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What can you rent for $700 or Less in Tokyo and not pay key money, deposit, or agency fee?

To lower your expenses when moving into an apartment in Japan look for properties that don’t require a deposit, key money, or agency fee. Agents and landlords sometimes waive some or all of these fees, especially when they are trying... More

No Key Money, No Deposit, No Agency Fee Apartments in Tokyo: For $600 or Less

To lower your expenses when moving into an apartment in Japan look for properties that don’t require a deposit, key money, or agency fee. More and more agents and landlords are waiving some or all of these fees, especially when... More

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How to Use Your Cell Phone in Japan: With JP Smart SIM

One of the hardest things about starting your life in Japan is…getting a cell phone! This isn’t just because you need a phone to keep in touch with friends or family, but because a cell phone is an essential part... More

1R, 1K, 1DK, 1LDK Apartment: What’s the Difference and Which Should I Rent?

When you are looking at apartment listings in Japan, rather than being told the number of bedrooms the property has, you’ll come across these terms: 1R, 1K, 1DK, and 1LDK. These abbreviations tell you how many rooms in total the... More

What you can rent in Tokyo for $650 With No Deposit, No Key Money, No Agency Fee

It is absolutely possible to find an affordable apartment in Tokyo with low move-in costs. In this article, we give a few examples of what you can rent now in Tokyo for $650 (¥69,000) or less, without having to pay... More

Move in By February 28, 2018 and Get One Month’s Rent Cash Back

Renting an apartment in Japan can be stressful. The GaijinPot Housing Service is designed to make it easy! When you rent your apartment through the GaijinPot Housing Service: Choose from 2,500+ properties. Properties pre-approved by landlords to be rented to foreigners. Get... More

Designer Living in Shibuya at PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT

If you think your home and workspace should be more than just a functional box and especially if you want to be at the pulsing center of it all in Tokyo, the PORTAL Apartment & Art POINT may be just the... More