Moving to Tokyo? Browse our guides and tips on moving to and renting an apartment in Tokyo.
Applying to rent an apartment in Tokyo may seem intimidating at first, especially if you’re new to Japan. However, with a good real estate agent and the right preparation, you can remove a lot of the stress and even enjoy the search for your new home.
So you have the job in Tokyo and you now need to find a place to stay. It doesn’t matter if you are an expat, foreigner, gaijin or gaikokujin in Tokyo – everyone is the same! If you have friends living in the city, they may be able to help by recommending good estate agents or even have a spare room.
Depending on the country you are from, you may be used to having plenty of space at your disposal. it’s also important to have realistic expectations of rental properties in Japan. We compare 5 common Japanese apartment sizes and layouts so you know what to expect.