Most popular! - This is the choice of most of our participants.
Share Houses are the best option to stay in Tokyo in a relatively inexpensive yet comfortable way, while getting to know other like-minded people. If you book Japanese language lessons, you can also stay with a Japanese host family.
Share Houses in Tokyo:
World Unite! Share House Shiohama
We are operating our own share house in Tokyo (close to Kiba Station), only for our own World Unite! participants. It has 5 dorm rooms of different sizes, each for 4-8 persons and 4 double rooms (for single or double occupancy) on two floors. One floor has a common area with a fully equipped kitchen and lounge, 4 showers, 3 toilets and 2 bathrooms. The other floor has another shower. There is Wifi Internet on both floors without additional cost. All rooms are equipped with modern ACs for cooling and heating. Furthermore, habitants can make use of a coin-operated washing machine, a laundry dryer and a 200 sqm rooftop terrace with sunbeds, tables and a fantastic view on Tokyo Skytree, the world's second highest building.
The building is located in a quiet residential area, just next to a small public park. In direct vicinity there are numerous convenience stores, restaurants and vending machines. Within a 5 minutes' walk you can reach a large shopping mall with supermarket, many shops and multiplex cinemas. In 10 minutes you will reach the large Kiba Park. All internship placements and the language schools we cooperate with are easily reachable by subway (Tozei Line). The Community Centres of Koto-Ku and Toyosu can also be reached by foot, just as Tokyo Bay with its entertainment facilities and excursion boats departing from Toyosu's "Lala Port".
Share House Kitatoda
The rooms at the Share House are for single, double and triple occupancy. Each room has cabled internet (Wifi available at a small extra), a fridge and a small balcony. The house has a total of 66 rooms and a spacious common area with TV, music instruments, books and free wifi. There are toilets on each floor separated for males and females. The ground floors has showers and a large shared kitchen. There are various coin operated washing machines and tumble dryers. Around half of the share house's residents are Japanese and half are foreign, hence it is possible to get in touch with Japanese people and practise one's language skills. Kitatoda Station is only a 2 minutes' walk. Even though Kitatoda is located in Saitama Province, it is very well connected and using the JR Line you are quickly at Tokyo's most popular areas: Within 26 minutes you reach Shinjuku and within 35 minutes Shibuya.
The families usually live in the outskirts of Tokyo and in the neighbouring prefactures of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa, as in the city centre of Tokyo there are few apartments that are big enough to accommodate foreign language students besides the actual family. The commuting time by train from the host family to the language school does usually not exceed one hour. A commuter ticket is around 15,000 to 20,000 Yen per month.
The host families will serve 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner) on weekdays and 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on weekends. You will either sleep in a Western bed or on a Japanese futon. There is usually someone at the host family who can speak basic English. The families are usually familiar with foreign guests.
The host family accommodation costs are 2800 Yen per night.
You can move in on the Saturday or Sunday before your language course starts on Monday, and you need to move out on the Saturday after you will have finished your language course.