Work and Travel in Japan

Get to know Japan by traveling and working

work and travel in Japan

Do you enjoy spending time in Japan but also feel the urge to be more than a tourist? Our Work and Travel program will give you the chance to do so! Experience real life in Japan, work alongside the locals and earn money to cover your travel expenses.

Upon your arrival, one of our staff members will welcome you at the airport. You do not need to worry about your luggage or how to get to your accommodation. We will take you there. You will also receive a welcome package with interesting and useful information about your stay but first of all, you can relax and gather energy at your new accommodation. On your first day, a Monday, we will show you the beautiful heart of Fukuoka during an approximately two-hour city tour. We will show you the best places to buy stationery and food, where to convert money and send letters as well as other interesting sights such as an old Japanese temple or one of the many lively shopping malls. Fukuoka is located in on the southern island of Kyushu, and has been ranked among the 25 most livable cities worldwide by Monocle magazine for many years.

On Tuesday, we invite you to an orientation course to answer questions and decide the next steps together. For example, we will help you get your “Resident Card” in case you have not received it yet. This card will enable you to open a bank account and to purchase a cell phone. Of course, we will assist you with those as well. We will provide information on how to find work, give advice about traveling in Japan and first-hand insight on renting a room or apartment. In short, we will provide you with all the necessary tools for a flying start to your Work and Travel experience.

We also have a 24/7 emergency contact (in Japanese, English and German) and you may use our school facilities at any time during your time in Fukuoka.

Basic Work and Travel Information

Period: First 3 months in Fukuoka; up to 1 year in Japan
From Upper Elementary (JLPT N4)
Term of application: 6 months before arrival
Start: Any Monday; after one week of preparation
Price: 36 000 Yen (without job search); 63 000 Yen (with job search)
Visa: Working Holiday Visa
Language course and accommodation can be booked additionally


– If requested, we find you a part-time job in Fukuoka for the first 3 months (Skype interview required)
– Transfer from airport to accommodation
– Orientation and City Tour on your first day
– Work and Travel Preparation including the following services among others
Get your own Inkan
Get a cell phone (has to be at least 20 years old)
● Assistance with opening a bank account
Free Study Group at Asahi Nihongo
– Free participation in our Tandem Partner program
– Free use of the school WiFi and computers
– Contact people for all questions or concerns during your time in Fukuoka

Requirements (for job search)

– CV with photo and Letter of Motivation in Japanese if possible
– Work samples (anything that shows your capabilities)
– Has passed JLPT N4 or equivelant test
– Copy of your passport
– Skype Interview before the job search process

Working Holiday Visa

– Nationals of the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan or the UK
– Between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of application
– No children to take care of
– Evidence of about 200 000 yen in your local currency on your bank account
– You can get this visa only once in your life
– Need to enter Japan within one year after receiving the visa
– For further information, please visit the official website