The Japanese Working Holiday visa is for individuals seeking to work, travel and holiday in Japan for up to one year.
Japan is an extraordinary country and their culture is astonishing; the working holiday visa allows you to experience life as a resident does, immersing yourself in their rich culture.
Under the Japanese working holiday scheme, each year a small number of applicants may travel to Japan with the intention of a holiday which could be funded by working in Japan.
- Be a national of one of the countries below-
Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Republic of Korea, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, Taiwan and Hong Kong
- Planning mainly to holiday with work as a secondary goal.
- Be between the age of 18-30
- Have no dependants travelling with them unless also on a working holiday visa.
- Have sufficient funds for the applicants journey to Japan.
- Have not been to Japan on a working holiday visa before.
- Be in good health
Why a working visa?
Travelling is expensive and when you run out of money abroad, it can be a huge worry. With the working holiday visa you are able to experience life and work in Japan and not have to worry about funds running out.
Working in Japan gives you a brand new perspective on what life there is like and you acquire skills that are invaluable and essential when you return back to your home country.
What kind of jobs can I do?
With the Japanese working holiday visa your options are numerous; you can pick from almost any job you want whilst in Japan. Japan is an extensive country and you have various options of where you want to be based.
Japanese Working Holiday Visa Obligations
Once the Japanese Working Holiday Visa is approved, the applicant needs to comply with all the visa conditions while in the country. Breaching of any conditions can result in your Japanese Working Holiday Visa being cancelled and you having to leave the country.