Tips for Renting an Apartment or House in Tokyo: Video Guide for Expats by Plaza Homes

[SPONSORED CONTENT] In this video presentation, Sumie Nakamura, a bilingual real estate agent from Plaza Homes, goes over the important points you need to know about renting an apartment or house in Tokyo. If you are not prepared in advance,... More

Japanese money and rent

How is Rent Determined in Japan?

Several factors influence the cost of rent in Japan, some more apparent than others. Rent will change depending on location, distance from the train station, size and layout, age of the property and even the role of real estate agents.... More

Things to Remember When Getting an Apartment in Japan

Moving to a new apartment is an exciting step in your new life in Japan. Still, it can also be overwhelming if you do it all alone. From finding an apartment with an easy commute to work, signing paperwork and... More

Relocating to Tokyo: Video Guide by Plaza Homes

[SPONSORED CONTENT] In this video presentation, Plaza Homes, one of Tokyo’s leading bilingual real estate brokerages, presents essential information for helping you and your family relocate to Tokyo. Guide to relocating to Tokyo If you are relocating to Tokyo for... More

Electricity and gas in Japan: How to sign up online, with full English support

One of the first things you’ll need to do after moving into a new apartment is to make sure that the utilities are ready to go.  If you’ve been living in Japan for a while, of course, you’ve already gone... More

5 Tips for finding an apartment in Japan that could save you 10% to 20% on rent

Apartment rents in Tokyo and other large cities in Japan are relatively inexpensive compared to most other cities in the world. Even so, no one wants to pay more than they have to for housing. In other articles, we’ve introduced... More

Average rent for an apartment in Japan by Prefecture

The average monthly rent for an apartment in Japan varies widely by location and size of the property, but on average, the rent for a one room studio apartment is about ¥70,000 in a big city and about ¥50,000 nationwide.... More