Broaden your horizons by applying for the JapanTravel.com Photojournalist Program.
Each year we take over 30 promising, talented photojournalists and videographers on a 4 week journey in Japan.
We'll support your accommodation and travel expenses on a trip that will combine the places you want to visit alongside the opportunity to join in exciting cultural projects.
Read on to discover more about the program and good luck with your application!
Produce articles, photos or video whilst travelling around Japan.
Interact with local people and gain a unique view of Japan.
Opportunities to be published in print media.
Share your discoveries with thousands of readers.
Experience the Japanese way of life.
Witness Kyoto's famous temples and Tokyo's neon lights.
Visit a sake brewery in a rural village, or join agricultural or traditional experiences.
Accommodation support provided – mixture of reimbursement, exclusive rates and occasional hotel coverage.
Reimbursement for your in-city travel expenses.
Internships generally last 4 weeks.
Help others around the world discover how amazing Japan is.
Please take care to read our FAQ alongside this documentation PDF before contacting us.
Here's a selection of comments from some of our 2015 photojournalists.
"Taking the plunge to intern with Japantravel was, is and will always be one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. The month long internship opened my eyes to a side of Japan rarely seen."
"This internship program changed the way I work and travel. To get something you'll never know before and experience it in a totally different culture. This is the best one month internship I ever had!"
"Interning at JapanTravel enabled me to dive into the deep concrete of Tokyo. It evolved my profession as a filmmaker but I also discovered the writer in me."
"Participation in this internship gave me a great opportunity to look at Japan from the inside and explore this beautiful country, not like a tourist, but like an ordinary person."
Here's a selection of comments from some of our 2014 photojournalists.
"Working with JapanTravel has been a fabulous adventure! I can't name one thing I disliked, except going back home. Discover the hidden gems far from touristic areas."
"This internship allowed me to improve myself as a journalist, my photography and most importantly gave me the chance to explore the hidden and beautiful parts of Japan, its culture and people!"
"Interning with JapanTravel is a great opportunity for young journalists. They provide a platform to share your work, practice your craft, and inspire other travellers in a supportive and creative environment."
"Shortly after my arrival in Japan, a new friend asked me "what time would I complete my work". I told him that my ‘work’ was to have fun. 24/7. Being a JapanTravel photojournalist, explore different perspectives and gain a deeper understanding."
"A JapanTravel internship was a rare opportunity to put skills into practice. I developed a richer understanding of Japan's dynamic culture, creating friendships and connections for life."
Here's a selection of comments from some of our 2013 photojournalists.
"I'm a 21 year old student living in Brisbane, Australia, in my last year of studying International Relations and Development. I love learning by immersing myself in different cultures, languages and ways of life and JapanTravel.com gave me that opportunity."
We'll evaluate applicants on how well they get involved with the site: if you can contribute, why not submit an article, photo story, translation or video to JapanTravel? You'll even earn rewards points in the process!
It seems that you already have a JapanTravel account! Just send us an email with your CV, portfolio examples, preferred dates and why you want to join the program – just send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.