Shared accommodation uses larger apartments, usually with 2 or 3 bedrooms, with the students sharing the kitchen and bathroom facilities. It is slightly cheaper than a private apartment, and the apartments are fully furnished, and slightly closer to the school. Each student has their own bedroom. All have reverse-cycle air-conditioning for heating & cooling, internet connectivity, bedding and basic furnishings.
Each bedroom contains as a minimum:
Desk, chair, study lamp, small refrigerator, bed (futon included) and bookshelf.
Each apartment contains as a minimum:
Bathroom with unit shower/bath, western style toilet, washing machine, reverse-cycle air-conditioning/heating, wardrobe, kitchen with basic cooking equipment & utensils (either an IC heater or gas cooker, microwave oven, fry pan, saucepan, kettle, bowls, plates, cutlery, chopsticks, coffee cup(s), cutting knife, chopping board, & Japanese style toaster oven) as well as a shared refrigerator, TV, desk, chair, study lamp, bed, vacuum cleaner and bookshelf. You will receive 2 rolls of toilet paper when you check in.
No need to search for a convenience store or supermarket on arrival, or frantic shopping on your second day, especially when jet-lagged.
Some apartments have an iron and ironing board, but not all do, so a travel iron is useful if you need to press clothes. Please ask in advance if you have business meetings or interviews etc. It is possible to borrow an ironing board from the school if needed.
Bicycle parking space is included. Car parking space can be arranged if we are notified 90 days in advance, but may require a separate fee if it is short notice.