Rental period of stay in Japan’s sharehouses

Looking for a short-term apartment? – about the period of stay in sharehouse If you are looking for a short stay apartment to stay for a period of 1 week, 2 weeks (fortnight) or 1 month, it may be difficult to find the right one. Why are there no short-stay apartments (2weeks, fortnightly) in Japan where you can live by the week? The short stay apartment business is a real […]

Initial fee & monthly expenses for staying in sharehouses

When you move in, you should know in advance about the initial costs and expenses other than the rent. As you can see, by comparing multiple share houses, there are many technical terms related to real estate, and furthermore, the lack of uniformity in these terms can be a problem for many foreigners. In this post, I will explain the Japanese language used when signing up for a share house […]

All about data of sharehouse in Japan

All data on this page is taken from the following sources. Market trend survey by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism [国土交通省] Period of implementation: August-September 2015 Questionnaire survey of share house management companies – Target audience: 520 businesses that can be viewed as operating share houses on the Internet, newspapers, magazines, etc. – Number of respondents: 71 (Recovery rate: 13.7%) Questionnaire survey of share house residents and […]

Checklist for viewing sharehouses in Japan

Things you should check in the room of sharehouse We believe that the most significant part of living in a share house is the interaction with the people you live with. If there are too many share mates, it may be hard to remember faces and names. But if there are too few, you may hardly have a chance to meet them. Taking these factors into consideration, when looking for […]

Cultural differences, problems, surprising things in Japan’s sharehouse

Have you ever experienced anything like this while living with a share house in Japan? I was hoping for an environment where I could speak a lot of English, but there were no native English speakers. I was just trying to speak English, but I was misunderstood as liking the person I was talking to. I was surprised to find that while the Japanese people living in the share house […]

Q & A on living in a share house of Japan

There are share houses in every country, but Japan has its own unique characteristics. Let’s solve any questions you may have or things you don’t understand about share houses in Japan. Contracts & Procedures for staying a share house Can I stay for less than one month? In general : Share houses where you can stay for less than a month are almost non-existent. Click here to find out why. […]

Short-term stay apartment or sharehouse in Japan

Why are there no short stay apartments (2weeks, fortnightly) in Japan where you can live by the week? The short stay apartment business is a real estate business where people live for a certain period of time by signing a lease contract with the owner. (The sharehouse business is also included in the real estate business.) On the other hand, accommodations that allow people to stay for a minimum of […]

Review from Liam (Australian) [March 2023 ~ ]

Length of my stay I stayed in Okinawa, Onna village for 4 months and then moved to Osaka for another 4 months. What was your motivation for wanting to stay in Japan? To learn Japanese and to try living in japan   Where did you enjoy your stay the most? Okinawa is my favourite place in Japan with all the beaches and relaxed vibe. But I had a lot of […]

All about the residence cards (ZAIRYU CARD)

What is a residence card? Residence cards are issued to foreigners who have lived in Japan for more than three months. Specifically, this applies to working holiday visa holders, foreign students and technical interns, foreigners working on a work visa (technical, humanities, international services, etc.) and foreigners married to Japanese nationals. Residence cards are not issued for short-term stays of three months (90 days) or less. Temporary visitor visas apply […]

Do foreigners have to join the Japanese pension system?

All persons aged between 20 and 60 with a domicile in Japan are obliged to join the pension system. This applies even to foreigners, regardless of their nationality. There are two types of Japanese pension schemes: the National Pension Scheme (KOKUMIN NENKIN) and the Employees’ Pension Scheme (KOUSEI NENKIN). National Pension Scheme (KOKUMIN NENKIN) The National Pension Scheme is a pension scheme to which all persons aged between 20 and […]