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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. 

Hot or not Sale on now!

Calling all ski bums, ski bunnies, freeriders and butt draggers! Save $100 off Work Japan Winter Jobs when you book through STA Travel - we can also offer visa assistance, discounts on gear and a full orientation!

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.