Can I rent an apartment or arrange housing from outside of Japan?
Short answer: Yes.
However, the options will be limited because most landlords only accept application after the renter arrived in Japan.
Can the application be submitted without the full information?
Application submission is possible if the minimum required information and documents provided.
How can I book a property?
The unit will only be held for the applicant after the application is submitted.
How is the apartment or housing rental process works in Japan?
To rent an apartment or housing in Japan could be different from other countries.
Step 1 – Property Viewing
Property viewing is an important first step to confirm the property is match with the renter’s criteria.
Step 2 – Submit an Application Form
After deciding which property to rent, submitting the rental application is the next important step, because the property will not be held unless it is applied.
And because most of the application forms are in Japanese, we can help with the form filling just by providing the necessary information and documents to us.
Please contact us for the required information and documents in general.
Step 3 – Application Screening
The application will be check or screened by the landlord and the guarantor company.
Usually, the guarantor company will contact the applicant by phone, and ask a few questions.
Step 4 – Payment and Contract Signing
After the applicant has passed the screening, the initial payment and contract signing have to be done before the due date.
Step 5 – Key Handover
The key will be hand on the move-in date.
How to read japanese apartment layouts?
The number represents the number of rooms in the property.
The alphabet after the number represents the area’s purpose.
R = Room
K = Kitchen
DK = Dining, Kitchen
LDK = Living, Dining, Kitchen
SLDK = Service room/storage space, Living, Dining, Kitchen
For example, 2LDK means two bedrooms and a separate area for the Living room, Dining, and Kitchen.
1R layout is the same with a studio type apartment, a single room with a kitchen, toilet, and bathroom in the same area.