Moving country can be a confusing and daunting undertaking in and of itself, let along getting your head around what its going to cost you! At IEP we are upfront with all costs associated with a working holiday in Japan. We want to ensure there are no hidden fees or large deposits required. You will find that we offer some of the lowest program fees on the market – don’t pay more!

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

Work and Travel Japan Program deposit: $295

Final program fee payment: $1100 – 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 $1395, but to get the ball rolling you only need to make an initial payment of $295!

Japan Working Holiday 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.

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)


When you are overseas the smallest incident can end up costing a lot of money. IEP offers a comprehensive insurance policy with a highly reputable insurer that will cover you for the full duration of your working holiday. You will also need to register for the National Health Insurance Scheme which will cost approximately 1500JPY per month while you are in Japan. To learn more about our insurance policies and to get a quote please contact us.


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, visas or Japan in general please call contact us here or call 0800 700 705.

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 and Travel Japan Registration Form