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By Philchlee on Monday, November 4, 2013 - 5:08 pm:

Central Tokyo furnished apartment 38sq m 1room kitchen Y140000 in Kagurazaka No Key Money. Suitable for couple. Short term considered with higher weekly/monthly. Ushigome Kagurazaka (Oedo Line) 4minutes walk, Kagurazaka station (Tozai line) 5minutes, Iidabashi 10minutes. Email Philip

By Miyabi on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 9:44 am:

Furnished apartment in Kyoto is available for short term & long term. Suitable for a family of 4 to 6. Utilities ( water, gas, heat and internet) included in rent. No guarantor, deposit required. For further details, please check

By Yoshika on Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 11:47 pm:

Hi I am looking for a short term sublet for some friends who will visit tokyo, Dec 2 to 24, flexible (if staying till end January is an option, they may want to do that).

If you are going away during that time and livein tokyo, drop me a line.

By Kidd878 on Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 12:42 pm:

Just wondering if someone could please give me the average rental price (or range of prices) for 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Chiba.. in particular, the Makuhari area. Info on surrounding areas would also be helpful.
Thanks so much!!

By Kidd878 on Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 12:40 pm:

Just wondering if someone could please give me the average price (or range of prices) for 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in Chiba.. in particular, the Makuhari area. Info on surrounding areas would also be helpful.
Thanks so much!!

By Gondolier on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 3:34 am:

responsable,civilised Anglo-Italian couple(excellent references) with two children-boy 41/4,girl11/2-and nanny seek furnished house/flat,not neccessarily westernised, with 3-5 bedrooms-150-200sqmetres for 3 month sabatical-must be in kid friendly neighbourhood close to good international school.Lease can be in our name or company.Please send description and details to

By Lfield on Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 9:18 pm:

Come and visit rural Australia!

Housing Swap Tokyo-Victoria, Australia: April 2008 for 12 month sabbatical.

25 acre hobby farm just 1 hour drive from Melbourne. 3 bedroom period home set in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. Small country town, friendly townsfolk.

Swap Exchange:
Looking for a 3 or more bedroom flat or house in Tokyo or surrounds for approximately 1 year.

Photos and further information available upon request.

By Kellyb on Sunday, July 1, 2007 - 11:24 am:

Apartment wanted for family of 4 from end of September 2007 until end of December 2007. We don't need a huge place, just need 2 bedrooms and living room. I am an English teacher who will be working in Tokyo for this period. If you can help please email me on Furnished, prefer no deposits and not too expensive.

By Stephanie Martin on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 6:15 pm:

Hello all,

I'm looking for either a cheap apartment to sublet while some kind soul is out of Tokyo, or I can house sit your place while you are away.

I've lived in Japan for many years but have been back living in NZ for about 3 years now.

In September 2007 I'm coming back, but since all my friends have moved on, I no longer have somewhere to stay and can't afford a hotel for two weeks :-)

I would need somewhere for two adults and one 6 yr old girl, 21st September thru 7th October 2007.

We are happy to take somewhere really small as we will be out and about all day and just need somewhere safe and inexpensive to sleep. When I lived in Tokyo I always gave my room/apartment to others to use while I was away and I'm hoping karma will come back around and pay me back :-)

If you have anything at all, or know of someone who has a place they wont be using, I promise we will leave it in immaculate condition and treat it with utmost respect.

Please, someone try to help us out.

Kind regards,

By GK Chris on Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 6:13 pm:

I am looking for a room in Tokyo or a host family. I can pay a rent, amount depending on the room and the localisation or exchange my services as helper (nanny, babysitter or tutor, cook, housekeeper, cleaning, pet sitting, English, Spanish and French teacher...)
If you are interested or know someone who is interested please contact me.
I am a 23 yo student girl in Tokyo.
Regards, Christine

By Frances M. on Sunday, July 2, 2006 - 1:28 pm:

Wanted: I need a place to stay for July 10,11,12,13, and 17,18, 2006. I have 3 children ages 12, 9,and 7 attending school in the Kichijoji area. Willing to swap our newly remodeled extra condo in the LA area (Torrance) which is 15 min. away from the beach, 1 hr. from Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Hollywood.pls email at

By Philip Lee on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 8:48 pm:

Short term stay OK, furnished room in center Tokyo - JR line available until August 2006
I am most interested in 1 month rental or 2-3 weeks rental. For 1 month I ask 90,000 yen. One week, 30,000. 2 weeks, 58,000. 3 weeks 85,000. If it is just a few days, it will be 4500 yen for 1 day. Prefer non smokers. As good as a hotel but you pay so much less for comfort compared to hotel rates.

