I move to SHN to meet new friends and to gain a better undarstanding of Japan. My roommates have helped a lot in the transition process.The rent was reasonable.The location was ideal.
Good points of the house are the location space,Although considered "small" in North American terms,Living in SHN the space is reasonable if you are single.
Charm/appeal of SHN is the sense of community.Its a great way to meet people from around the world!
Best memory is going out with the roommates,having a few drinks the good laughs at the house.
Get to know people, open up, see where that takes you.Its an adventure so enjoy it!