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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

Work in Shinjuku, Live Near Shinjuku: Here’s what you can rent on a ¥290,000/month salary

Welcome to this installment in the “work here, live there” series! In this series, we pick currently open jobs listed on GaijinPot Jobs and give examples of affordable apartments for that approximate salary. Our selection from GaijinPot Jobs this time is... More

Where people are moving to in Kanagawa: August 2021 Edition

Kanagawa is the prefecture that borders Tokyo to the south and is probably best known for its larger cities, including Yokohama and Kawasaki. It is also a very popular residential area for people who want a more livable (less crowded... More

Where rent has been rising (and falling) in Japan since the start of the pandemic

Over a year into the pandemic, as Tokyo has seen a net population lost to other prefectures, including the net movement of resident foreigners away the capital, what are we seeing in terms of average rent data in the greater... More

Looking for more room to work from home in Tokyo? This month’s top 5 WFH properties

Here are five spacious and affordable apartments for folks looking for a little more space to work from home or just to have a bit more legroom! We handpicked properties that are at least 35-sqm (377-sqft). Monthly rent for our... More

5 Pet-Friendly Apartments in and around Tokyo you can rent now – July 2021 Edition

In this series, we feature recommended pet-friendly apartments in and near Tokyo. It can be difficult to find a pet-friendly apartment because pet-friendly properties represent only a fraction of apartment listings in Japan, but it’s not impossible! A good thing... More

What to check for when doing an apartment room viewing in Japan

In the stress of looking for an apartment, it’s really tempting to rush through the actual room viewing. However, it’s a good idea to be thorough once you’ve found a place that is worth viewing. Since you’ll be spending the... More