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 the best ways to save money on housing is to look for apartments that don’t charge key money, deposit or agency fees.

In this post, we culled through the listings to find some of the best apartments available now to rent in Tokyo. All of the recommended properties are no key money, no deposit, and no agency fee properties. In addition, some of these properties also include utilities and WiFi in the monthly rent and/or are running special campaigns for one month’s free rent.

Total monthly cost for a private furnished room in one of our selected share houses is only ¥40,000 ($347 USD), so you can also minimize your monthly running costs!

Scroll down to see if any of these places could be your new home in Tokyo!

Serviced apartment for rent near Sangubashi Station — 15-min walk to Shinjuku — ¥90,000/month

We recommend this well-appointed, full furnished serviced apartment for rent for those who want to live in a quiet residential neighborhood near Shinjuku. This property is located 6-min walk from Sangubashi Station on the Odakyu line. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent. Image: Clavis

Total monthly cost: ¥90,000 ($781 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥118,500 ($1,028 USD)

Notes:

  • Can be leased from 14-days to 3 months
  • Room sharing (up to two people) ok
  • Utilities (water, gas, electricity) included in rent
  • WiFi included in rent
  • Equipped with full kitchen, washing machine, two beds, tables & chairs
  • Very convenient location: 6-mim walk to Sangubashi Station, 15-min walk to Shinjuku, 15-min walk to Meiji Jingu, 19-min walk to Yoyogi Park

For more information, please click here: Serviced apartment for rent in Sangubashi

Private room for rent in share house – ¥64,000/month- First month’s rent free – Near Heiwajima Station

Very clean, furnished private room for rent in share house near Heiwajima Station on the Keikyu Main line. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent. Image: Irodori Factory

Common area kitchen and dining area. Image: Irodori Factory

Total monthly cost: ¥64,000 ($555 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥64,000 ($555 USD)

Notes:

  • Campaign on now: Zero move-in costs and first month’s rent free!
  • Two English-speaking house managers
  • Utilities included in rent
  • Very convenient location on the Keikyu Main line, 5-min walk from Heiwajima Station, 7-min direct ride to Shinagawa Station
  • Great option for short-term rental

Furnished room for rent in share house — ¥40,000/month, first month’s rent free!

Furnished private room for rent in a share house for Total Monthly Cost of ¥40,000. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent. Image: Miyoshi Real Estate Co.,Ltd.

Total monthly cost: ¥40,000 ($347 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥86,300 ($747 USD)

Notes:

  • 12-min walk to Chikatetsu Akatsuka Station on the Fukutoshin line, 14-min direct ride to Ikebukuro
  • All utilities included
  • WiFi included
  • First month’s rent free!
  • Great option for short-term rental
  • Please see the details here!

Furnished 1K apartment for rent – ¥79,550/month – Near Magome Station on the Toei Asakusa line

Furnished apartment with lofted-sleeping space for rent near Magome Station on Toei Asakusa line. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent. Image: Aonissin

Kitchenette includes sink and float top cooker; and fridge and microwave (not pictured). Apartment is also furnished with a washing machine. Image: Aonissin

Total monthly cost: ¥79,550 ($690 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥193,600 ($1,678 USD)

Notes:

  • The agent is currently running a free rent campaign! Please inquire here for the details.
  • 8-min walk from Magone Station on the Toei Asakusa line. About a 15-min ride (with one transfer) to Shinagawa, about 10-min direct commute to Takanawadai Station.

Furnished apartment for rent in Shinagawa Ward – 5-min direct ride to Meguro – ¥88,550/month

Furnished apartment for rent near Nishi Koyama Station on the Tokyu Meguro line. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent. Image: Sumaino SEIKA

Total monthly cost: ¥88,550 ($767 USD)

Total estimated move-in cost: ¥101,680 ($880 USD)

Notes:

  • Room sharing (up to 2 people) ok!
  • Furnished with kitchenette, washing machine, bed, desk, TV, closet
  • Internet available for small additional fee
  • Near Hoshi University, Musashi Koyama shopping street
  • Please click here to see the full listing.

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  • Can choose from 3,000+ properties throughout Japan.
  • Don’t need a guarantor.
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  • Pay all your upfront costs and monthly costs with a credit card.
  • Receive full English service, from the room view, to application, to post-move-in support.

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Lead image: Furnished private room for rent in share house, Image: Miyoshi Real Estate Co.,Ltd.