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5 Apartments Ideal for Commuting to Temple University

Having worked in the GaijinPot Housing Service for a little over a year now, I’ve come to know of the usual areas people tend to go for. For students coming in from abroad or furthering their studies locally, one of... More

3 Stations in Kanagawa You Should Consider Moving To

In today’s article we’ll be adding to our series introducing stations and areas in Kanto that might be worth considering moving to. You can also check out the features on why you should consider living in Chiba and why you... More

How I Dealt With my Noisy Neighbors in Japan (Kind of)

The Olympics are coming up next year and if there was a category for being the noisiest neighbors, I think mine would be in the running for the gold. I forget exactly when they moved in, but it was sometime... More

Moving in Tokyo as an International Couple

At the Housing Service we receive a lot of inquiries from couples looking to relocate. Following up on from my article last week on why my friend moved to Tachikawa, I thought it might be worth interviewing a friend who... More

3 Things You Can Find at a Japanese 7-Eleven and 2 Things You Can’t

There’s a lot of convenience stores in Japan but 7-Eleven is definitely my favorite of them all. Although the actual stores themselves tend to be on the older side compared to other convenience stores, they can’t be beat in terms... More

Why I moved to Tachikawa from Nishidai in the Tokyo 23 Wards

Working at the Housing Service, we receive a lot of inquiries from people who aren’t sure where to settle for their next move. As much as we are required to know about areas in Tokyo, it’s always better to hear... More

Renting an apartment in Japan during COVID-19 and why you shouldn’t expect to get an exception to rules

We all know contracts are important. In the midst of the ongoing global pandemic, you may have heard that some real estate companies in various areas of the world are being more lenient with their contracts in order to help... More