No Deposit, No Key Money, No Agency Apartments in Tokyo for Every Budget

In this month’s installment of the “no key money, no deposit, no agency fee apartment” series, we feature apartments at various price points (from high mid-range to budget) in central Tokyo locations, or at least with a doable commute to major stations.

The point we want to make is that it’s perfectly possible to find an apartment in Tokyo without sky high move-in costs.

We currently list over 1,231 properties in Tokyo’s 23 Wards with no deposit, no key money, no agency fee required. You can see the full list here.

For a list of properties in other parts of Japan, please go here. We currently list over 3,500 properties throughout Japan that don’t charge a deposit, key money, or agency fee.

If you are looking for a list of short-term rentals in Tokyo, please see: Short-Term Apartments for Rent in Tokyo

Fully Furnished Apartment in Shinjuku

Fully furnished apartment for rent in an excellent location in Nishi (West) Shinjuku. Please click o the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

Where: Excellent location in Nishi (West) Shinjuku. One minute walk from Nishi Gochome Stn on the Toei Oedo line.

  • Total Monthly Cost: ¥173,400 ($1538)/month
  • Size: 27.91-sqm (290-sqft)
  • Floor: 5th floor in 15-story building
  • Notes: Fully furnished right down to cooking utensils and bedding. Super convenient with lots of shopping and entertainment nearby. WiFi included. Short-term stay available. Credit card payment available.

One Month’s Rent Cash Back on this Apartment in Ebisu

This is a beautifully maintained studio apartment for rent in a desirable location in Ebisu. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

Where: Excellent location 9-min walk from Hiroo Station on the Hibiya line. Hiroo is a popular ex-pat neighborhood with excellent shopping and dining.

  • Total Monthly Cost: ¥138,795 ($1,231)/month
  • Size: 20.3-sqm (218-sqft)
  • Floor: 5th floor in 6-story building
  • Notes: Building constructed in 2013. High-end materials, pets OK. Get one month’s rent cash back if you sign a lease with a contract start date of January 31, 2018 or earlier. Please inquire for details.

One Month’s Rent Cash Back on this Apartment in Asakusa

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

Where: Great location, 10-min walk from Asakusa Station on the Tsukuba Express line. Easy commute to Ueno and Tokyo Stn.

Total Monthly Cost: ¥103,685  ($920)/month

  • Size: 25.5-sqm (274-sqft)
  • Floor: 3rd-floor in 11-story building
  • Notes: Building constructed in 2016. High-end materials, pets OK. Get one month’s rent cash back if you sign a lease with a contract start date of January 31, 2018 or earlier. Please inquire for details.

Spacious 3BR apartment in Tachikawa

Spacious 3BR apartment for rent in Tachikawa. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

Where: 15-min walk from Tachikawa Station on the JR Nambu line, about 45-min total commute to Shinjuku Station.

Total Monthly Cost: ¥99,845  ($837)/month

  • Size: 77.72-sqm (274-sqft)
  • Floor: 3rd-floor in 4-story building
  • Notes: Get a lot more space for your yen in Tokyo’s western suburbs! Japanese and western-style rooms. Get one month’s rent cash back if you sign a lease with a contract start date of January 31, 2018 or earlier.

Budget Apartment in Musashi Murayama

Budget apartment for rent in Musashi Murayama. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

Where: 8-min walk to bus stop, then 8-min ride to Musashi Murayama Stn on the Seibu Hajima line. Approximate total commute time to Shinjuku station is 1-hour 15-minutes.

Total Monthly Cost: ¥44,000  ($390)/month

  • Size: 20.28-sqm (219-sqft)
  • Floor: 1st-floor in 2-story building
  • Notes: Furnished apartment. Short application screening process (move-in possible in two days).