English Teaching Jobs in Japan

TEFL Jobs Japan - Find an English teaching job in JapanFind the best paying TEFL jobs in Japan! Get recruited from your home country or apply after arriving in Japan. Find English teaching jobs at conversational schools, business English programs, or a young learners classes. Full-time and part-time TEFL jobs available! Use due diligence when applying for jobs. OnTESOL does not sponsor any job post.

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Kyoto, Japan

Happy Valentine’s Day ESL teachers! We hope that you are having fun in the classroom with Valentine’s Day activities! When people think about romantic cities, they usually think of Paris, Venice, or New York, so today we wanted to show you how beautiful Kyoto is. Walk through beautiful gardens and Buddhist temples in Japan’s most traditional city!

Bamboo Grove

Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan

Cherry Blossoms in Hirano Shrine Garden
Sakura in Japan

Kinkakuji Temple – The Golden Pavillon-

If you want to learn more about teaching English in Japan, visit Shelley’s Teach Abroad Blog where she writes about the job market and gives tips for overcoming cultural difficulties and interacting with students and co-workers.

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TESOL Nagoya – Japan

Being the fourth most populous city in Japan and hosting some of the World’s largest businesses, Nagoya is an excellent place to start your TESOL career!

Nagoya gradually became an industrial hub and, today, it accounts for approximately 70% of Japan’s trade surplus. Major corporations in the automobile and aerospace industries have their headquarter office or very important divisions established in Nagoya. Toyota, Mitsubishi, Boeing, and Fuji to name just a few.


Nagoya is well-known for its museums, offering a variety of expositions for traditional (Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Art Museum) and modern arts (Aichi Arts Center), handicrafts (Noritake Garden), and industry related (Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, Nagoya City Tram & Subway Museum, Nagoya City Science Museum ). Japanese authorities have taken pivotal steps to restore The Honmaru Palace, which was destroyed in World War II, and is set to showcase wonderful samples of Shoin-zukuri architecture from the feudal era by 2016.

New teachers who want to enhance their cultural experience and deliver dynamic communicative ESL lessons to their Japanese students should visit at least one museum per category. Taking an accredited TESOL course will help you find interesting authentic material and bridge cultural gaps with your students!


Uji is a city bounded by immense traditions. Most visitors are attracted to this divine city because of the sacred Buddhist temples. Temples are admired everywhere the eye turns and all along the Uji river. It’s an amazing place for people in search of Japanese culture and tradition. The best time to visit Uji is at the end of the year, when the mild weather enhances the experience of a place best known for meditation.

Teaching English is Japan is a formidable experience. A high speed train can take you away from some of the most modern cities in the world to the peaceful gardens of a thousand year old temple. Start your TESOL course and embark in an exciting new career!

TEFL Tokyo

When you think of Tokyo, modern skyscrapers, large billboards, compact rooms, and lots of people come to mind. Contrary to popular perception, Tokyo offers the best greenery and scenery at its outskirts, as temples and parks look over Mount Fuji.

Tokyo’s fast-paced culture is highlighted by its unique shopping experience, cozy dinning, and the many interesting theme parks it has at its disposal. From the diverse range of festivals it offers to the performing arts, you name it and Tokyo has it.

This great metropolis also offers a varied array of sports and has hosted some of the biggest events in the world, including the 1964 Olympics and the 2002 soccer World Cup.

A university degree and a TESOL certificate of at least 100 hours is necessary for landing a decent entry-level job.ESL schools hire all-year round for 6- to 12- month periods. Private conversational lessons for the business community are also very popular, as Tokyo is home to some of the biggest corporations in the world.

Completed TEFL Certificate? Go to Japan!

Japan, the vision of ancient temples and futuristic sites, the name of mist-shrouded mountains and trains at speed of as much as 500 miles an hour. If you are seeking traditional culture, then Japan is where you should land upon completion of your TEFL certificate. One can gorge in temples all day, present yourself at the shrines, and attend tea ceremonies packed with Japan’s rich artistic culture and heritage.
If modern culture and technology is your way, then Japan is for you. Japanese cities are a complete wonderland for tech buffs. Japan is the cornerstone of futurism!
Sightseeing is another treat to the eyes for people visiting Japan. One can find natural wonders at length here.
Food is the source of delight for Japanese, whether it is freshly cooked sushi or perfectly battered tempura. If you are a foodie, then Japan is a feast to experience.