So you are interested in working a winter season in Japan, but aren’t sure how much it will cost? At IEP we are upfront with all program costs as well as costs that are associated with your working holiday. You will find we offer the lowest program fees on the market – don’t pay more!

One of the best things about Work Japan Winter Jobs is that you secure a job before you have to book flights or purchase insurance, which takes away the risk. Remember that if you aren’t offered a job you will get a full program refund!

It’s also important to understand that not all of the costs below are paid at once. You can review our ‘How to Apply’ information that outlines when certain fees are paid.

Program Fee:

Initial Deposit Fee: $295
Final Payment: $700 – paid within 8 weeks of your initial deposit. If you need a payment plan – just ask us! Want to pay in full – no worries. We are here to help you make the move to Japan!

*The total program fee is $995, but to get the ball rolling you only need to make an initial payment of $295!

Japan Visa Fee

The working holiday visa is FREE for Japan! We provide all the support and guidance to eliminate the chance of your visa being rejected or making an error on your application.


As part of the terms and conditions of Work Japan Winter Jobs, participants are required to have travel insurance purchased for the duration of their employment contract. This is a condition of the employment agreement IEP has with employers to ensure participants have comprehensive insurance with a highly reputable insurer. It is also a visa requirement that you register for the National Health Insurance Scheme for the duration of your stay. This will cost approximately 1500JPY per month and will cover up to 70% of any basic/simple medical treatment costs you receive.

Proof of Funds

Provide proof of sufficient funds to support initial stay in Japan – at least AU$3,000

Be travelling on a return/onward passage ticket, or have additional proof of funds to show you can purchase such a ticket (further AU$1,000)


Book your Flights with STA Travel, plus tours, accommodation and more. STA Travel’s core purpose is to make travel as affordable and as attainable for young people as possible. And it’s not just about offering cheap flights. STA Travel offers real value with the expert knowledge, flexibility and features our travellers want.

Contact STA Travel’s Working Holiday branch at 1300 850 485 or email [email protected]


We are here to help, so if you have any questions about the program, check our FAQ page, call us on 1300 797 702 or contact us here.

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What to pay, when to pay it – its important you understand how much an adventure like this will cost you! If you would like some clarification on anything at all, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch within 1-2 working days, by phone and email, to answer any questions you might have.

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