User Survey

My Ideal Apartment in Japan: User Survey

The purpose of this survey is to get your opinion on your ideal living situation in Japan, specifically with respect to the location, features and amenities that you would like to have in a Japanese apartment. We would like to... More

GPM Housing Service

Move in by March 31, 2017 and Get Up to ¥1,000,000 Cash Back

Renting an apartment in Japan can be stressful. The GPM Housing Service is designed to make it easy! When you rent your apartment through the GPM Housing Service: Choose from 2,700+ properties. Properties pre-approved by landlord to be rented to... More

Property Management

Seasonality in the Residential Rental Market in Japan

By Nils Herchenroeder, Tokyu Housing Lease Corporation Many owners who have just purchased a residential property in Japan ask us how long it usually takes to find a tenant for their property. While this question is hard to answer because it... More

No Key Money Apartments in Tokyo Are Not Hard to Find

Key money (reikin, 礼金) is often cited as one of the most peculiar and frustrating aspects of renting an apartment in Japan. In this article we explain why it is, in fact, not difficult to find a “no key money”... More


Japan’s Ministry of Land Wants Your Opinion on the Japanese Real Estate Market

Real Estate Japan has been tasked by Japan’s Ministry of Land to conduct the following survey on behalf of the Ministry. The purpose of this survey is to gather information and data on the areas in which non-Japanese may have... More


Top 10 Stations in Tokyo With Lowest Rent 2017

To save money on rent in Tokyo, one of the tips you’ll often hear is to move outside the Yamanote line or even further out, beyond the 23 wards. It’s true that average rent does decrease the further you look outside... More

Budget Rentals

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