Shared houses

TCJ has prepared several shared houses within accessible range of the school.
You aren’t required to stay in a dorm, and if you have friends or family in Japan, you are of course welcome to stay with them. However, partner dorms and shared houses can provide you with some peace of mind when you arrive in Japan.
If there’s anything you don’t understand, feel free to talk with the staff of the Student Department.

Shared Houses

TCJ currently recommends
Borderless House and
Sakura House.

Borderless House


Target guests: Foreign, Japanese
Stay period: One month to a year (renewable)
Rent: From 42,000 yen (two-person room)/From 65,000 yen (private room) — 3,000 yen off per month due to partner discount

A population half made up of Japanese people and half made up of foreign guests lives at Borderless House. The key feature of this house is that international exchange can flourish under one roof. We recommend this house for people who wish to experience individual connections and a richly international environment that you can’t get living alone. And since there’ll always be Japanese people living there, you can practice using Japanese conversation in your day-to-day life!


I got on well with my housemates, and it was lots of fun talking together. I chose Borderless House because I wanted to live with Japanese people and improve my Japanese skills, but it was a lot more fun than I’d even imagined as well! (20-year-old male, Canada)

Sakura House


Target guests: Foreign only. Stay period: One month to a year (renewable)
Rent: From 50,000 yen (two-person room); From 65,000 yen (private room)
Sakura House operates over 120 properties (1,200 rooms) over central Tokyo. This provides access to monthly apartments and shared houses at a reasonable rate. Another key feature is the weekly events run by Sakura House, where you can enjoy casual experiences of Japanese culture and exchanges with Japanese people.


Sakura House’s rent includes heating and lighting expenses, which helps to keep costs under control. If you consider paying rent, heat, and lighting and separately, life in Japan gets pretty expensive. I’m really glad that Sakura House was there. (20-year-old female, Germany)