Osaka Furnished Monthly Rentals – For Students and Foreigners Returning to Japan
Furnished monthly apartments are a popular option for students and people who are coming to Osaka for study or work; or who are in-between apartments and aren’t ready to sign a long-term lease.
In Japan, the standard lease term is for a two-year contract. Apartments in Japan, as a rule, also do not come furnished, so if you move into a “regular” apartment, you should budget for furniture and appliances.
Most furnished monthly apartments include utilities and WiFi in the rent, but this is not always the case, so be sure to read the listing details carefully when you’re booking a room.
In this post, we feature recommended properties at various price points, from budget to high end.
If you’d like to look at all available furnished rentals in Osaka, please click on the links below to go straight to the full listings:
Here’s a good example of what’s available at this price range in the city of Osaka itself. This is a listing for a private room in a share house operated by Kimi Information Center, a company that’s been around since the 1970’s (!) helping foreigners find housing and jobs in Japan.
Total monthly cost: ¥46,000($401 USD)
Total estimated move-in cost: ¥102,000 ($889 USD)
Notes: All utilities (water, gas, electricity) included, WiFi included. Smoke-free building. Overseas applications OK. Minimum 3-month lease term. Please see the full listing and the details here!
Here’s another good example of a furnished private room for rent in a share house, located in Moriguchi, a city located north of Osaka. From the nearest station (Moriguchishi Station on the Keihan Main line), it’s about a 17-min direct ride to Umeda and about a 45-min direct ride to Kyoto City.
The agent, Apollo Properties, can help you find furnished monthly rentals in other areas of Osaka and also non-furnished longer term properties!
In this price range, there are many great properties available near larger stations or within good commuting distance to major hubs.
Here’s a good example! This is a listing for a furnished apartment near Higashi Mikumi Station on the subway Midosuji line. This is a very convenient neighborhood with easy access to interchange stations:
7-min walk to Shin Osaka Station
8-min walk to Yodogawa Station on the JR Kyoto line
Total monthly cost: ¥73,000 ($636 USD)
Total estimated cost to move in: ¥73,000 ($636 USD)
Notes: This is a great apartment for students and foreigners returning to Japan. The agent is offering a discount for students who rent this property long-term. Please click here and fill in the form to contact the agent for details.
In this price range, you’ll have the option of renting many well-appointed, conveniently located regular furnished apartments and also serviced apartments (where cleaning is provided as part of the rental).
At the higher end of this price range, you can find very spacious properties, such as the 38-sqm apartment for rent near Juso Station on the Hankyu Takarazuka line. It can accommodate up to five people.
Total monthly cost: ¥167,000 ($1,454 USD)
Total estimated cost to move in:¥167,000 ($1,454 USD)
Notes: No key money, no deposit, no agency fee, no guarantor fee. Total monthly rent includes all utilities (water, gas, electricity), internet, and cleaning after you move out. To see the full listing, please click here!
In the ¥200,000 per month and above price range, you have access to high-end serviced properties in great locations near the city center.
Here is a good example of what is available!
Total monthly cost: ¥364,000 ($3,170 USD)
Total estimated cost to move in:¥364,000 ($3,170 USD)
Notes: No key money, no deposit, no agency fee, no guarantor fee. Total monthly rent includes all utilities (water, gas, electricity), internet, and cleaning after you move out. Walking distance to Osaka and Umeda Stations. To see the full listing, please click here!