There are people who adore tatami and wouldn’t live without it, but there are just as many who avoid it at all costs. When searching for a home in Japan, knowing whether tatami is suitable for yourself and your lifestyle is an important factor in...

So you’ve found the perfect Tokyo rental and you’re ready to apply, only to find out your initial payment is four or even five times the price of the monthly rent! If you’re not prepared for the upfront cost of renting an apartment in Japan, expect to...

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...