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2023 staff recruitment

Sounkyo Hostel is a guesthouse based on mountain walking at the foot of " Daisetsuzan" located in the middle of Hokkaido .

Sounkyo Hostel is the largest national park in Japan,

This guesthouse is located at the foot of Daisetsuzan in Hokkaido .

Thanks to the support of all the staff,

We were able to get over everything.

(Thank you very much everyone!)


Again this year, to create a base to enjoy nature,

And we also want to live a rich life at the foot of the mountain,

We are looking for staff to work with!


Aiming for such an inn.

Hokkaido is large,

Among them, Daisetsuzan is a magnificent scale.

If you walk the mountains using the ropeway,

Arrived at the scenery overlooking tens of kilometers.

Well, the perspective is out of order.

A plan for such an extraordinary mountain walk,

An inn where you can stand with confidence.

And starting from this inn,

Many people walk on the mountain,

We like the nature of Hokkaido,

We wish we could be proud of the locals.

When it comes to mountain accommodation, "the hurdles are high"

You may feel that

It doesn't matter what the walk is at the foot.

First, we enjoy nature more than anyone.

We think that is the best.

What they get is live information.

Not only those who came to stay,

For those who want to start a mountain in the future,

We will send them.

Then nature, mountains,

We want to make it more familiar .

"Mounting" rather than "climbing".


Kamikawa, a town with inn.

The mountains are fun,
But the town of Kamikawa is also interesting.

A traditional hot springs, Izakaya and Ramen shops.
There is also a sake brewery using the water of Daisetsuzan,
a playground for children with a cafe.

The people who moved to Kamikawa-cho is thinking about the connection with nature, food, and the community.
To be honest, it is often difficult to live such a town,
But we are trying to move the town forward a little.

We think about the area unconsciously while working.
If you look outside, you can see the green of the mountains and the plain snow.

A small town with a population of less than 4,000, that's why it's worth doing,
It is fun to do above all.

Work of the inn.

"Guests feel comfortable "

We value this more than anything else.

First, clean it carefully,

We will welcome guests relaxedly.

Snuggle up to the person's travel and mountain climbing,

Make rice, talk,

And drink together.

On holidays, we also climb the mountains.

Take a nap, read a book, and enter a hot spring.

That's it, heal both body and mind.

Build the power to live while working,

I like mountains more,

Such a job.

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Not to mention the guests,

Workers are more important.

What you want to do,

Tell us what you want to do.

And if you can,

Please try it at Sounkyo Hostel.

Your motivation and curiosity are welcome.

(Our owner also enjoys it!)

This year at the foot of the mountain in Hokkaido,

Let's work together.

We wish you a good edge.

We are waiting in a mountain hut in Hokkaido!

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Asking the other staff


An irresistible workplace for mountain and hot spring lovers!

It was a truly luxurious experience to easily climb Daisetsuzan at the foot of the mountain! Living at the inn does not feel particularly inconvenient, it is a human life where you work a lot, eat delicious rice and sleep soundly!

The most difficult thing about work is English. Sweat There are many guests from overseas, so there are occasions when English is used. However, even if you can't speak, it's pretty much because the surroundings will tell you. The result was very exciting and my field of vision expanded. I really enjoyed interacting with overseas guests.

I think that it is a good workplace for those who like nature, but also for those who want to change the environment or try something new.

Daily cleaning and occasional trekking, hot springs and delicious food. Thanks to that, I started working and lost about 8 kg in about two weeks. Lol

But what surprised me more than my physical change was the feeling that my spirit was changing.

After spending the summer at this hostel surrounded by columnar joints in Sounkyo, I was a little negative thinking, but now I have a positive conversation with the staff and communication beyond the language with foreign guests. I guess you got used to it.

Staff and helpers who love room and abundance, people from various places who have been friendly, and above all, the relationship with the guests. I appreciate those edges.


The most enjoyable thing is meal! I was happy every day because the financing was too delicious. Everything goes well when you're full. I also enjoyed talking during the meal time.

I worked as a helper, but basically free after cleaning!

It's hard to be honest on a busy day, but the experience of getting over together was exciting, meaningful and fun.

On the day off, go to the mountains and refresh! The reason I climbed the mountain with the guest was from meeting at the inn. Everything was really grateful and happy days!

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1.Living staff(End of recruitment!)


  • ゲストハウス運営全般

  • 館内の掃除、受付、予約管理、簡単な事務作業をお願いします。


  • 週5,6日で、一日8〜9時間程度の勤務(各食事時に1時間休憩を予定)

  • 早番と遅番があります。勤務日や時間については希望を聞きますので、相談しましょう。

  • 常に動いているわけではなく、一息二息つく時間もあります。 読書やインターネット、散歩など、自分でうまく時間を使える方、大歓迎です。


  • 6月上旬〜10月中旬までの間で、1ヶ月以上の勤務

  • 長期間勤務できる方を優遇しますが、短期でももちろん可能です。どしどしご相談ください。


  • 日給7,000円〜 / 家賃、水道光熱費、食費、すべて無料

  • 労働保険加入(雇用保険、労災保険)

  • 層雲峡への交通費の一部を支給します。

  • 黒岳ロープウェイも地元"りんゆう観光"さんのご厚意で無料!近くの温泉についても優遇します。

I can't say that my salary is high, so rather than "I want to earn!" We are waiting for those who can find value in different parts such as "I want to experience".

​1. フルタイムスタッフ(募集は終了しました)

2. Helper staff

● Business content

  • Guest house management

  • Cleaning inside the building, simple office work (cutting paper, becoming a consultant), etc.

● Working style

  • 4 or 5 days a week, about 4 hours a day (10:00 to 15:00, of which 1 hour break is planned)

● Period

  • 10 days or more between mid-June and mid-October

  • Extension is of course possible. Please consult Janjan.

● Salary and treatment

  • All living expenses are free (rent, utilities, food)

  • The hourly wage for the hours worked is offset by the expenses of accommodation, utilities, and food.
    Therefore, there is no salary income.

  • The Kurodake Ropeway is also courtesy of the local "Rinyu Kanko" and is free! We also offer preferential treatment for nearby hot springs!

There are fewer working days and hours than paid living staff, so you can take your time.
If you want to spend a short time in nature, want to experience the lodging business, and want to climb the mountain while living, please apply. There is a rich life there.

​2. ヘルパー・インターンスタッフ(募集は終了しました)

[We want such people to come]

  • Person who can value guest (guest)

  • People who like mountains and nature. (People who want to go mountain walking)

  • People between 18 and 50 (students allowed)


* I am even more glad if you are interested in travel and guesthouses.

* There are many guests from overseas, but English proficiency is not essential.

There is no problem if you are trying to convey and remember.

(Let's study together because I am not proficient in the first place)

* Overseas people are also welcome! (Working holiday visa is required)

【Application method】

Fill out the necessary information in the e-mail and send it to the following e-mail address.


① Name

② Date of birth

③ Current address (only the municipal name is OK)

④ Phone number

⑤ Email address

⑥ Desired working style (resident or helper)

⑦ Desired work period

⑧ Special skills and favorite things

⑨ Why did you apply?


I will contact you later at a later date,

Let's talk and talk together.


Owner Shimizu

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