Work in Japan
With winter ski jobs on the slopes and summer jobs in Tokyo, working in Japan is always in season. If you’re 18-30, say Kon'nichiwa to the one of the safest, friendliest and most awe-inspiring places in the world to do a working holiday.
Our Work Japan program is the ultimate way to earn money, enhance your skills and immerse yourself in a culture completely different to your own. With visa help, a pre-arranged ski season job, arrival week, 12 months’ job support and Japanese etiquette training all included – we include everything you need to hit the ground/slopes running.
No Japanese is required. Although if you do want to learn, we can also help with that too.
The job bit
Our Work Japan program supports you with finding work in Tokyo for the whole year, with the option for a pre-arranged ski season job in Niseko, Rusutsu or Furano over the winter. Typical jobs without speaking Japanese include teaching English or English-language childcare; waiting staff in Western restaurants, cafés and bars; and room attendants, front desk staff and servers in hotels, ryokans (traditional Japanese guesthouses) and ski resorts.
You’ll interview for ski resort jobs before you go, giving you peace of mind that you have a job lined up.
In your arrival week, our partners on the ground will help you sort all the permits and formalities you need to work – such as tax numbers and Japanese bank accounts.
The money bit
Depending on the role, you’ll typically earn between 1,000-1,200 Yen per hour doing casual work. The cost of living in Japan can be high, but our ski season employers include free or subsidised accommodation, lift passes and ski lessons – making a ski season a great way to save money, meet other travellers and spend the winter working on your downhill skills.
The visa bit
If you’re aged 18-30 and have a UK or Irish passport, then you can apply for a Japan working holiday visa that allows you to work in Japan for up to 12 months. Once booked onto our Work Japan program, our team will guide you through the whole visa and job process – making the process stress free.