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What can you rent for $700 in Tokyo? With No Key Money, Agency Fee or Deposit

In this installment of the “what can you rent” series, we focus on Tokyo, including short-term options available now for $700 (¥75,000) a month or less. No one likes to pay high move-in costs, so the examples below all feature apartments... More

How to rent an apartment in Japan

If you’re looking into what the apartment hunting process in Japan entails, here’s our quick rundown of what to expect. Knowledge is half the battle, and you’ll want to be prepared since the battlefield of apartment hunting takes no prisoners.... More

DO’s and DONT’s of Apartment Hunting in Japan: Here’s What I Learned When I Rented My First Apartment

Here are some basic DO’s and DON’Ts of apartment hunting in Japan. This is a list of things that I had to learn from experience, so hopefully, my tribulations and hardships can help prepare others looking for an apartment in... More

Top 3 Insider Tips for Getting Your Apartment Application in Japan Approved

The busy season for renting an apartment in Japan starts in January and ends around the end of of March. If you’re applying for an apartment in the next three months, you will be competing with a lot of other... More

Top 20 Places to Live in Tokyo: 2019 Ranking of Most Popular Searches – Part 2

In this post, we present the Top 9 most popular places to live in Tokyo, based on rental properties and stations people searched for and viewed on Real Estate Japan in 2019. All of us at Real Estate Japan are sincerely grateful to... More

Top 20 Places to Live in Tokyo: 2019 Ranking of Most Popular Searches – Part 1

People from around the world come to live, work, and play in Tokyo. If you’re coming to Tokyo to live, you have a choice of 882 railway stations (including 282 subway stations) to choose from for your home base. In... More

How I Found my Apartment in Japan: Jamie and Shawny from Scotland

It is possible and actually not even that stressful to rent an apartment in Japan from overseas. Real Estate Japan recently conducted an interview with married couple, Jamie and Shawny from Scotland, who did exactly that…and not once but twice! They will... More