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.

Located conveinently close to Harajuku station, this property boasts a fitness gym, pool and sauna on-site. Concierge service is also available and there are plenty of trees in the surrounding area.

JPY 1,200,000/month

Within walking distance of Azabujuban Shopping Street. It is a rental apartment built in a quiet area of Minami-azabu, that comes with furniture and home appliances to attract single residents. It offers the unit rooms with free internet connection, stylish furniture, a large TV set, and functional appliances.

JPY 180,000 - 200,000/month

It is located in a relaxed neighborhood facing the greenery of Meiji Jingu Shrine, and close to JR Harajuku Sta. It is a stylish condominium apartment under the theme of Simple, Modern and Comfort. Depending on the unit, you can have a view of Yoyogi Park and high-rise buildings in Shinjuku.

JPY 450,000/month

Located in a popular area along Tokyu-Toyoko Line. Three stations for three different train lines are accessible. Modern detached house in a quiet residential neighborhood in Meguro. The 29.16 sqm. master bedroom on the 3rd floor is very spacious.

JPY 370,000/month

60-story high-rise condominium apartment that stands in a vast redevelopment area of Nishi-Shinjuku. Luxury hotel-like common use facilities include a sky lounge with view of Mt.Fuji, a bar, an entrance hall lounge with open ceiling space, and a fitness gym. The room equipment is nicely arranged for a comfortable life including floor heating, a disposer, a water purifier, and a bath with auto-filling and reheating.

JPY 228,000 - 600,000/month

It is located within approx.10 min walk to Musashi-koyama Station. It is right in front of Rinshinomori Park with lush greenery and is surrounded by a good living environment with a quiet and calm atmosphere.

JPY 193,000/month