Looking for ways to earn extra cash? One good way to do that is to join a survey site. If you are living in Japan and are looking for sites you can join, then this guide will be of great use to you.
If you are new to survey sites, then let me shortly explain what it is for you. It’s a type of online rewards platform that will allow you to earn extra cash by answering surveys and performing other tasks.
But since there are a lot of survey sites you can join, it can be impractical to go and sign up as a member without first figuring out which sites are good and bad. This is where this to list comes in handy. It will list down the 13 best paid survey sites for Japan.
It will help you figure out which sites you should join so you don’t have to waste your time testing sites without prior knowledge of what they can offer. Take note that the sites I will be listing are all legit and free to join, so it won’t cost you anything to sign up.
How are the opportunities for paid surveys in Japan?
When choosing a survey site to join, the main factor you need to consider is its earning potential and how easy it is to use. To put it simply, it’s what differentiates a good site from a bad site.
The sites you want to join should be sites that have plenty of surveys you can answer. This will automatically translate into more earnings. The question now is, how good are the opportunities for paid surveys in Japan? Well, luck is on your side because they are pretty good.
There are big and popular survey sites available globally. That means you can sign up regardless of where you live in the world, and yes, that includes Japan. There are also survey sites that have specific panels for people who live in Japan. So, you don’t actually have a shortage of options.
But what you need to remember is, no matter how good a site is, the earnings you will get won’t really come close to what you can make from a full-time job. So you just need to set your expectations properly so you won’t get disappointed.
That being said, great survey sites will always allow you to earn a decent amount of cash on the side. And if you like your opinion to be heard, this is a good way to do that.
How to earn the most?
In order to fully maximize your earnings from these kinds of sites, you have to join multiple sites. The reason for this is, different sites offer different opportunities and joining more will give you access to more options.
Plus, there are sites that offer other ways to earn aside from answering surveys. These sites are called GPT (Get-Paid-To) sites.
GPT sites will not only allow you to earn by taking surveys but also by signing up for free trials, participating in contests, downloading apps, doing online micro-tasks, clicking ads, watching videos, get cash back when shopping online, and more.
Some GPT sites even have better earning potential than survey sites. This list will include both survey and GPT sites. And, I suggest you join around 5-7 sites.
This is the ideal number, in my opinion, if you are new to these types of sites. This will give you the proper balance of having enough opportunities to be able to earn a decent amount of money and still have the time to get to know all they have to offer.
Once you feel like you handle more workload, then you can join more.
13 top survey sites for Japan
Take note that this is not a complete list of all the sites that are available in Japan. But instead, it is a list focused on quality and only sites that are worth joining.
I will update this list regularly so make sure to bookmark this page and come back and check for new opportunities once in a while.
Short summary: Univox Community is a good example of a great survey site to join in Japan. This is mainly because it offers legit and convenient payout methods. And to top it off, it also has an app that makes it easy to earn on the go.
One thing you need to take note of on this survey site is the initial payout threshold. The first time you redeem rewards, it will require at least $25.
But when your membership level gets upgraded (will happen automatically when you stay active), you can enjoy certain benefits like a low payout threshold. So, in the long run, you will only need to earn $10 in order to redeem rewards. That’s significantly lower than the starting threshold.
You won’t have a hard time reaching the threshold at the start though because it offers good earning opportunities. And you get a $2 joining bonus just for signing up which will give you a good head start.
Short summary: Another good survey sites to join is Toluna Influencers. The main reason for this is, this survey site offer other ways to earn aside from answering surveys. So, you won’t get stuck if there are no surveys to answer.
You can earn by participating in free contests and create content other members can interact with. Plus, it has a platform just for Japanese residents.
Another good thing about this site is, it has a relatively low payout threshold of $10. You can start withdrawing your earnings quite quickly since it is a very doable goal.
You can withdraw your earnings PayPal or if you want, you can exchange it for gift cards. The only drawback of this site is, the payout processing can be a bit slow though. So, you will need a bit of patience when redeeming your rewards.
Short summary: GrabPoints is the first GPT site on this list. Since it is a GPT site, you can expect to earn rewards in several ways like completing offers, answering surveys, watching videos, and a lot more.
But probably the best thing about GrabPoints, in my opinion, is that it has a really low payout threshold of $3. So, it will be pretty easy to start redeeming rewards.
Aside from that, what makes GrabPoints an ideal site to join is that it has a good amount of offers available on a regular basis. So, you will be able to earn regularly. And to top it off, the rewards per offer are also quite decent.
All those qualities are what makes GrabPoints a good choice. And it also offers several payment methods, which makes it a versatile site in terms of payment options.
Short summary: OpinionWorld is another good survey site you can join. It has a user-friendly site, which makes it very convenient to earn extra cash.
It has a low threshold of $5, which makes it very easy to start withdrawing your earnings. Aside from surveys, you can also join prize draws where you have the chance to win significant prizes.
It also offers payment via PayPal but it also gives you the choice to redeem gift cards instead. Their gift card catalog isn’t as huge as other sites. So, make sure to set your expectations properly if you plan to redeem gift cards.
Overall, what makes it a good survey site to join is its low threshold and the ease of use it offers.
