Housing in Japan

Housing in Japan

Finding a comfortable place to live is one of the most important tasks in ensuring your pleasant stay in Japan. Allocate sufficient time to research the market and to find a place that matches both your requirements and your budget.

Arranging accommodation in Japan through the regular Japanese real estate system can be a challenging and daunting prospect. Japanese real estate agencies typically require large upfront fees and a Japanese guarantor, and most properties are unfurnished. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of companies aimed at foreign residents who can simplify the process of renting in Japan. Monthly rents will typically be higher than they would be through a traditional Japanese agency, but upfront fees are generally lower, guarantors may not be required and contract terms are more flexible.

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