How can I find an apartment in Japan
The best way to find an apartment is to find areal estate company who is
bilingual and friendly.
Can I make a reservation before I visit Japan?
Not too many landlaws take a reservation without your presence.
How the initial cost in renting an apartment?
Ball park idea for renting an apartment in Japan.
2-3 months deposit (called as SHIKIKIN): refundable
0-1 month key money (called as REIKIN): non refundable
1 month rent
1 month realtor fee (5% tax applicable)
Do I have to have a guarantor?
Many landlaw requires a local guarantor.
Some land law may accept guarantor system as a substitute.
How long is a contract term for.
Basically, for two years.
Is apartments furnished?
Some furnished apartmets are available. Please refer to it when you talk
to the real estate agent. Furnished apartments are slightly highly charged.