Living in Japan: Guest Houses in GaijinPot Apartments

January 19th, 2011By Category: Uncategorized

For those looking to find a place to stay in Japan, GaijinPot Apartments, together with its sister site, offers one of the widest selection of properties available to foreign movers (they also advertise properties for sale).

Information about the process of moving, fees and other things to keep in mind can be found in the ‘Live’ section of the blogs, but for today, we are going to highlight guest houses.

These are popular with short-termers, folks who need somewhere to stay while they are in between apartments, those visiting Japan for a set period of time who need more than a hotel and for those who also want to live somewhere a bit more social – many guest houses act as shared residences and you can find others from overseas as well as Japanese people staying there.

Here is the taster; find more after the jump.

Sakura House is one of the biggest housing companies accommodating foreigners. Here is one of their guest houses that overlooks Gokokuji temple in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward.

Sakura House Gokokuji

Global Agents is a company that we have featured previously. They have a fresh approach to the idea of shared residences.

Global Agents Asakusa

If you have a larger budget and are looking for something a bit more luxurious, then S-FIT Tokyo operates what is called serviced apartments – rental apartments for short and long term stay that include a variety of additional services.

S-FIT Oakwood Residence

Search the complete listings at GaijinPot Apartments.

Photo: Blue Lotus / Flickr


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GaijinPot is an online community for foreigners living in Japan, providing information on everything you need to know about enjoying life here, from finding a job and accommodation to having fun.

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