Working Holiday Visa

Working Holiday work visas are flexible visas that allow you to work up to 40 hours. They last 12-18 months.

You can read more about it here.

Working Holiday Work


If you've experienced a Working Holiday Work or ventured abroad solo, you're likely familiar with the occasional apprehension and moments of solitude. This holds true, particularly in Tokyo, if you're embarking on a Working Holiday in Japan.

With our mission in mind, we try our best to be the support network for our teachers and to each other. This means that, from amongst the community of One Coin English, you will find help whether it be a bank account, sim card, or even housing.

Here's some support you can find with us:

  • Cheap Japanese Lessons - if you're an OCE Teacher, there is a discount!
  • Cheaper apartments/Sharehouses
  • Multinational team - People from over 50 countries!
  • Cultural events with the Japanese students
  • Feedback to help you improve communication as well as your lessons

How our schedule works

For weekdays, the shifts can be either:

  • From 1 pm - 10 pm
  • From 1 pm to 5 pm
  • From pm - 10 pm

Weekend shifts are always:

  • Saturday: from 10 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday: from 10 am to 7 pm


Some people decide to balance a different job with us and that's completely fine! It is the perfect job for Working Holiday work.


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Working Holiday Work - Sangenjaya interior

Is it possible to get a visa to stay longer? YES!

We offer visa support! Here are some requirements you have to meet with us:

  • Have a bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 6 months with us
  • Able to stay for a further year
  • Pass the interviews with the management team
  • Performance goals

What if I want to travel?

No problem! We have a flexible time off system.

If you tell us 25 days in advance, we can take you off the schedule for those days.


  • 20 years +
  • Able to work at least 15 hours per week
  • Able to stay and commit to at least 9 months
  • Have a visa that is valid to work (Working Holiday work visas!)
  • Live within 45 minutes of the nearest school
  • Live within 500 yen within the nearest school
  • Already living or have solid plans for their move to Tokyo



Working Holiday Work


  • 1200 to 1500 yen per booked slot - depends on the level
  • Transportation is reimbursed with salary

Pay, incentives and more!


  • Discounted housing at specific companies - check for the Sharehouse discount above!
  • Events with students
  • Discount for Japanese lessons with Japan Switch
  • Regular detailed feedback with aims to improve lesson quality
  • Casual dress code - tattoos, and piercings are ok!


Type of lessons:

  • Private
  • Pairs
  • Groups (up to 7 people)