HOUSING

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Modern accommodation in Tokyo still has the reputation overseas of cramped rabbit-hutch like apartments, in dense overcrowded suburbs. With almost 35 million people living in greater Tokyo, space certainly comes at a premium. And with the average room space/living area significantly less than cities like New York or London; rent can feel unfairly high.

However, in the past decade the effects of deflation and the recession have started bringing costs down, and more agents are getting used to dealing with non-Japanese customers.

There are many advantages for living in the capital though. Safety is something you can take for granted in Japan. Unlike most modern cities in the West, walking around at night with your iPhone or mp3 player out isn't something you need to worry about.

Each of the four seasons in Japan has its own special magic. Spring sees the bloom of cherry blossoms, summer can be spent riverside enjoying a local fireworks festival, the parks in autumn are filled with picturesque, colourful leaves, and winter sees the hustle and bustle of the metropolis calm down for a short rest.

Where you want to live, how long you want to stay and how much you can afford to pay are all things you should carefully consider.This site offers practical and reliable information for all your housing needs. New friends, new experiences and a new life awaits you in the big city!

Type of accommodation

Room mate Ryokan
Guesthouse Hotel
Apartments CapsuleHotel
Serviced apartments Lovehotel
  Manga/Internetcafe
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Room mates ROOM MATES

Room mate It is possible to rent a room from a Japanese or foreign tenant with an extra room. People are always looking for roommates and often place ads in our magazine. So, check it out. Some of them may even offer better deals with other options.
yenPRICE RANGE 20,000 yen - / month
CreditCREDIT CARD Depends on the location
DepositDEPOSIT Depends on the location
SpeedUTILITY COSTS Depends on the location
NativeENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF Depends on the location
ComputerINTERNET Depends on the location
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Room mates Guest House

Guest house The number of guesthouses increased dramatically in the 1990s to provide accommodation for foreign tourists and residents. They have become popular since they do not require a guarantor for renting a room whereas renting a Japanese apartment is always more complicated. You can choose to stay at a dorm-like room to keep the rent down or to get a single room for more privacy. Most places provide shared kitchen and bathrooms. You are able to encounter many different cultures and possibly do language exchanges with other Japanese residents.
yenPRICE RANGE 30,000 yen - / month
CreditCREDIT CARD Depends on the location
DepositDEPOSIT Depends on the location
SpeedUTILITY COSTS Depends on the location
NativeENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF Available
ComputerINTERNET Available
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Room mates Apartments

Apartment It is common to rent a room through a real estate agent. As Japan has its unique system of deposit and key money as well as paying agent fees, it is most definitely recommended to find a bi-lingual real estate agent if this is your first time getting an apartment in Japan. For your information, it often said that you should be earning a monthly income that is three times the cost of your rent.
yenPRICE RANGE 50,000 yen - / month
CreditCREDIT CARD Depends on the location
DepositDEPOSIT Necessary
SpeedUTILITY COSTS Not Included
NativeENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF Available
ComputerINTERNET Depends on the location
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Room mates Serviced Apartments

Serviced apartment These are popular among busy business people who frequently come to Tokyo. Furnished rooms make it easy for a short stay. A lot of these serviced apartments are conveniently located in uptown Tokyo and payments can be made weekly or monthly.
yenPRICE RANGE 100,000 yen - / month
CreditCREDIT CARD Available
DepositDEPOSIT Not Necessary
SpeedUTILITY COSTS Included
NativeENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF Available
ComputerINTERNET Available
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Room mates Ryokan

Traditional, Japanese lodging recommended for tourists. A number of ryokan are found in the Asakusa area of Tokyo. The rooms are mostly laid with tatami mats and visitors will sleep on futons on the floor. Put on a yukuta, which most ryokan will provide, and take a bath at the public bath to feel what traditional Japan is like. Some ryokan may even have ping-pong tables and classic arcade game machines. Breakfast and dinner is normally included in the price. However, please note that the price is not per room, but per person.
yenPRICE RANGE 8,000 yen - / day
CreditCREDIT CARD Depends on the location
DepositDEPOSIT Not Necessary
SpeedUTILITY COSTS Included
NativeENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF Depends on the location
ComputerINTERNET Depends on the location
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Room mates Hotel

