Soshigaya International House

Ae gente!

Para aqueles que ainda não entenderam dos outros posts, Soshigaya (também conhecido por Soshigaya International House, Soshigaya Kokusai Kouryu Kaikan ou 祖師谷国際交流会館) é o nome do dormitório que eu estou. Quem vem para a Universidade de Tóquio pelo Monbukagakusho, fica ou aqui em Soshigaya, ou em Komaba no alojamento da JASSO, ou em Komaba no alojamento da Universidade de Tóquio ou em um outro alojamento da universidade sabe-se-lá onde que é.

Soshigaya Kokusai Kouryu Kaikan

Soshigaya Kokusai Kouryu Kaikan

O alojamento de Soshigaya é mantida pela JASSO, e tem um aluguel de cerca de ¥30.000 mais água e luz que você gastar no seu quarto. Além disso, no primeiro mês, você tem que pagar uns ¥30.000 em taxas administrativas, mas isso só depois que você receber sua primeira bolsa.

Soshigaya possui apartamentos individuais com banheiro próprio (mas o chuveiro é conjunto), apartamentos para casais casados e para famílias. Além disso, possui cozinhas coletivas, máquinas de lavar e secar por moeda (a de secar não seca tão bem e custa ¥100 por ciclo, a lavagem sai ¥150 – e a máquina não dá troco e só aceita moedas de ¥50 e ¥100, então trate de arranjar moedas de ¥50!), uma sala de TV, cafeteria (não, você não consegue comprar janta lá… É só caso alguém queira alugar a cozinha), uma quadra de tênis, um salão de festa no subsolo, um salão de esportes e uma sala para cerimônia do chá. Você pode pegar raquetes de tênis, ferro de passar e aspiradores emprestados da secretaria. Existem também cursos regulares de japonês, kendô, cerimônia do chá, shodô, yoga, além de assistentes para os residentes e conselheiros.

Quarto de solteiro

Quarto de solteiro

Na frente de Soshigaya, existem duas lojas de conveniência (コンビニ): a Mini Stop e a Seven Eleven. Duas ruas para trás, existem também o Jeeson, um supermercado mais barato mas sem muita variedade (e sem muita comida também) e o Seiyu, que é um pouco mais caro mas tem mais variedade.

Soshigaya está entre duas estações de trem: a Seijogakuen-mae (成城学園前駅) da linha Odakyu (小田急線) e a Sengawa (仙川駅) da linha Keio (京王線). No caminho para Seijogakuen-mae, existe uma loja de ¥100, a Daiso, um supermercado mais caro chamado Odakyu Ox e um cabelereiro pelo preço de ¥1.900 o corte simples. Em Sengawa eu pessoalmente não sei, porque eu não fui muito para aquele lado ainda.

Tanto os trens da Odakyu quanto da Keio chegam em Shinjuku, com a diferença que os da Odakyu chegam mais rápido, mas são mais lotados. E entenda mais lotado como pior que sardinha em lata.

Para ir para o dormitório a partir da estação Seijogakuen-mae, saia pela saída norte, vire à esquerda (seria bom aproveitar o farol para atravessar a rua), ande um quarteirão e vire à direita em frente ao Paris Miki, logo depois do fim da fila de táxis (na esquina estará o cabelereiro Hair Shampoo Family Cut). Siga reto por uns 10 minutos, e quando a rua acabar, vire à esquerda. Vire à primeira direita e você passará em frente ao Daiso, ao Tatsuya (aluguel de vídeos, CDs e jogos), ao Dennys’s e ao Seven Eleven. O dormitório estará à sua esquerda, uma quadra depois do Seven Eleven! Para o caminho inverso, saia do kaikan para a direita, vire à esquerda logo depois do Daiso, segunda direita e você cairá bem em frente à estação!

[Atualizado em 02/09/2009]:

Looking at the WordPress statistics on my blog, it has come to my attention that some non-Portuguese-speakers are especially interested in this post, so I will make an effort and translate it into a more understandable language for foreigners!

Hi everyone!

The dormitory in which I am staying is the Soshigaya International House (also called Soshigaya Kokusai Kouryu Kaikan or 祖師谷国際交流会館). Whoever comes to the University of Tokyo as a Monbukagakusho scholarship student, usually stays either here in Soshigaya, or in JASSO Komaba or Univerisity of Tokyo Komaba dormitories.

