「Home stay」カテゴリーアーカイブ

Messages from host families 新潟のホストファミリーから 

“Only for one day, but I enjoyed precious time with my wonderful son.” (from a host mother)

  • We are collecting surveys from host families in Niigata.
  • Karate/Judo, Kimono dressing, Candles in snow hole,
  • Walking along Bokushi-street, Shopping, cooking Gyoza, Shabu-Shabu…
  • Play with Host Sisters/Brothers, Challenge Skiing,
  • Sit tight on massage chair, Talking about their villages,
  • Talking about their Futures…

Some mothers felt nervous about their kid’s health because some of them did not use tick “Futon”.

We wonder what they thought in the plane leaving Narita Airport.

Also, there were many surveys saying 1 day trip was too short. Cooperation between host families or schedule improvement would make next program better. We will make these voices as reflection and try to make better program.

130410南魚沼アンケート「たった1日 すてきな息子ができて、幸せなひとときでした」(あるホストマザーより)


  • 空手・柔道体験、着物着付、雪灯籠づくり、牧之通り散策、ショッピング、餃子づくり、しゃぶしゃぶ、、、
  • いろいろな場所へ行き、いろいろな物を食べ、ホストシスター・ブラザーと遊んだり、
  • スキーにチャレンジしたり、マッサージ機にはまったり、
  • 自分の村のことや将来の夢を語ったり、
  • 時には布団をかけずに寝てお母さんを心配させたり。




Arrived to the snow country, 雪の新潟に到着


After having 2 nights at host families in Tokyo, students from Yap moved to Minamiuonuma, Niigata, where still 1 meter of snow remains.



Again, they are to have one more night with Japanese families here. They will experience life in rural Japan.


Some of those were joining Karate class at the community center.


Home stay! ホームステイに出発

At 5 p.m. family members were showing up to pick up their hosting students. Many of those visited Yap before and now are grown up having their own family members. Yapese students were a bit nervous but with those young sisters and brothers, they headed to their homes with smile.