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Best 10 Things I Found at Daiso ¥100 Shop This Week

This week I went to Daiso to see what new things they had in stock. Daiso is one of Japan’s big ¥100 shop chains. Even if you’re lucky and have one right in your neighborhood, it’s still fun to stop... More

Best places to live in Chiba: 3 stations to consider and apartments you can rent now

Previously, I wrote about Why you should consider living in Chiba. Today I want to go more into detail about three train lines in Chiba, and one station on each of those lines where you can find good property options... More

This Week’s Featured 5: What can you rent in Shinjuku in your budget?

Shinjuku is the world’s busiest railway station. It is well-connected to eleven train lines, and is practically accessible from any point in the city. It’s also one of the most popular destinations we have for tenants seeking housing in Tokyo!... More

Renting an Apartment from Overseas and Coming to Japan to Start a New Job

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an email interview with Intisar, who rented an apartment last month through the GaijinPot Housing Service from outside the country in order to start a new job in Tokyo. According to Japanese media reports, the... More

Why you should consider living in west Tokyo

When most people think of Tokyo they think of Skytree, shopping in Shibuya, or drinking in Shinjuku. The city is flooded with people, so they all have to live somewhere, right? Obviously a lot of people do live in the... More

2 Things to Think About When You’re Looking for an Apartment in Japan

The decision begins once you start thinking about it. I talk to people looking for housing everyday. While there are some who have a clear, realistic image of what they want, I think most people typically only have an area... More

How I rented an apartment from overseas and entered Japan during the COVID-19 quarantine

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an email interview with Kiyoshi, who recently rented an apartment through the GaijinPot Housing Service from outside the country and went through quarantine measures in order to start his life in Tokyo. Kiyoshi is a... More