Furnished short stay apartments for rent in Tokyo: For About $50 A Day!

You might think that it’s a truism to have to sacrifice convenience for affordability when you’re looking for a place to stay in Tokyo. But, no!

We’d like to introduce a great series of furnished, short-stay apartments that may just tick all the boxes for convenience, flexibility and affordability.

Today’s featured apartments basically offer the privacy of your own space, at a price that is much less expensive than a hotel stay. None of these properties charge key money, deposit, or agency fee, so the move-in cost is the same as the total monthly cost.

If you’re in a situation where you can’t (or are not ready to) commit to the typical two-year lease, then your options are to stay in a share house, AirBnB-style short-term rental, or business hotel (or to crash on a friend’s couch, but that’s another story!).

The least expensive of these options will be a share house, but you’ll be giving up privacy for budget. At the other end of the spectrum would be to stay in a business hotel, where you’ll be paying about ¥10,000 ($95) a night for a small room.

This may be ok for a few days, but if you need short-term accommodation of at least a few weeks, it may be much more economical to look at short-stay apartments. With short-term rentals, which usually have a minimum lease term of one month, you will have your own furnished room, including a kitchenette, washing machine (or coin laundry in the building), and a private balcony. You’ll be able to heat up food or cook your own food, rather than having to always eat out.

While the total monthly cost may seem high, the daily cost for these properties often work out to about $50 a day. This is a great value compared to a hotel stay and even to a share house, when you consider the private space you’ll have.

Below, we introduce our Featured Five fully furnished, short-term rentals in convenient locations around Tokyo, from Nishi Shinjuku to Minami Aoayma and Shinagawa. These properties are managed by our parter agent U&R Hotel Management.

Let’s take a look at what’s available for about $50 a day.

Furnished apartment for rent in Nishi Shinjuku – About $49/day

Total monthly cost: ¥156,000 ($1,477)

Total to move-in: Pay just the total monthly cost to move in. No key money, no agency fee, no deposit.

Approximately daily cost for a monthly stay: ¥5,200 ($49) per day

Please note that the minimum contract term is one month!

Furnished apartment for rent in Nishi (West) Shinjuku. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

Complete with a kitchenette. Also (not pictured) fridge, washing machines, and unit bath. Please click on the photo to see the full listing and to inquire to the agent.

Highlights:

  • Excellent location in Nishi Shinjuku
  • Easy access to the city via nearby stations
      • Nishishinjuku Go Choume Station (Toei Ōedo Line) — 4 min walk
      • Hatsudai Station (Keiō Line) — 4 min walk
  • Top-floor apartment (7th-floor in 7-story building)
  • About a 10-min walk to Shinjuku Central Park and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government buildings

Nishi Shinjuku skyscrapers. Photo: iStock

Furnished apartment for rent near Tokyo Dome and University of Tokyo – About $62/day

Total monthly cost: ¥195,000 ($1,846)

Total to move-in: Pay just the total monthly cost to move in. No key money, no agency fee, no deposit.

Approximately daily cost for a monthly stay: ¥6,500 ($62) per day

Please note that the minimum contract term is one month!

Furnished apartment for rent in Kasuga, Tokyo. About a 10-min walk to Tokyo Dome shopping and entertainment district. About a 20-min walk to the University of Tokyo. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

Highlights:

  • Walking distance to University of Toyo and Tokyo Dome attractions
  • Walking distance to three major stations
    • Korakuen Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi) — 10-min walk
    • Kasuga Station (Toei Oedo Line) — 10-min walk
    • Iidabashi Station (Toei Oedo Line) — 15-min walk
  • Top-floor apartment (3rd-floor in 3-story building)

Autumn leaves at the Hongo Campus of Tokyo University Photo: Hi-no-moto.com

Furnished apartment for rent in Minami Aoyama – About $49/day

Total monthly cost: ¥156,000 ($1,477)

Total to move-in: Pay just the total monthly cost to move in. No key money, no agency fee, no deposit.

Approximately daily cost for a monthly stay: ¥5,200 ($49) per day

Please note that the minimum contract term is one month!

Furnished apartment for rent in Minami Aoyama. Very central location, about a 10-min walk to Tokyo MidTown shopping and business complex. Also near the Akasaka Imperial Palace grounds and Embassy of Canada and Omotesando.

  • Super central location, within easy walking distance of Omotesando and Tokyo MidTown
  • Perfect for a short- to medium-term business stay
  • Walking distance to three major stations
    • Aoyamaicchoume Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line) — 2 min. walk
    • Gaien Mae Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line) — 2 min. walk
    • Shinanomachi Station (JR Chūō Line (Rapid)) –10 min. walk
  • Top-floor apartment (3rd-floor in 3-story building)
  • Coin-laundry in building

Route 246 Minami-Aoyama-5chome, Tokyo. Via Wikimedia

Furnished apartment for rent in Shinagawa – About $44/day

Total monthly cost: ¥138,000 ($1,306)

Total to move-in: Pay just the total monthly cost to move in. No key money, no agency fee, no deposit.

Approximately daily cost for a monthly stay: ¥4,600 ($49) per day

Please note that the minimum contract term is one month!

Furnished apartment for rent near Shinagawa Station. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Excellent location for anyone who wants to be on the Toyko Bay side of the city
  • Right by the Shinagawa canals
  • Perfect for a short- to medium-term business stay
  • Walking distance to three major stations
    • Shinagawa Station (Keikyū Main Line) — 8 min. walk
    • Kitashinagawa Station (Keikyū Main Line) — 8 min. walk
    • Tennozu Isle Station (Tokyo Monorail) — 16 min. walk
  • Top-floor apartment (3rd-floor in 3-story building)

Furnished apartment for rent in Nakano – About $50/day

Total monthly cost: ¥159,000 ($1,504)

Total to move-in: Pay just the total monthly cost to move in. No key money, no agency fee, no deposit.

Approximately daily cost for a monthly stay: ¥5,300 ($50) per day

Please note that the minimum contract term is one month!

Furnished apartment for rent, just 2-min from Nakano Station on the JR Chuo line. Easy direct ride to Shinjuku Station. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Laid back, residential vibe but very convenient location near Nakano shopping arcades
  • Easy direct commute to Shinjuku on the JR Chuo line
  • Walking distance to two major stations
    • Nakano Station (JR Chūō Line (Rapid)) — 4 min. walk
    • Araiyakushimae Station (Seibu Shinjuku Line) — 9 min. walk
  • Top-floor apartment (3rd-floor in 3-story building)

U&R Hotel Management

U&R Hotel Management lists over 500 fully-furnished short-stay available apartments throughout greater Tokyo. They do not charge key money, deposit, or agency fee. To see a list of their properties, please click here: U&R Hotel Management apartments

To make an inquiry, please click on the property you’re interested in and fill in the short inquiry form on the page.