Top 3 Insider Tips for Getting Your Apartment Application in Japan Approved

The busy season for renting an apartment in Japan starts in January and ends around the end of of March. If you’re applying for an apartment in the next three months, you will be competing with a lot of other... More

Top 20 Places to Live in Tokyo: 2019 Ranking of Most Popular Searches – Part 2

In this post, we present the Top 9 most popular places to live in Tokyo, based on rental properties and stations people searched for and viewed on Real Estate Japan in 2019. All of us at Real Estate Japan are sincerely grateful to... More

Top 20 Places to Live in Tokyo: 2019 Ranking of Most Popular Searches – Part 1

People from around the world come to live, work, and play in Tokyo. If you’re coming to Tokyo to live, you have a choice of 882 railway stations (including 282 subway stations) to choose from for your home base. In... More

How I Found my Apartment in Japan: Jamie and Shawny from Scotland

It is possible and actually not even that stressful to rent an apartment in Japan from overseas. Real Estate Japan recently conducted an interview with married couple, Jamie and Shawny from Scotland, who did exactly that…and not once but twice! They will... More

What can you rent in Tokyo for $550 or Less a Month?

In this installment of the “what can you rent” series we feature apartments and share houses that you can rent for $550 (¥60,000) or much less. If you are looking for a long-term apartment (with a 2-year lease term), you... More

Renting an Apartment in Japan: Top 3 Reasons Why December is a Great Time to Move

In this post, we share a not-so-secret hack for getting a bargain on an apartment Japan. If you have a choice, December is probably the best time in the whole year to move. Below we go over the Top 3... More

Why average rent for a Tokyo apartment will likely keep increasing

The average rent for an apartment in the Tokyo 23 Wards hit a new peak in October. Renters in the 23 Wards paid an average of ¥3,716 per square meter, a year-on-year increase of 5.4%. This means, for example, that... More