Working holiday visa in Japan

Young travelers from the participating countries have the unique opportunity to work and travel in Japan for up to one year with this working holiday visa.



The application fees for this visa would be $0.


The minimum required monthly income for this visa is $0.


This visa allows you to stay in the country for a duration of 12 months.


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Participating countries

Japan has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 26 participating countries:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

With this visa you can

This visa allows you to:

  • Live in Japan for up to one year
  • Work while traveling
  • Study
  • Re-enter Japan during the visa period


  1. Hold a valid passport for one of the participating countries
  2. Being between 18 and 30 years of age both inclusive at the time of application for the visa (18 – 35 years old for Australians, Canadians and South Koreans. 18 and 26 years of age for Icelandic people).
  3. Not being accompanied by dependents or children.
  4. Have a return travel ticket or sufficient funds with which to purchase such a ticket
  5. Possessing reasonable funds for the maintenance of his/her stay during the initial period of stay in Japan.
  6. Being in good health.
  7. Never having been issued a Japanese working holiday visa in the past.

How to apply

  • Normal processing time: 1-2 weeks
  • Visa fee: Free of charge
  1. Collect the required visa documents (Find the required document list here)
  2. Fill out the visa application form
  3. Apply in person at the Japanese Consulate or Embassy closest to you

The immigration authority in Japan for processing Working Holiday visa's is Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan.

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