What can you rent in Chiba for $650 or less a month? With No Key Money, No Deposit and No Agency Fee

In this installment of the popular “what can you rent” series, we focus on Chiba, including short-term options available now for $650 (¥70,000) a month or much less. No one likes to pay high move-in costs, so the examples below all feature apartments that don’t charge key money, a deposit, and agency fees.

Let’s take a look at the featured listings!

Spacious Apartment Near Inage Station – No guarantor required, full English support, pay with a credit card

Location: Excellent location 3-min walk from Inage Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu line, 5-min direct commute to Chiba Station, 16-min direct to Funabashi Station. 13-min walk from Keisei Inage Station on the Keisei Chiba line.

Inage Station apartment for rent

Bright and spacious 2nd-floor apartment for rent near Inage Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu line. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Total Monthly Cost: ¥65,940 ($596)/month
  • Key Money: None
  • Deposit: None
  • Agency Fee: None
  • Lease Period: Two-year lease
  • Size: 1K studio, 23.18-m² (247-sqft)
  • Floor: 2nd-floor in 2-story building
  • Notes: Bright 2nd-floor room. Near an AEON supermarket, 7-Eleven, and hospital. This is a privileged and exclusive listing by K.K. Town Housing and handled by the GaijinPot Housing Service. With the Housing Service, you will get bilingual support. Can pay for everything with a credit card. Don’t need a guarantor. And can apply from overseas! Click here to see the listing and to contact the Housing Service: Apartment for rent near Inage Station.

Furnished Apartment Near Shin Kemigawa Station – Utilities and WiFi Included!

Location: 11-min walk from Shin Kemigawa Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu line. Excellent location for commuting to Funabashi Station (13-min direct), Nishi Funabashi Station (16-min direct), Ichikawa Station (23-min direct), and eastern Tokyo hub stations, including Kinshicho Station (38-min direct). Perfect for anyone who needs or wants to be on the ultra-convenient JR Chuo-Sobu line.

Furnished apartment for rent in Chiba

Super clean and bright, furnished apartment for rent near Shin Kemigawa Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu line. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Total Monthly Cost: ¥70,000 ($633)/month
  • Key Money: None
  • Deposit: None
  • Agency Fee: None
  • Lease Period: Short-term ok
  • Size: 1K studio, 29.7-m² (319-sqft)
  • Floor: 2nd-floor in 2-story building
  • Notes: Bright, clean furnished room with bed, low table, A/C. Well-equipped kitchen with counter, washing machine, vacuum cleaner. Short-term (one-month) contracts ok! No guarantor required.

Furnished Apartment Near Makuhari Station – Up to 2 Month’s Free Rent!

Location: 8-min walk from Makuhari Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu line. Excellent location for commuting on the JR Chuo-Sobu line in Chiba and eastern Tokyo, 11-min direct o Funabashi Station, 16-min direct to Nishi Funabashi Station, 10-min direct to Chiba Station. Also, 8-min walk from Keisei Makuhari Station on the Keisei Chiba line.

The property manager for this clean, well-maintained apartment near JR Makuhari Station is currently offering up to two-month’s free rent. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire for details on the campaign.

  • Total Monthly Cost: ¥69,550 ($629)/month
  • Key Money: None
  • Deposit: None
  • Agency Fee: None
  • Lease Period: Two-year lease
  • Size: 1K studio, 19.87-m² (214-sqft)
  • Floor: 1st-floor in 3-story building
  • Notes: Bright, clean furnished room with lofted bed, table, chairs, kitchenette. WiFi available for additional fee of ¥2,310 per month. Room sharing (up to two people) possible. Agent speaks Japanese, English, and Spanish. Please inquire for details on the two-month’s free rent campaign!

Furnished Apartment Near Funabashi Station – Top floor…Bright, clean, fully furnished!

Location: Excellent location, 8-min walk from Funabashi Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu line, a major hub station on the JR Chuo-Sobu line. 29-min direct to Akihabara Station, 22-min direct to Chiba Station. Perfect for commuting to and in between Chiba and eastern Tokyo locations!

Apartment for rent Funabashi Station

Furnished apartment for rent near Funbashi Station. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Total Monthly Cost: ¥69,040 ($624)/month
  • Key Money: None
  • Deposit: None
  • Agency Fee: None
  • Lease Period: Two-year lease
  • Size: 1K studio, 19.87-m² (214-sqft)
  • Floor: 1st-floor in 3-story building
  • Notes: Bright, clean furnished room with lofted bed, table, chairs, kitchenette, A/C, washing machine. WiFi available for additional fee of ¥2,268 per month.

Spacious 2DK apartment near Kemigawa Hama Station – Rent $542 a Month!

Location: Excellent location, 13-min walk from Kemigawa Hama Station on the JR Keiyo line; 14-min walk from Inage Kaigan Station on the JR Keiyo line; and 17-min walk from Keisei Inage Station on the Keisei Chiba line. About a 20-min commute to Nishi Funabashi Station, with one transfer; 39-min direct to Tokyo Station.

Apartment for rent in Chiba

Sunny, spacious 2DK (two-rooms plus a dining/kitchen area) apartment for rent near Kemigawa Hama Station on the JR Keiyo line. Please click on the photo for the full listing and to inquire directly to the agent.

  • Total Monthly Cost: ¥60,000 ($624)/month
  • Key Money: None
  • Deposit: None
  • Agency Fee: None
  • Lease Period: Two-year lease
  • Size: 2DK apartment, 38.46-m² (413-sqft)
  • Floor: 2nd-floor in 5-story building
  • Notes: Family-sized apartment in a great residential neighborhood, easy commute to major Chiba stations and slightly long (40-min) commute to Tokyo Station. Many supermarkets, public schools nearby.

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Lead photo: iStock, helicopter view of Chiba City