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How to find Roomates in Okinawa??

SNMP

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I am wondering if there are any websites I could try to find a room available to rent in Okinawa. I wanted to rent a house during my stay (3-6 months) but generally the housing agencies want a one year lease. Any suggestions? Anyone else looking to rent a house/apartment there or a roomate to find a place with? Or does anyone have an available room youd like to rent?
 

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If you're looking for housemates, look for "flat share" or "room share", however in Japan there aren't nearly as many people doing so as in the west, so I don't know how many there will be in Okinawa. Still, it's growing, and I'm sure you'll find something that suits you. For short term, look for those with "短期" in them.
 

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There aren't any house shares, like they sometimes have in Tokyo, but if you are lucky you may find someone looking for a room mate. As I said in my pm
though, if you want somewhere cheap, quite a few of these 'Guest Houses' have sprung up in recent years, for 1,000yen per night. Am not sure, but
it may involve sharing a room, but I will check into it. There are also quite a few monthly 'mansions'(apartments), where you can rent by the month.
 

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Thank you both for your help/info! I really appreciate it and will continue my search!
 

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Ok, I am signing on a year and a half later, after having moved to Okinawa for a year, to answer my own question incase it could help anyone else...
Look on JapanUpdate.com That website helped me out tremendously. You can search for a roomate, a car, a job, whatever. Kinda like our Craigslist, only smaller because it is mainly for Okinawa.
 

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Thanks for the advice-- I'd like to try to find a roommate while I'm over there. Where on JapanUpdate should I look/post for one? There doesn't seem to be an explicit second for this.
 

FumiFumi

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How to find a share house

Just in case there is still somebody who is looking for a share house in Okinawa...
There are some websites:

Roomshare Japan
Roommate Cafe
J&F Plaza

(Due to an error message "You do not have enough posts yet to add URLs to third-party websites", I could not post their URLs.)

Also, if you are looking for a room in Ginowan area, our room has a room available right now.:)
 
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