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Scallop and Oyster Aquaculture Experience

Learn the ropes of hotate and kaki seeding and harvesting, or help us bring in a fresh catch! With guidance from our master aquaculturists, you will be able to seed oysters or scallops with your own hands.

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Farm Experience

On abandoned land, we are making farms for agricultural tourism. Get your hands dirty with us as a farmer-for-a-day, and help bring in crucial income for our Minami Sanriku food producers.


Pathfinder Experience

Help to rebuild and maintain the forest paths which were destroyed in the disaster. An important part of this work is putting in signs and benches to make the paths more attractive to both tourists and local people. (Help us make signs in your language!)


Seafood and Storytelling Experience

Hear gripping and inspiring tales of disaster and rebirth from an official kataribe storyteller as you eat a scrumptious seafood lunch at Keimeimaru restaurant. A mother figure to many in the community, host Sakiko Miura lost her original restaurant on 3/11, but continues to represent the indomitable spirit of Minami Sanriku.


Forestry Experience

The forests surrounding Minami Sanriku play a pivotal role in maintaining the balance of mountain, farmland, and ocean ecosystems. Help us to conserve these forests.

  • Spring through Fall

  • Participation fee: from 2,000 to 4,500 yen, depending on program

  • Throughout the year

  • Participation fee: 1,200 yen

  • Throughout the year

  • Participation fee (including lunch): 2,000 yen

  • Spring through Fall

  • Participation fee: 1,200 yen

  • Throughout the year

  • Participation fee: 1,200 yen

Come take part in our unique voluntourism experiences. Feel the beating heart of human resilience as you work side by side with locals and fellow travelers.