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 a deposit, key money, or agency fee. Another way to save on move-in costs is to look for properties where the agent is offering one month’s free rent or one month’s rent cash back. Please see some of the examples below!

The units below are all private apartments (not share houses) and are for long-term rental. If you are looking for a short-term apartment in Tokyo, please see: Tokyo short-term apartments.

Spacious 1BR apartment in Toyocho

Spacious 3rd-floor 1BR apartment for rent in this building in Toyocho. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

Where: Excellent location 8-min walk from Toyocho Station on the Tozai line, 5-stops to Otemachi.

  • Total Monthly Cost: ¥68,026 ($640)
  • Size: 30-sqm (323-sqft)
  • Floor: 3rd floor in 5-story building
  • Notes: Great value for this size apartment. Easy access to central Tokyo. Two rooms are Japanese-style rooms.

Furnished apartment in Adachi Ward

Furnished studio apartment for rent in Adachi Ward. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent

Where: 17-min walk from Ougi Ohashi station on the Nippori-Toneri liner, about a 30-min commute to Tokyo Station

  • Total Monthly Cost:  ¥63,300 ($596)
  • Size: 28-sqm (301-sqft)
  • Floor: 2nd floor in 2-story building
  • Notes: Furnished loft-style studio. Room sharing (up to 2 people) ok. Please ask the agent about the two month’s free rent campaign.

Studio apartment for rent in Nerima Ward

Studio apartment for rent in Nerima Ward. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

Where: 11-min walk from Nerima Tadanodai Stn on the Seibu Ikebukuro line, 21-min direct to Ikebukruo Station

  • Total Monthly Cost:  ¥60,000 ($566)
  • Size: 28-sqm (301-sqft)
  • Floor: 2nd floor in 2-story building
  • Notes: Large closet, 6 tatami-mat size loft space

Furnished Studio apartment for rent in Katsushika Ward

Studio apartment for rent Katsushika Ward. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

Where: 17-min walk from Keisei Takasago Station on the Hokuso line, about a 35-min commute to Tokyo Station

Total Monthly Cost: ¥69,540 ($655)

  • Size: 23-sqm (247-sqft)
  • Floor: 1st-floor in 2-story building
  • Notes: Furnished unit, room sharing (up to 2 people) ok. Please ask the agent about the two month’s free rent campaign.

Nishi Nippori Studio Apartment – One Month’s Rent Cash Back

Kitchen in studio apartment for rent in Nishi Nippori. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent. 

Where: 9-min walk from Nishi Nippori Station on the Yamanote line,

Total Monthly Cost: ¥69,540 ($655)

  • Size: 13-sqm (139-sqft)
  • Floor: 4th-floor in 5-story building
  • Notes: Built-in lofted bed, qualifies for the GaijinPot Housing Service one month’s rent cash back campaign.