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RENTAL TERMS
 NO KEY MONEY!
 NO AGENT FEES!
 NO GUARANTOR!

Typically, only one months rent and a refundable security deposit are all that's required for you to move in. Here's a more detailed rental policy explanation.
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AVAILABLE APARTMENTS
We own and operate over 500 apartments conveniently located throughout the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Here's a complete list of currently available apartments.
ABOUT TOKYO RENT
We have been a leading provider of clean, affordable apartments to foreigners in Japan for over a decade. More than 75% of our tenants come from overseas.
Learn more about Tokyo Rent and Tokyo Rent Privacy Policy.
APPLICATION
First, take a look at our list of currently available apartments.
Then fill out our online application form to let us know what you're looking for.
Be sure to include a note about any special requirements or requests.
CONTACT US
You can communicate with us in English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese or Estonian.
Here's all our contact information including email address, telephone, and fax numbers.
FAQ
Have a question about our apartments, availability, features, policies, or just about living in Japan?

We've tried to answer the most Frequently Asked Questions here.
If you can't find the answer you're looking for, then feel free to contact us.
USEFUL LINKS
Here's a collection of useful links that we've found, or that have been recommended to us.

If you know of a site that would be helpful for people living in Japan, or if you're a webmaster that wants to exchange links, please let us know.

Looking for a smaller apartment?
We recommend you contact Tokyo Apartment and Office Center.
MAP
Trying to decide where to live around Tokyo?

We have apartments throughout the city with easy access to major train and subway lines.

This map shows the locations of our most popular apartment buildings along with a table showing the transit times to major city centers like Ikebukuro, Shinjuku, Roppongi, and others.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Directly Managed FAQ
Tokyo Rent manages and offers apartments as the owner's agent. Hence no key money, no guarantor's fee, or agent fee is required.
Represented FAQ
Tokyo Rent acts as your broker/agent to offer apartments. Typically key money, guarantor's fee as well as agency fee may be required.

Frequently Asked Questions - Directly Managed Apartments

The sections below answer the most common questions asked by prospective tenants. You will find detailed answers about the application procedure, viewing apartments, reservations/cancelations, how to pay and how much, and moving in.

I - Application Procedure

1) How do I apply for the apartments advertised on your website?
Please fill out the Application form.
2) Why do I have to fill out an application form?
Filling in the application is quick and easy for you, and it helps Tokyo Rent understand your needs, your budget, your location preferences, etc. The more we know, the better we can serve you.
3) How long does it take for Tokyo Rent to reply to my application form?
Our Managers will contact you as soon as possible over e-mail or telephone.
4) What additional information can Tokyo Rent provide about the apartments?

         
We can provide floor plans, area maps and specific pictures of the available apartments of your interest.

5) If I want to stay only for a few months, can I make a short term contract with you?

           
            Usually, our contracts are for one year or longer. However, if you know the length of your stay in advance, you can sign a short term contract.
            Please be advised that the following additional charges apply:

Length of stay
Additional charge
Between 3 and 6 months
monthly rent + 15.000 yen
Between 6 and 9 months
monthly rent + 10.000 yen
Between 9 and 12 months (less than one full year)
monthly rent + 5.000 yen

         
II- Viewing Apartments
6) Can I visit apartments that I like?
We would be happy to show you the apartments you are interested in, providing they are available.
In the interest of maximizing the efficiency of this process, we set the limit of viewings at 3 apartments per prospect.
Any viewing beyond the limit will be an additional 2.000 yen per apartment.
  7) How do I know where the apartment is located and how far it is from the nearest station?
Each apartment has an individual page containing a link to Google Maps. This link will give you a better idea of the area surrounding, including its nearest station.
Most of our apartments are located within walking distance (5-10 minutes) to the nearest station.
  8) How are viewings conducted?
A Tokyo Rent Manager will set up a meeting at a designated station and time. Once you meet, you will walk together to the apartment. This is a great way of learning the path to your apartment from the station, as well as getting to know the neighbourhood.
  9) What times am I able to see the apartments?
Our office hours are on Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm, so we try to schedule viewings when it is suitable for you within these times.


III- Reservation/Cancellation
  10) Am I able to rent an apartment right away?
It is possible to rent an apartment immediately but it depends on your case. Please confirm with the Manager in charge whether you are eligible.

