Most popular! - This is the choice of most of our participants.
Share Houses are the most feasible option to stay in Tokyo in a relatively inexpensive yet comfortable way, while getting to know other like-minded people. Alternatively, 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 9 dorm rooms of different sizes, each for 4-8 persons and 5 twin rooms on three floors. There are two communal areas with fully equipped kitchens, 6 showers, 4 toilets and 2 bathrooms. There is Wifi Internet on all 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, a free luggage storage room, 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, a supermarket, restaurants and vending machines. Within a 10 minutes' walk you can reach a large shopping mall with supermarket, many shops and multiplex cinemas, and also the large Kiba Park. All internship placements, many jobs in central Tokyo, and the language schools we cooperate with are easily reachable by subway (Tozai Line and JR Keiyō 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 Kita Toda
The rooms at the Share House are for single, double/twin and quadrupel (4-share) occupancy. Each 4-share room has free wifi and LAN-cabled internet. The single and double/twin rooms have LAN-cabled internet. All rooms have a fridge and a small balcony. The house has a total of 66 rooms. The spacious common area has a TV, free wifi at the common area and books. 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. Kita Toda 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.
Staying with a Japanese host family gives you the possibility to fully immerse into Japanese everyday culture.
The families usually live in the outskirts of Tokyo and in the neighbouring prefactures of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa, as in very central locations 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 internship placement, your job, or 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 3300 Yen per night. Additionally, a one-time fee for the arrangement of the host family of 10,000 JPY is charged, independent of the duration of stay.