Are you looking for a cheap place to stay in Fukuoka, Japan? Have you thought of staying in a sharehouse? WTF is a sharehouse? Is that like a guest house? What’s a guest house?
Based on my experience it’s like a hostel/apartment – somewhere in between. They can vary in quality and building type. Some are in old creepy houses with freaky looking ghosts like above and some are in newer apartment buildings.
What are the advantages of staying in a sharehouse?
- short term housing
- fewer move in fees or non at all
- you don’t need a special visa – a tourist visa will work
- you can meet people that you might like
- you’re lonely and you want to talk to someone… anyone… you don’t care
A sharehouse can be a good way to get started cheaply in Japan if you want to teach English in Japan or if you want to do something else.
Some have weird rules too.
- you have to pay for guests
- no sex
- only girls allowed
- you need a “Line” account… like what? can’t you live without your damn social media account?
- forced sociability
Negative reviews of share houses in Fukuoka…
“I hated that motherf***er. He acted all tough and I just tried to keep cool, but really I was imagining breaking his arm or blowing out his knee… but if that dude touches me I’ll really damage him and then what will happen? He’ll cry, call the cops and the owner and pretend to be all innocent.”
“Man, are all Japanese this anal? Or maybe it’s an Eastern Asian thing.”
“I hope that jealous fat b*tch chokes on her rice.”
“They lied to my face.”
“This place is a sh*thole. If an earthquake hits this place it will be a goner.”
But don’t mind the negative reviews.
You might loooove Sharehouse Fukuoka…
Oh, I should mention that some of these sharehouses have flaws like:
- dirty toilets
- no doors or maybe a curtain separating your room
- old tatami mats which might have dust mites
- stupid f**ks that are managerial types. Like why do you need a manager in a house?
- pro-social types
- anti-social types
- old and dirty houses
- cats that might shit in your room
- off the beaten path places. Some places that are far from anywhere you want to be.
- random people
How much do share houses in Fukuoka cost?
- My first room was 30,000 plus 12,000 a month in utilities
- My second room was 35,000 plus 12,000 a month in utilities
- My third room was 50,000 a month for everything
- I visited a share house with cats and a whole lot of shoes that was 42,000 a month
- I saw one online that was like 40,000 something for a dorm room (what?!) and like 60,000 something for a private
- You are looking at about 35,000 for the cheapest and 60,000+ on the high end for your own room
Are there contracts and fees involved?
- cleaning fees which are questionable when no one appears to clean the damn place.
- a 6 month contract in one
- no contracts in others
- 3 months in one
- 1-3,000 to have a guest spend the night
- one month deposit in one
- no deposit in others
What’s the best sharehouse in Fukuoka?
Best for what? It doesn’t exist in my experience.
If you don’t mind interrupted sleep, general dirtiness, being pro-social, living in rickety old house that won’t survive an earthquake, living under a sexually oppressive roof – which means NO SEX, and living with random people then Sharehouse Fukuoka might be for you.
Hehehe, this post was part fiction, but a large part truth.