accommodation introduction

  • Stay
  • Homestay

Homestay

  • This accommodation is available in:
  • Fukuoka
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto

The opportunity to stay with a Japanese host family is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the culture, and practice at "home" what you learned at school that day.

When arranging a host family for you, we try to take into account any needs or preferences you may have, such as smoker or non-smoker, allergies, English ability, and so on. Your host family can act as guides and mentors, friends and companions, and a wonderful resource in your adventure in Japan. They are likely to be the people you become closest to during your stay, which is why we perform a thorough screening of all host family applicants, to ensure that they can provide a suitable environment to assist your learning and to allow you to fully experience Japan.

You are guaranteed to have your own private room, which may be either Japanese or Western style.

Note that in summer and other busy periods, you may be asked to stay in a homestay at the same time as other students. You will still have a private room, and we do our best to make sure that the other student does not speak the same native language as you.

Privacy
medium
Community
high
Location
far

Check out and compare the facilities and prices for each location below. If you feel like this isn't the right place for you, why not take a look at our other options?

Facilities

In bedroom

  • Bed (sheets/blankets/etc provided)
  • Desk and chair
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet (not guaranteed, and might be wired‐access only, so bring your own LAN cable or buy a cheap wifi router from school if required)
  • Closet (not guaranteed)/clothes rack

In house

  • Fully‐equipped kitchen
  • TV / DVD player (not guaranteed)
  • Washing machine
*important: please ask permission before using the house's equipment or facilities

Location-specific information

Compare the facilities and information of our accommodations at each location to choose the best option for you!

Fukuoka private residence

Breakfast only

  • per week
  • per extra night

Breakfast & dinner (halfboard)

  • per week
  • per extra night

Facilities

  • Min age:14
  • Bedroom:Private
  • Room size:Around 12m²
  • Facilities:Shared bathroom/common area
  • Internet:Not guaranteed, ask if required
  • Meals:Breakfast included
  • Bedding:Included
  • Toiletries:Toiletries/towels not included
  • Sharing possible?Yes, enquire for quote
  • no smokingSmoking allowed?Depends on the family
  • Min length of stay1 week
  • Distance to school30-40min (by bus/train)
  • Transportation feesAvg 500 roundtrip

Description

You will be accepted as part of the family. Homestays sometimes have bedrooms big enough to share with a spouse or a friend of the same gender.

You may share the homestay with other students.

Tokyo private residence

Breakfast only

  • per week
  • per extra night

Breakfast & dinner (halfboard)

  • per week
  • per extra night

Facilities

  • Min age:16
  • Bedroom:Private
  • Room size:Around 10m²
  • Facilities:Shared bathroom/common area
  • Internet:Not guaranteed (ask if required)
  • Meals:Breakfast included
  • Bedding:Included
  • Toiletries:Toiletries/towels not included
  • Sharing possible?No
  • no smokingSmoking allowed?Depends on the family
  • Min length of stay1 week
  • Distance to school40-90min (by bus/train)
  • Transportation feesAvg 800 roundtrip

Description

Homestays in Tokyo can be located quite far from school, so you may have travel times of up to 90mins one-way. If location and convenience are important to you, you may want to consider a different accommodation instead.

Sharing a bedroom is not possible. You may share the homestay with other students.

Kyoto private residence

Breakfast only

  • per week
  • per extra night

Breakfast & dinner (halfboard)

  • per week
  • per extra night

Facilities (estimated)

  • Min age:16
  • Bedroom:Private
  • Room size:Around 10m²
  • Facilities:Shared batrhoom/common area
  • Internet:Not guaranteed (ask if required)
  • Meals:Breakfast included
  • Bedding:Included
  • Toiletries:Toiletries/towels not included
  • Sharing possible?No
  • no smokingSmoking allowed?Depends on the family
  • Min length of stay2 weeks
  • Distance to school40-90min (by bus/train)
  • Transportation feesAvg 800 roundtrip

Description

Homestays in Kyoto can be located quite far from school, so you may have travel times of up to 90mins one-way. If location and convenience are important to you, you may want to consider a different accommodation instead.

Sharing a bedroom is not possible. You may share the homestay with other students.

Frequently asked questions

Need more info? Maybe we've already answered your questions!

Yes, but you need to be same gender, a married couple, or relatives. In Fukuoka, it's possible to share a bedroom with up to one other student.
If you are older than 20, no. But you need to tell the host family in advance if you are going to go back very late and be respectful with their sleeping times.

If you are under 18, you have a curfew of 11:00PM. Please do not be late.
No, bedsheets and towels are provided.

Please bring your own toiletries (toothpaste, face wash etc.)
Generally yes, but if your diet is too strict it might be recommended to you to arrange your own meals.
No, you will be placed in the most suitable family for you, which is closest to the school by the time we can finalize all the arrangements (3 weeks to 1 month before the start of your classes and always after payment is received).
Breakfast is included at all homestays. If you want to have dinner with the family every night too, you can book the halfboard option. It is sometimes possible to book dinner only on certain days, but please note that some families are not able to provide dinners for students, so if you think you might want to have dinner on some days, please mention this in your application form so that we can place you with a family where this is possible.

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