Following documents must be disclosed:

If you would like to rent an apartment, the required documents are:

-        Passport with valid visa

-        Japanese residence card

-        Proof of employment

-        Two emergency contacts, one from Japan and one from your home-country (name, address, telephone and email)

-        Application

-        Desired move-in date


11) Can I reserve an apartment in advance or online?
We accept reservations one month prior to your desired move-in date.
If you would like to make a reservation, you are required to pay the equivalent of the first month's rent in advance. This payment is non-refundable.
Please request additional details from a Tokyo Rent Manager at info@tokyorent.com
12)When can I move into an apartment? Can I move in over the weekend/ late night?
Please advise the Manager in charge of your desired move-in date so we can make sure that cleaning/maintenance etc. will be finished before your move-in.
Our office is open on Saturdays from 9am-5pm, so you can come, sign the Lease Agreement and immediately move-in after. Special arrangements can be made for those of you who will arrive after business hours.
13) I'm coming from overseas, can I move in on my arrival date?
Yes, but please be sure to advise the date to Manager in charge.

IV- How to Pay and How Much?
14) How much will I have to pay in advance?
Typically, the initial payment contains:
- First month's rent
- Refundable security deposit (the equivalent of 1-2 months rent)
- Casualty insurance (15.000 yen)
The Manager in charge will advise you of the total, along with the payment breakdown.
15) Why do I have to pay a Cleaning Fee?

 Coming into a clean home is appreciated by everyone. Despite your best efforts in cleaning the apartment, it will not have the same depth and thoroughness of a professional job.
 For health and safety reasons - and the comfort of the next person moving in - this fee cannot be waived and is a  requirement for all tenants.

16) Why do I have to pay for Insurance?
Standard Housing Insurance coverage (~15.000 yen) is required by all tenants for the duration of their stay in the apartment. Despite being a requirement, insurance gives you peace of mind in the event of property damage and other unfortunate situations.
If you have any specific questions, please ask a Tokyo Rent manager about the coverage of the insurance we provide.
17) When do I have to pay by?
The Initial Payment should be paid before your move-in date or at the Tokyo Rent office when you sign the Lease Agreement.
Your monthly rent should be wired to Tokyo Rent by the end of each previous month. (For example, the rent of September is to be paid at the end of August, etc)
Please keep in mind that banks are inoperative on weekends and national holidays, and that all wiring fees are of the Tenant's responsibility.
18) Can I pay in cash? Credit card? Bank Transfer?
For the initial payment, cash or Paypal payments are allowed.
After that, you are required to wire your monthly rent payments to a specific bank account.
Unfortunately, the monthly rent cannot be paid by credit card due to Japanese regulations.
19) You have many special offers on your website; how do I know if I'm eligible for them?
Special offers on the website are for long term stay (at least one year), unless stated otherwise. Please contact a Tokyo Rent Manager if you have specific questions.


V- Move in questions
20) Which documents do I have to provide upon signing the Lease Agreement?
- Your passport with proper visa
- Residence card (given to you at the time of entry into Japan)
- Your bank account information (as requested by the insurance company)
- Certificates of employment (issued by the companies you work for) or your last salary slip.
- The initial payment (equivalent to 2-3 months rent)
21) How can I get the key for the apartment?
The apartment key will be arranged by the Manager in charge and you will usually receive it upon signing of the Lease Agreement.
22) I want to move-in with my family/friend; how many people can occupy a single room/apartment?
Usually, the number of rooms in the apartment determine how many people can stay. Typically, it is 1 to 1. However, dual occupancy is possible in most cases with an additional fee of 5.000 yen added to the monthly rent.
23) Can I keep a pet?
Pets are accepted in some cases. However, extra fees apply: 5.000 yen added to the monthly rent and a higher security deposit upon moving in (2-3 months rent).
Please advise the Manager in charge what kind of pet you have so they can recommend suitable apartments.
24) Can I use my apartment as an office?
Yes, but please advise the Manager in charge of your requirements for an office space so they can recommend suitable apartments.
25) Will I have to pay for the delivery or removal of furniture rented from Tokyo Rent?
Initial delivery of an item is free of charge and so is the removal of said item after you vacate the apartment.
However, if you decide to return items before the completion of the Lease Agreement, you will be charged a fee.
26) Is internet connection included?
Some of our apartments have internet connection included with the rent.
To see which apartments have this option, simply check the apartment's individual page on our website.
27) Which Internet company should I use, how much will it cost and how long is the set up?
Tokyo Rent can advise which company you should apply to based on which building you have chosen to live in.
Monthly fees vary depending on the company you use but in average, internet connection costs about 6.000yen per month.

