What can you rent within a 10-min ride of Shinjuku? — No Key Money, No Deposit, No Agency Fee

This installment of the “what can you rent” series is for people who want to have easy access to Shinjuku, without actually living in Shinjuku. By living a few minutes (or even 10- or 15-minutes) away, you can enjoy all that... More

Obon Holidays in Japan 2019 and What to Expect

The Obon festival will not significantly affect businesses in many industries, but some real estate agents will be off for all or part of August 10th to 18th. Below is a brief overview of what to expect next week. We’re... More

Tokyo Short Stay Apartments: That Won’t Cost You an Arm and a Leg

This article is the first in our new series on Tokyo Short Stay Apartments that won’t cost you an arm and a leg…because it’s not cool to pay more than you have to when you have way more important things... More

How important is it to live “near” the nearest station when choosing an apartment in Japan?

When apartment hunting in Japan, many people consider proximity to the nearest station to be a make-it or break-it factor. This is with good reason. If you spend anywhere from 30-minutes to an hour or more riding the train to... More

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How to Rent an Apartment in Japan from Overseas

Despite what you may have heard, it is possible to rent an apartment in Japan from overseas, before you even land here. First, let’s deal with the question of why many agents in Japan do not answer emails or inquiries from outside the... More

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Real Estate Japan Home Internet Service

Real Estate Japan Home Internet is a home fiber-optic internet service designed for foreign residents of Japan. Our service is powered by two of Japan’s leading telecommunications companies: NTT East and NTT West. Fiber-optic (Fiber-to-the-home, FTTH) or “Hikari Faiba” (as... More

Renting an Apartment as a Foreigner

How the Japanese Government is Trying to Convince More Landlords to Rent to Foreigners

If you have ever tried to rent an apartment in Japan as a foreigner and have been rejected because of your nationality, you may be surprised to learn that Japanese landlords face serious, long-term headwinds with respect to renting out... More