This Month's Picks

No Key Money, No Deposit, No Agency Fee Apartments in Tokyo

In this month’s installment of the “no key money, no deposit, no agency fee apartment” series, we feature mid-range apartments in popular locations around Tokyo from Shinjuku to Asakusa. In Japan, agents consider the next few months, from around mid-October... More

Living in a Japanese Apartment

How to Clean Tatami Mats in a Japanese Apartment

In this chapter in the “how to live in a Japanese apartment” series we talk about how to clean tatami as part of your regular household cleaning and what to do if you have a problem with mold or mites... More

How to Live in a Japanese Apartment

Japanese Apartment Air Vents: How and Why to Use Them

In this series on “how to live in a Japanese apartment” we will explain some unique features found in Japanese apartments and how to use them in order to live comfortably in your home. Air Vents (Kankikou) Today’s chapter is... More

Home Tehcnology

Sony Will Resume Sales of Dog-Like Home Robots in Spring 2018

Sony Corporation has announced that it will start selling  dog-like robots for home use in the spring of 2018. This would be the company’s first foray into the consumer robotics market since it announced in 2006 that it would discontinue... More

Testimonial on Affordable Moving in Tokyo

Moving in Japan Made Easy With the GaijinPot Moving Service

Moving in Japan can be costly and stressful. We started the GaijinPot Moving Service to make it easy. The GaijinPot Moving Service is a concierge moving service for foreigners in Japan. We will help you find a moving company Handle... More

GaijinPot Housing Service

Move in by October 31, 2017 and Get One Month’s Free Rent

Renting an apartment in Japan can be stressful. The GaijinPot Housing Service is designed to make it easy! When you rent your apartment through the GaijinPot Housing Service: Choose from 2,000+ properties. Properties pre-approved by landlords to be rented to... More

Building a Custom House in Japan

Building a House in Japan: Key Things to Know About

By Jeff Wynkoop There are a lot of options for those wanting to custom-build a house in Japan, and a lot of hurdles to overcome. In a previous article, we discussed how much it costs to build a house in... More