• Japan
    • Tokyo
    • Kyoto
    • Fukuoka
4 - 52 weeks

Program Details

City Exploring Sightseeing
Year Round
Apartment Host Family
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Program pricing is in Canadian dollars and does not include rent, flights or course fees.
What's Included
Some Activities Tour Guide Visa Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Course books and materials

What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Domestic Airfare Meals Travel Insurance
Nov 06, 2019
May 14, 2020
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About Program

Stepabroad’s Japan City Experience for Canadians aged 18 to 30 helps you embark on the experience of a lifetime living in Japan - no Japanese language necessary!

Take language and unique cultural courses in Tokyo, Kyoto or Fukuoka to learn more about Japanese culture. Make tons of new friends on planned social activities like festival outings, field trips, izakaya, karaoke, movie and game nights, weekly parties & more!

Before you depart, we walk you step-by-step through getting your working holiday visa and arrange your desired accommodation so you know where you will live before you arrive.

Upon arrival, you will attend an orientation and go on a city tour. Choose the number of weeks of language courses you would like to take and we'll take care of the rest! Once your course is over, if you want to work we'll help you search for jobs that fits your language abilities. Want to travel? We can help with that too!

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Program Highlights

  • Assistance with applying for the working holiday visa, finding accommodation, setting up your phone, bank account & more!
  • In depth orientation prior to departure with everything you need to know for living, working and traveling in Japan
  • Welcome orientation upon arrival, attend free, fun weekly events to explore your city and meet other travellers!
  • Resume revisions and translations (if necessary), with guidance and support in your job search
  • Don't know any Japanese? That's okay, we have language courses for complete beginners too!

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Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Bestfriend Tokyo Trip

Myself and my childhood best friend from Canada decided to move to Tokyo for a year and used Stepabroad to help us set up our Working Holiday Visa applications to ensure we left prepared. The Stepabroad representatives were extremely supportive, knowledgeable and attentive. They provided us with a great information package that proved to be useful throughout our Japan trip. Unfortunately, we had to return early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and appreciate how the Stepabroad crew would follow up to ensure we were supported and alright throughout this complicated process.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
This program provides you with great information, however, it is very much a self-starter package. Such as, you are given all the information to be able to set up your own housing, phone plan, banking, etc on your own. There isn't a person (that I know of) that does these services for you but they provide you with resources and support to do so.
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The Amazing Race!

I am a seasoned traveller and generally don't use any visa service agencies to jumpstart my adventures. But as a resident of the Northwest Territories, I suddenly found myself unable to be physically present for the Japanese working holiday visa interview in time. I was in panic mode after the disaster, but found StepAbroad's website and had a glimmer of hope of making the flight I already had booked.

Tessa put a lot of work into fixing every little detail of my application and doing her best to get me approved the first time. They schedule a simple digital call to discuss the entire process and walk you through it step by step.

We won! I'll be heading to Japan in 6 days because of these beautiful people. Thank you so much for making the experience so personal, comforting and effective! I could not be happier with their services.

102 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Charlotte, you don't have to know any Japanese to apply! Sending in your application is free and only takes a few minutes. Head here to begin: www.stepabroad.com/apply-now It helps to know at least beginner Japanese to participate in our program in Fukuoka. If you need to brush up your skills you can start with Japanese language classes in Fukuoka before you start working. Our Ski Resort...

Hi Daisy, You do not need to know Japanese to apply, however it helps to know some Japanese when you are in Japan. We offer language courses you can take on arrival to bolster your skills. Knowing Japanese will make it easier to land a job when you can communicate with locals. We offer two other programs in Japan where you do not need to know any Japanese to participate. They are our Send Off...