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Summer Work

Make the most of your summer!

  Adventure is not just a job for us but our passion! Join the Canyons world class team of international guides for a summer of fun, challenge and adventure to fullfill our mission:

Refresh the world through sustainable adventure experiences!

<See more about our company philosophy here>

We run tours throughout Japan but mostly at our 2 summer bases of Minakami and Okutama.  Both areas are rich in nature and culture with some of the best rivers and canyons in Japan.

2021 Summer season positions:

>Rafting guide (Grade 3-4)
>Canyoning guide (Grade A3V3+)
>Trainee guide (rafting & canyoning)

If you do not have experience or a license then our awesome team of experienced guides can train you!

 

Guide Positions - Rafting & Canyoning

If you already have a guide certification in rafting or canyoning and are keen to join our team:

Term: Late April - October (July-September also available)

Work hours: 4 hours per trip, up to 2 trips per day

Pay: Experience based, paid per trip

Requirements:

  1. Internationally recognised guide license 
    Rafting: IRF, NZRA, SOA or equivalent
    Canyoning: CIC, Icopro, SOA, NZOIA or equivalent
  2. Current CPR and first aid
    <We run CPR and first aid courses, if you need to update>

Great if you also have: (but not necessary)

  • Wilderness first aid
  • Driver license useable in Japan
  • A little bit of Japanese

We can also help you with the above while you are here.

Please apply below for more details.  If possible please send your CV when applying and let us know where you are currently living and your visa status for Japan.

 

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TRainee Guide - rafting & Canyoning

If you wold like to become a professional guide then talk to us. Canyons is the leader in the industry for training and qualifications.  You will get the highest level training for skills and service from some of the best guides in the world!

Term: Late April - October 

Work hours: 4 hours per trip, up to 2 trips per day

Pay: Experience based, paid per trip

Requirements:

  1. Good level of physical fitness
  2. Decent level of swimming
  3. Positive and proactive attitude
  4. Love working with people!

Great if you also have: (but not necessary)

  • First aid certificate
  • Driver license useable in Japan
  • A little bit of Japanese

We can also help you with the above while you are here.

We typically start official training in early May (just after Golden Week). Please apply below for more details. If possible please send your CV when applying and let us know where you are currently living and your visa status for Japan.

 

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Cafe staff

Do you love working in hospitality?  Canyons runs 2 cafes, one in Okutama and one in Minakami that serve delicoius locally produced food and drinks.  We are looking for food prepaeration and service staff to help with lunches, bar time and BBQ's.

Season: April - October (July- Septemeber short season also available)

Pay: From 850 yen per hour (depending on experience and skills)

Work hours: 4-8 hour shift between 8:00- 23:00

Weekend and holiday only work also available.

 

Helps if you have:
>Car license

>Some converational Japanese 

 

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