This page has been made to write a review of my wife and I’s experience about living at Sharely Style Verde shared housing in Fukuoka. Right now they will be receiving a 1 star because they currently are deciding to steal our deposit because they made a mistake thinking we wanted to move out later then we did, despite us telling them in writing that we wanted to move out on the 4th.
Can Sharely Style Verde Be Trusted?
If they still decide to keep the money and steal from us I will be writing a fair review either way, but it will be noted that they will not be honorable when it comes down to money and how they treat that side of the business. I would also recommend never speaking with the staff about anything related to the money side of the business because they’re EXTREMELY easily confused.
Kanoshii… I Hope to Change This Review in the Coming Days!
Sad that they had to stab us in the back after the 6 months we were there. I would highly suggest at this point to consider looking at Discovery Hakata or Meinohama in Fukuoka instead of Sharely Style.
I actually really like Peter Barakan, he hosts a show on the NHK called Japanology where they go into detail about little (and big) things in Japan. It’s actually a pretty good show and I highly recommend checking it out, but there are funny moments that naturally happen when he is interviewing someone and you’ll see some of those here. But whoever made this also spliced together some funny things as well.
I believe he very well could be next for a Meme internet sensation. I think you’ll agree after seeing some of these. Of course though, it’s a lot more fun to watch after you’ve seen a few of the documentaries from NHK’s: Japanology. So I’d recommend checking out the YouTube channel and then come back and enjoy some Peter Barakan joy.
Before I came to Japan, I was going through the options of where I was going to live at. In the end I ended up going with a place called Sharely Style Verde. Although it’s a decent place to first come to when arriving in Japan, it certainly has sort of a high price tag to live here. Then they tack on fees to use their beds and to park your bike etc. They rent their beds out for around $30 a month, so I decided that it would be best that I purchased a futon instead of renting a bed. But the big thing about this was that I lived in Colorado, USA at that time. So it was tough to decide how I was going to go about buying one, full well knowing I wouldn’t be able to touch or feel the futon before purchasing it. It felt like it was almost like gambling.
But the big thing that I was worried about was it being big enough yet not breaking the bank and then being able to have it shipped to SSV in time before we got to Japan. Otherwise, my wife and I would have to sleep on the floor, and after a super long flight that is one thing, I was not interested in doing. I was searching all over the place from Amazon, to Wayfair and trying to figure out the best futon to purchase. The thing about all this was that even if the futon was somewhat affordable and big enough the shipping blew it out of the water. Then I stumbled upon a company called “Futon Beds from Japan, ” and they had authentic Japanese futons for sale. The great thing about running into them was that they’re FROM Japan and they were only a prefecture away from Fukuoka, so it was super simple to ship, and it arrived before we got here.
It was a super awesome find, and it was quite affordable. Being that I’ll be here in Japan for over 2 years and in the end moving to another place after my stay at SSV I figured I’ll save the $30/m and get a bed that I can take with me. The other cool part about running into this company is that they also sell kakebuton quilts. Being able to purchase a quilt set certainly was convenient. Here is a picture of the futon set we ended up going with, I’d take a picture of ours (and have, which can be seen on our FB page but it’s covered with sheets, and we have a mesh covering for the kakebuton, so it’s a bit hard to see it.
I highly recommend checking them out if you’re looking to buy a Japanese futon and if you need help ask for Dean he can help you figure out what you need, just like he did for my wife and me.
So far as a review of the bed:
I got a queen sized and for the most part as long as I stretch the bed back out before going to sleep it is more than long enough for me (I’m 6 foot 2 inches) and big enough for a couple. The thickness is way better than I was expecting honestly, although at times I do notice the floor after a while of lying on my side and my hip digging in the bed. Other than that, no complaints at all, and Dean also stated to me that many people use a cushion set under the bed. My wife and I have not felt it necessary to do that, and our room is a fake hardwood with concrete underneath, so it works pretty well.