Hospitality, Events & Tourism internships in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of the world’s leading tourist cities, making it the ideal place for Hospitality, Events and Tourism internships abroad. There’s no better place to expand your horizon and gain real-world professional experience in your field. Japan is perfect for combining career development and the thrill of wanderlust through Hospitality, Events and Tourism internships in Tokyo. The most populous metropolitan area in the world, Tokyo, is filled with limitless opportunities for an eager young hospitality professional.


Hospitality, Events and Tourism internships in Tokyo


Living in Tokyo

Participants of Hospitality, Events and Tourism internships in Tokyo will enjoy a comfortable stay in Tokyo. The Intern Group provides shared accommodation in Tokyo’s safest areas, including 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 internship via public transportation. Tokyo is famous for its highly efficient trains and buses.

Tokyo has a long list of benefits which make it a desirable place to visit and to live. Despite being such a large city, it’s also very clean as recycling culture is the norm. Rarely will you see city streets with litter, thanks to local infrastructure. Tokyo is also incredibly safe, boasting very low crime rates.


Tokyo: an international destination

Young professionals doing Hospitality, Events and Tourism internships in Tokyo will be earning experience in one of the hottest tourism destinations in the world. Tokyo sets the standard for global cities, attracting professionals, students, interns and travelers from every country on earth. International, safe, historic and modern, living and interning in Tokyo will make hospitality interns fall in love with the city and culture. Because Tokyo is so international, it will be easier to adjust to as a foreigner. For example, many street signs you see are also in English, making the city easier to navigate. Educated Tokyoites also speak English, making communication with locals a lot easier.

Hospitality, Events and Tourism interns will love exploring Tokyo’s numerous attractions on their weekends, from Tokyo Disneyland to the Imperial Palace. In 2013, Tokyo was voted the world’s most satisfying tourist city in a TripAdvisor poll. Tokyo offers a taste of the familiar – like two baseball stadiums and the unique manga-kissa, or “comics café.” Interns should also visit the Kanda River to see the bats and check out local festivals, like Kanda Matsuri.



Hospitality, Events and Tourism internships in Tokyo


Good eats

Tokyo’s mouth-watering cuisine is something to write home about. Many top chefs call it the best food city in the world. There are hundreds of delicious ramen options, for one. Plus, the sushi scene is unlike anywhere in the world. Another great thing about Tokyo’s exceptional gastronomy is that it can be enjoyed for as little or as much as you would like to spend. You can check out the city’s cheap, stand-up noodle joints for under $4 or splurge on the best of the best, since Tokyo offers the most Michelin stars out of any city in the world.

Shop til you drop

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. Even if you’re looking to save, rather than splurge, 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 with Hospitality, Events and Tourism internships in Tokyo.






1. based on Panoramic View of the City of Tokyo, by Yoshikazu TAKADA, CC-by-2.0

2. based on Tokyo Dome, by Kevin Poh, CC-by-2.0

3. based on Night Life @ Shinjuku, Tokyo, by Kevin Poh, 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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