Cozy house near Shiga University
Shiga

Cozy house near Shiga University

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Ren
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Bed 200 m2
Bed 200 / 200
Bed 1 month min.

Welcome to the first international exchange sharehouse in Shiga Prefecture, located in the heart of Hikone city. As the owner, I'm thrilled to introduce you to a place where global cultures blend seamlessly with the local charm of Hikone.

We are more than just a sharehouse; we are a community committed to connecting Hikone and the world. Established in January 2020, our mission is to foster international exchanges that enrich both our residents and the local area. With over ten events and workshops conducted within a year and weekly parties, our vibrant community is the perfect place for those looking to immerse themselves in a multicultural environment.

Situated conveniently in Hikone city, the house offers easy access to educational institutions like Shiga University and Shiga Prefectural University, making it an ideal residence for students. With a mix of Japanese and international residents, our sharehouse is a melting pot of cultures, offering unique opportunities for cultural exchange and language practice right at your doorstep.

Our facilities include all the essentials you need to feel at home: free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen, and a bicycle parking space. We offer four rooms, including tatami rooms, that allow for a traditional Japanese living experience at an affordable price, and with the flexibility of short-term stays from one month on, the property is both accessible and accommodating.

Located just a nine-minute bike ride from Hikone Station, our sharehouse is not only convenient for local commuting but also perfectly positioned to explore the wider Kansai area. Imagine winding down after a day's study or work with a serene bike ride along the shores of Lake Biwa, Japan's largest freshwater lake, or soaking up the history and culture of Hikone, home to one of Japan's most beautiful original castles.

Embark on your Shiga adventure with us and discover the beauty of living in a place where every day is an opportunity for new friendships, learning, and growth. Join us, and let's make unforgettable memories together in Hikone.

Amenities

Air condition
Air condition
BBQ
BBQ
Balcony
Balcony
Bikes
Bikes
Chill out area
Chill out area
Fast WiFi
Fast WiFi
Hair-dryer
Hair-dryer
LGBTQIA+ friendly
LGBTQIA+ friendly
Living area
Living area

Community

We don't just offer a place to stay; we offer a chance to be part of a community that celebrates diversity and fosters connections. Whether you're a student, a young professional, or anyone in between looking for an enriching living experience in Japan, we welcome you to join our family.

Digital nomads Language students Remote workers Students Young professionals

Gender ratio

Community events

Fitness classes
Fitness classes
Language classes
Language classes
Lectures
Lectures
Movie nights
Movie nights
Skiing
Skiing
Workshops
Workshops

Room options

You'll be sharing this coliving with up to 4 other residents.

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Private rooms

  • Private

    Private room · Couple-friendly · Single bed · Shared bathroom
    Air conditioning · Balcony · Chair · Cleaning · Closet/drawers · Desk/workspace · Essentials · Hair dryer · Hangers · Heating · Lock on door · Room-darkening blinds · Sheets & Pillows · WiFi
    The longer you stay, the less you pay!
    3 months
    /month
    6 months
    /month
    12 months
    /month

Shared rooms

  • Bed in a 2-bed males only room

    Shared room · Single occupancy · Twin bed · 10 m² · Shared bathroom
    Air conditioning · Balcony · Chair · Cleaning · Closet/drawers · Desk/workspace · Essentials · Hair dryer · Hangers · Lock on door · Room-darkening blinds · Sheets & Pillows · WiFi
    The longer you stay, the less you pay!
    3 months
    /month
    6 months
    /month

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Location

Hikone (Shiga), Hikone
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Shiga

Welcome to Shiga, Japan's heartland, with its beautiful nature and rich history. Here, Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, awaits you with its clear water and stunning views. Enjoy kayaking, cycling, or relaxing by the lake for a peaceful time.

Explore Hikone Castle, a true historical gem, for a trip back in time. Its beauty and the views it offers are unforgettable.

Shiga is the best place for food lovers too. Try local specialties like Omi beef, one of Japan's finest meats, and funazushi, a unique local sushi.

Visit ancient temples and shrines surrounded by nature for a calming experience. Shiga's warm people make your visit even more special.

Shiga has something for everyone: history, nature, food, and peace. Discover the charm of this hidden gem on your next Japan trip.

Things to know

House rules

• Min. stay: 1 month
• Min. age: 18
• Parking: Parking Lot/Garage (Free)
• No shoes inside
• No smoking inside

Property info

• Reduced plastic use
• Water-saving showers

Security deposit

• No security deposit.

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  • Up to 30 days before moving in , 100% refund of the 1st month's rent .
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Host information

community manager
Ren
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Ren manages this listing in agreement with Coliving.com. Every property is vetted for quality, and hosts are pre-qualified to meet Coliving.com's standards. They are open to any questions anytime before and during your stay.
Joined in January 2024
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