Tokyo Accommodation

There are many options for your accommodation in Tokyo. You have two main choices:

  1. Arrange your accommodation yourself.
  2. Have us arrange your accommodation for you.

Each has advantages and disadvantages:

Method Advantage Disadvantage
You arrange You choose the area, price and building It can take some time to research all the options
GenkiJACS arranges Simple You cannot choose the area or building
You pay our placement fee

 

We offer several accommodation options for students coming to learn Japanese with us from outside Tokyo. However, there are many companies offering English language support, and a variety of services. Many students choose to arrange their own accommodation, especially if they have specific requirements or would like to live in a specific area, so below we provide information on several companies we recommend.

Types of accommodation we can arrange

1. Homestay
2. Guesthouse (private room)
3. Dormitory (shared room)
4. Private Apartment

Here are the pros and cons of each type:

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Please note: Prices in currencies other than Japanese Yen are provided to give an indication of the cost and may vary from the actual cost.

 

  Homestay Guesthouse Dormitory Private apartment
Cost High: ¥28,000.00 per week (breakfast) / ¥31,780.00 per week (halfboard) Medium: ¥15,000.00 per week Low: ¥12,000.00 per week High: from ¥28,000.00 per week
Privacy Medium: Private room, shared facilities Medium: Private room, shared facilities Low: Shared bedroom and facilities High: Totally private
Community High: You are a member of the family High: Other foreigners and Japanese people always around

High: Other foreigners and Japanese people always around

Low: You must make your own friends
Location Far: May be an hour from school Medium: About 35 mins from school on average Medium-Far: 35~50 mins from school on average Medium: 30-45 mins from school on average
Meals Breakfast included, dinner is ¥540.00 per night extra Prepare all meals yourself Prepare all meals yourself or with roommates Prepare all meals yourself

 

All costs include utility charges. A deposit or cleaning fees may be required.


Homestay

Tokyo guesthouse

The opportunity to stay with a Japanese host family is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the culture, and practice at "home" what you learned at school that day.

When arranging a host family for you, we try to take into account any needs or preferences you may have, such as smoker or non-smoker, allergies, English ability, and so on. Your host family can act as guides and mentors, friends and companions, and a wonderful resource in your adventure in Japan. They are likely to be the people you become closest to during your stay, which is why we work with a very reputable homestay provider that performs a thorough screening of all host family applicants, to ensure that they can provide a suitable environment to assist your learning and to allow you to fully experience Japan.

Host family

Breakfast is included at all homestays. If you want to have dinner with the family every night too, you can book the halfboard option. It is sometimes possible to book dinner only on certain days, but please note that some families are not able to provide dinners for students, so if you think you might want to have dinner on some days, please mention this in your application form so that we can place you with a family where this is possible.

Homestay Costs

   
Placement fee (one-time) ¥19,500.00
Per week (breakfast included) ¥28,000.00
Per week (breakfast and dinner included) ¥31,780.00

Host family

Guesthouse

Tokyo guesthouse

A private room in a guesthouse with both other foreigners and Japanese people gives you the freedom to enjoy the city life freely, but also the chance to make friends. The room includes a bed, desk, and simple living space. Kitchen, toilet and bathing facilities are shared with other guests.

Guesthouse

Guesthouse Costs

   
Placement fee (one-time) ¥19,500.00
Per week (no meals included) ¥15,000.00


Dormitory

Tokyo dorm

A shared room in a dormitory with both other foreigners and Japanese people gives you the freedom to enjoy the city life freely, but also the chance to make lots of friends. The room includes a bed, desk, and simple living space for between 2 to 6 people at a time. Kitchen, toilet and bathing facilities are shared with other guests.

Dorm

Dormitory Costs

   
Placement fee (one-time) ¥19,500.00
Per week (no meals included) ¥12,000.00


Private Apartment

Tokyo Weekly

Private apartments are usually close to a hotel room in quality, but quite a bit cheaper, and can be rented by the week. They include a bed, living room area, kitchen area, and bathroom. Generally all required appliances are included. High-speed wired Internet is provided for no extra charge. Most private apartments are centrally located in downtown Tokyo.

Apartment

Private Apartment Costs

   
Apartment placement fee (one-time) ¥19,500.00
Per week (no meals included) From ¥28,000.00

Accommodation Companies We Recommend

Company Services Comment
Borderless House Guesthouses, dormitories They match Japanese people with foreigners, for maximum sharing. Tell them you're studying with GenkiJACS for a ¥10,000.00 discount.
Homestay in Japan Homestays About ¥130,000.00 per month.

Homestay Japan

Homestays About ¥110,,000.00 per month.
Sakura House Guesthouses, dormitories Very big company offering many locations around Tokyo.
JAF Plaza Guesthouses, dormitories  
Fontana / Tokyo City Apartments Guesthouses, dormitories Company set up and run by foreigners for foreigners.
Kyouritsu Maintenance Private room dormitories Dormitories for long-term students mostly. Discounted dorms for students of 3 months or more.
Create Guesthouse Guesthouses, dormitories, private apartments  
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