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Moving in Japan Made Easy With the GaijinPot Moving Service

Moving in Japan can be costly and stressful. We started the GaijinPot Moving Service to make it easy. The GaijinPot Moving Service is a concierge moving service for foreigners in Japan. We will help you find a moving company Handle... More

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Ōokayama Station Area: Tokyo Neighborhood Guide

Ōokayama Station Guide — Kita Senzoku, Ota Ward, TokyoŌokayama Station Guide — Kita Senzoku, Ota Ward, Tokyo

Ōokayama (大岡山) Station in Ota Ward, Tokyo is a relaxed and student-friendly neighborhood. Near the station is the area's most famous landmark, The Tokyo Institute of Technology. Not to be confused with Okayama Station in Okayama Prefecture.

Kyobashi Area Guide

Osaka Neighborhoods: KyobashiOsaka Neighborhoods: Kyobashi

Kyobashi is as central as you can get in Osaka. It has the distinction of being one of the city's largest business districts while being close to many tourist attractions, most notably Osaka Castle Park. It is known for its shopping and nightlife, especially its numerous izakayas and tachinomi, or standing bars.

Kyobashi Area Guide

Osaka Living GuideOsaka Living Guide

Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan after Tokyo and one of the largest in the world with a population of more than 19 million. It is located in the southern portion of Honshu, Japan’s main island, on... More

Living in Roppongi

Roppongi Housing GuideRoppongi Housing Guide

Famous for its iconic nightlife scene and more recently the upmarket Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown mega-complexes. Home to many foreigners living in a microcosm of Tokyo's many urban delights.

Living in Nagoya

Nagoya City GuideNagoya City Guide

Nagoya is situated about midway between Tokyo and Osaka. Many foreigners who have lived in both Tokyo and Nagoya will tell you that Nagoya offers everything Tokyo does, only on a much more liveable, convenient, and affordable scale.

Living in Kichijoji

Kichijoji Area GuideKichijoji Area Guide

A youthful and creative neighborhood situated in Musashino City, just west of Tokyo. Close enough to the central wards to be convenient but far enough away to have a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere. Its diverse and vibrant shopping center is surrounded by peaceful residential areas and home to the famed Inokashira Park.

Living in Meguro

Meguro Area GuideMeguro Area Guide

A residential area that’s as well connected and convenient as anywhere in the world’s largest city can be. But distinctly calmer, quieter and far more liveable than many other parts of Tokyo.

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Testimonial on Affordable Moving in Tokyo

Moving in Japan Made Easy With the GaijinPot Moving ServiceMoving in Japan Made Easy With the GaijinPot Moving Service

Moving in Japan can be costly and stressful. We started the GaijinPot Moving Service to make it easy. The GaijinPot Moving Service is a concierge moving service for foreigners in Japan. We will help you find a moving company Handle... More

GPM Housing Service

Move in by October 31, 2017 and Get One Month’s Free RentMove in by October 31, 2017 and Get One Month’s Free Rent

Renting an apartment in Japan can be stressful. The GPM Housing Service is designed to make it easy! When you rent your apartment through the GPM Housing Service: Choose from 2,000+ properties. Properties pre-approved by landlords to be rented to... More

Buying a Home in Tokyo

What can you buy in the Tokyo suburbs for $160,000 or Much Less?What can you buy in the Tokyo suburbs for $160,000 or Much Less?

If you have been renting in or near Tokyo for a while and are thinking of putting down roots, you would not be alone. In August, which is a traditionally slow month for home sales, we saw a surge of... More

Building a Custom House in Japan

Building a House in Japan: Key Things to Know AboutBuilding a House in Japan: Key Things to Know About

By Jeff Wynkoop There are a lot of options for those wanting to custom-build a house in Japan, and a lot of hurdles to overcome. In a previous article, we discussed how much it costs to build a house in... More

Living in Tokyo

Top 5 Trending Neighborhoods in Tokyo This MonthTop 5 Trending Neighborhoods in Tokyo This Month

Tokyo is a big city, and everyone is always on the move. People are always moving, too. From one apartment to another, that is! Below are the top five trending neighborhoods this month for people searching for housing on Real... More

Breaking News

J-Alerts Issued: North Korea has Fired a Missile Over Northern JapanJ-Alerts Issued: North Korea has Fired a Missile Over Northern Japan

According to the Toyo Keizai Online newspaper, the Japanese government has issued two alerts (J-Alerts) warning that North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan. The text of the alerts reads as follows: J-Alert: 7:00AM, September 15th “A missile has... More

Breaking News

Preparing for the Unthinkable: Emergency Preparedness in Japan for a Man-Made DisasterPreparing for the Unthinkable: Emergency Preparedness in Japan for a Man-Made Disaster

Japan is the most seismically active country in the world and disaster preparedness efforts usually focus on preparing for a major earthquake, but no one knows what exactly the next major disaster or series of disasters will be. The recent... More

7BR House for Sale Minami Boshi Chiba Japan

Breaking News

What can you buy for $120,000 in Japan’s Smaller Cities?What can you buy for $120,000 in Japan’s Smaller Cities?

Despite the continuing rise in residential property prices in Tokyo’s 23 Wards, we have continued to see a high level of interest in central Tokyo properties, from both investors and people looking for family homes. In parallel, this year, we... More

Getting a Home Loan in Japan

Yen Mortgage Loan Calculator: How much can you afford to buy in Japan?Yen Mortgage Loan Calculator: How much can you afford to buy in Japan?

No matter where in the world you are buying property, the question of  “How much house can you afford to buy?” depends primarily on two things: how much capital you have and what your projected income will be over the... More

Studio apartment for rent Yoga Tokyo No Key Money

Affordable Living in Tokyo

No Deposit, No Key Money, No Agency Fee Apartments in TokyoNo Deposit, No Key Money, No Agency Fee Apartments in Tokyo

To lower your expenses when moving into an apartment in Japan, look for properties that don’t require a deposit, key money, or agency fee. More and more agents and landlords are waiving some or all of these fees, especially when... More