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No key money, no deposit, no agency fee apartments in Osaka

This is a follow-up article to our post on No Deposit, No Key Money, No Agency Fee Apartments in Tokyo.

No key money, no deposit, no agency fee apartments do exist!

More and more agents and landlords are waiving some or all of these fees, especially when they are trying to fill vacancies in the off-peak season (from about April to July). Together these fees can add at least three months’ rent to your move-in costs, so it pays to be vigilant in your search.

We currently list over 147 properties in Osaka prefecture 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 3,543 properties through Japan that don’t charge a deposit, key money, or agency fee.

Below are examples of affordable and conveniently located apartments that don’t charge these upfront fees.

Designer studio apartment for rent near Shin Osaka Station

Studio apartment for rent Shin Osaka Station

Studio apartment for rent near Shin Osaka Station. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Where: Excellent location, 5-min walk from JR Shin Osaka Station (Tokaido and Sanyo shinkansen terminal stations).
  • Rent: ¥67,000 ($592)/month — Qualifies for the one month’s rent cash back campaign!
  • Maintenance fee: ¥10,000/month
  • Size: 23-sqm (247-sqft)
  • Floor: 11th- floor in 13-story buildling
  • Notes: Newly built (2016) designer building. Please note that interior flooring/door colors will vary by the floor that the unit is located on. Qualifies for the one month’s rent cash back campaign. Please inquire for details.

Super Bargain 3BR apartment for rent near Osaka city center

 

3BR apartment for rent in Osaka city center. Please click on the photo for interior photos, listing details, and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Where: Excellent location, 6-min walk from Port Town Nishi Station on the New Tram line, about a 30-min ride to Osaka Station.
  • Rent: ¥56,000 ($495)/month
  • Maintenance fee: ¥3,000/month
  • Size: 58-sqm (624-sqft) 3LDK (3-Bedroom)
  • Floor: 4h- floor in 14-story building
  • Notes: This is an excellent bargain for this size apartment in this location. Comparable units usually rent for ¥110,000 a month. Building is in a scenic, residential area.

Partially furnished apartment for rent near Bentencho Station

Partially furnished (fridge, washing machine, curtains, lighting) studio apartment for rent near Bentencho Station for rent. Please click on the photo for more photos, listing details, and to inquire directly to the owner.

  • Where: Excellent location, 6-min walk to bus stop, then 3-min ride to Bentencho Station on the Chuo Line. About a 15-min bike ride to Namba and Shinsaibashi.
  • Rent: ¥55,000 ($486)/month
  • Maintenance fee: ¥3,000/month
  • Size: 26-sqm (279-sqft) 1DK (studio apartment)
  • Floor: 4h- floor in 5-story buillding
  • Notes: Convenient neighborhood with lots of shopping and inexpensive restaurants nearby. No guarantor required!

Furnished studio apartment for rent near Abiko Station, 4 stops from Tennoji

Partially furnished studio apartment for rent near Abiko Station on the Midosuji Line, 4-stops from Tennoji. Please click on the photo for more photos, listing details, and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Where: Excellent location, 5-min walk to Abiko Station on the Midosuji Line, 4-stops from Tennoji.
  • Rent: ¥48,000 ($424)
  • Maintenance fee: ¥6,540/month
  • Size: 19-sqm (204-sqft) 1K (studio apartment)
  • Floor: 1st- floor in 3-story buillding
  • Notes: Convenient neighborhood with lots of shopping and inexpensive restaurants nearby. No guarantor required!

Furnished studio apartment for rent near Osaka Castle and Kyobashi Station on the Osaka Loop Line

Furnished studio apartment for rent near Osaka Castle and 3 stations, including Kyobashi Stn on the Osaka Loop Line. Short-term rental available. Please click on the photo for the full listing, more photos, and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Where: Excellent location, easy access to three stations (Osakajou Kitazume on the Tozai Line, Tenmabashi Stn on the Tanimachi Line, and Kyobashi Stn on the Osaka Loop Line), near Osaka Castle.
  • Rent: ¥59,000 ($521)/month
  • Maintenance fee: None
  • Size: 193-sqm (204-sqft) 1K (studio apartment)
  • Floor: 5th- floor in 5-story buillding
  • Notes: Convenient neighborhood near Osaka Castle. Short-term available! Guarantor company not required!

 

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No Key Deposit, No Key Money, No Agency Apartments for Rent in Osaka

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If you are going to a bricks-and-mortar agency to look for an apartment, here is some useful vocabulary for looking for apartments without high up-front fees.

No deposit: shikikin-nashi (敷金なし) or shikikin-zero 敷金ゼロ

No key money: reikin-nashi (礼金なし) or shikikin-zero (礼金ゼロ)

Intermediary (Agency): chūkai (仲介)

Fee: tesūryō (手数料)

No agency feechūkai tesūryō-nashi

Propertybukken (物件)

I’m looking for a “no key money” property:

Reikin-nashi no bukken wo sagashite imasu. (礼金なしの物件を探しています。)