By David Neil Markle on Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 7:47 am:

3LDK Condominium (mansion) for long or short term rental. Located on Lake Yamanakako, in Yamanashi Pref. at the foot of Mt. Fuji. About two hours from Tokyo. Beautiful area, fishing, golf, restaurants. The apart. is semi-furinshed. Complex has a pool and exercise room. No key money. Asking 63,000 yen per month long-term plus utilities, contact for short term rates.

By lily chan on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 2:09 pm:

Hi, we are a Canadian family living in Tokyo, Minato-Ku, looking for accomodations for Japan Golden Week elsewhere in Japan. We are open to different locations: Kyoto, Nagoya, Okinawa are top on our lists. We have a 3-4 bedroom townhouse in central Tokyo 1790sq. ft. with parking spot. We are looking for accomodations for 2 adults and 2 kids (4 years old and 1 year old) May 3-7, 2006. If you are interested in a house swap please contact us for more details.

By Sarah Mehra on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 12:07 am:

Professor and family (2 children, ages 2 and 4) seek furnished housing in Tokyo for 4 weeks in June/July (dates somewhat flexible). 2LDK or 3 LDK ideal. Prefer proximity to Mita or Asakusa subway lines, JR Yamanote line and/or Keio University. Any leads appreciated.

By Silvia Groniewicz on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 1:48 am:

Female Non-Smoking Student looking for a room from April 1st till May 1st. It should be in the Shibuya or Yokohama area or along the Toyoko-sen that connects Shibuya and Yokohama.
All I need is a room with a futon or bed to sleep in and a shower that I can use. For the first week I will probably be in the Osaka area for research and then stay for three weeks for research in the Yokohama area.
If you want to rent out an extra room for that time to earn something extra please let me know. I love cats, but I'm weak with dogs (depending on the dog) :)

By Melissa Evans on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 - 9:20 pm:

Brand new fully furnished loft apartment,53 Azabu Juban. Axia Azabu building, one minute to Namboku line ( elevator to station is attached to the building ), five minute walk to Oedo line.
Roppongi,Roppongi Hills - 10 minute walk
Hiroo - 15 minute walk
350,000 Y/month including utilities ( except phone ) minimum 1 month stay.
One month stay: 1 month deposit
Over one month: 2 momnths deposit, 1 month key money ( term negotiable )

By Jenifer Hermes on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 - 10:24 pm:

Temple in the backyard! If you`re tired of the concrete jungle, consider renting our house! My husband and I are being transferred overseas and want to find nice tenants for our home. It`s a nice house in a quiet, green area, 30 minutes from Nihonbashi/ Otemachi. 2 big bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths, Japanese living room and Western family room, yard and wooden deck. 350,000 yen/ month. Owner. Email or call for details/ questions. 047-468-4145

By Paul Arenson on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 1:16 am:

Apartment for rent for single woman in a 2-storey building (The owners, a married couple, live upstairs).

Monthly rental fee is 100,000 yen.

Private entrance, living room. bedroom, kitchen, toilet, bathroom, sink, mirror and space for washing machine. Location is Hachimanyama, 15 minutes from Shinjuku on the Keio line. If interested, call Mr Yang, preferably in Japanese, at 090-4246-2002 or send email to or

By Ken H. on Saturday, July 2, 2005 - 11:30 pm:

I'm moving out of my apartment on July 22 and the landlord is really nice so I promised to help her find someone to take over the apartment. It has been passed from foreigner to foreigner for many years (although if a Japanese person is interested, of, I've been living here for over 2 years now and quite like the place, but my roommate got married and left me with the entire rent, which I can't afford.

It's a good place for two people, especially a new couple just getting started. The rent is 130,000Yen, and only one month key money and no deposit.

The apartment is south of Koenji (Koenji is the next station down the line from Nakano) The closest station is Higashi Koenji on the Marunouchi line, itĀEabout 4 minutes away and can get you to Shinjuku in about 8 minutes and is also only about a 10-15 minute walk to the JR Koenji station. The apartment is on the 10th floor and has 4 rooms; 2 bed rooms (one is 6 and a half mats and the other is 6 mats), a kitchen (about 8 mats) and a bathroom. It comes with a washing machine, gas range, and 2 air conditioning units.

