I'm coming to Tokyo May to start work teaching English and was wondering which is better - to get my own apartment (through the school) or live in a guest house or shared house. Which is a good company to get a room in a guest house through? If I decide to get my own place further down the track will this be very difficult? Has anyone got any experiences of living in guest houses? I don't know which area I'll be in as the school has yet to tell me. Thanks for any advice.