FAQ for Share House TAMA in Tokyo

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QDo you accept short term guests?
I am plannning to travel Japan for a couple of weeks and looking for a cheap accommodation.

AOur contract is monthly basis, meaning we require the first 30 day rent even if you are staying less than 30 days. However, it can still be cheaper than staying daily basis hostel.

QIs there a security locker?

AThere is no security locker in the share house. Please keep your valuables by yourself. However, there are security cameras installed at the common areas.

QDo I have to pay the utility fees?

AYes. Please pay 300 yen / day for the utility fees in advance.

QIs there internet access in the share house?

AWe provide free Wi-Fi access. Please bring your own device to access to the internet. Also, there is a common PC in the living room.

QIs there any age limit?

ANo, but we require your parents' permission if you are underage (19-yrs-old or younger). Anybody who can not fend for yourself is not accepted at our share house. The youngest guest is 1 year old. Of course he was with his mother and his mom was here to see her new work place in Tokyo. The oldest guest is 80 years old. She was selling her house and getting ready for her new life at a nursing home. Another example is 16 years old student. She was attending a high school in Tokyo and her parents were worried if she lived by herself.

QI have quite a lot of stuff. How much lubbage can I bring?

AIt depends on the size of the room but aproximately 2 to 4 boxes can be stored in your space. If you have more than that, you can pay for the extra bed and put your belongings on the other bed.

QCan I register as a resident of Toshimaku by using share house address?

AYes, you can. There is a branch office of Toshima-ku and you can do the official paper there as well.
1-15-10 Kita-Otsuka Toshima-ku Tokyo
5 minutes from our share house.

QHow long does the opening special price last?

AWe will keep offering the special price until the end of this fiscal year for sure.

QDo you have a private room?

ANo we don't. We only provide dormitory rooms. We'd like you to meet people from all over the world and experience different culture.

QIs there a hair dryer?

AYes, there is, however, basically we don't provide a hair dryer.

QCan I park a bicycle or a motorcycle?

ANo. We don't provide a bike parking space, however, there are some public bike parking space around. Please contact the city office for the information.

QDo you provide futon, matress, pillow, and sheets?

AYes, we do. Please wash them (sheets) by yourself during your stay.

QWhat kinds of people live in the share house?

AThere are working holiday makers, university students, those who are on internship in Japan, those who are seeking job in Tokyo, those who simply work everyday, artists, backpackers, those who are back in Japan temporarily, and many other kinds of people. There are some people who base on here and travel Japan. People who rode peace boat lived here as well.

QCan I receive mails and packages?

ARegular mails are delivered to the mail box of the share house. If you are getting something that needs to be received in person, you have to wait and receive it by yourself. If you are in inporting-exporting business and receive exceeding amount of packages, we don't receive or keep them everytime. Please use different address for your business.

QIs there curfew?

ANo, there isn't, however, please keep quiet after the light-out (11 p.m.)

QCan I extend the stay? How much would it be?

AThe rent from the second 30 days is 33,000 yen or 30,000 yen, depending on the size of the room. We will charge daily basis from the second month.

QWhen does the rent start? Can I transfer the rent?

AThe rent period starts from the day you moved in. Please papy the rent every 30 days. If you would like to transfer the money, you have to pay the transaction fee.

QIs there a bath at the share house or is there a public bath nearby?

AThere is a bath tub but you can use shower only. If you want to soak in a bath tub, there are a couple of public bath houses in walking distance. It is 460 yen.

QIs there a washing machine? Can I hang my clothes to dry?

AThere are two coin-operated-washing machine. Both are operated by 100 yen. Laundromat is usually by a public bath. They charge 200 yen.

QIs there air conditioner and heater? Can a resident adjust the temperature of the machine?

AThere is a air conditioner in each room. The temperature should be 28 degrees celcius in the summer and 18 degrees celcius in the winter.

QCan I use the kitchen? I want to cook by myself and save the food costs.

AYes, you can. There are basic cooking tools such as refregirator, rice cooker, microwave, and so on.

QCan I invite a friend or my family?

ANo, you can't Non-residents are not allowed in the share house.

QWho cleans the room / house?

AHelper staffs clean the common area, however, please clean your own bed space by yourself.

QAre there any grocery stores or convenience stores near by?

AThey are all located in walking distance. There are 2 grocery sotre near our share house, Yoshiya and My basket, and two convenience store, Family Martand Seven Eleven.

QIs it safe to walk around at night near the share house?

AIt is very close from Otsuka station and there are restaurants and shops on the way from the station so it is quites safe.

QDo you hold any tour or activity?

AWe throw an anniversary party and Christmas party. Guests sometime organize a party or just a small gathering so you can join if you like. No obligation.

QIs it close to downtown?

AYes, it is. Since we are located near JR Yamanote line, which is the main loop line in Tokyo, it is quite easy to access to most of the business districts. Ikebukuro is only one stop from Otsuka station, Shinjuku is 5th stop, and Shibuya is 8th stop.

QI work at night. Is it possible to sleep during a day?

ABasically, there is no problem but if you let us know when you move in, we might be able to arrange your room.

QHow long does it take to go to a touristic spot?

A4 min. io Ikebukuro, 13 min. oo Shinjuku, 20 min. to Shibuya, 25 min. to Asakusa.

QCan I smoke in the share house?

AIt is non-smoking inside the building, however, you can smoke at the balcony.

QWhat time can I check in?

AOur business hour is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., however, we can arrange the time if you tell us in advance. Please contact about it first.

QCan I charge my cell-phone in my bed? Is there an outlet in each bed?

AThere are two outlets in each bed.

QIs there parking space available?

ANo, there isn't. Please use a coin-operated parking near our share house. There are monthly parking as well but please reserve it by yourself in advance.

QDo you have a rental bicycle?

ANo, we don't.

QWhat should I do in case of natural disaster such as big earthquake. I experienced the great earthquake in Tohoku and would like to know what would happen if such a disaster occurs.

AThere is an evacuation map at the share house. Please check it once you move in. Our staff doesn't live in the share house so please be prepared by yourself. The nearest evacuation spot is around Toshima gymnasium, Somei cemetary and Komagome junior high school.