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 – so 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 booked through IEP 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. In addition to the travel insurance you must have booked, you will be required to register for the National Health Insurance Scheme upon arrival in Japan.

Proof of Funds

Provide proof of sufficient funds to support initial stay in Japan – at least NZ$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 NZ$1,000)


It is important to consider the range of costs associated with traveling overseas flights. Contact Katrina, our in-house STA Travel agent, to get a quote for flights, tours, accommodation and more on 0800 55 66 90 or


We are here to help, so if you have any questions about the program, check our FAQ page, call us on 0800 700 7005 or contact us here.

What to pay, when to pay it, there’s a lot to know! If you need clarification on anything or would like to chat with the experts, fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch by phone and email!

Work Japan Winter Jobs Form