STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO RENTING AN APARTMENT IN TOKYO
Make a list of requirements for your new apartment or house in Tokyo and start house hunting about 2 months before your desired move in-date.
The Tokyo market moves quickly, it is better to view your favorite places as soon as possible. Based on your top choices, our agents will arrange viewings for you.
After you decide, our agent will make the application on your behalf. This includes a bid for the rent, desired move—in date, and any other requests you may have.
After both parties have agreed on the rent and terms, the owner will send a draft of the contract to you or your company. The contract will normally be for 2 years.
On the move-in date you will receive the keys from our agent and be welcomed to your new home. At this time, you should ask the owner to make a note of any existing damage (if any) so that you will not be responsible to pay when you move out.
Throughout your time in an apartment from Housing Japan, our agents will be able to assist you with any issues that may occur. If you need assistance or have a maintenance requirement, then please call us right away.
For more detailed information on the process for renting an apartment in Tokyo, see our guides here: