TESOL Jobs in Japan
A Guide to Teaching English in Japan
With some of the highest TESOL wages in Asia, loads of TESOL jobs and excellent working conditions, Japan is rightly regarded as one of the world’s top TESOL destinations.
TESOL Opportunities in Japan
The TESOL jobs market in Japan is perhaps the biggest, and most financially rewarding, in the whole of Asia. TESOL jobs can be found in all parts of the country and in all areas of education – from public schools, kindergartens and universities, to the high-paying business sector and private students.
TESOL Job Hotspots in Japan
These three cities are our top choices for teaching English in Japan. They’ve all got lots of TESOL jobs and they are all great places to live and work.
TESOL Jobs in Tokyo
Tokyo is Japan's capital city and perhaps the country's premier TESOL destination. There are lots of TESOL jobs available at language schools and institutes across the city.
TESOL Jobs in Kobe
Kobe sits on a steep hillside overlooking Osaka Bay and is widely regarded as one of Japan's most attractive and cosmopolitan cities.
TESOL Jobs in Kyoto
Tucked away safely behind the brash façade of flashing neon and high-rise concrete, are the hidden gems that make Kyoto a great place to gain an insight into ancient Japanese culture.
Wages and Cost of Living
The amount you can earn teaching English in Japan varies greatly depending on the level of your TESOL certificate and how much previous experience you have. The basic salary is usually around 250,000 Yen (AU$3,000) a month. However, you can boost this figure with bonuses and private tuition. The cost of living in Japan can be pretty high and you can expect around 75% of your income to go towards living expenses.