Now the bad news:
The apartment building is over 20 years old and the apartment is a little rough around the edges. The wallpaper hasn't been changed in many years (but still looks pretty good) and there are a couple of small stains on the carpet. The building is near a major intersection, but the noise level isn't bad, the door and windows are pretty sound proof, as well I've never once heard my neighbors.

130,000 yen is pretty standard for this area, I checked out another apartment in this building today being rented out on the 7th. floor that is smaller than this place and it was going for 155,000 yen.
As I said it is a little rough around the edges that's why there is NO deposit and only one months key money, plus of course no agent's fees!

If anyone is interested or knows someone who might be you can send me an e-mail at:

Ken H.

By yoko on Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 1:48 pm:

A house in Machida will be available for a month in April. 60,000yen plus utility for a single person or a couple. All furnished. My husband and child will be out of town and I will have the whole house for myself only, I thought someone might need a place to stay for a month. E-mail
for further information.

By Kelly Wang on Friday, February 18, 2005 - 8:41 am:

I'm looking for a furnished apartment from late March to late July, near nursery schools and have convenient transportation to Tokyo University. Desired monthly rent is around 150,000 Yen, with no key money.

I'm female, English-speaking, responsible, financially stable, and clean. I will live with my 3-month old daughter, and occassionally with my mother.

Any information on finding a place with little fixed cost and ready to move in would be helpful. Thanks.

By Admin on Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 3:09 pm:

Public housing for Tokyo:
Urban Development Corporation of Tokyo (Is called "Kodan" and is actually run by the National Government) Island Tower, Shinjuku 60th floor 3347-4330
The following two are run by Tokyo city government and information is available through city halls:
TOEI Judaku (Tokyo apartments) has income limitation
Tomin Judaku (Tokyo apartments) has income limitation
web site (Japanese only):

Most regional and city governments apart from Tokyo will have their own equivalent organizations.

By mayette on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - 8:01 am:

Hi,If you need place where to stay/live, I might help you. I'm living at Shinagawa area, close to Nishi-oi station or Omori sta.Female only, 1 or 2. If you're interested call me, my no. is 03-37727346 or 090-6319-8563.

By mayette on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 9:26 pm:

I'm looking for 1 or 2 Filipina roommate/s. I'm living at Shinagawa, 10-15 mins.walk from Nishi Oi Station(Yokosuka Line/Shonan Shinjuku Line) and Omori Station(Kehin Tohoku Line). If you're interested you may call at my mobile #090-6319-8563 or 03-3772-7346. Thank you very much...

By Cornelia on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 11:49 am:

Dear Esther,
I've heard wild stories about negotiating early departures from contracts... I was wondering if you have any ballpark figures for what one might expect if the contract is still valid and one is asked to depart ahead of schedule?
I also personally know of one almost unmentionable situation where, when challenged on a 30 day notice, the landlord had the tenants evicted the next day by the yakuza. But one has to assume that most landlords don't have that sort of connection.

By Esther Sanders on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 10:28 am:

First, I would try writing a nice letter and having it translated into Japanese. Explain your situation and ask if they can wait. Second, if they are asking you to leave before your contract is up, they need to pay you something for your trouble. Be nice, but let them know that you expect this and ask for what you think is reasonable given the trouble they're putting you to. Make sure anything important is done in writing.

Regards, Esther Sanders

By Trupti Gandhi on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 10:10 am:

dear sraboni,
this is one tight situation... this is what you could do in such cimcumstances...

1) make your son appear for the international school interviews as soon as possible... may be from next week onwards... that will give you one weeks time to talk to him and make him understand the problem faced by the family.
2) let him join the international school... his age appropriate class soon!! may be nov. or dec...
3) look for an apt move in - in jan or sooner if possible...

so once your baby is dure you will have two advantages!! one is your son will already be in the new school... and two you would be adjusted to the area...

we are in koto-ku and my kids 7 and almost 4 yrs. old go to k. internation al school... this place is good and nice to live and the kids love the school!!

for your delivery you could goto the place you want to.... or there is st. luke's close by from my place!!

write to me on if you feel like talking about it... i can give you a call or give you my phone numbers...

