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Help Revitalize Nehama Beach in Iwate Prefecture #na1000147
- A unique opportunity to volunteer in Japan and make a difference to this community
- Help construct the "Kizuna no Michi" evacuation route
- Enjoy a wholesome lunch with the people of Iwate Prefecture
6 hour total
2 〜 10
My name is Akiko Iwasaki, and I manage a hotel called Houraikan, which is located in the vicinity of the Nehama area in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture. We were blessed with a sandy beach situated right in front of the hotel - a beach so pristine and breathtaking that it was recognized as one of the most 100 beautiful beaches in all of Japan. Unfortunately, great things never last, and this beach was destroyed by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. However, even the disaster can't take away our resilience and resolve. Determined to protect the things that I treasured most, I focused my energy on the rebuilding and revitalization efforts of the Nehama area. I wanted to help build a new and robust village that pays homage to our proud past and looks forward to a flourishing future. Join me as we construct an evacuation route aptly named "Kizuna no Michi" (The Road of Strong Bonds)!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Put your daily housekeeping skills to good use when you join this activity for a good cause. This transformative experience begins at 9 a.m. with an explanation of the key features of "Kizuna no Michi" in order to understand how this evacuation route will benefit the local residents in times of emergency. Even wheelchair-bound people can escape from danger by using this route. Alongside like-minded individuals you can participate in the construction of "Kizuna no Michi" from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. After that. you will take a break to tuck into a wholesome lunch and have a refreshing shower at Houraikan. With your mind and spirit recharged, you’ll be ready to embark on the second half of this activity, taking a leisurely stroll around Nehama Beach and its surrounding villages. The host will share with you the vision they have for the future of Nehama Beach, so feel free to contribute any ideas that you may have! The whole experience will end at 2 p.m., and hopefully you will emerge with rich, authentic insight of the indomitable spirit of the people of Kamaishi.
A sight along the evacuation route.
2 〜 10
Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days
We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.
Included in the Price
Experience, Interpreter, Insurance, Lunch
Things to bring
Please wear clothes and shoes that are easy to do some active work. It may get chilly so bring something to put on as well. Towel, drink, clothes to change are also required for showering.
Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.
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