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Top 5 No key money, No deposit, No agency fee apartments to Rent in Tokyo Now

High move-in costs can make it hard to move into a better apartment or to a location you want to live. On average, move-in costs in Tokyo can add up to between five and seven months’ rent. So one of... More

Questions your real estate agent will ask when you’re renting an apartment in Japan

When you rent an apartment in Japan, you’ll have to have a lot of information on hand even before you step inside for your first room viewing. Here are the questions you should prepare for! Questions about yourself These are... More

How to fill out a Japanese apartment lease application: Cheat Sheet with Translation

Use this cheat sheet to help you fill out a standard Japanese residential apartment lease application. We’ve broken the translation into five parts below, but the whole application is usually just one-page long:   Part 1: Rental Conditions 賃貸入居申込書: chintai... More

It’s the busy season and here’s where people are moving this month in Tokyo

January is the start of the busy moving season in Japan. In this post, we rank the most popular stations in Tokyo on Real Estate Japan. The ranking is based on the number of property views and actual number of... More

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... More

Tokyo Furnished Monthly Rentals – From ¥39,000 ($340 US) a Month

Furnished monthly apartments are a popular option for people who are new to Tokyo 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... More

Student-friendly apartments in and near Tokyo – Here’s where to live if you’re on a budget!

This month we saw an increase in inquiries from people looking for student- and budget-friendly apartments in and around Tokyo, as can perhaps be expected with the news regarding the loosening of border restrictions. Below we feature the top three... More