By Trupti Gandhi on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 10:14 am:
dear sraboni,
i feel you should be ready for the new bundle of joy once you have completed your 7th month!! god-forbid... but it is best not to leave things pending for the last two months... as you will be big and get tired sooner.. and i feel the 2nd trimester is the best for house hunting and moving...

regards, trupti

By Sraboni Dutta on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 9:10 am:

Hello, I am facing a difficult problem and would definitely love to hear some suggestions.

Currently, I live in Musashi-Koyama, Meguro-Ku in a rented apartment. Yesterday, my real estate agent informed me that the owner of the apartment, who lives abroad is coming back and we will have to vacate the house by 31st March. My problems are:

1. I am pregnant with a second one and my due date is 1st April, last time I was 15 days early. I go to a nearby University Hospital, and am quite happy there.

2. My son, who is 5 years old, goes to a preschool in setagaya Ėku and is a very happy there and would love to continue there till the end of the year, June 2005. The school is around 20 mins driving distance from my house. We have started applying for the International schools for Grade1 admission, which would start from Sept 2005. All the schools will take an interview in January and the selection result will be out by the end of March.

So, before March, there is no way I will know that which area we should be moving depending on the school. Once the school is decided, then only we can start looking for houses in that area, which is again going to take some time. Again, I am expecting a baby in March- April, so for me the best time to move will be in January.

I am really confused here. I know, moving twice will be one solution, but I guess that will be very expensive. My house is full with furniture and other staff, so I canít move to a guesthouse or a serviced apartment. Could anybody suggest me an affordable and doable solution here?

Regards, Sraboni

By wendy mansell on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:18 am:

Two adults and one ten year old child looking for a furnished house, mansion or apartment (2dk+) in the zushi/hayama area for three months from October 2004. Prefer no deposits, around •150,000- •200,000 per month. Canadian, speaks Japanese. Any advice or references for a private rental would be appreciated.

By Trupti Gandhi on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 12:51 pm:

Hi all!!
We are looking for apartments 2LDK, for us. We are an Indian family with two children ages 3 and 6... The area we are looking is near minami-sunamachi station on Tozai line. Our budget is 2lac rent per month and no deposits or key money.

Any help would be appriciated. You could also write to me directly on

regards, trupti

By Dennis Frost on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 8:51 am:

Grad student, moving from New York City to Tokyo at the beginning of September 2004 to do research for one year. My wife and infant son (now 4 months) will accompany me. Looking for housing around 150,000 yen per month or less(furnished a plus). Any leads or advice appreciated.

By Joann on Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 3:09 pm:

my husband and I are going to Tokyo for 6 months, from Aug 2004 to Jan. 2005. Our two kids will be attending the American School in Japan, in Chofu-shi. I will be working in Nakano-ku. I am looking for housing (2 bedrooms, furnished) for this time period. My housing allowance is a max of 200,000 yen per month which I don't think will get us much - but if anybody knows of anything, can you let me know? I would like to live somewhere within reasonable commuting distance (train, bus) of either Chofu-shi or Nakano-ku.

We would also be willing to swap houses with a Japanese family if there is any family in that area who wants to come to live in our house in Southern California for the same period of time. But I understand that trading houses is not very common in Japan. If anybody has leads on how to find people in the Tokyo area who might want to swap houses, please let me know.

By Irena Shie on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 - 10:11 am:

We are a Chinese and Indonesian couple. We have a private room available immediately in our house. Share bathroom and toilet. Free 24 hour high speed internet access. For clean and non smoking person only. No pet. Our house is located in Ueno, 5 minutes walking from JR Ueno St, 3 minutes walking from Inaricho st of Ginza line. It is very convenient to go around to any place in Tokyo. Please contact for those who are interested.

By Mahesh on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 6:53 pm:

Hi, can anyone pls suggest some cheap rental room/hotel for few hours (3/4), near Kawasaki Station.

By Irena Shie on Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 12:21 pm:

One room in our house is available in Ueno. It is a very very convenient location ( central part of Tokyo). We are Indonesian-Chinese couple speaking English, Japanese, Mandarin, Indonesian.There is a room available at ourhouse with airconditioner and you can use our futon. Free 24 hour internet access available. Clean, non smoking, proper visa, female only. Do you love kids ?(we have a 2 years old son). No pet.You can move in tommorow if the conditions are agreed between us. Will give you a big discount if you'd like to help us with light house cleaning + several hours of baby sitting per day.

By Admin on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 5:38 pm:

The web site of for the Kimi Information Center in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, which also helps foreigners find housing has changed to:

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