How to Rent an Apartment in Japan

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WHY HOUSING JAPAN

Housing Japan provides a tailor-made solution for people moving home in Tokyo. Specializing in serving international residents and the expat community, we provide a wide selection of premium homes and luxury apartments available to rent in prime, central Tokyo locations.

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KNOWLEDGE

With extensive experience serving the international community and deep connections throughout Tokyo, we are able to offer you expert advice and assistance, right when you need it.

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CHOICE

We have more than 2000 properties in Tokyo online at any time, so you can rest assured that, whatever your needs, we have something to suit.

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SUPPORT

Even after you move in we are there for you. Should a maintenance issue arise, or you have questions related to your home, then our agents are only a phone call or email away.

For more detailed information on the process for renting an apartment in Tokyo, see our guides below.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO RENTING AN APARTMENT IN TOKYO 

STEP 1

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.



STEP 2

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.



STEP 3

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.



STEP 4

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.



STEP 5

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.



STEP 6

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: