Rent a House or Apartment for Residential Use in Japan

Rent for the 1R and 1K studio apartments listed here from as low as ¥34,000 to ¥80,000, with floor space from as little as 16 m² to as much as 28 m². We have tried to show listings that include buildings with an elevator unless it is a low-rise structure. We have also tried to limit listings to buildings that are no more than a 15-minute walk from the nearest station. When searching for a flat, please bear in mind that the closer you want to live to a station, the rent will be higher and the space will likely be smaller than a flat farther from the station.

Studio apartments with a 1DK layout are most popular for students and working professionals with a tight budget. Compared to a 1R or 1K unit, the kitchen/dining space is often large enough for a small dining table or desk, and features a bedroom that you can actually close off from the rest of the living space. Newer 1DK flats also have a separate toilet and bath. Apartments listed here have rents ranging from ¥75,000 to ¥103,000, and have a floor space ranging from 25 m² to 31 m². We have tried to show listings that include buildings with an elevator unless it is a low-rise structure. We have also tried to limit listings to buildings that are no more than a 15-minute walk from the nearest station. When searching for a flat, please bear in mind that the closer you want to live to a station, the rent will be higher and the space will likely be smaller than a flat farther from the station.

Family-type apartments with a 3LDK layout are most popular for working professionals with a small family. Many 3LDK flats can be found in walking distance of an elementary school, a supermarket, and at least a small local park.

The kitchen can be one simple, long counter or have a U shape with separate cleaning, preparing, and cooking spaces. Most 3LDK apartments lack an actual oven as you might find in western condos overseas, but occasionally a built-in oven can be found in some newer flats or much older apartments that were originally built to attract expat tenants. Medium-grade 3LDK units might not be any larger than a 2LDK flat. Sometimes, a 3LDK flat is the same as a 2LDK in terms of space, but just smaller bedrooms. If you don't need the 3rd bedroom, you might find want to consider a 2LDK that has much roomier bedrooms with larger closets/storage space. In addition, many 3LDK spaces will have two bedrooms that use flooring while the third bedroom will have tatami mats. If you don't like tatami mats, you will have fewer options to choose from.

Apartments listed here have rents ranging from ¥165,000 to ¥266,000 and have a floor space ranging from 60 m² to 95 m². We have tried to show listings that include buildings with an elevator unless it is a low-rise structure. We have also tried to limit listings to buildings that are no more than a 15-minute walk from the nearest station. When searching for a flat, please bear in mind that the closer you want to live to a station, the rent will be higher and the space will likely be smaller than a flat farther from the station.