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What does a $450 Apartment Look Like in and Around Tokyo?

If keeping your monthly expenses low is a priority, one of the first things you’ll want to look at is your housing budget. The Tokyo 23 Ward average rent for a 1R apartment is about ¥72,000 ($675 USD). Is it... More

Why are these apartments in Tokyo so “cheap”? — A brief primer on budget apartments in Japan

In today’s feature, we take a look at really “cheap” apartments that you can rent in the suburbs of Tokyo and briefly explain why they appear to offer such low rent. In our property descriptions, we like to avoid using... More

Living in Tokyo on the Yamanote Line: Least Expensive Stations by Rent — 2021 Ranking

In this installment of our series on “what is the average rent in Tokyo” we zoom in on the least expensive stations on the Yamanote line. The Yamanote, which has 30 stations, is the iconic loop line that goes around central... More

Top 5 Places Where Foreigners are Renting Apartments in Tokyo: January 2021 Edition

In this post, we present the Top 5 most popular stations for people searching for properties to rent on realestate.co.jp in January 2021. The ranking below is based on an analysis of property listings in the Tokyo 23 Wards that people viewed and... More

Need more space to work from home in Tokyo? This Week’s Top 5 Properties

If you’re looking for more room to work from home or simply want to move into a bigger apartment, today’s feature is for you! In this post, we have selected this week’s five best properties in the Tokyo area that... More

Looking for More Room to Work From Home in Tokyo? This Week’s Top 5 WFH Properties

If you’re looking for more room to work from home or simply want to move into a bigger apartment, today’s feature is for you! In this post, we have selected five of the best properties in the Tokyo area that... More

Where to live in Chiba for an Easy Commute to Tokyo and Nishi Funabashi: Gyotoku Station

In this installment of our popular series on where to live in Chiba, I’d like to introduce a great station in Chiba that isn’t very well known among foreigners. Gyotoku Station Gyotoku station is located in the city of Ichikawa,... More