Due to a high demand of these services in Japan, the setup and construction portion can take from two weeks to one month to be organized. To circumvent this lengthy process, Tokyo Rent can help find a way to quickly install internet for you. Please let us know if you are interested in this option for further information. 
28- Are utilities like gas, water and electricity included in the rent?
Some apartments have partial of full utilities included in the rent price, but not all of them.
Please check the individual page for the apartment of your interest or contact a Tokyo Rent Manager.
29- How can I set up my utilities?

        Tokyo Rent will provide you with the appropriate phone number for all necessary utility companies.
        If you would like to familiarize yourself with the process, here are some websites:
                Gas          - https://e-com.tokyo-gas.co.jp/khsn/Default.aspx
                Water      - http://www.waterworks.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/tws/ws_01.htm
                Electricity - https://www4.tepco.co.jp/en/customer/online/online02-e.html
Alternatively, we can arrange the set up of these utilities to aid you in the moving process, a service fee of 3.000 yen is applicable in this case.
       
30- How much would I pay and how to pay every month for utilities?
Average total cost of utilities is around 10.000-15.000 yen/month. Naturally, this amount varies according to individual usage.
You can pay your utilities by two methods:
    1) Supply the electric, gas and water companies with your bank account information. They will automatically deduct the necessary amount from your account.
    2) Take your bill to any post-office or convenience store in your area. The payments can be made at the counter just as they would be at the utilities company's office (which is, of course, another option).


Frequently Asked Questions - Tokyo Rent Represented Apartments

The sections below answer the most common questions asked by prospective tenants. You will find detailed answers about the application procedure, viewing apartments, reservations/cancelations, how to pay and how much, and moving in.

I - Application Procedure

1- How do I apply for the apartments advertised on your website?
Please fill out the Application form.
2- Why do I have to fill out an application form?
Filling in the application is quick and easy for you, and it helps Tokyo Rent understand your needs, your budget, your location preferences, etc. The more we know, the better we can serve you.
3- How long does it take for Tokyo Rent to reply to my application form?
Our Managers will contact you as soon as possible over e-mail or telephone.
4- What additional information can Tokyo Rent provide about the apartments?

We can provide floor plans, area maps and specific pictures of the apartments units available or we request the particular owner to provide your requested information.

5- If I  want to stay only for a few months can I make a short term contract with you?

           
Principally the contracts are for one year or longer.  If you like to rent an apartment shorter than 12 months, please find the short term offers at Tokyo Rent Directly Managed Apartments.


II- Viewing Apartments
6- Can I visit apartments that I like?
We would be happy to show you available apartment that you are interested in. 
7- How do I know where the apartment is located and how far it is from the nearest station?
Each apartment page as well as Apartments page shows how many minutes on foot to the nearest station.  Also from nearest station, how many minutes it takes to a few main stations around Tokyo.
8- How are viewings conducted?
Tokyo Rent Manager will set up a meeting at a designated station and time. Once you meet, you will walk together to the apartment. This is a great way of learning the path to your apartment from the station, as well as getting to know the neighbourhood.
9- What times am I able to see the apartments?

Our office hours are on Monday through Satursday 9am-5pm, so we try to schedule viewings when it is suitable for you within these times.


III- Reservation/Cancelation
  10-Am I able to rent an apartment right away?

        It is possible to rent an apartment immediately but it depends on your case.
        Please confirm with the Manager in charge whether you are eligible.

11- Can I reserve an apartment in advance or online?

        We will coordinate with the respective apartment owner when you can make reservation.

12- Can I cancel my online reservation and get my deposit back?
Unfortunately, no. The deposit is non-refundable. In principle, you neet to pay the equivalent of one month's rent to cancel your reservation.
13- When can I move into an apartment? Can I move in over the weekend/ late night?
Please advise the Manager in charge of your desired move-in date so we can make sure that cleaning/maintenance etc will be finished before your move-in. Our office is open from 9am-5pm, special arrangements can be made for those of you who will arrive after business hours.
14- I'm coming from overseas, can I move in on my arrival date?
No, unless you hire a lawyer or an agent approved by the building owner who can complete the Lease Agreement and other required documents in your name.


IV- How to Pay and How Much?
15- How much will I have to pay in advance?
Typically, the initial payment contains:
- First month's rent
- Refundable security deposit (the equivalent of 1-2 months rent)
- Casualty insurance (15.000 yen)
The Manager in charge will advise you of the total, along with the payment breakdown.
16- Why do I have to pay a Cleaning Fee?

