Fashion internships in Tokyo

With some of the world’s best avant-garde fashionistas and a memorable international fashion week, Tokyo is an incredible city to gain experience in the fashion industry. Interning and living in Tokyo will offer a fresh artistic perspective and practical industry knowledge that will boost your career.  Fashion internships in Tokyo will help a budding fashion professional to broaden their horizons personally, professionally and artistically.

Tokyo is chic, clean and one of the most livable cities in the world. There’s no place like it for combining career development and the thrill of wanderlust. This massive city, which happens to be the most populous metropolitan area in the world, is full of fresh energy, diverse ideas and innovative professionals. Known especially for its killer street style, Tokyo has so much to offer a Fashion intern abroad.


Fashion internships in Tokyo


Living in Tokyo

Participants of fashion internships in Tokyo will enjoy a comfortable stay in Japan. The Intern Group provides shared accommodation in Tokyo’s safest areas. You will stay close to shops, restaurants and within a reasonable commute from your internship via public transportation. Tokyo is famous for its highly efficient trains and buses. Despite being a massive city, Tokyo is very clean as recycling culture is the norm.  Tokyo is also incredibly safe, boasting very low crime rates.


Tokyo: the great international destination

Fashion interns in Tokyo have no need to worry about fitting in. The Tokyo fashion world alone is highly international. Plus the city is a highly regarded tourist destination around the world, attracting professionals, students, interns and travelers from every country on earth. The city caters to international visitors, with most street signs in English and many restaurants and shops that cater to English speakers. Also, many Tokyoites speak English, which makes a visit there more comfortable.

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


Fashion internships in Tokyo


A hub for gastronomy and commerce

Tokyo’s culinary magic will dazzle fashion interns abroad. The city has garnered a lot of attention for having a food scene like no other. The country’s unique and healthy food culture can be enjoyed for as much or as little as you want to spend, as there are many inexpensive and authentic street food options to try. If you’re someone who enjoys the luxury of 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. Ginza, for example, is a high end shopping district in Tokyo where products by the best local and international brands can be purchased. Even if you’re looking to save, rather than splurge, there are many experiential shopping opportunities that don’t require dropping a ton of yen. For instance, you can visit the biggest fish market in the world; Tsukiji fish market, and get a taste of fishing and fish market culture in Japan.

Apply now to boost your career with Fashion internships in Tokyo.




1. based on Tokyo skyline, by tetedelart1855, CC-by-2.0

2. based on suspenders just noral on Tokyos streets (36 of 124), by Matthias Mueller, CC-by-2.0

3. based on Tokyo_Subway2, by Vincent Albanese, 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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