Tokyo Apartment Head-to-head Comparison: Which would you choose in the ¥130,000 Price Range?

In our last Tokyo Apartment Head-to-head Comparison we looked at two apartments in the ¥90,000/month range. This is a pretty competitive price point for 1R and 1K apartments around the city, and we were able to find two apartments in... More

Kyoto Furnished Apartments: What You Can Rent Within a 5-Min Walk of Kyoto Station

Furnished apartments are an often overlooked resource when looking for accommodations in Japan. If you’re eager to start your new life in Japan, or if you’re moving to a new city, it can be beneficial to spend a month or... More

Tokyo Apartment Head-to-head Comparison: Which would you choose?

Dividing apartments into categories like 1R, 1K, 1DK, etc. is an easy way gauge approximate square meterage, but it’s really only one part of the equation when trying to imagine living in any given apartment. The reality is that there... More

Top 5 Reasons to Stay in a “One Bag” Tokyo Short-Term Apartment

When you’re in between things (jobs, school, a relationship…countries), it can be really hard to make a long-term commitment to anything else. Hopefully, the least of your worries is a place where you can relax and recharge. However, this is... More

Recommended Share Houses and Apartments: To Go From Couch Surfing to Thriving in Tokyo!

When you’re just out of college or otherwise still pretty young, it’s hard to find the footing to get started in your career and life. And doing so outside of the comforts of your home country brings a whole ‘nother... More

Average Rent in Western Tokyo Cities – Including Hachioji, Machida, Mitaka

Tokyo is a sprawling metropolis and average rent varies widely. Generally speaking, the further away you go from the city center, the lower the rent. So when you are apartment hunting in “Tokyo” you might hear that you can save... More

8 Features of Japanese Apartments That You Might Not Expect

I used to (and still do!) dream about finding the perfect apartment in Japan. Before moving to Japan, I became addicted to Shiawase! Bonbi Girl and watched it religiously for my future apartment search. It is a variety show focusing... More