Housing in Japan


Apartments to rent for less than ¥70,000 in Shibuya—June 2020

Make Hachiko your new neighbor with these affordable apartments in Shibuya!

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Apartments to rent for less than ¥40,000 in Osaka—June 2020

A spacious 1DK for ¥40,000 with two months of free rent? Guess we're moving to Osaka.

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Apartments to rent for less than ¥70,000 in Shinjuku—May 2020

Affordable places in the heart of Shinjuku, Kabukicho, and Shin-Okubo.

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What do Japanese Apartment Layout Terms Mean?

Confused about the layout terminology of Japanese apartments. Here's a quick guide to the terminology.

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How Much Is the Average Rent in Tokyo in 2019?

Learn why rent in Adachi Ward is half of that in Chiyoda Ward, why the size of your apartment might matter more than the location, and who's driving up rent prices in the capital.

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Apartment Hunter: Words for Your Quest to Move in Japan

Arm yourself with this useful Japanese when battling for the perfect new digs this spring.

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Wanna Live in an Abandoned House in Japan? Here’s Why It’s Not Really Free

We are here to set the record straight on akiya homes in Japan.

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone