Just wanted to give anyone planning to come to Ristumeikan next semester or whenever if you’re applying for House 50 (or got stuck in it like me) a heads up. There were alot of unpleasant surprises and lots of things I should have been informed about before moving in.
So to spare you the stress I’m going through or have experienced after moving into House 50 here are a few helpful things you should know
- When you move in you pay for the last few days of the month plus the following month( I moved in March 27th so i paid March 27-31) and April’s rent the day I moved in. This was a little strange and frustrating because everything was in Japanese…with alot of Kanji. Kanji’s my weak spot with reading Japanese
- rent is 49,000 yen a month; this doesn’t include the gas or the electricity -_- (I wasn’t aware of that). The manager says he pays the water but what you don’t know is that the gas heats up your shower.
- When you pay rent you have to wire it to the managers account and theres a 420 yen fee for each transfer which brings me to my next point…
- you have to open up a bank account just to be able to pay your rent
I was unaware of all of the bills and other things that came with House 50 so you can imagine I was a little more than surprise when I got an electricity and gas bill in the mail last month. my gas an electricity was 9,710 yen. In this tiny apt of mine; i couldn’t understand why my gas electricity was more than 6,400 yen.
Well that ends my rant for today. Hope this ends up being helpful to someone in the future. Good luck