Work Japan Winter Jobs

Wanting a life less ordinary? Work and play in the Japenese snow for up to 5 months. Work Japan gets you a job even before you land on Japanese soil, with support throughout the entire process from pre-departure to your last day on the job. So what are you waiting for? Japan awaits. 

Save $50 on Work Japan Ski programme in July

What does it include?

  • Access to resort jobs
  • Pre arranged job - no job means a FULL REFUND!
  • Skype interview with the employer of your choice
  • FREE Staff housing with most jobs
  • Emergency support if something goes wrong
  • Perks of working at the resorts – including free or discounted season passes, discounted lessons, rentals, staff accommodation and more.
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Before you go

  • Guaranteed job offer
  • Visa assistance for your 12 month Japan Working visa
  • Pre-departure support
  • Skype preparation session
  • General advice including budgeting
  • Work Japan Handbook
  • Assistance booking domestic travel to employer
  • Access to our online members group where you can meet your future co-workers
  • Great flight deals through STA Travel


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When you arrive

  • 15% off snow and ski gear
  • Emergency support 
  • Job Support 
  • Assistance with itinerary planning
  • Social Events 
  • Bilingual person on site in the Tokyo office (English & Japanese) for assistance
  • Exclusive discount for Japanese language course
  • Arrival Accommodation – 2 nights of dorm/share house accommodation in Tokyo
  • Airport pick-up 
  • Comprehensive arrival orientation of local area helping to sort out necessities.
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Am I eligible?

  • Be a New Zealand citizen with a valid New Zealand passport residing in New Zealand and be able to apply in person
  • Be aged between 20 to 30 years (inclusive) at time of application (20 is the drinking age in Japan)
  • You must be available to work an entire winter season in Japan which is Nov/Dec to April
  • Have no dependent children
  • Be in good health and have no criminal record
  • Have not previously obtained a Work Holiday Visa for Japan (on a passport of any country)
  • Provide proof of sufficient funds to support initial stay in Japan – at least NZ$3,000
  • Have an insurance policy for the duration of your visa (MUST BE ISSUED BY IEP)
  • Be travelling on a return/onward passage ticket, or have additional proof of funds to show you can purchase such a ticket (further NZ$1,000)
  • Most roles do not require previous experience and no Japanese language skills are required.  Obviously previous experience is beneficial when applying for high-end hotel environments, but your best asset is enthusiasm and a good attitude

Book now, pay later!

Exciting news! Now you can book now and pay later on your Work Japan Winter Job programme. Just pay a $295 deposit and pay the balance off 8 weeks after your deposit. Book now and you'll be one step closer to working and playing in the snow. 

What does it cost?

$895 (secure your place with a $295 deposit!)



Terms and conditions

General T&Cs: Pricing is correct as of 29/06/17 and is subject to change without notice. Layby your Work Japan Winter job programme with a $295 deposit and pay off the balance 8 weeks after your deposit. Deposit goes towards your programme fee. $100 off deal: Save $100 on your programme cost when you book by 31/08/17.