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Housing for Foreigners

Postby becks23 » Mon 09.25.2006 4:46 am

My question isn't directed as a long term basis move but as an alternative to staying in a hotel. I've heard that there are such places that let you rent out a house for a month but haven't found any and am questioning as to whether such places exist.
Perhaps I should explain my situation: My friend and I have ideas to stay in Tokyo for a month to simply to "kick back and relax" after our final semester of university before entering the workforce and are looking at our options for a place to stay. I do have friends in Chiba but I don't like the idea of staying with them just for my benefit.
Any help is much appreciated and please feel free to make any suggestions you have.

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RE: Housing for Foreigners

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RE: Housing for Foreigners

Postby lomagu » Mon 09.25.2006 5:57 am

You want to "kick back and relax" in Tokyo?
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RE: Housing for Foreigners

Postby aKuMu » Mon 09.25.2006 6:01 am

I think renting a whole "House" would be a bit to expensive ;)
But you can rent a Flat/Apartment. LIke http://www.tokyoapartments.jp - http://www.oakhouse.jp/index_en.html - http://www.sakura-house.com - http://www.housingjapan.net - http://www.cozyhouse.net
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RE: Housing for Foreigners

Postby Ezrach » Mon 09.25.2006 9:41 am

Sakura house looked pretty legitimate when I was in the market for a short term stay between language school and Uni when I lived in Tokyo. I ended up crashing with a friend instead, so I can't give you a first-hand account.

If you can manage, I'd recommend getting outside of Tokyo. I personally recommend Fukuoka. It's big enough to be considered a city, but it's quiet enough to be considered relaxing. Plus, it has the beach.
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RE: Housing for Foreigners

Postby Oyaji » Mon 09.25.2006 11:16 am

Ezrach wrote:
I personally recommend Fukuoka. It's big enough to be considered a city, but it's quiet enough to be considered relaxing. Plus, it has the beach.


Now this is something that we agree about completely.
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RE: Housing for Foreigners

Postby becks23 » Tue 09.26.2006 12:17 am

lomagu wrote:
You want to "kick back and relax" in Tokyo?


Haha I guess that is a bit miss leading...There was a reason for the quotations ;) If I really wanted to "kick back and relax" I would go to Kyoto or Kobe.

Thanks to everyone for the input, it's much appreciated.
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RE: Housing for Foreigners

Postby AJBryant » Tue 09.26.2006 2:57 am

For me, it was Kofu. A bit closer to Tokyo than Kyoto, and less stuff I wanted to do. Every time I went to Kyoto it seemed I was always going off looking for something. In Kofu, there were a few things I always went to -- Takeda Jinja, etc. -- and just liked to view the mountain scenery and hike around. Great hiking in Yamanashi.

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RE: Housing for Foreigners

Postby becks23 » Tue 09.26.2006 3:41 am

I remember my first trip to Japan I spent most of around Mt. Fuji with my friend and her cousins during the spring. It was very relaxing and the hike up Mt Fuji was so nice(we only got as high as 2000ft before all sections were blocked off due to snow). The onsen there are so amazing becuase I feel those are as authentic as you can get. Of course Fujiyuki was just as cool :D
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