Mainly those who go to Japan for first time on Job, shared apartments are very much popular to become the first accommodation place as they are less expensive and also the procedural formalities are less. Companies also prefer the same since they provide basic amenities with kitchen and other facilities like Refrigerator, Washing machine, Microwave, Kitchen utensils, TV, Bath-Tub, Heater, AC, Furniture, Iron etc. on shared basis, there is very less need to arrange things that a foreigner is still not aware and can be tricky for a first timer to Japan. Average expense per month can come down to as cheap as 30000 or 40000 yen a month which is considered a very satisfactory number because living in Japan can be expensive otherwise. And for those who are on travel purpose or for a short duration, Japan offers a wide range of accommodation types in both Japanese and Western styles, including some unconventional forms such as capsule hotels also. For temporary visitors, the day rates can range from 1,000 yen per person in a dormitory to over 50,000 yen per person in a first class hotel or ryokan. Obviously since here we are talking from the prospective of saving money on job, the shared apartments can be an excellent choice since they come handy, clean and well arranged as the overall Japanese system is. Now the main issue can arise when there is no company support while renting a house in Japan. So for that matter it is highly recommended to check and confirm the fact that your accommodation is pre-fixed or arranged beforehand by the company you are going in. Even if you wish to change after a month or so, that won’t be much of a trouble. Once you settle in most of the cases they are so convenient and luxurious, a foreigner quickly understands the fact that changing apartment is meaningless.