Where to stay?

in Life in Japan

Accommodation/Housing in Japan

LIST OF HOTELS/GUEST HOUSES

Short-Term: Ryokan are Japanese style Bed-and-breakfasts in traditional Japanese house with tatami mat floors. Guests are provided with a Japanese robe called a Yukata and Japanese meals (usually breakfast, lunch and dinner options are avaialable). http://www.japaneseguesthouses.com/index.htm Youth
Hostels
are clean and cheap, but not always conveniently located.http://www.shukubo.jp/eng/index.htmlWestern-style Hotels are convenient and comfortable though rooms sometimes could be smaller than your expectations rakuten hotel reservation.
Long-Term: Renting an apartment is the most common option unless you stay in company residence or at a facility specially established for foreign residents, sometimes called a foreign guest house (http://jafplaza.com/, http://www.sakura-house.com/index.htm),http://www.japanhomesearch.com/
http://www.kencorp.com/ http://www.century21japan.com/getting_settled/housing_issues.html.
Public housing/kodan Tokyo Public Housing Lottery. Your ward office information desk should also help you .