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How much can you save by staying at a share house in Japan? — Japanese Apartment 101 Guides

Moving is a daunting task in itself, and moving out to your first apartment in another country adds a lot of new challenges. Another route for apartment seekers looking for a place to live in Japan is to search for... More

What can you rent in Chiba for $650 or less a month? With No Key Money, No Deposit and No Agency Fee

In this installment of the popular “what can you rent” series, we focus on Chiba, including short-term options available now for $650 (¥70,000) a month or much less. No one likes to pay high move-in costs, so the examples below... More

Shibuya Monthly Rental Apartments: What’s Trending With Apartment Hunters in Tokyo

In this new series, we drill down on what’s trending with people looking to rent an apartment in Tokyo. In January, which is the start of the busy season for moving in Japan, users on Real Estate Japan looked at... More

What is a 3LDK apartment? — Japanese Apartment 101 Guides

What exactly is a 3LDK apartment and what can you expect to see when you’re looking at a listing for a 3LDK? What is a 3LDK apartment in Japan? The 3 in 3LDK refers to three rooms designated as bedrooms... More

What is a 1LDK apartment? — Japanese Apartment 101 Guides

What exactly is a 1LDK apartment and what can you expect to see when you’re looking at a listing for one? If you need a crash-course or refresher on the basics of Japanese apartment abbreviations, check out our article on... More

Japanese Apartment Layouts: Japanese Apartment 101 Guides

What is a 1LDK apartment? How is it different from a 1DK apartment? If you’re starting your Japanese apartment hunt and you’re getting bogged down by L’s and K’s, here’s our guide to understanding Japanese apartment layouts. Contents Abbreviations Layout... More

Looking for an Apartment Tokyo: Top 11 Things First-Time Apartment Renters Regret Not Asking

Finding your ideal apartment in Tokyo is no easy task. First is the language barrier. Most real estate agents in Japan do not speak English and housing discrimination against foreigners does exist. Even if you work with a bilingual real... More