Brush up on Japanese for apartment screening! So you've found an awesome Tokyo apartment, and you have submitted your application. What can you expect to happen next? Before you contract and can get those keys in your hands, you need to pass a hurdle: the screening...

Tokyo Apartment Hunting with KemushiChan Awhile back, we had the honor and pleasure of apartment hunting with our friend and well-known Tokyo-based YouTuber, KemushiChan ロレッタ (Loretta). We had a great time assisting with her apartment hunt, which she documented on her channel. Here we will take a look...

Although kitchens can be the dream room for some people in the house, Tokyo kitchens might not exactly be your "dream kitchen".  Or they might be!  Depends on budget and expectations, really. Tokyo’s apartments are relatively compact, leaving little space for your kitchen. The irony is...

Are you a fur mom or dad and thinking about bringing your fur baby to live with you in Tokyo? In other words-- "Are you planning on living in Tokyo, and do you want to take your pet with you?" If the answer is, "Yes.", then please...

Article originally published March 19, 2020 Here are some RESOURCE UPDATES (last updated August 11, 2020): Tokyo Metropolitan Government's "Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS)" multilingual hotline - Available in Simple Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Khmer, and Burmese,...

Planning to move to Tokyo and are clueless on how to start the renting process? We will breakdown all the steps you need to make this transition as easy as possible! Check out these 9 simple steps that will get you into your new apartment...

When moving to Japan- or if you've just started living in Japan- you might experience a few culture shocks, with one of those being the number of people wearing surgical masks! You might be startled or even worried at first, wondering if you missed the...

Finding an apartment in any foreign country can be overwhelming, with many things being unknown. We help expats find their awesome Tokyo homes, and we hear a lot of inaccurate rumors and ideas about renting an apartment in Tokyo. In this article, we are going to...

The artsy yet luxurious little town of Nakameguro sits a few stops from hub Shibuya and right along the Meguro River. Known for its stunning cherry blossom viewing and recent cool shops, it caters to the artistic and those who desire a quieter party town;...

Are you in the market for finding an apartment in Tokyo? I'm sure you have noticed the different price ranges on housing portal sites or Tokyo real estate shops, and perhaps you're wondering why some apartments are significantly cheaper than others. Or maybe you have...