Expat Living in Tokyo: Navigating the Rental Housing Market

Poste date: Monday, April 22, 2024

Moving to Tokyo as a foreign expat involves finding a house and settling in, which can be complex. Securing long-term rental housing in Tokyo requires tackling various tasks, such as property selection, area orientation, coordinating with movers, completing registrations, and handling administrative changes. If you have children, you must find a suitable school and manage the enrollment process.

These tasks can be time-consuming, especially for stays lasting more than a year. In such cases, working with an experienced real estate agent who understands the expat lifestyle and has extensive knowledge of properties that cater to your specific needs is recommended, ensuring you find the most appropriate housing solution.

Plaza Homes assists newcomers to Tokyo throughout this process, providing guidance on different areas and property types, selecting suitable properties based on the length of your stay, and explaining Japanese business customs. For more information, visit our website's "Guide to Renting Property" page.

1 min. walk to Hanzomon Station. Close to British & Ireland Embassy. Good facility and security. SOHO and Pet negotiable.

JPY 324,000/month

It is only 2 min. walk away from the station, facing the Azabu-Juban shopping street. You can fully enjoy the live around Azabu Juban area. This modern apartment provides pleasant facilities such as bathtub heater, bathroom dryer, delivery boxes, etc.

JPY 215,000 - 218,000/month

A luxury condominium apartment in a location having a good access to various places in Tokyo, where Aoyama and Omotesando are within a daily living area. The apartment with a total of 18 units offers the unit types from 1LDK to 2LDK, with the arrangement of 2 units per floor and corner units only, with consideration for natural lighting and privacy. The units also comes with various amenities such as delivery locker, bathroom with mist sauna function, and free internet connection.

JPY 302,000 - 459,000/month

A vintage rental tower apartment located in Shibaura 4-chome, a 12-min walk from Tamachi Station and within easy reach of Shibaura-futo Station and Mita Station. There is a park in front of it and a supermarket and convenience store close by. It was built in 1989, but the shared spaces and units are well maintained, and they look far from being so old. It offers mostly spacious 3LDK type units desirable for families with children. All the units come with balconies on the north and south sides having plenty of sunlight, good ventilation, and a sense of openness.

JPY 267,000 - 275,000/month

This rental apartment is located in a quiet residential area of Tomigaya, which has a good access to Shibuya and Shinjuku, and is convenient for commuting to work and school. It is also within walking distance of Yoyogi Park. Having a local shopping street, various restaurants, and a 24-hour supermarket within walking distance, the location is convenient for daily shopping. The apartment offers the unit types from 2LDK to 3LDK with various amenities such as delivery locker and bicycle parking.

JPY 300,000/month

A designer apartment nicely located with Aoyama, Omotesando, and Harajuku within daily living areas. The location is in a quiet residential area while it is convenient for daily life. The apartment offers the unit types from Studio to 2LDK including some maisonette type units, together with various amenities such as delivery locker and free internet connection. Use for SOHO is negotiable.

JPY 203,000 - 401,000/month