Three Weeks Living and Working in British Style Resort in Japan.

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Rice fields of Fukushima

I had three weeks before starting a new teaching job so I decided to take a break and get out of the hustle and bustle of crowded Tokyo.  I took a job working as a receptionist at a British Style resort up in the Mountains of Fukushima.  Its the real countryside of Japan with rice fields and the nearest town is 40 minutes drive away.

The area is full of nature, hot springs and hiking trails.

The resort I was working at is called British Hills.  Its like a typical British village stuck way up in the mountains of Japan. Totally strange weird and amazing I think its just one more thing that has suprised me about Japan and the crazy things they do here.  The resort offers culture classes and other activties for the guest.

Manor House

There is the original manor house which no expenses has been spared it contains mahoganny wood throughout. Also there is a British Style pub and accommodation is all British style houses. You can enjoy tea and scones at the Ascot tea room while relaxing and enjoy the surrounding nature. 

British Hills Resort - Fukushima - Japan

British Hills is located in  in the mountains surrounded by forest, and nature.  It is  1,000 metres above sea level in Hatori Natural Park,Fukushima.

British Hills has a similar climate to The Highlands of Scotland located and as it is 1,000 meters above sea level there is even the fog  in the morning and the evening which is reminiscent of Great Britain.

View of the Main area
  You will really believe you are in a small British Village. In winter it is covered in snow.

It sprawls over 59.6 acres, you will find yourself in stylised mediaeval British town,
British Hills is located in a forest, 1,000 metres above sea level in Hatori Natural Park, 
Fukushima.

There is the original Manor House which no expenses has been spared it contains mahoganny wood throughout. Also there is a British Style pub and accommodation is all British style guesthouses. You can enjoy tea and scones at the Ascot tea room while relaxing and enjoy the surrounding nature.  There is also a Craft House where you can participate in various cultural activities.  All the buildings have been reconstructed based on the British Style architecture of the Twelfth and Eighteenth Centuries.

I would recommend a trip up here if you are in the area its well worth checking out.

traveller2009 says:
forgot to mention, im a 26 year old female, going by myself, will i get bored?
Posted on: Mar 15, 2009
traveller2009 says:
i am thinking of working here for a few months this summer as either the receptionist or in the ascot tea room. I was wandering if you would highly recommend this place to work? also, can you do private english lessons to earn more? thank you.
Posted on: Mar 15, 2009
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Rice fields of Fukushima
Rice fields of Fukushima
Manor House
Manor House
View of the Main area
View of the Main area
Stained Glass window
Stained Glass window
Stairway of Manor House
Stairway of Manor House
Upstairs Foyer of Manor House
Upstairs Foyer of Manor House
Upstairs of Manor House
Upstairs of Manor House
Stairway of Manor House
Stairway of Manor House
Me at reception
Me at reception
Snooker Room
Snooker Room
The Pub
The Pub
Bag Pipe player in the Pub
Bag Pipe player in the Pub
Manor House
Manor House
The sports wing
The sports wing
Guest Accommodation
Guest Accommodation
View looking out of Manor house
View looking out of Manor house
Lake Hatori
Lake Hatori
Lake Hatori Park
Lake Hatori Park
Lake Hatori
Lake Hatori
The staff
The staff
Fukushima
photo by: Lotus28