It turns out I'll probably be flying out to Japan for an interview in a couple of weeks. It's in Tokyo. Shibuya to be more exact. I'll be spending most of my time at the company, as if I was working there, but I'll need a place to crash.
If anyone's got any suggestions, I'm open to pretty much anything.
From: Romania Registered: 2011-10-09 Posts: 891 Website
join www.couchsurfing.org, make a cute and awesome profile(with pictures!) and send couchrequests to people who look nice. Most people say what area they live in so you can find a place in Shibuya quite easily . Since you won't be having any references and tokyo is busy with tourists, expect to send about 5-10 requests before getting a Yes.
(couchsurfing etiquette 101: do not send copy-paste like requests, and try to be interested in the person you'll be staying at aside from his/her couch. Try to send one request at a time and only send another if you haven't gotten an answer in 24 hours or have received a decline. Once you get there, spare at least half an hour chatting with your host. Maybe buy him/her dinner, coffee or what not. I like doing their dishes.)
edit: if not, hostelworld found 2 places in shibuya, but they're like 50 euro per night for a single.
Last edited by Zgarbas (2011 December 29, 10:30 pm)
You could also look for host families. Some are willing to take guests or students for shorter periods of time -- especially if you specify what company you will be at. 2 years ago, the fee tended to be around 3500-4000 yen a day, including meals (well, breakfast and supper anyway). This option might be pretty useful if you should have questions about work ethics or proper behaviour in that given environment.
Last edited by AlexandreC (2011 December 30, 10:00 am)