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Sustainable Farming and Community Work




Work Type


Disability Access

Vegetarian Food

Nearest Airport

Tokyo (TYO)

16 - 99

29/07/2024 - 05/08/2024


Agricultural, Manual Work




Nearest Bus/Train Station


Project work

We will do various work to activate the area and success their culture. Main work may be one of (1) maintaining rice and vegetables’ fields for sustainable life (2) communicating with local people. And do some other work for the community.

Accommodation & food

Renovated house (traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. Sleeping bag is needed! Food will be cooked by volunteers. There is a cat. Wi-Fi is available at the base facility, but internet access may be difficult due to the mountainous terrain.

Location & leisure

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but beautiful place. Charcoal making was main industry.

Exchange parties, trekking and hot spring etc.

Project host

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura since 2013, founded by local people to keep the original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only one person lives there. Still 10 houses remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. We will try to improve the situation by young voluntary power. Since 2016, Ozuchi village and NICE have started weekend workcamps and over 400 vols. joined here per year and love this village! Local host hope to pass this village down the next generations! This year's project is a joint project with Fukuoka Prefecture. Japanese participants will include seven high school students from Fukuoka Prefecture and NICE staff.

Directions to meeting point

Nearest Domestic terminal is Komatsu. For close by airports, use the International airport Osaka (Kansai) or Tokyo (Haneda/ Narita). From Osaka airport it is 4 hours by express train. From Tokyo airport it is 5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by night bus.

Meeting time is First day's 2 pm, Departure time is Last day's 12 pm at Kaga-Onsen station.


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