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I’m coming to Tokyo to study, help me find an apartment: Commuting to Yoyogi

In this installment of the “study here, live here” series, we feature neighborhoods that offer a great balance of short commute time to Yoyogi as well as high livability and affordable rent. Today’s featured school is the Tokyo School of... More

What is the average rent in Kyoto?

The average rent for the city of Kyoto is ¥83,523 ($759 USD). However, average rent varies widely by the size and location of the property, among many other factors. Average rent in Kyoto by ward 1R 1K・1DK 1LDK・2K・2DK 2LDK・3K・3DK 3LDK・4K・4DK... More

What can you rent for $500 or less in metropolitan Tokyo?

In this installment of the “what can you rent” series, by popular request, we take a look at what you can rent at the very economical price point of $500 USD (about ¥55,000) or less a month in the Tokyo... More

Work in Shinjuku, Live Near Shinjuku: Here’s what you can rent on a ¥290,000/month salary

Welcome to this installment in the “work here, live there” series! In this series, we pick currently open jobs listed on GaijinPot Jobs and give examples of affordable apartments for that approximate salary. Our selection from GaijinPot Jobs this time is... More

Where people are moving to in Kanagawa: August 2021 Edition

Kanagawa is the prefecture that borders Tokyo to the south and is probably best known for its larger cities, including Yokohama and Kawasaki. It is also a very popular residential area for people who want a more livable (less crowded... More

Where rent has been rising (and falling) in Japan since the start of the pandemic

Over a year into the pandemic, as Tokyo has seen a net population lost to other prefectures, including the net movement of resident foreigners away the capital, what are we seeing in terms of average rent data in the greater... More

Looking for more room to work from home in Tokyo? This month’s top 5 WFH properties

Here are five spacious and affordable apartments for folks looking for a little more space to work from home or just to have a bit more legroom! We handpicked properties that are at least 35-sqm (377-sqft). Monthly rent for our... More