Individuals or groups who would like to experience Peace Culture Village outside of a structured Peace Camp are welcome to visit and participate in community life. PCV accepts many visitors throughout the year. For example, from June 2016 to December 2016, we hosted 38 visitors for 93 nights.
When you arrive, our staff will brief you with an introduction to PCV, explanation of community life, campus tour, and review of the day's schedule. The day's activities vary depending on the season, and may include farming, cooking, cleaning, facility management, and local or international events and exchanges. Before you arrive, we will discuss both your and our interests and needs, and decide on some projects that we can work together on.
No matter your background or beliefs, we welcome your feedback on PCV and your thoughts on what it means to live peacefully. Our visitors are vital contributors to our ever-evolving community!
Please note that we cannot accommodate drop-ins. Because our capacity is limited, we ask that you contact us ahead of time to arrange your visit. Thank you for your understanding!
As long as we have capacity and you are willing to fully participate in our community, you are welcome to stay for as long as you would like. All meals are eaten together, family style, and we take turns preparing food. Most guests stay on campus in one of our guest rooms. If we are over capacity, we may be able to find you a homestay or alternative lodging. For more information on community life and work flow at PCV, please see our Community Life page.
★ Visitor Fees:
At PCV, we don't charge visitors boarding fees. However, we do charge meal fees. The cost is as follows:
- No charge: Up to 6 meals (guests staying the weekend will typically eat 6 meals)
- 300 yen (~$2.66): Per meal after 6 meals
- 5,000 yen (~$42.34): One week stay
- 20,000 yen (~$177.38): One month stay
For more information specific to your stay, please contact us.
★ Things to Bring:
□ Work clothes (Long sleeved shirts and long pants are required even in the summer due to mosquitos and black flies)
□ Rain shoes
□ Towel for bathing
□ Personal belongings
If you decide you bring your own shampoo, conditioner, or soap, please make sure it is organic, without surfactants. The water that we use for bathing goes straight into our field afterwards! Otherwise, we have eco-friendly products here that you can use.
Please come directly to our campus when arriving for your visit. You can contact us ahead of time if you'd like us to pick you up from Konu Station, a short 10 minute drive from PCV. Please see our Contact Us page for directions to our campus.
For inquiries, please contact Ryoichi Kondo at 080-4361-0502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.