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...

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...

Article by one of our content writers, Sarah, who tells of her experiences with Tokyo moving season as an apartment hunter. In these boxes, are notes from Team Apts.jp, so you can hear both sides! Are you planning to find an apartment in Tokyo, during moving...

Comparing Japanese Apartment Complex Types As an expat moving to or living in Tokyo, there are choices to be made when choosing your living space. As for apartment complex types, you can live in either an "apartment" (called 'apa-to' / アパート) or "mansion" (called 'manshon' /...

Although due to the ageing population and low birth rate, Japan as a whole is experiencing rapid population decline, the same cannot be said for Tokyo, the country's capital city. Tokyo is one of the world's largest cities with a population of 13.8 million although the main 23 wards of central Tokyo only have a population of 9.3 million this still leaves the city standing as the world's 6th most populous city. Both culturally and commercially Tokyo is a buzzing place to be and a city undergoing radical change. It is a popular place to live to say the least and this does of course impact the prices. Japan has a reputation for being notoriously expensive and although this is true in certain areas of the city the cost of living has been consistently dropping for around 20 years due to flat inflation rates. It is possible to find high quality short-term rental accommodation in Tokyo but you need to know where to look. This post is designed those looking for a place to rent in Tokyo for 3 months to 1 year. It is not going to be useful information for holiday makers and those on a week long business trip.

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...

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 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....