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Winter resort jobs in Japan

We work with some of Japan’s best winter employers and best of all we have roles available that require no Japanese language skills. Our employers offer loads of perks such as free or subsidised ski passes, free accommodation, amazing resort discounts and much more!  We have indoor and outdoor roles available; retail, rentals, ski school, central reservations, lift/base operations and food and beverage.
A scenic view of Mount Fuji in the mist of winter

Work Japan | Before you Leave Australia

IEP’s Work Japan Winter Jobs pre-arranges a winter resort job for you before you leave Australia and includes:

• Pre-arranged winter job
• Visa assistance for your Japan Working Holiday visa (6 months AU – can be extended in country)
• Assistance with detailed travel itinerary planning & general advice
• Work and travel Japan preparation material about a working holiday in Japan
• Skype preparation session including intercultural training with a coach
• Access to IEP's online members group where you can meet your fellow co-workers
• Exclusive discount for Japanese language course
• Great flight deals through STA Travel

A skier walking along the snow in Niseko,Japan

Work Japan | When you Arrive in Japan

When you arrive in Japan, IEP will have arranged the following for your winter resort programme:

• 2 nights of dorm/share house accommodation in Tokyo
• Airport pick-up & comprehensive orientation
• Help with residence card, opening a bank account, tax number, mobile phone contract and advice about life in Japan
• Forwarding of tax number notification, SIM card and bank card to your place of employment
• Assistance booking domestic travel to employer
• Bilingual Contact person on site (English and Japanese) for assistance

FAQ - Work in Japan

Am I eligible to work in Japan?

To be eligible for the Work Japan Winter Jobs program you must be available to work an entire winter season in Japan. Winter resort start dates are typically in November/December and the season runs until April. Most roles do not require previous experience and no Japanese language skills are required. Obtaining the working holiday visa for Japan is fairly easy and IEP will guide you through the entire process to ensure it runs smoothly. Ask your Travel Expert for more details on Work Japan Winter Jobs eligibility requirements. 

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*Terms and Conditions

Visa, placement and nationality eligibility requirements apply and are subject to age restrictions and work permit requirements. Some working holidays may also require additional national police and working with children checks due to the nature of placements. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Ask instore for details.