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Akagi Castle Ruin Restoration

Code

Ages

Dates

Work Type

Volunteers

Disability Access

Vegetarian Food

Nearest Airport

Osaka (KIX)

18 - 99

02/08/2024 - 12/08/2024

NICE-24S-0802A

Environmental, Cultural, Manual Work

4

No

No

Nearest Bus/Train Station

Kumanoshi Station

Project work

Maintenance at the national historic site (Akagi Castle ruins). Cleaning of ditches and maintenance of turn mirrors in the area. Re-repair of public toilets that have been maintained in previous work camps. Think about what can be done to boost the future of depopulated and ageing areas.

Accommodation & food

Community centre. Bring your sleeping bag. Meals will be cooked by volunteers by turns.

Location & leisure

Nishiyama area, Kumano city, Mie prefecture. It is more than 200 km far both from Osaka and Nagoya.


Sightseeing along the Kumano Kodo, hot springs, BBQ, discussions, etc.

Project host

This project is actively working for SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Association for Promotion of Regional Development in Nishiyama area, Kumano city where is depopulated in Mie prefecture since 2017. There are about 220 residents whose 73% is over 65 years old in Nishiyama area where volunteers will mainly stay. One youth who had joined an international workcamp in the past, has started organizing weekend workcamps since 2011 in Nishiyama area. 5 years later, local people have been getting open-minded to youths from outside of the area. Since the local people are getting too old to maintain public places such as parks or ruins of a castle, they need hands from international volunteers! Last year, more local elderly people got involved in the camp because the volunteers actively helped the work a lot and practiced traditional Japanese dance together. This year, local high school students may be invited to join a part of the camp.


*Outcome of this workcamp: Please see the long term goal of this project as Local SDGs at https://www.slideshare.net/nice-workcamp/2019-wp5 (only Japanese for the moment, but you can at least enjoy the pictures!). The local people and vols. sometimes cry on the last days. In 2019, 7 vols. from 4 countries worked well.

Directions to meeting point

The nearest airport is Nagoya (Chubu Centrair) or Osaka (Kansai). To the meeting point, it will take about 4.5 hours by train from Chubu and 6 hours from Kansai. Volunteers are recommended to arrive at the airport one day before workcamp starts.) To the meeting point, it will take about 4.5 hours by train from Chubu and 6 hours from Kansai. Volunteers are recommended to arrive at the airport one day before workcamp starts.

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