
Day 3: Relax
Examples: Walk by the seaside, read a book
Day 4: Farming experience (apple orchard or terraced rice fields)
Days 5-7: Visit tourist spots, enjoy activities by the sea or river

Typical Daily Schedule of a Host

Each day can be very different, but I will try to be with you as much as possible.
When I have work, I will guide you to a place before we go our separate ways.

Time Spent with the Host

Morning Breakfast Late Morning Lunch Afternoon Evening Dinner Free Time
Weekdays
Weekends

Morning: 6:00-8:00 Late Morning: 10:00-12:00 Afternoon: 13:00-17:00 Evening: 17:00-19:00

Recommendations

・Families with children are welcome
・For those interested in rural living!
・This is a nature-rich island selected as a World Heritage site, perfect for those who want to live close to nature!
・For those who want to interact with local residents, immigrants, and travelers living surrounded by the great nature of Sado Island!
・For those who want to experience close contact with nature.

Annual Schedule

April:

Weeding, sowing, seedling cultivation, apple flower and bud thinning

May:

Weeding, sowing, seedling cultivation, apple flower and bud thinning

June:

Puddling, rice planting, weeding, apple fruit thinning

July:

Apple fruit thinning

September:

Weeding, grass cutting, apple harvesting

October:

Rice harvesting, hanging rice to dry, threshing, apple harvesting

January:

Apple pruning

February:

Apple pruning

Detailed Information

Location

Ota, Sado-shi, Niigata-ken

Features of the Area

Island, village, rural area, fishing village

Accessibility

【Nearest airport】
Niigata Airport

The supermarket is a 5-minute walk away.
Let's shop for ingredients together. The ocean is right in front of us. There is a campground covered with grass. Fishing spots are available. Shuttle service to the harbor is possible.

Location

Let's procure ingredients together. The sea is right in front. There is a campsite with a vast lawn. It's a great spot for fishing. Port pick-up and drop-off are available.

Languages and Proficiency

Host is teacher of Japanese, English, and Chinese. During your stay, you can learn the language you are interested in naturally. Both children and adults.

Fee (per person)
※One month is 30 days

7,920 yen/night

Extra Charge

Half price for preschool children. Additional fee(660yen/one room) for air conditioner in July and August.

Possible Admission Time

May to October

Availability

We are generally available.
*However, the host may have urgent matters, so please feel free to request and confirm the dates.

Possible Admission Period

1-2day〜

Food Expenses

Not included

Food Arrangements

Morning each person
Lunch each person
Dinner each person

Available Facilities

キッチン(一緒)のアイコン

kitchen (together)

冷蔵庫のアイコン

refrigerator

お風呂のアイコン

bath

シャワーのアイコン

shower

洗濯機のアイコン

washing machine

駐車場のアイコン

parking

駐輪場のアイコン

bicycle parking

Wi-Fiのアイコン

Wi-Fi

滞在部屋のエアコンのアイコン

air conditioning in the room

アメニティのアイコン

amenities

リモートワークできる環境のアイコン

environment for remote work

Suitable Guests

average male

average famale

male student

female student

male highschooler

female highschooler

couple

single mother

singler father

family

Rentable Transportations

自転車のアイコン

bicycle

Recommended Transportations

It is difficult to get around your living area without a car, so drive out together to buy groceries.

House Rules

Allowed

戶外吸煙

Forbidden

Inviting friends, letting friends stay overnight, bringing pets, indoor smoking

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