Coming into a clean home is appreciated by everyone. Despite your best efforts in cleaning the apartment, it will not have the same depth and thoroughness of a professional job.
For health and safety reasons - and the comfort of the next person moving in - this fee cannot be waived and is a requirement for all tenants.

17- Why do I have to pay for Insurance?
Standard Housing Insurance coverage (~15.000 yen) is required by all tenants for the duration of their stay in the apartment. Despite being a requirement, insurance gives you peace of mind in the event of property damage and other unfortunate situations.
If you have any specific questions, please ask a Tokyo Rent manager about the coverage of the insurance we provide.
18- When do I have to pay by?
The Initial Payment should be paid before your move-in date or at the Tokyo Rent office when you sign the Lease Agreement.
Your monthly rent should be wired to Tokyo Rent by the end of each previous month. (For example, the rent of September is to be paid at the end of August, etc)
Please keep in mind that banks are inoperative on weekends and national holidays, and that all wiring fees are of the Tenant's responsibility.
19- Can I pay in cash? Credit card? Bank Transfer?
For the initial payment, cash or Paypal payments are allowed.
After that, you are required to wire your monthly rent payments to a specific bank account.
Unfortunately, the monthly rent cannot be paid by credit card due to Japanese regulations.

 
V- Move in questions
20- Which documents do I have to provide upon signing the Lease Agreement?
- Your passport with proper visa
- Residence card (given to you at the time of entry into Japan)
- Your bank account information (as requested by the insurance company)
- Certificates of employment (issued by the companies you work for) or your last salary slip.
- The initial payment (equivalent to 2-3 months rent)
21- How can I get the key for the apartment?
The apartment key will be handed out by the Owner, usually upon signing of the Lease Agreement.
22- I want to move-in with my family/friend; up to how many people can occupy a single room/apartment?
Usually the number of rooms in the apartment determine how many people can stay. Typically, it is 1 to 1. However, dual occupancy is possible in most cases with an additional fee added to the monthly rent.
23- Can I keep a pet?
Pets are accepted in some cases. However, extra fees apply: 5.000 yen added to the monthly rent and a higher security deposit upon moving in (2-3 months rent).
Please advise the Manager in charge what kind of pet you have so they can recommend suitable apartments.
24- Can I use my apartment as an office?
Yes, but you need to get the owner's consent.  Office use may require a much higher security deposit.
25- Will I have to pay for the delivery or removal of furniture or appliances rented from Tokyo Rent?
Initial delivery of an item is free of charge and so is the removal of said item after you vacate the apartment.
However, if you decide to return items before the completion of the Lease Agreement, you will be charged a fee.
26- Is internet connection included?
Some of the apartments have internet connection included with the rent. To see which apartments include this option, simply check the webpage for the apartment you are interested in renting on our website.
27- Which Internet company should I use and how much will it cost? How long is the set up?
Tokyo Rent can advise which company you should apply to based on which building you have chosen to live in.
Monthly fees vary depending on the company you use but in average, internet connection costs about 6.000 yen per month.

 Due to a high demand of these services in Japan, the setup and construction portion can take from two weeks to one month to be organized. To circumvent this lengthy process, Tokyo Rent can help find a way to quickly install internet for you. Please let us know if you are interested in this option for further information. 
28- Are utilities like gas, water and electricity included in the rent?
No. You need to pay gas, water and electricity separately to each service provider.
29- How can I set up my utilities?
Tokyo Rent will provide you with the appropriate phone number for all necessary utility companies.
If you would like to familiarize yourself with the process, here are some websites:
                Gas          - https://e-com.tokyo-gas.co.jp/khsn/Default.aspx
                Water      - http://www.waterworks.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/tws/ws_01.htm
                Electricity - https://www4.tepco.co.jp/en/customer/online/online02-e.html
Alternatively, we can arrange the set up of these utilities to aid you in the moving process, a service fee of 3.000 yen is applicable in this case.
30- How much would I pay and how to pay every month for utilities?
Average total cost of utilities is around 10.000-15.000 yen/month. Naturally, this amount varies according to individual usage.
You can pay your utilities by two methods:
    1) Supply the electric, gas and water companies with your bank account information. They will automatically deduct the necessary amount from your account.
    2) Take your bill to any post-office or convenience store in your area. The payments can be made at the counter just as they would be at the utilities company's office (which is, of course, another option).
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