If you’re moving to Japan to study long-term, then you’ll want a comfortable place to stay that won’t break the bank. But finding affordable accommodation in Japan as a foreigner can often be tricky. That’s why Go! Go! Nihon partners with the best accommodation providers who are both foreigner-friendly and offer excellent options for all needs.

Furthermore, if you’re coming to Japan in summer 2020 and you’re worried about finding accommodation in Japan because of the Olympics, then Go! Go! Nihon’s accommodation partners are the perfect choice.

Let’s take a look at our options!

Share houses

This is the top choice for budget-conscious students who want a comfortable place to live in and who want to make friends easily in a foreign country.

Usually, you will pay a set monthly amount to cover your rent and utilities and you will get your own room with bed and storage, as well as a desk and chair in some places. Bathrooms, toilets, kitchen, utensils, kitchenware and living room are normally shared with other share house residents.

Share house companies usually also hold regular social events at the share houses to encourage residents to get together.

Our share house partners in Tokyo are:

  • Interwhao
  • Oak House
  • Lafesta
  • Be Good Japan

Average monthly rent: 50-70,000 yen.
Average monthly utility fees: 7-10,000 yen.

In Osaka, they are:

  • Entrance Japan
  • Oak House
  • J&F Plaza

Average monthly rent: 40-50,000 yen.
Average monthly utility fees: 7-10,000 yen.

In Kyoto:

  • Oak House
  • Faldic

Average monthly rent: 40-50,000 yen.
Average monthly utility fees: 7-10,000 yen.

In Kobe:

  • J&F Plaza

Average monthly rent: 40-50,000 yen.
Average monthly utility fees: 7-10,000 yen.

Apartment in Japan

Apartments

If you would prefer more privacy and having your own space, then apartments are your best choice. They will cost more to rent though, especially if you are studying in Tokyo, and they are often smaller in size than you are probably used to in your home country. Read more about Japan’s small living spaces here.

In Tokyo, we work with the following companies to help students find apartments:

  • Oak House
  • Interwhao
  • Jumpstart Abroad

Average monthly rent: 80-100,000 yen.
Average monthly utility fees: 15,000 yen.

In Kyoto:

  • Oak House

Average monthly rent: 60-70,000 yen.
Average monthly utility fees: 15,000 yen.

Host family

Living with a host family is the best way to get to know Japanese culture, society, language and way of life. It’s a full immersive experience and it is normally expected that you will help with chores and be a respectful guest.

Go! Go! Nihon partners with Nextage Homestay in Japan, which works with thousands of host families across Japan.

Monthly rent up to 72 nights: 147,000 yen.
Monthly rent for more than 73 nights: 118,500 yen.
Monthly utility fees: included.

Apply now!

Apply with us for July 2020 term at a Japanese language school and you will have the chance to get accommodation in Japan with one of our partners. Usually, reservations are available around one month prior to arriving in Japan.

You can contact our partners for more information from our accommodation page.