Otaki Internship Experience in Japan

Nagano, Japan

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Here is your chance to do something that you have never done before, in a place where you only dreamed you might visit. Japan’s natural beauty awaits you!

Have you ever pictured yourself in an idyllic setting, enjoying nature’s gifts in abundance? Now, that imagining comes to life, as you embark upon this wondrous adventure in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture. Since you will spend the bulk of your days in the great outdoors, this is perfect for anyone who is a fan of camping, hiking, caring for horses or just exploring the wonders of nature.


This program is a great choice for anyone who would like to meet warm and friendly people, as they commune with nature. As a true fan of natural beauty, you will be swayed by this mountain village, with its access to a lake and a serene waterfall area. If you are there at the right time of the year, you will be right in the heart of mountain hiking, skiing and snowboarding heaven. In the warmer months there is still plenty to do. You can enjoy a bevy of fabulous activities from hiking to walking, camping to horse riding tours. During your experience you will join with the team that makes it possible for local and foreign visitors alike, to enjoy the majesty of nature all year long. You will find yourself fully engaged and captivated by this location and its residents from the onset. The best part of this program is that you get to learn new things and enjoy all the perks of your bucolic surroundings, while you assist with tasks within the horse riding center, the noodle soup restaurant and camping site. Daily tasks may vary depending upon the season, weather conditions and specific needs at that time.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Assist the local staff and develop your skills through hands on activity
  • Create cultural exchange opportunities through your efforts with the locals
  • Gain a greater appreciation of natural surroundings
Monday to Friday
  • Breakfast
  • Perform a variety of tasks related to internship at the horse riding, restaurant, or camping site
  • Lunch
  • Complete additional tasks related to internship at any of the designated sites
  • Dinner
  • ( Participants will complete weekly program evaluations on Friday evenings)

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment

There are no further requirements for this program.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money