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How to Live in a Japanese Apartment: Household Appliance English-Japanese Glossary

This article is part of our series on how to live in a Japanese apartment. In this chapter we present a basic English-Japanese glossary of useful words having to do with washing machines, air conditioners, and refrigerators. Washing machine English Japanese... More

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5 Pet-Friendly Apartments in and around Tokyo you can rent now – July 2021 Edition

In this series, we feature recommended pet-friendly apartments in and near Tokyo. It can be difficult to find a pet-friendly apartment because pet-friendly properties represent only a fraction of apartment listings in Japan, but it’s not impossible! A good thing... More

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What to check for when doing an apartment room viewing in Japan

In the stress of looking for an apartment, it’s really tempting to rush through the actual room viewing. However, it’s a good idea to be thorough once you’ve found a place that is worth viewing. Since you’ll be spending the... More

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GaijinPot Housing Service: How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan, whether you're applying domestically or overseas. This webinar will be presented by the GaijinPot Housing Service and will be held live online on Wednesday, August 18th from 6:30PM to 7:30PM (JST).

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GaijinPot Housing Service: How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan, whether you're applying domestically or overseas. The webinar will be presented by the GaijinPot Housing Service and will be held live online on Wednesday, August 4th from 6:30PM to 7:30PM (JST).

Seminars

GaijinPot Housing Service: How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan, whether you're applying domestically or from overseas. This webinar will be presented by the GaijinPot Housing Service and will be held live online on Wednesday, July 21st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm (JST).

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5 Spacious, Affordable Apartments to Ease You Back into Japan, from June to September

Here are five spacious and affordable apartments for people who are planning to move in (or to!) Japan in the next few months. We handpicked properties that are at least 35-sqm (377-sqft), do not cost more than ¥110,000 ($996 USD)... More

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5 brand new (2021) apartments you can rent now in Tokyo – June Edition

What’s better than finally being able to move into a new apartment? How about moving into a brand new apartment where you’re the very first occupant. In this article we feature five brand new (built in 2021) apartments in Tokyo... More

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GaijinPot Housing Service: How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan, whether you're applying domestically or from overseas. This webinar will be presented by the GaijinPot Housing Service and will be held live online on Wednesday, July 7th from 6:30PM to 7:30PM (JST).

Housing Service Blog

How to get rid of your things when you move out of your Japanese apartment

I recently moved out of the small 1K apartment I had been living in for over three years. Over the course of those three years I accumulated a lot of knick knacks and trash. And to be completely honest, I... More

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Pros and Cons of Renting a Budget Apartment in Japan

In this article we’ll go over the pros and cons of renting a budget apartment in Japan versus a mid-range to high-end apartment. There are many factors that determine an apartment’s overall monthly cost. Even units in the same building... More

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Webinar: How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The webinar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on Tuesday, June 8th (JST).

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Webinar: How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing Japan. The webinar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on May 18th (JST).

Living

Best places to live in Kansai – 2021 Survey

These neighborhoods were chosen as the best three places to live in the Kansai area, based on a recent survey of locals, conducted by SUUMO, a Japanese real estate listing site. Kansai is the region in western Japan that includes... More

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Webinar: How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The webinar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on April 6th (JST).

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Finding Student Friendly Apartments in Tokyo

The new school year is just around the corner in Japan – where the school year starts in April and ends in March – so for our eager scholars looking for some information on how to find a short-term apartment... More

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Why are these apartments in Tokyo so “cheap”? — A brief primer on budget apartments in Japan

In today’s feature, we take a look at really “cheap” apartments that you can rent in the suburbs of Tokyo and briefly explain why they appear to offer such low rent. In our property descriptions, we like to avoid using... More

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Top 5 Places Where Foreigners are Renting Apartments in Tokyo: January 2021 Edition

In this post, we present the Top 5 most popular stations for people searching for properties to rent on realestate.co.jp in January 2021. The ranking below is based on an analysis of property listings in the Tokyo 23 Wards that people viewed and... More

Housing Service Blog

3 Tips for Taking the Stress Out of Furnishing Your Apartment in Japan

In Japan, January marks the start of the busy moving season as it’s a few months away from the start of the Japanese fiscal year on April 1st. However, moving usually peaks around mid-February to early April. Below are three... More

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Webinar: How to Rent an Apartment in Japan as a Foreigner

Learn how to rent an apartment in Japan and the main issues foreigners face when looking for housing in Japan. The seminar will be held live online from 6:30PM to 7:30PM on March 9th (JST).