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If you're going to live in Tokyo for a working holiday,
live in a share house!

Contents

  1. What is a working holiday?
  2. How is it different from other visas?
  3. What other countries do people come to Japan from?
  4. Why Oakhouse?
  5. Resident interviews
  6. Best share houses for working holidays
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What is a working holiday?

Reference: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - "Working holiday | Ministry of Foreign Affairs" (2019-12-03)

The working holiday system is an agreement between countries that issues visas to young people to facilitate travel and work.

In most cases, the visa provides for a stay of 1 year, and visa holders are allowed to go sightseeing, work, and study.

There are many different ways to use the visa. Some spend their time traveling throughout Japan. Some study Japanese for half a year and then either work full-time or have a part-time job while studying. There's actually quite a bit of freedom on the working holiday visa.

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How is it different from other visas?

While a regular student visa places limits on the amount of time you are allowed to work, or a working visa may have a high barrier to entry, the working holiday visa has no such limits.

While the working holiday visa can enable you to have a wide variety of experiences, you may only obtain one working holiday visa per country. Also, in most cases you must be between 18 to 30 years old, and you can only have one year.

Though the working holiday visa has these sorts of limits, it is a very important visa for young people full of ambition. That's why it's recommended to know exactly when and where you will go, and what you plan to do.

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What other countries do people come to Japan from?

Reference: e-Stat government statistics department "Visa issuing statistics | File | Statistics | Search data" (2019-12-03)

Starting in 1980 with Australia and continuing to 2019 when Lithuania was added, Japan has a working holiday agreement with 23 countries. The number of visas issued is increasing every year, with 13,958 working holiday visas issued in 2016, 15,521 issued in 2017, and 17,730 issued in 2018.

Once you've secured the privilege to travel to another country, the hardest part is finding a place to stay! You might run into all sorts of snags:

  • Initial payments are confusing and expensive
  • Real estate agents may not speak your language
  • Agencies may be hesitant to rent to foreigners
  • Agencies are not willing to rent short-term
  • You want to be able to move in as soon as you arrive, so you won't have time to see the place in advance
  • It might be hard to meet people
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That's why we recommend a share house!

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Why Oakhouse?

  • Oakhouse offers from 6,600 rooms, the most in Japan
  • Assistance in 5 languages: English, Korean, Chinese, French, Japanese
  • No limits on gender, nationality, age, occupation, or income
  • Contracts from as short as 1 month, and no renewal fees
  • See demographic data for each house (gender, age, nationality)
  • See the house online with our 3D view
  • Take part in house events where you can get to know people as well as Japanese culture

These are the kinds of people living in Oakhouse

Resident information

By gender

By country

By age

Resident interviews

We interviewed Oakhouse residents who came to Japan on working holiday

At Oakhouse there are several residents who came to Japan on a working holiday visa.
We asked them about their life in Japan, in a share house, and their work and studies.

Interviews

Best share houses for working holidays

SHAREHOUSE
PREMIERE KUGAHARA BALI STYLE

PREMIERE KUGAHARA BALI STYLE

Tokyu-Ikegami line / Kugahara(Tokyo) 4minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking
  • Non-Smoking house

¥30,000 - ¥60,000

【Only now! Up to 180、000 yen discount! !! 】The first trial campaign is being carried out!!

Vacancy

A unique share house with a grown-up resort atmosphe……

SOCIAL RESIDENCE
SOCIAL RESIDENCE NARITA (YACHIYO)

SOCIAL RESIDENCE NARITA (YACHIYO)

ToyoKosoku Railway / Toyo Katsutadai 13minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Rental bicycle
  • Bicycle parking
  • Theater room

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥30,000 - ¥35,000

【Only now! Up to 120、000 yen discount! !! 】The first trial campaign is being carried out!!

Vacancy

Japan's largest share house with 230 rooms! A s……

SOCIAL RESIDENCE
SOCIAL RESIDENCE MACHIDA KURIHIRA

SOCIAL RESIDENCE MACHIDA KURIHIRA

Odakyu-Tama line / Kurihira 5minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking
  • Theater room

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥35,000 - ¥45,000

【Only now! Up to 120、000 yen discount! !! 】The first trial campaign is being carried out!!

Vacancy

Large property with 95 rooms. 5 minute walk to the ……

SHAREHOUSE
HORIKIRI RETRO HOUSE

HORIKIRI RETRO HOUSE

Keisei line / Horikiri Shobuen 10minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Cable TV
  • Non-Smoking house

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥29,000 - ¥49,000

【Only now! Up to 180、000 yen discount! !! 】The first trial campaign is being carried out!!

Vacancy

Horikiri Retro has spacious rooms with storage. Enjo……

APARTMENT
OAK Terrace Kinshicho

OAK Terrace Kinshicho

TokyoMetro-Hanzomon line / Kinshicho 9minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥157,000 - ¥157,000

【Only now! Up to 180、000 yen discount! !! 】The first trial campaign is being carried out!!

Vacancy

New apartment in popular Kinshicho! 9-min walk from ……

SHAREHOUSE
DAIKANYAMA HOUSE

DAIKANYAMA HOUSE

TokyoMetro-Ginza line / Shibuya 9minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥68,000 - ¥97,000

【Only now! Up to 180、000 yen discount! !! 】The first trial campaign is being carried out!!

Vacancy

Just 9 minute walk to Shibuya Station and Daikanyama……

SHAREHOUSE
OAKHOUSE HORIKIRI GARDEN

OAKHOUSE HORIKIRI GARDEN

Keisei line / Horikiri Shobuen 3minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Cable TV
  • Bicycle parking
  • Non-Smoking house

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥36,000 - ¥61,000

Special campaign. Click here! 【Pay no contract fee! 10、000~50、000 yen】

Vacancy

Only 3 minute walk from Horikiri-Shobuen Station on ……

SHAREHOUSE
PREMIERE KAMATA

PREMIERE KAMATA

Tokyu-Ikegami line / Hasunuma 6minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥34,000 - ¥41,000

【Only now! Up to 180、000 yen discount! !! 】The first trial campaign is being carried out!!

Vacancy

【Full renovated house in Kamata area!】Get to Gotanda……

SHAREHOUSE
OAK TERRACE SANGENJAYA

OAK TERRACE SANGENJAYA

Tokyu-Setagaya line / Sangenjaya 15minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking
  • Non-Smoking house

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥39,000 - ¥91,000

【Only now! Up to 60、000 yen discount! !! 】The first trial campaign is being carried out!!

Vacancy

Within walking distance of both popular Shimokitazaw……

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