Apartment-style accommodation can be found in most major cities throughout the country and is ideal for visitors who are planning an extended stay in Japan. Apartment Hotels generally require their guests to stay for a minimum of one-week (one-month in some cases). The accommodation varies between establishments and may be offered as either private rooms with shared facilities or as self-contained apartments.
In some instances guests will be required to pay a refundable deposit. The amount of the deposit depends on the length of stay but is generally in the range of one to two months rent in advance for a stay of one month or more. Guests are often requested to supply some form of identification, such as a passport, and non Japanese-speaking guests may also need to name a Japanese guarantor.
Prices for Apartment Hotel accommodation vary greatly depending on location and quality. You can expect to pay anywhere between ¥40,000 to ¥200,000 per month based on single occupancy. Prices do not usually include taxes or the cost of utilities.
For a list* of weekly and monthly Apartment Hotels in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto, contact your nearest JNTO Office.
*The list is intended only as a guide and does not represent a recommendation by JNTO