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Student-friendly apartments in and near Tokyo – Here’s where to live if you’re on a budget!

This month we saw an increase in inquiries from people looking for student- and budget-friendly apartments in and around Tokyo, as can perhaps be expected with the news regarding the loosening of border restrictions. Below we feature the top three... More

What is the average rent in Sapporo?

The average rent for the city of Sapporo is ¥56,841 ($499 USD). However, average rent varies widely by the size and location of the property, among many other factors. Average rent in Sapporo by room layout Sapporo 1R 1K・1DK 1LDK・2K・2DK... More

I’m coming to Japan to study, help me find an apartment: Commuting to Suidobashi

In this installment of the “study here, live here” series, we feature neighborhoods that offer a great balance of short commute time to Suidobashi as well as high livability and affordable rent. In the last segment, we covered Yoyogi. Please click here... More

What is the average rent in Kobe and Hyogo Prefecture?

The average rent in Hyogo is ¥64,943 ($570 USD). For the city of Kobe, the average rent is ¥77,631 ($682 USD). However, average rent varies widely by the size and location of the property, among many other factors. Approximate US dollar... More

I’m coming to Tokyo to study, help me find an apartment: Commuting to Yoyogi

In this installment of the “study here, live here” series, we feature neighborhoods that offer a great balance of short commute time to Yoyogi as well as high livability and affordable rent. Today’s featured school is the Tokyo School of... More

What is the average rent in Kyoto?

The average rent for the city of Kyoto is ¥83,523 ($759 USD). However, average rent varies widely by the size and location of the property, among many other factors. Average rent in Kyoto by ward 1R 1K・1DK 1LDK・2K・2DK 2LDK・3K・3DK 3LDK・4K・4DK... More

What can you rent for $500 or less in metropolitan Tokyo?

In this installment of the “what can you rent” series, by popular request, we take a look at what you can rent at the very economical price point of $500 USD (about ¥55,000) or less a month in the Tokyo... More