Working Visitors

Working visitors are individuals who volunteer at Asian Rural Institute for one day to 60 days and take an active part in the community. Working visitors are assigned to a working section, just like volunteers and help with Foodlife work twice a day. Individuals or groups that come as working visitors sometimes stay in the dormitories if there is room, or may stay in the nearby Seminar House.

This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in learning more about their world, their food and their personal identity. Working visitors often get a chance to learn something new and feel more connected to their fellow human beings. Participants also gain a wonderful chance to exchange fellowship and make new friends while working together.

Please contact us for more information about visiting:


One meal costs JPY 500 per person.


Rooms may be available for your stay in the campus dormitories, where the participants and volunteers also stay. Men and women are housed in separate dormitories and are double occupancy. Depending on occupancy, you may be assigned to a 4 bed or tatami room. The expenses to stay in the dorm depends on how long you wish stay.

Working Visitor Students General
1 to 7 nights JPY 3,500 JPY 4,500
8 to 14 nights JPY 2,500 JPY 3,500
15 to 31 nights JPY 1,500 JPY 2,500

There is also the option of staying at the Nasu Seminar House, a comfortable guest house very close by our campus.

Period of stay Student Regular Kids
1 to 3 nights JPY 4,900 JPY 5,900 JPY 2,900
4 to 7 nights JPY 4,400 JPY 5,400 JPY 2,400