Best Foreigner-Friendly Apartments in Tokyo

Top 8 Tokyo Apartments for Foreigners as November 2021

Are you planning to move to Tokyo or do you already live in the big city but want a new place?

Normally you would think that finding a new home in a big city like Tokyo would be easy. But the truth is that, especially for foreigners, it’s really complicated. There are many requirements when renting a property in Japan that are unique to this country, such as having to pay a thank you money to the landlord. You also need a guarantor, proof of employment, deposit and commission fee, etc.

In addition, there are a large number of landlords who don’t want to rent to foreigners even if they speak a good Japanese because of bad experiences in the past, so the possibilities are quite small for foreigners living in Tokyo.

Apartments in Tokyo

The good news are that in the last few years more rental properties are accepting foreign and more companies are appearing that offer multi-lingual support (mainly English). And Tokyo has a wide range of foreigner-friendly properties that could meet the requirements of all types of residents, from furnished share houses to private apartments.

In this article, I will introduce the ranking of the top 8 foreigner-friendly rental apartments available in Tokyo as November 2021, selected from the rental listing site “Living Japan” which offers a comprehensive list of apartments, share houses and monthly mansions for foreign residents in Tokyo.

The ranking is based on page views, so that means they are popular apartments that other people are also interested in renting and might be looking at and querying. If you like any of these properties listed, feel free to contact the agency to book a house tour before someone else beats you to it!

1. Mitaka 1R Share House

Nearest Station: JR Chuo Line Mitaka Station (20 min by walk)
Monthly Cost: 48,000 yen + 12,000 yen maintenance fee
Type: Share House
Size: 5.5m2 (1R)
Floor: 2/3F
Year Built: 2019
Key Features: Free Internet/ Air Conditioner/ Bath and Toilet Separated/ Built-in Kitchen/ Washlet Toilet/ Washing Machine Inside

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2. Kikukawa 1R Share House

Nearest Station: Toei Shinjuku Line Kikukawa Station (3 min by walk) or Toei Oedo Line Morishita Station (9 min by walk). Also Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line Sumiyoshi Station (13 min by walk)
Monthly Cost: 61,000 yen + 12,000 yen maintenance fee
Type: Share House
Size: 10.02m2 (1R)
Floor: 2F
Year Built: 2018
Key Features: Free Internet/ Air Conditioner/ Bath and Toilet Separated/ Built-in Kitchen/ Gas Stove/ Washing Machine Inside

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3. Kanda 1DK Apartment

Nearest Station: JR Chuo Main Line Kanda Station (5 min by walk), JR Yamanote Line Akihabara Station (5 min by walk) or Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Awajicho Station (6 min by walk)
Monthly Cost: 134,000 yen + 10,000 yen maintenance fee
Type: Apartment
Size: 32.07m2 (1DK)
Floor: 5/16F
Year Built: 2005
Key Features: Balcony/Pet Allowed/ Musical Instruments Allowed/ Bath and Toilet Separated/ Bath Dehumidifier/ Built-in Kitchen/Washing Machine Inside/ Bicycle Parking

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4. Ojima 1R Apartment

Nearest Station: Toei Shinjuku Line Ojima Station (9 min by walk) or Chuo–Sobu Line Kameido Station (13 min by walk)
Monthly Cost: 68,000 yen + 5,000 yen maintenance fee
Type: Apartment
Size: 17.49m2 (1R)
Floor: 1F/3F
Year Built: 2016
Key Features: Air Conditioner/ Bath and Toilet Separated/ Built-in Kitchen/ Gas Stove/ Washing Machine Inside

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5. Tokyo Skytree 1R Apartment

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line Oshiage Station (10 min by walk). Also Tobu Sky Tree Line Tokyo Skytree Station (6 min by walk) or Toei Asakusa Line Honjoadumabashi Station (9 min by walk)
Monthly Cost: 101,000 yen + 10,000 yen maintenance fee
Type: Apartment
Size: 25.2m2(1R)
Floor: 3F/7F
Year Built: 2018
Key Features: Pet Allowed/ Air Conditioner/ Bath and Toilet Separated/ Bath Dehumidifier/ Washing Machine Inside/ Walk-in Closet

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6. Ikebukuro 1SLDK Apartment

Nearest Station: JR Yamanote Line Ikebukuro Station and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line Ikebukuro Station (5 min by walk) or JR Yamanote Line Mejiro Station (6 min by walk)
Monthly Cost: 245,000 yen + 15,000 yen maintenance fee
Type: Apartment
Size: 53.6m2(1SLDK)
Floor: 10F
Year Built: 2015
Key Features: Balcony/Air Conditioner/ Bath Reheating System/ Washing Machine Inside/Built-in Kitchen/ Bicycle Parking

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7. Waseda 1LDK Apartment

Nearest Station: Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Waseda Station (6 min by walk) or Toei Oedo Line Ushigomeyanagicho Station (7 min by walk)
Monthly Cost: 145,000 yen + 10,000 yen maintenance fee
Type: Apartment
Size: 30.12m2(1K)
Floor: 2F/3F
Year Built: 2016
Key Features: Pet Allowed/Air Conditioner/Bath and Toilet Separated/Bath Reheating System/Built-in Kitchen/Bicycle Parking 

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8. Kinshicho 1R Apartment

Nearest Station: JR Sobu Line Kinshicho Station and Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line Kinshicho Station (9 min by walk) or Toei Oedo Line Ryogoku Station (11 min by walk)
Monthly Cost: 97,000 yen + 12,000 yen maintenance fee
Type: Apartment
Size: 25.27m2 (1R)
Floor: 2F/9F
Year Built: 2021
Key Features: Balcony/ Air Conditioner/ Bath and Toilet Separated/ Bath Dehumidifier/ Built-in Kitchen/ Motorbike Parking 

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Hunting for an apartment in Tokyo?

If you want to look for an apartment in Tokyo but you don’t know where to start or where to do it, here is a recommendation that may interest you.

Living Japan

Living Japan
Living Japan

Living Japan is a company that provides English support to foreigners who want to rent an apartment in Japan. On their website you will find select only the best foreigner-friendly properties in the most popular and convenient neighborhoods of Tokyo

You can request a tour of the apartment or ask for availability from the same website so it’s not necessary to have a Japanese phone number.

Check the apartments & houses in Living Japan here ▶ http://bit.ly/3eKAejw

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