Internship in Japan: Preparing for the Trip

Well thought out trip planning is essential for your internship in Japan. Our team and our partners in Fukuoka are happy to help answer any questions. The sooner you begin your planning for your internship in Japan, the more you can save.


The major international airport in Tokyo is the most important airport to the country. A flight from the US may take 11 to 27 hours depending on where you are coming from, the number of stopovers and flight times.


To enter Japan you need a passport, which is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival.


The CDC states that you should be sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccinations. These include tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), and MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), and the most current flu shot. Also, vaccinations against Hepatitis A, B and Japanese Encephalitis are recommended for long-term stay or when traveling to neighboring countries.


You will need valid travel insurance for the period of your internship in Japan. Before settling on an international insurance plan, be sure you are well informed of insurance benefits abroad, especially if repatriation is guaranteed.