Japan working holiday visas

To get your Japan working holiday visa, you’ll need to liaise with the Japanese embassy. (Visit the link below if you need help with this.) Once approved, your visa will be valid for 12 months.


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Are there age requirements for a working holiday visa in Japan?

Yes. You’ll need to be aged between 18 and 30 at the time of application for your working holiday visa.

Are there other requirements for a working holiday visa in Japan?

Yes, you will need:

  • a valid UK passport
  • a CV
  • an outline of what you plan to do there (where you’ll travel etc)
  • £2500 in cleared funds (or £1500 if you've already got your ticket home)

What jobs can you get with a working holiday visa in Japan?

Many travellers on working holiday visas will work in hospitality, leisure, retail, farming, or on ski resorts.

Do I need to speak Japanese?

It’s not essential to speak Japanese, but it’s easier if you do (even a little bit.) Don’t have time to learn in advance? You could take some lessons while you’re out there – there’s no time like the present after all.