The students who want to experience life in Japan and fully enjoy Japanese culture in a short period of time often do the homestay. Those who prefer low budget and/or good location often stay at guesthouses when their stay is longer than one month. Those who value their privacy more often stay at weekly apartments. Other than the accommodations above, some stay at hotels and apartments.
Anytime. If it’s very early, we may not be able to confirm your host family immediately, however, we’ll arrange it on a first come first served basis. So please don’t worry.
Please be sure to tell us about it when you apply for homestay. We can’t guarantee but will try our best to accommodate it. The health related requests such as preferring a non-smoking family and allergy matters are handled on a priority basis.
No at this moment.
Tokyo’s transportation facilities are very well developed and convenient, but rather complicated. The cost depends on not only the distance and traveling time, but also the railway company you use. The one month pass is usually 10,000 JPY to 30,000 JPY, but sometimes cheaper and sometimes more expensive. Please confirm the transportation cost written on the information sheet we give to you when we introduce you your host family.
In principle, it isn’t allowed to use your host family’s PCs. You can use your own PC, but some families don’t have Wi-Fi or a LAN port in your room. Some have time restriction of the net use and some don’t have the net access at all. We have some PCs for students and Wi-Fi at school, but if you want to use the net at home, please give us a request when you apply.
We have a designated person in charge of homestay at school. Please feel free to contact us in either Japanese or English. [ Email ]
You may also refer to our Homestay Handbook. [ Homestay Handbook (PDF) ]
It varies according to the facilities, but most of them require a deposit when you rent a room. It’s around 10,000 JPY to 50,000 JPY and you seldom get a refund. In addition, some require bed linen rental fee, etc.
Most of guesthouses require a minimum stay of one month or more. We recommend economy hotels or weekly apartments for those staying less than one month.
There are some, but the number is limited. You may not be able to make a reservation since this area is very popular. We recommend you to think about 2nd or 3rd choices.
Most start accepting a month before the occupancy date.
Weekly apartments / Economy hotels
It depends on the facilities. If you want to cook, please consult us when you apply.
It’s possible if there’re vacancies. You may not be able to extend it because those who apply first are given priorities.