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日本で生活するための情報 / Information for living in Japan

Housing

Revised: March 29th, 2013

Refugee applicants need to find your housing on your own. Many people stay in the houses/apartments of their families, friends, and acquaintances, or stay at low-cost guesthouses. Also, there are temporary shelters available to refugee-applicants who have recently come to Japan. To use a temporary shelter, you need to apply to RHQ.
* RHQ (Refugee Assistance Headquaters): http://www.rhq.gr.jp/english/

Guesthouse

Many foreign backpackers use a guesthouse. Unlike rented apartments, many guesthouses are available for rented apartment for a few-week accommodation or even one-day use. Normally, guesthouses do not require you to pay key money or have a guarantor, and only ask for deposit and cleaning fees.

Rented Apartment

It’s difficult to rent an apartment unless you have a job and steady income. It’s difficult because the cost is expensive. In order to rent an apartment, you need to pay key money, deposit, intermediate /insurance fees for a real estate company, in addition to the rent itself. To rent an apartment would also be made difficult: when you do not have a guarantor, when you cannot use a guaranty company due to your visa status or because you do not have a job, or when the owner of an apartment is not willing to rent a room to a foreigner. Also, apartments which do not come with equipped furniture may not suit you if you have recently arrived in Japan and do not own household goods yet.