Comments on: Communal living: It isn’t just for foreigners anymore http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/communal-living-isnt-just-for-foreigners-anymore/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: Shannon Jacobs http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/communal-living-isnt-just-for-foreigners-anymore/comment-page-1/#comment-13595 Fri, 03 Sep 2010 07:36:13 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1207#comment-13595 Considering the location and the degree of shared facilities, it doesn’t seem ridiculous to me. However, I’m actually interested in something more along the lines of a coop I lived in years ago… The rents were lower because we split up the house labor, with everyone doing a few hours per week. I wonder if there is anything like that in Tokyo? If so, it’s probably not for foreigners. (I’ll try to remember to check back later to see if anyone has posted a followup or hint…)

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By: Stewart http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/communal-living-isnt-just-for-foreigners-anymore/comment-page-1/#comment-4745 Thu, 20 May 2010 15:49:23 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1207#comment-4745 Around 70,000 yen for basically a bedroom in a shared house? Ridiculous!

And people still live in Tokyo?

I’ve lived in Nara for 10 years and previously rented a 5DK house for 70,000 yen – 8 minutes from the nearest station. Of course, Tokyoites will say Nara is way out in the boonies, but I could get to downtown Osaka in 20 minutes of Kyoto in less than an hour.

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