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What can you rent near Shibuya for $550 or less a month?

If you want to live near the bright lights and frenetic energy of Shibuya without paying Shibuya prices, this article is for you! Below we highlight some neighborhoods and properties located within one to five stops of Shibuya, which you... More

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What can you rent for $700 or Less in Tokyo and not pay key money, deposit, or agency fee?

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. Agents and landlords sometimes waive some or all of these fees, especially when they are trying... More

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Renting in the Off-Peak Season: What can you rent in Tokyo for $700?

We combed through the listings to find this month’s best apartments that are both reasonably priced and centrally located. The average rent in Tokyo‘s 23 Wards varies a lot by location. However, the overall average is about ¥97,000 ($864) a... More

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What can you rent for $550 in Tokyo this month?

In this month’s installment in the “What can you rent in Tokyo” series, we feature properties that can be yours for a total monthly cost of $550 (¥62,000) or less. This rent level is several hundred dollars less than the... More

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What can you rent in Tokyo for $500 this week?

We combed through the listings to find the best budget rentals in Tokyo this week. Agents and landlords are offering great deals this season as they are trying to fill vacancies after the March peak season. You may be able... More

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What can you rent in Tokyo for $600 now?

It’s March and we’re in the midst of the moving season. Here are just a few examples of what you can rent this month in Tokyo for $600 (68,000 yen) or less. Studio Apartment in Kichijoji Where: Kichijoji is a neighborhood... More

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What can you rent for $1600 in Tokyo?

In Tokyo, rent of 200,000 yen ($1,629) a month is usually considered the cut-off point between a mid-range and high-range apartment. If you have 200,000 yen a month to spend on housing as a single person, you should be able... More

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What can you rent for $500 in Tokyo?

We recently posted an article on what you can rent in Tokyo for $1000. In this follow up post, we take a look at what you can rent in Tokyo for $500 (about 60,000yen) or less. 1R Apartment: 16 minutes... More

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What can you rent for $1000 in Tokyo?

Recently, a Wharton Business School graduate based in San Francisco got some buzz for his idea to charge $1,000 a month for (illegalish) residences built out of shipping containers. In San Francisco’s overheated housing market, it’s not surprising that he... More

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What you can rent for $500 or Less a Month in Japan: No Key Money, No Deposit, No Agency Fee

In this installment of the “what can you rent” series, let’s take a virtual tour around Japan to see what you can rent outside Tokyo for about $500 (¥57,000) or less a month. And, of course, no one likes to... More

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Can you afford to buy a home in Japan? And should you versus renting?

Home affordability has decreased for the average income earner in Japan for the last several years. This is based on data recently released by Tokyo Kantei’s annual home affordability survey. If you are thinking about buying a home in Japan,... More

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What you can rent in Tokyo for $650 With No Deposit, No Key Money, No Agency Fee

It is absolutely possible to find an affordable apartment in Tokyo with low move-in costs. In this article, we give a few examples of what you can rent now in Tokyo for $650 (¥69,000) or less, without having to pay... More

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What You Can Rent Near Shinjuku for $530 a Month or Less

Article updated: July 6, 2018 What’s better than living near Shinjuku? Living near Shinjuku without paying an arm and a leg. In this installment of the “What can you rent in Tokyo” series, we feature budget apartments within two to... More

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Tokyo Budget Apartments: What You Can Rent for $550 Now

With the yen’s recent sharp depreciation against the dollar, $550 will not go as far as it did just a few months ago, but you can still afford to live in Tokyo, even on a relatively small budget. As we describe in... More

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What you can rent for $550 now in Tokyo

You can afford to live in Tokyo, even on a relatively small budget. As we detail in this post on the average rent in Tokyo, you will typically pay about ¥97,000 ($970) a month for a studio or one-bedroom apartment... More

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What you can rent for $500 in Tokyo This Week

You can live in Tokyo (even within the 23 Wards) without breaking the bank. One way to do this is to look for apartments near smaller stations that are within an easy commute of a major hub (such as Shinjuku,... More

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What you can rent now in Osaka for $500 a Month

There is no shortage of great apartments you can rent in Osaka this month for less than $500 (56,000 yen). Here are just a few examples, none of which require key money. Always remember to watch out for the total... More

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What you can rent in Tokyo for $500 now

You can live in Tokyo (even within the 23 Wards) without breaking the bank. One way to do this is to look for apartments near smaller stations that are within an easy commute of a major hub (such as Shinjuku,... More

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How to Buy Your Dream Home in Japan: Including 2019 Tax Issues

This is a brand new seminar on how to buy your dream home (not an investment property) in Japan. Doors open at 10:45AM. The seminar will be held from 11AM to Noon.

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How to Increase Your Tokyo Condominium’s Rental Income: With the ELECT Serviced Apartment Plan by MORIO 

If you own an income-producing condominium in Tokyo, you already know the risks and benefits of owning an investment property in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. And as a property owner, you also know the need to stay... More