Entrepreneurship internships in Tokyo

Expand your horizon and gain real-world professional experience in your field with an entrepreneurship internship in Tokyo. There’s no place like Japan for combining career development and the thrill of wanderlust. Tokyo, the most populous metropolitan area in the world, is full of opportunities and inspiration.

Ranking first in the Global Economic Power Index and drawing start-ups from around the world, Tokyo has so much to offer an entrepreneurship intern abroad. The city is also home to 51 Fortune 500 companies, making it a great place to do an internship in entrepreneurship. Moreover, Tokyo is chic, clean and one of the most livable cities in the world.


Entrepreneurship internships in Tokyo


Living in Tokyo

Entrepreneurship interns will enjoy a comfortable stay in Tokyo. The Intern Group provides shared accommodations in Tokyo’s safest areas. Interns will live in areas like Itabashi-ku, Kōtō-ku, Edogawa-ku, Taito-ku, Katsushika-ku and Kokubunji-shi. You will stay close to shops, restaurants and within a reasonable commute from your work via public transportation. Tokyo is famous for its highly efficient trains and buses.

Apart from great accommodations, living in Tokyo offers many more benefits. Despite being such a large city, it’s incredibly clean as recycling culture is the norm. You’ll barely ever see litter, thanks to city infrastructure. Tokyo is also incredibly safe, boasting very low crime rates. If you lose your phone or other valuable, there’s a good chance it will make its way back to you, thanks to the conscientious locals.


Tokyo: an international destination

Entrepreneurship interns in Tokyo need not worry about finding their place in this massive city. Tokyo sets the standard for global cities, attracting professionals, students, interns and travelers from every country on earth. Because the city is so international, most signs you see are also in English. A lot of Tokyoites even speak English, which helps foster cultural exchange.

Entrepreneurship interns will love exploring Tokyo on their weekends, thanks to the city’s numerous tourist attractions. In 2013, Tokyo was designated the world’s most satisfying tourist city in a TripAdvisor poll. You’ll never have a dull moment in this fast-paced city. Tokyo is known for its two baseball stadiums, unique establishments like a manga-kissa, or “comics café”, Kanda River bats and numerous festivals.


Entrepreneurship internships in Tokyo


Food & commerce

Tokyo’s mouth-watering cuisine will keep a food-lover satisfied. The city has garnered an international reputation for having a food scene like no other. The country’s unique and healthy gastronomy can be enjoyed for as much or as little as you want to spend. There are many inexpensive and authentic street food options to try. If you’re the type of foodie who splurges on fine dining, Tokyo also offers the most Michelin stars out of any city in the world.

Tokyo is also an international shopping hub, with many types of markets, malls, high-end shopping areas and local fairs. Whether you’re looking for the latest gadget or fashion trend, Tokyo has it. There are many shopping experiences that are just as fun without spending money. For example, a trip to the biggest fish market in the world; Tsukiji fish market, offers a unique and authentic look at fishing and fish market culture in Japan.


Learn more about how to boost your career in Tokyo with an international internship. Japan is the perfect place for a travel adventure.


Sources: https://travel.usnews.com/Tokyo_Japan/Things_To_Do/, http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/tokyo-worlds-greatest-city-reasons/index.html, https://wanderwisdom.com/travel-destinations/The-Best-Things-About-Living-In-Tokyo-Japan



1. based on tokyo tower, by oisa, CC-by-2.0

2. based on tokyo station 2, by Keromi Keroyama, CC-by-2.0

3. based on Tokyo Taxi I, by damon jah, CC-by-2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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