16.07. - 31.07.2018
MIEA (Mimasaka International Exchange Association) was
founded in 1998 with Mimasaka citizens who are eager to be a liaison
between Mimasaka area and outside of the country. The founder started
off with a small group who practice English conversation with a few
native speakers. Then, they start looking for an opportunity to do a
bigger international exchange. By having a slogan of “Open your eyes,
mind and soul to the world”, MIEA is hoping the locals to be more
proud/confident of their hometown by introducing their cultural values
and tradition to international members. By learning other cultures,
local children have more positive images of going abroad and making
friends in other countries. CIEE Japan has started recruiting
international volunteers since 1998 and we have been hosting their
summer workcamp for more than 20 years.
MIEA (Japanese) http://www.miea.or.jp/
MIEA (English) http://www10.plala.or.jp/COOLMOON/miea/index.htm
-Cultural exchange with local residents
-Cleaning a shrine, river, walking trails, public facilities and a
-Doing an environmental work on the riverside and a shrine
-Joining English day camp at local high school
-Cycling in Mimasaka area for tourism promotion
-Introducing cuisine of your country
-Participating a local MATSURI festival/welcome party/farewell event
-Experiencing Japanese traditional culture
Each volunteer will stay separately in a
local host family’s house.
Volunteers should follow house rules such as “Curfew” at 6:00 PM every
Three meals a day will be provided (Volunteers might need to prepare for
lunch on several days). A volunteer who has an allergy (or preference)
in wheat, meat or fish can not be accepted because those are often
served in a Japanese meal and a family does not prepare meals by
individual request. A volunteer is also expected to eat rice, miso soup,
fish (sometimes raw) as well as meat (chicken, pork and beef) on a daily
basis without any problem.
Every volunteer must be able to ride on a bicycle for
5 km (sometimes up to 20 km) a day
A volunteer is expected to be physically strong and tough under the
strong summer sunlight
No volunteer is accepted if he/she has a strong allergy in cats, dogs or
It is required that volunteers should prepare and bring things you can
perform/display at an international exchange event. Pictures, CD, books,
magazines, toys, games or snacks of your country are suggested. You can
have your own booth, display them and give presentation about your
country at this event. Also, please bring home countries’ recipes and
ingredients. 10-20 people will come to enjoy this event with
A hat, sunglasses, long-sleeves shirt, full-length pants(at least 2) are
essential to bring for cleaning and environmental work outside.
Rain boots are needed only those whose foot size is over 11 inches
You are required to sign up a travel Insurance in your country. Without
insurance contract, you can not participate in any activities.
A couple is not allowed at all. We accept one volunteer from each
Adresa: Mimasaka, OKAYAMA, , Japan
Letisko: Kansai International Airport (Domestic: Okayama Airport), Autobusová/Vlaková zastávka: train- JR Hayashino Station
GPS: 35.0085882, 134.1485722
(http://kanko.city.mimasaka.lg.jp/ ) is famous for beautiful landscapes
and hot springs. The most notable sightseeing spot is the birthplace of
Musashi Miyamoto (1584~1645), the strongest swords man handling two
swords at the same time.
Hayashino Station is located about one and half hours by train (JR
Kishin line) from Himeji city in Hyogo prefecture. Their landmark Himeji
Castle was designated as a national treasure in 1931 and the World
Cultural Heritage in 1993.
Regarding the schedule on Sundays, please ask your host family if they
have any plan made for the day before you make your own schedules. Keep
in mind that you are strongly expected to spend time with your host
family on weekends. Please do not make any plan with your friends on
weekends without agreeing with your host family in advance. A volunteer
is recommended to bring 5,000-20,000yen for sightseeing, souvenirs, and
other personal expenses.
included 3 MTV volunteers
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