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Most serviced apartments are located in city areas in convenient locations and provide you with a more ‘homely’ stay than a normal hotel. In most cases, what separates a serviced apartment in Japan from a normal hotel are:
1. A separate work space
2. A kitchen area
3. Lounge area
4. Customer service is superior (usually a bilingual concierge)
5. Housekeeping (at the more expensive ones)
6. Furnishing which creates a ‘homely’ atmosphere

Services provided at most serviced apartments – free internet service – front desk services – laundry/dry cleaning services – high security The only real disadvantage to a serviced apartment is the drawn out procedures for applying and the paperwork involved. The lease agreements usually need to be signed and submitted at least one day before moving in. You also have to transfer the rent amount for the period you are staying to the designated bank account or pay by credit card.

Making reservations

At most places, to make a reservation at a serviced apartment usually takes about one week. Below are the common steps involved in applying for a serviced apartment in Japan:
1. Make an appointment to inspect the apartment or fill in the online inquiry form
2. You will be notified of the room availability, often by the next day
3. Make a decision on whether or not to rent it
4. Check leasing terms and fill in the reservation form. Depending on the apartment, some allow you to stay for months while others will only allow you to stay for one week. The leasing terms also differ depending on whether or not it is a corporate or individual rental.
5. Make payment either by credit card or bank transfer.
6. Provide your flight details (usually one week in advance)
Some alternatives for those who can’t afford Serviced Apartments are Weekly or Monthly Mansions.

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