Working in Tokyo during a hospitality internship in Japan

Hospitality, Events & Tourism Internships in Tokyo

Internships in hospitality in Tokyo a great way to spruce up one’s resume and also provide the ideal opportunity to learn from the best on how to treat guests.

An epicenter of global business and innovation, Tokyo is home to many of Asia’s and the world’s top tech, financial, and governmental institutions and officials.

This makes it a prime destination to visit, with some of the best facilities in the world. Known for their hospitality, Japanese people pride themselves on serving their guests from the heart with integrity, honesty, and humility.

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Responsibilities at hospitality internships in Tokyo may include:

  • Managing the website and updating listings on referral websites

  • Maintaining social media accounts

  • Providing customer service regarding bookings, itineraries etc.

  • Assisting with event planning and execution

  • Liaising with vendors for events

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Working at a bar during a Japan hospitality internship

Typical roles for Tokyo hospitality internships

Here are a few examples of roles that our hospitality interns in Tokyo have taken on before:

  • Accommodation Manager

    Ensuring the smooth running of hotels and guesthouses is essential for prospecting and retaining clients. Interns will have the opportunity to ensure that all areas of operation (reception, cleaning staff, room service, laundry, etc.) perform in accordance with the establishment’s standards.

  • Hotel Manager

    Hotel managers manage daily hotel operations, overseeing events and ensuring that the hotel brings in the right number of guests to achieve its financial goals. Interns will have the opportunity to hone their financial and management skills, and maybe even meet world-famous athletes and celebrities too.

  • Event Planner

    Event planners organize events for their clients right through to the execution phase. Interns will have the opportunity to experience the reality of planning events, learning best practices, and communicating effectively. From weddings to conferences and parties, the life of an event planner is busy but full of fun.

  • Operation Assistant

    Ensuring that all facilities (sanitation, structural, etc.) of the hotel are kept in a functional state, operations assistants find themselves to be very busy. Interns will have the opportunity to make contacts with various service providers within the industry, work on their communication skills and learn how to ensure the safe and reliable running of a hotel.

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Working at a hotel during a Tokyo hospitality internship

The hospitality industry

The hospitality industry is a fast-paced environment offering countless opportunities for aspiring young individuals, from restaurants to resorts and even cruise ships. With great emphasis on customer service, communication, and solution-driven thinking, interns will gain an array of skills and vast knowledge to set them on their way to a successful and rewarding career. And, as international and domestic tourism continues to rise, the industry is bound to soar beyond the heights it reached before the pandemic.


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Learn more about our hospitality internships in Tokyo

In hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and so much more, there are opportunities to complete a hospitality internship at every corner. Being in the hospitality industry means playing an important role in the rest and relaxation of your guests. A rewarding and exciting career, our internships in hospitality in Tokyo will give you great international exposure to people, processes, and most importantly, experiences. All of our interns are placed with top-tier organizations. Learn more about our Tokyo internship program here.

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