Tokyo Hidden Gems: Oji in Kita Ward Has it All

In our ongoing Hidden Gems series we take a closer look at areas in Tokyo that we think deserve a shoutout. For example, the Oji neighborhood located in Kita Ward. This family-friendly residential area offers a combination of large parks... More


Tokyo Hidden Gems: Direct Connection to Shibuya in Calm and Convenient Mizunokuchi

Welcome back to another Tokyo Hidden Gems article! In this series we zoom in on a lesser-known Tokyo neighborhood and highlight some great apartments in the area as well. I had a bit of an internal debate on whether Mizonokuchi... More


Tokyo Hidden Gems: Affordable and Livable Fuchu City in West Tokyo

It can be easy to focus on the 23 wards of Tokyo when searching for an apartment or home in Tokyo. The allure of living close to downtown Tokyo is a very powerful force. But, downtown living isn’t the perfect... More


Tokyo Hidden Gems: Modern Apartment Living Near Traditional Shopping Streets of Nakanobu

Welcome back to another installment in the Tokyo Hidden Gem series! In these articles, we take a closer look at interesting apartments in the under-the-radar neighborhoods of Tokyo. On deck today is a pretty intriguing combination: a 1LDK apartment for... More


Tokyo Hidden Gems: Easy Access to Downtown Tokyo from This Spacious Iwamotocho Apartment

There are many factors to consider when searching for an apartment in Tokyo. Apartment size, monthly rent, key money/deposit fees, transportation access are just a few! In our Hidden Gems series we feature great apartments in out-of-the-way neighborhoods that might... More


Tokyo Hidden Gems: Student-Friendly Apartment in the College Town of Yushima

In today’s installment of Tokyo Hidden Gems, we take a look at a studio apartment for rent in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. This ward is where you’ll find popular destinations like Tokyo Dome City (an urban amusement park complete with roller... More


Tokyo Hidden Gems: Traditional Meets Modern at a Short Term Apartment Rental in Iriya

The cityscape of Tokyo is vast and diverse: from the ultra-modern, ultra-stylish neighborhoods around Shibuya to the old-school, timeless neighborhoods of Asakusa. If you’re planning a vacation or even an extended stay in Tokyo it’s a good idea to get... More


Tokyo Hidden Gems: The Joys of a Short Term Apartment Rental in Monzen Nakacho

In the first of our series on Tokyo Hidden Gems, we’ll be taking a closer look at examples of apartments in unique, interesting, or relatively unknown neighborhoods. Featured today is the traditional neighborhood of Monzen Nakacho in Koto Ward, Tokyo!... More


8 Things to look for in your next Tokyo apartment, when you’re ready to move out of your budget place!

If you’re coming to start your new life in Japan right out of college or in your early twenties, you might not have the luxury of being able to choose a mid-range apartment when you first arrive. This is because... More


Yokohama Hidden Gems: Sports, Ramen and a Quick Commute in Shin-Yokohama

In our mission to help apartment hunters find their ideal living environment in Japan, in the Hidden Gem series, we share a variety of neighborhoods that are often overlooked. Today we’re taking a short departure from Tokyo to look at... More

Housing Service Blog

Food Delivery in Japan — Or more accurately, lack of it in my area

I think many of us would agree that we live in a golden age of food delivery. That being said, the more urban and developed an area, the more options you are going to have. When I’m in the office... More


Real Estate Japan Picture of the Day – Sugamon Mascot at Sugamo Post Office

Jizo Dori Shopping Street Jizo Dori is a shopping street in the northern Tokyo neighborhood of Sugamo. The 800-meter long road is filled with about 200 shops and restaurants mainly targeted toward the elderly. Because of this, Jizo Dori is affectionately called... More


Real Estate Japan Word of the Day – Amabie Candy at Sugamo Jizo Dori Shopping Street

Jizo Dori Shopping Street Toshima Ward Toshima Ward is a northern ward of Tokyo and home to Ikebukuro, the main commercial and transportation hub anchoring northwestern Tokyo. The ward’s main claim to fame is the modern, redevelopment-focused area around Ikebukuro, but if... More