Spring is coming to Tokyo! Bring your friends and join us for a cherry blossom picnic anytime between 12-5pm on Saturday, March 30th at Yoyogi Park!...

We’re delighted to share this great feedback from our client Adam, who recently moved to Japan from the United States. "I've dealt with many real estate agents in Japan. Most of them are nice at the start and then become unavailable if you don't choose...

The final inspection and cleaning fee can be an additional stress for foreign residents when moving out of an apartment in Japan. In some countries, rent inspections occur regularly throughout the tenancy, however, in Japan, your apartment will only be inspected at the end of...

Going through the process of renting an apartment in Japan? You may have noticed it's not quite the same as in the west. One of the key differences is the first-in, first-served application screening. Here’s a play-by-play of what actually happens when you want to...

We caught up with Australian software engineer, Tim, who recently moved to Japan to start an exciting new job in e-commerce. Tim contacted Apts.jp via a recommendation from a friend, and here he tells us about his experience finding a new home in Tokyo....

Arranging a Japanese guarantor is perhaps the most difficult part of applying for an apartment for newcomers to Japan. You may not know anybody at all, or perhaps you have some Japanese acquaintances but don’t feel comfortable asking for them to vouch for you. Whatever...

Finding the right apartment for you and your family can be tricky, and finding the right area in Tokyo can add an extra layer of complexity. What constitutes a “perfect apartment” varies greatly by person, but with a little research and a clear understanding of...

Tokyo is not the easiest place to live on a budget, but there are plenty of ways to make your yen last a bit longer. One of the easiest is by finding a relatively affordable apartment in one of the lesser-known neighborhoods in Tokyo....

So you’ve found the perfect Tokyo apartment but there’s just one problem - it’s much smaller than you expected. Luckily, Japanese people are masters of making the most of small spaces and creating clever storage solutions. Here’s our advice on how to best utilize the...

Finding a new apartment in Tokyo isn’t easy, especially if you are new to the city. In addition, depending on the time of year, it can also be very competitive. These are our recommendations for getting ahead of the game....