I'm a 16-year-old wanting to go alone to Tokyo for three to four weeks, around July. As to be expected, my parents are concerned about my safety while overseas.
A standard hotel is not going to cut it. More precisely, there would need to be a "guardian" or some kind of manager on the spot, someone that would for example: make sure I'm there at night, would be able to give directions or advice about "red-light"/dangerous places in town, be able to call the police if things go down the fan, and be reachable by my parents. Basically, be a link and a guarantee for them.
My first guess would be a youth hostel, but as a kind of "lone wolf" I would rather be in a more private-ish place (a room for one).
Is there any place in Tokyo that offers this kind of service ? If so, could you name it ?
Otherwise, do you think I'm better off looking for homestay or just deal with it and find a hostel?
I've already sent a mail to Sakura Hotels in order to know for them, and I will update if I find anything.