Hotel There are a wide variety of hotels in Tokyo. Whether you decide to stay at a Japanese hotel or an internationally renowned hotel, most staff are able to communicate in English. Hotels are perfect for those who seek a relaxing and soothing experience in a familiar environment. Tokyofs beautiful night view can often be seen from windows high up in the cityfs more famous, skyscraper hotels. Treat yourself here if you want the best service available.
yenPRICE RANGE 8,000 yen - / day
CreditCREDIT CARD Available
DepositDEPOSIT Not Necessary
SpeedUTILITY COSTS Included
NativeENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF Available
ComputerINTERNET Available
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Room mates Capsule Hotel

Capsule hotel  A cheap place to stay, popular with businessmen who have missed their last train. Capsule hotels provide box-type beds designed for Japanese people, so it may be a tight fit for westerners. They are equipped with showers and some even come with sauna. However, they are mostly for Japanese people, so it may be hard to find a place with English-speaking employees. Each bed is only usually separated by a curtain, making it hard to keep your privacy. Capsule hotels are recommended for those of you who are curious about seeing unusual rest spots for Japanese workaholics.
yenPRICE RANGE 3,000 yen - / day
CreditCREDIT CARD Depends on the location
DepositDEPOSIT Not Necessary
SpeedUTILITY COSTS Included
NativeENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF Depends on the location
ComputerINTERNET Depends on the location
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Room mates Love Hotel

Lovehotel A unique Japanese alternative to meet the sexual needs of young Japanese couples, made as an alternative to the normal, cramped Japanese apartment. Many love hotels are found in busy towns such as Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro mainly targeting young couples. They have become popular among young Japanese people as a good date spot since some of them come with a variety of entertainment like karaoke and TV games.
yenPRICE RANGE 6,000 yen - / day
CreditCREDIT CARD Depends on the location
DepositDEPOSIT Not Necessary
SpeedUTILITY COSTS Included
NativeENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF Depends on the location
ComputerINTERNET Depends on the location
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Room mates Manga / Internet CafeL

Internet cafe Manga / Internet cafes have been very popular since the late 1990s. Nowadays, they even offer overnight stays. User can choose a semi- private room to read Japanese comic books and magazines as well as surf the net. Most places have blankets for rental and shower facilities. People can stay overnight for about 1,000 to 2,000 yen, so it is recommended for those with a tight budget.
yenPRICE RANGE 1,500 yen - / day
CreditCREDIT CARD Depends on the location
DepositDEPOSIT Not Necessary
SpeedUTILITY COSTS Included
NativeENGLISH SPEAKING STAFF Depends on the location
ComputerINTERNET Available

Links

Guesthouse Tokyo

10 minutes to Ikebukuro.

Interhouse

safe and accessible solution for your accommodation needs in Tokyo.

Sakura House

1830 monthly furnished rooms at 204 locations in Tokyo.

BAUHOUSE

Private furnished rooms in Roppongi, Akasaka, Azabu-Juban etc.


J&F Plaza

Furnished & unfurnished guesthouses and apartments in Tokyo.

May Flower House

Tokyo furnished apartments. Ginza, Roppongi, Yotsuya and more.

TenTen Guesthouse

33,000yen/30 days for working holiday students.

COWCOW HOMES

Budget apartments for student and family.

MOVE JAPAN

Private furnished rooms in Tokyo with free internet. Call us first or call us last!

Tokyomove.com

Hassle free moving starts from 6000yen.

Tokyo Helping Hands

Very flexible working hours to effectly help you with moving, deliveries, disposal, storage and more!

AirNet Travel

We'll cut you the best air ticket deals anywhere.

Fun Travel

Discount air travel & package tours 2min from Roppongi Stn.

No.1 Travel

We go the extra mile for you. International air tickets and hotels.

JR Tokai Tours

Top-value travel to Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya fron Tokyo by Shinkansen.

Futaba Visa Office

Licensed immigration lawyer & certified public tax consultant.

Coto Language Academy

Group lessons from 1,700 & Private lessons from 2,800.

iPhone Doctor

Will fix your iPhone and other smartphone at reasonable cost.

American Pharmacy

English speaking pharmacy since 1950.

Tokyo Skin Clinic

EU-licensed multi lingual doctors.

Takarada Electric

Visual equipment and home appliances.Overseas use and Tourist models.

Tokyo Speed Dating

1st & 3rd Sat. at Barin Roppongi.

EXEO INTERNATIONAL

The best way to meet single Japanese women. Parties held every week.

TMA

Japanese women & Western men.


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