Short summary: As you can see, Surveytime has the lowest payout threshold on this list, and is thereby one of the fastest paying survey sites in Japan. But aside from that feature, it also has other good reasons for you to join.
You can easily earn from it since every time you complete a survey, you will earn $1. So, regardless of how long it takes to complete, you will still receive the same amount. And best of all, you will be paid automatically via PayPal as soon as you complete a survey.
Short summary: If you like to join focus groups and diary studies, Valued Opinions offers that kind of earning opportunity apart from answering surveys. This is what makes this site unique. This is the only survey site on this list that offers that kind of opportunity and it has a panel specifically for Japan.
The downside of this site is, you won’t be able to earn cash. The only rewards you can redeem are gift cards. They have a wide array of gift cards to choose from though, which is good.
It has a relatively low payout threshold of $10. But all in all, what makes it a good site to join is mainly because of the unique earning opportunity it offers.
Short summary: Probably one of the most popular GPT sites out there today, PrizeRebel is an excellent choice if you really just want to earn extra cash. The main reason is, it offers plenty of daily opportunities, so you can earn rewards on a regular basis.
Plus, it has a low payout threshold, which makes it easier to redeem rewards. You will only need to accumulate $5 before you can start redeeming rewards.
You can withdraw your earnings via PayPal or exchange it for gift cards. And the good thing is, it has a huge collection of gift cards to choose from. All these features are what makes PrizeRebel a great site to earn overall if you want to make some extra money online in Japan.
Payout methods: PayPal, gift cards Payout threshold: $10 for PayPal and $5 for gift cards More information:Read full ySense review
Short summary: ySense is comparable to PrizeRebel in a way mostly because it also offers plenty of daily opportunities. It used to be called ClixSense but they have since rebranded. And when they rebranded, they also rolled out new payment methods which include PayPal.
You do have the option to redeem gift cards as well if you don’t like to withdraw it via PayPal. And since it is a GPT site, you will be able to earn from several earning opportunities. So, it’s a lot easier to reach their threshold of $10.
The threshold is lower if you choose to redeem gift cards ($5). Plus, you can receive a daily bonus, which will greatly help you reach the threshold faster.
Payout methods: Bank transfer, Bitcoin, AirTM, Neteller, Skrill, Payeer Payout threshold: $10 More information:Read full TimeBucks review
Short summary: If you notice above, one unique thing about TimeBucks is that you can withdraw your earnings directly to your bank account (via Transferwise). There aren’t a lot of GPT sites that offer this type of option. So, if you prefer to receive your earnings directly to your bank account, this is a good site to join.
On TimeBucks you can always find a way to earn and it offers some unusual ways to earn you cannot find on other sites like social media tasks, watching online content, solving captcha, and more. The downside is, some of the earning opportunities do not give high rewards. But you can still earn a decent amount overall.
It also has a good referral program, which, makes it worthwhile to invest time inviting friends to join the platform. Plus, it has a relatively low payout threshold of $10, which is certainly achievable.
Payout methods: PayPal, game codes, gift cards Payout threshold: $1.25 for game codes and $5 for other rewards More information:Read full Rewards1 review
Short summary: If you love playing video games, you will be able to identify with Rewards1 quite well. That’s because, you can earn game codes if you don’t want to redeem the standard rewards available on online rewards sites.
It also allows you to withdraw your earnings via PayPal or exchange it for gift cards. It’s a GPT site, so expect to earn in several ways. But you do have to get used to the site since it can be a bit confusing at first. Once you get used to how the site works, everything else will be easier.
All in all, what makes Rewards1 a good choice is its decent earning potential. There are several earning opportunities that are available regularly. Plus, the site will reward you the longer you are active on the site through their membership level upgrade.
Short summary: Another good GPT site to join is FeaturePoints. What makes it a good option is it offers plenty of earning opportunities.
Plus, it has a very low payout threshold of $3. So, you will be able to easily start redeeming rewards. The threshold for other rewards is even lower from time to time, which is a good bonus to have.
But the best feature that this GPT site has to offer, in my opinion, is it has a mobile app you can download so you can earn rewards even when you are not in front of your computer. There aren’t a lot of GPT sites that offer that kind of convenience in Japan.
Being able to earn on the go can be a huge difference especially if you frequently go out. You won’t lag behind with your earnings because you can just earn even when commuting or standing in line.
Short summary: Superpay.me is a great GPT site to join because as you can see, it offers several payment options, including PayPal, which is the most convenient one, in my opinion. It also has a very low payout threshold of $1, which makes it easier to start redeeming rewards.
It’s a GPT site, so you can earn rewards in a lot of ways like answering surveys, watching videos, completing offers, joining contests or availing of cashback offers.
It’s a good site to join because it offers very good opportunities. You just to be a bit patient in the beginning because you will need take the time to get to know how to use it.
Short summary: Last but certainly not the least is Triaba. This user-friendly site is an appealing choice mainly because you won’t have a hard time earning rewards.
You simply answer surveys to earn rewards. The only downside is, it doesn’t have a lot of surveys available. So, you will need to be patient with it.
It also has a relatively low payout threshold of $7. So, reaching the threshold is certainly doable. Plus, you can withdraw your earnings via PayPal or exchange it for gift cards. It’s not as good as the other survey sites on this list, but it can serve as a nice secondary site to earn from.