5 affordable, spacious pet-friendly apartments you can rent in Japan now

On Real Estate Japan, we currently list over 3,300 pet-friendly apartments in Japan.

In this post, we cull through the listings to recommend five great properties that meet more stringent requirements.

The featured properties below are all:

  • Pet friendly
  • Have total monthly cost of ¥100,000 ($866 USD) or less
  • Have living space of 35-sqm or more

When an apartment in Japan is listed as “pet negotiable”, it usually means that the owner or property manager will consider allowing a small dog or cat for an additional deposit of one month’s rent; but every property is different.

Our picks below are based on the information provided the agent on the property listing page. If you’re interested in any of them, your best bet is to contact the listing agent to confirm the details.

If you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Japan, we also recommend reading this article, which goes into detail on the subject:

How to find a pet-friendly apartment in Japan

Now let’s take a look at our featured properties!

2DK apartment on Toei Oedo line – 13-min direct ride to Shinjuku

We recommend this property because it’s a great value in terms of size (40-square meters!) and location (a 13-minute direct ride to Shinjuku). This property is located about a 5-min walk from Ochiai Minami Nagasaki Station on the Toei Oedo line in a quiet residential neighborhood near the Minami Nagasaki Sports Center and a soccer field. The listing agent is Tokyo Best Realtors. Please click on the photo for the full listing. Image: Tokyo Best Realtors

Total monthly cost: ¥100,000 ($866 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥348,000 ($3,011 USD)

Notes:

  • This property offers a great balance of value, size, and proximity to the city-center versus a very livable local neighborhood
  • No key money
  • There is a covered bicycle parking area
  • The dining and living rooms are western-style with flooring and the bedroom is a tatami room

For more information, please click here: Pet-friendly apartment for rent near Shinjuku

Brand new 1LDK apartment for rent in Yokohama – Built in 2022

We recommend this beautiful new property because well, it’s brand new and offers a ton of great amenities! This 40-sqm 1LDK was just built in 2022. Features include a huge walk-in closet, full three-burner stove top system kitchen, security cameras in common areas, and delivery lockers so you don’t have to be home to receive packages. The listing agent is Daitokentaku Leasing Co. Ltd. Please click on the photo for the full listing! Image: Daitokentaku Leasing Co. Ltd.

Total monthly cost: ¥99,000 ($857 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥298,500 ($2,583 USD)

Notes:

  • If you are particular about staying in a newer property, this apartment is a great value, considering the size and amenities.
  • A potential downside is the distance from the station (about a 19-min bus ride to Ofuna Station on the JR Tokaido line), but this may not be relevant for those working from home!

For more information, please click here: Brand new (2022) pet-friendly apartment in Yokohama

1DK apartment for rent in Chiba – ¥48,550/month

Very affordable, pet-friendly apartment for rent near Tsuga Station on the JR Sobu Main line in Chiba. The listing agent is Aonissin Co. Ltd. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire to the agent! Image: Aonissin Co. Ltd.

Total monthly cost: ¥48,550 ($420 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥194,100 ($1,680 USD)

Notes:

  • There is no key money and no agency fee for this property!

For more information, please click here: Pet-friendly apartment for rent in Chiba

Spacious top-floor 1LDK apartment in Toyonaka – Osaka – Near Hattori Ryokuchi Park

We recommend this spacious (46-square meter) 1LDK apartment because of its a great value for the size and location, just a few minutes walk from Hattori Ryokuchi Park, a huge park roughly 33 times the size of Koshien Stadium. The lawns and pine woods are very popular with families, joggers, and dog walkers. The listing agent for this property is Sumaino Seika Osaka Office. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire to the agent! Image: Sumaino Seika Osaka Office

Total monthly cost: ¥89,000 ($770 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥478,200 ($4,138 USD)

Notes:

  • This apartment is about a 4-minute walk to Ryokuchi Kouen Station on the Kita-Osaka Kyukou railway
  • Also a few minutes walk to one of the largest parks in the Osaka metro area, Hatttori Ryokuchi Park
  • Room sharing (up to two people) ok

For more information, please click here: Spacious top-floor apartment near Hattori Ryokuchi Park

Spacious 50-sqm apartment in Sapporo – No deposit, no key money

We recommend this property because of its spacious (55-sqm) and location (5-min walk from Naebo Station on the JR Hakodate Main line). Listing agent Japan Property Management Center Co., Ltd. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire. Image: Japan Property Management Center Co., Ltd.

Total monthly cost: ¥80,052 ($693 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥264,069 ($2,285 USD)

Notes:

  • This apartment is available through the GaijinPot Housing Service! With the GaijinPot Housing Service, you:
    • Can choose from 3,000+ properties throughout Japan.
    • Don’t need a guarantor.
    • Can apply from overseas.
    • Pay all your upfront costs and monthly costs with a credit card.
    • Receive full English service, from the room view, to application, to post-move-in support.

For more information, please click here: Spacious apartment for rent in Sapporo

 

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