The Soshigaya International House is maintained by JASSO, and has a renting fee of around ¥30.000, not including water and electricity expenses of your own room. Moreover, in the first month one has to pay ¥30.000 in administrative fees, to be paid after receiving the first scholarship.

Soshigaya’s facilities include individual rooms with private restroom (but shower room is common to the floor and wing), apartments for married people and families. Moreover, it has common kitchens, coin laundry machines and driers (driers are ¥100 per 30 minute cycle, but do not dry so well, and laundry machines are ¥150, but since they do not give change, so always keep your ¥50 coins!), a lounge with TV, a cafeteria (you are actually not able to buy food there; it is just in case someone wants to use a more professional kitchen), a tennis court, a hall in the underground, a sports hall and tea ceremony room. You may borrow tennis rackets, irons and vacuum clenears from the office. There are also regular Japanese classes, kendo, tea ceremony, shodo and yoga classes, aside from the support given from resident assistants and counselors.

In front of Soshigaya, there are two convenience stores: Mini Stop and Seven Eleven. Two streets to the back, there is Jeeson, a cheaper but with so much variety supermarket (and not so much food either), and Seiyu, which is a bit more expensive but compensates with variety.

Soshigaya is in between two train stations, Seijogakuen-mae (成城学園前駅) from the Odakyu (小田急線) line and Sengawa (仙川駅) from Keio (京王線) line. In the way for Seijogakuen-mae, there is a ¥100 store called Daiso, a more expensive supermarket called Odakyu Ox, and hair-dressers, one of which costs ¥1.900 a simple cut. In Sengawa, I personally do not know much, as I haven’t been much to that side.

Both Odakyu and Keio trains arrive at Shinjuku, with the difference that the ones from Odakyu are faster but more crowded. Really crowded.

In order to go to the dormitory from Seijogakuen-mae, go out through the north exit, turn left, walk one block and turn right in front of Paris Miki (which is located in front of the line of taxis). Walk straight ahead for 10 minutes until you reach the end of the road, and turn left. Turn right and you will walk past Daiso, Tsutaya (a CD and DVD rental store), Denny’s and Seven Eleven. The dormitory is one block after Seven Eleven to the left!

If you are interested in the translation of any of the other posts, please let me know in the comments! Thank you!

Anúncios

13 pensamentos sobre “Soshigaya International House

  1. Hello,

    Thanks for translating this post into English. I will be going Soshigaya International house from April 2nd and I could not find any information about it in the website of JASSO. Your post was quite detailed and answered many of my questions. Thanks 🙂

  2. Hi!

    I found your blog searching for information of this house. I’ve only found “one problem” and I hope maybe you know… I’ll be studying at a normal japanese language school, not at the university. in that case how do i get in contact with the people in charge of the house? Thank you very much!

  3. Hi, I’ll be staying in Soshigaya Intl House soon as a MEXT scholar….your post, like the others say, includes a lot of helpful information… 🙂 There are some other things I’d like to ask – what about mattresses? Are they provided or would one have to buy/rent? And about internet…can we get a connection (wired/wireless?) in the room?
    Thanks for your help in advance 🙂 And it is really very nice of you to take the trouble of translating your posts into English!

    • Matresses are provided in Soshigaya. You can get a wired connection from providers such as NTT and some others, paying around ¥3000 to ¥4000 monthly.

      • Hi! I know that this comment will be out of the blue 😀 But thanks for all the info!
        I was wondering, since I’m going to live in this dormitory in the next few months… do you have idea of how long does it take having internet connection installed? Days/weeks? 🙂

      • When I arrived there, I was able to schedule time with the ISP a week or two after I arrived (they had a stand set up in the cafeteria in the weekend), but in the meanwhile the dorm had a (slow) computer in the commons that I could use for email. I don’t know how it is going to be now though, since the dorm has recently changed management.

      • Thank you so much for the kind and quick answer 🙂 I was a bit worried by the lack of internet (someone even told me 1 month!). You were very helpful 🙂

  4. I just found your blog and want to ask that is the dorm really not allow my friend to hang in my room anyway and also cannot sleepover? thanks 😀

    • The dorm has changed management since whne I used to live there, but at that time no sleepovers were allowed (I don’t remember about friends hanging out in your room, though)

    • When I lived there (which was before the recent change of management), there were three options for Internet: (1) pay a provider (around 4000 yen/month); (2) pay for the dorm wifi (it is a lot cheaper and slower than paying for a provider); or (3) use one of the computers in the lobby, which had usage time limit and were very slow.

      Nowadays, I don’t know how things are, though.

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