What’s it like to live in a sharehouse in Japan

Tokyo is indeed the most expensive city to live in Japan. For that reason, sharehouse remain to be one of the most popular choices to start a life in Japan. You get to meet new people and foreigners alike who share the same journey or interests, even live long partner. In a sharehouse, you wouldn’t need to spend money and time to buy furnitures, or do regular maintenance such as cleaning, as those things are taken care of by the manager of the sharehouse. Paying ridiculous amount of fees such as deposit fee are not necessary, and rent can be paid by credit card. Such a convenience!

I decided to live in the sharehouse in Tokyo, two stations away from Ikebukuro in Senkawa Station. House is 800 meters away from the station and you could find everything you need around the station, such as supermarket, konbini (convenience store), family restaurants, bicycle shops, and even love hotel.

I wouldn’t recommend you to bring “a friend” to stay over at night since the wall is super thin and you can hear sounds clearly from the next door. There might be some noise from the dining room at 3 AM or someone knocking on your door asking for change, but it’s all part of the charm of living in the sharehouse!

Following is the video tour of the sharehouse I’ve been living up until now.

And I’ll leave few photos for you. That’s it for now.

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