You may need to ask the management company of the house whether you can transfer your jumihyo.
*A juminhyo is a registry of current residential address maintained by local governments in Japan.
Can I have a telephone installed?
No, you can't in most shared houses. Please ask availability.
Do they have access to the internet?
Most shared houses have internet access for free or some charges. Only a few guest houses allow you to contract with a provider individually.
Wired or wireless may differ from other guest houses.
Can I bring my family and friends?
It depends on your room type and the house regulations.
Can I have any animals as pets?
No, you can't in most shared houses. However, there are a few shared houses which allow you to have animals as pets.
Can I smoke in a shared house?
It depends on the house regulations. Some shared houses allow you to smoke anywhere in the house.
Some allow you to smoke at only a smoking area. The others prohibit the residents from smoking in the house.
Is there any parking area for vehicles, motorcycles, and bikes?
There is no parking area for vehicles in most shared houses in the metro area, but many of them have a parking area for bikes.
Who cleans facilities and shared places?
Caretakers may clean the entrance, living rooms, kitchens, showers, and baths. In some guest houses the residents may have a responsibility for cleaning every facility and shared place.
Who takes out the garbage?
You have to take out the garbage at a right place, otherwise you have to follow the house regulations.
I want to know more about kitchens.
A common type of kitchen includes a sink with two to three stoves. Large guest houses may include more than three stoves and a couple of sinks.
Every time you use dishes, plates, and pans, please wash them and return to the same place. Do not leave them for a while.
Please do not leave garbage in a sink.