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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

APARTMENT
Selfista Shibuya(Daikanyama)

Selfista Shibuya(Daikanyama)

TokyoMetro-Ginza line / Shibuya 9minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥175,000 - ¥175,000

Now on campaign!

NEW Vacancy

Fully-furnished 1-room apt 9-min walk from Shibuya ……

SHAREHOUSE
OAKHOUSE HORIKIRI GARDEN

OAKHOUSE HORIKIRI GARDEN

Keisei line / Horikiri Shobuen 3minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking
  • Cable TV

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥46,000 - ¥61,000

Get ¥30,000 yen off the initial contract fee!

Vacancy

Just 3-min walk from Horikiri Shobuen stn on Keisei ……

SOCIAL RESIDENCE
Social Residence Ojima

Social Residence Ojima

Toei-Shinjuku line / Ojima(Tokyo) 8minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking
  • Rental bicycle

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥62,000 - ¥68,000

Get ¥50,000 yen off the initial contract fee!

Vacancy

New Opene on March 14th! 5F 90-room share house 5-mi……

SHAREHOUSE
Casadia Nerima

Casadia Nerima

Seibu-Toshima line / Toshimaen 5minutes

Move in conditions: Female Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking
  • Women only
  • Non-Smoking house

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥36,000 - ¥48,000

Release of emergency order- Pay no contract fee, & get monthly discount!

Women only houses Vacancy

Women-only house perfect for solo living. Reasonable……

SHAREHOUSE
UENO RYOTEI FUKUI

UENO RYOTEI FUKUI

JR-KeihinTohoku line / Uguisudani 10minutes

Move in conditions: Female Foreigner

  • Women only

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥43,000 - ¥65,000

Summer HOT☆100 campaign!

Women only houses Vacancy

OakHouse 「UENO RYOTEI FUKUI」at Negishi Town. A desig……

SHAREHOUSE
Share Leaf Nishi-Funabashi Gracenote

Share Leaf Nishi-Funabashi Gracenote

TokyoMetro-Tozai line / Nishi Funabashi 11minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Bicycle parking

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥32,000 - ¥84,000

Summer HOT☆100 campaign!

Vacancy

This house has a great music studio! Plus there is a……

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

¥37,000 - ¥70,000

Release of emergency order- Pay no contract fee, & get monthly discount!

Vacancy

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

SHAREHOUSE
PREMIERE KANAMACHI

PREMIERE KANAMACHI

JR-Joban line(Local) / Kanamachi 3minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

  • Cable TV
  • Non-Smoking house

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥40,000 - ¥49,000

Now on campaign!

Vacancy

Super convenient!3min.walk from Kanamachi station on……

APARTMENT
MAISON ECLAIREE NISHI MAGOME

MAISON ECLAIREE NISHI MAGOME

Toei-Asakusa line / Nishi Magome 6minutes

Move in conditions: Female Male Foreigner

Rooms for 2 or more available

¥64,000 - ¥81,000

Free contract and house transfer fees campaign

Vacancy

new apartment type in quiet neighborhood!Closest stn……

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