Historically rich, culturally vibrant, there is nowhere quite like Japan. Stepabroad’s Working Holiday Japan Programs help Canadians get on the adventure of a lifetime in the Land of the Rising Sun. Our support with finding work in Japan for foreigners, accommodation, fun language lessons, and step-by-step visa guidance will ensure preparing for your trip is stress-free.

Why Do a Working Holiday in Japan?

Japan offers a mesmerizing blend of ancient tradition and modern technology, awe-inspiring landscapes, delicious food, and friendly people. Whether you’ve already had a small taste on a holiday, or dreamed of living here, doing a working holiday in Japan gives you more time to soak it all in. Witness the magic of sakura (cherry blossom) season in the spring. Revel in the lively summer matsuri (festivals). Enjoy the tranquility at popular destinations when crowds thin out in the fall. Soar down powdery slopes of Hokkaido’s ski resorts in the winter. A working holiday in Japan allows you to experience life like a local, make lifelong friendships, and improve your Japanese language skills. Stepabroad will guide you through the process of making your dream to live in Japan a reality on a working holiday! 

Explore the Buzzing Cities

Visit a themed cafe, stay in a pod hotel, ride the Shinkansen, eat your way around Fukuoka’s Yatai food stalls, experience Tokyo nightlife and karaoke the night away – you’ll have time for it all!

Learn & Practice Your Japanese

Immersing yourself in Japanese culture for an extended period of time will dramatically improve your language skills. Take language courses and put your new skills to use right away.

Try all the Amazing Food

Japan’s food culture is world-famous. Take time to travel the country and try the Miso Ramen in Hokkaido, Edo-style sushi in Tokyo, Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima, and Takoyaki in Osaka.

Experience the Rich Culture

Japan has an incredible culture and living in Japan will give you time to watch a sumo match, join a tea ceremony, wear a kimono, feed the deer in Nara, attend a matsuri and so much more.


The Japanese government has a number of requirements that must be met in order to apply for the Japan Working Holiday Visa. Your personal Stepabroad Travel Advisor will walk you through the application steps in more detail and ensure you provide the correct documentation. The requirements are as follows:

  • A Canadian citizen currently residing in Canada
  • Hold a valid Canadian passport
  • Between 18 and 30 years old at the time of application
  • Can prove the Canadian equivalent of $2,500 USD or more to support your trip
  • Provide round trip flight information or sufficient funds to purchase one
  • Are in good health
  • A clean criminal record
  • Planning a trip of up to 12 months
  • Have never previously held a Japan Working Holiday Visa

Japan Programs

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