Work in Japan

Cost and Inclusions

Don’t get lost in translation. From airport transfers and arrival accommodation to cultural training and job support, we include everything you need to get your Japan working holiday off the ground.

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Ready to be big in Japan but don’t have the readies yet? Pay a deposit to secure your spot, start receiving support with your visa and planning your working holiday, and pay the balance eight weeks before departure.

Cost Essential Japan



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  • Japan working holiday visa support + embassy documentation
  • Pre-departure online intercultural training + live group Q&A
  • Airport meet and greet + 5 weeks’ Tokyo accommodation
  • 90-120 minute job counselling session in your first week
  • 1-on-1 job support for the whole of your visa
  • Help sorting residence permit, tax registration and more

    Click here for the full work support inclusions
    See below for the typical itinerary and inclusions when you land


  • Any visa fees and others costs at the bottom of this page 

Cost Ultimate Japan



Pay eight weeks before you fly





  • 3-4 month pre-arranged ski season job in Niseko, Rusutsu or Furano.
  • Subsidised or included accommodation depending on your employer
  • Setting up and prepping for video interviews (usually in Jul/Aug)
  • 5 nights’ hostel accommodation in Tokyo ( instead of 5 weeks on the Essentials) to sort residence permits etc
    See below for the typical itinerary and inclusions when you land


  • Any visa costs and others costs at the bottom of this page
  • Transport between Tokyo and Niseko

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Itinerary What you’ll do

For both Essential and Ultimate travellers, your arrival week will typically look like this. Both programs start on a Friday. 

Day 1

Arriving on a Friday between 8am and 6pm, you’ll be met at either Narita or Haneda airport by someone from our in-country work abroad partners. So that you can get used to using the trains and public transport, they’ll accompany you to your Tokyo accommodation where they’ll show you around and get you settled in.

Day 2

Day 3 and 4

Day 5

Day 6 and 7

Accommodation Where you’ll stay

Essential travellers

Your first five weeks’ accommodation will be in one of two Share Houses owned or regularly used by our in-country partners. The first is in Shiohama, close to Kiba station. Soley for interns and working holidaymakers, there’s a mix of dorm-style and twin rooms with a shared kitchen and two communal areas to hang with new friends. Think student housing, only with a 200 square metre rooftop terrace with sunbeds and a view over Tokyo. 

The second Share House is in Saitama, a two-minute walk to Kita Toda station and a 25-minute train to Shinjuku. Made up of single, double and quad rooms, each room has a fridge and balcony; with shared kitchens and communal spaces to socialise. Around half of the residents are Japanese and the other half are overseas residents and working holidaymakers, so it’s a great place to meet others and practice your Japanese.

Ultimate travellers

Other costs

Japan working holiday visa

Currently all Japan working holiday visas are free, apart from for British passport holders. See our visa page for more. 

Support funds

As a requirement of your working holiday visa, you’ll need to show proof of funds. This varies per nationality. See our visa page for more.

Travel insurance

You must purchase travel insurance before you enter Japan. Get an online quote here.


You can usually book flights up to 11 months before departure. The cost will depend on when you book and where you are flying from. We don’t recommend booking flights until your visa is approved. For Ultimate travellers, please note that flights and transport between Toyko and Sapporo New Chitose airport (the closest airports to the resorts of Niseko, Rusutsu or Furano) are not included.

Language lessons

Four-week courses in Tokyo at the Kudan Institute of Japanese Language and Culture start from £590. Give us a call to chat about start dates and prices.

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