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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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We own and operate over 500 apartments conveniently located throughout the Tokyo metropolitan area. Here's a complete list of currently available apartments .
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 .
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.
You can communicate with us in English , Japanese or Estonian . Here's all our contact information including email address, telephone, and fax numbers.
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 .
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 .
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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The website links listed below are either resources that we have found useful, or have been recommended to us by our clients. We hope that you will find them useful as well.

Please keep in mind that Tokyo Rent is not responsible for the content of any of the third party sites. If you know of any similar resources that would be of interest to foreigners living in Japan, if any of the links are non-functional, or if you are a webmaster interested in exchanging links, please let us know by writing to the Tokyo Rent webmaster

Getting Around - Trains, Subways, and Buses

Getting Around - Trains, Subways, Buses

Japanese Traffic Guide-
Totally in English - just type in the station (train or subway) that you'll be departing from, and your destination, then select your preferred departure time. The site will search it's database and give you a selection of route choices ranked based on shortest amount of elapsed travel time, fewest connections, lowest fare, etc.

Similar to the Japanese Traffic Guide, but not quite as easy to use. Allows you to enter the station names and estimated departure time, then returns a selection of routes and fares.

East Japan Railway information including tickets, access, rail passes, major station layouts, and a pdf format English map of all the lines and stations.

Basic Survival Skills

Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs English language website with detailed information on obtaining your visa, plus a detailed FAQ section.

Web Japan-
Gateway to all Japanese information - includes links to numerous informational sites covering different aspects of Japanese life, culture, economy, and business.

Post Office-
Japan Post Office English language website - provides helpful information on postal codes, EMS package tracking and tracing, delivery times, service hours, shipping costs, and stamps.

Japan Postal Savings-
English language website that explains all the Japan Postal Savings services and ATMs, including how to deposit and withdraw, borrow money, remit payments to others, receive salaries and pensions, and international postal money orders.

Medical and Dental

Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution Information-
Searchable online database that includes hospitals, doctors, and clinics in the Tokyo Metro area along with the languages their staff speaks.

Search criteria include location, closest station, medical specialty, and language (English, Korean, Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, German, French, or Russian. The interface is very simple and easy to use.
Pharmacies with English speaking staff

Pharmacies in well known locations around Tokyo that have employees that can communicate in English.

Tokyo Area Medical Resources

Extensive list of English speaking doctors, dentists, pharmacies, and other medical resources in the Tokyo Area. The list is maintained by the US Embassy in Tokyo on their website, but you don't have to register or be a US citizen to view it.

Yoga Garden-

"Yoga Garden is a small, independent yoga studio located in Motomachi, Yokohama. We offer yoga in a supportive, fresh and friendly environment. Our classes are designed for everyone."

Food & Drink

Hanza Trading is the first Japanese company to be founded by an Estonian! We are a trading company that imports quality foods/drinks from Baltic countries to Japan. We provide quality goods that have been fostered in Estonia's rich nature.

                        ENGLISH OK! - a unique directory that features shops, restaurants, hotels and other services that have English speaking staff and menus. There are also discount coupons, special offers, and other promotions.
English OK! Service Business Directory
Tokyo Food Page - An excellent English language site that covers over 1000 Tokyo and Yokohama restaurants, guides to Japanese cuisine, recipes, and tours of Japanese markets.

Gourmet Navigator - Includes restaurants and bars in the Kanto area. You can select restaurants by location, local train/subway station, or type of cuisine.

Getting Connected - Associations, Clubs, Organizations

College Women's Association of Japan-
Founded in 1949, CWAJ is dedicated to promoting higher education through international cooperation. Membership is open to women of all nationalities with an interest in education, cross-cultural opportunities, and friendship.

Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo -

The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo was founded to promote and support entrepreneurship in Japan. 
Since June of 2003, EA-Tokyo has been holding monthly seminars featuring presentations by top entrepreneurs in Japan.


DagMusic Agency-
Dagmusic provides foreign session singers to the top Japanese television commercial (TV-CM) music production houses in Tokyo.

Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners-
Service run by the Japanese government to match up foreigners with available jobs. Website also includes information on visas, unemployment benefits, health insurance, and other job related issues.

Jobs in Japan-
Active bulletin board type website that includes classified ads for EFL, ESL, teaching, IT & technology, modeling, acting, and entertainment jobs.

News, Books, Magazines

Mainichi Daily News - Interactive-
Web edition of the English Mainichi Newspaper. Primarily the same content as the print edition, plus color photos, videos, and some unique features like the regular WaiWai column.

The Japan Times Online-
The online version of Japan's most popular English language newspaper

The Blue Parrot Book Store

The Blue Parrot Bookshop

Over 38,000 used English books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines await you at our Takadanobaba and Akihabara shops. Open every day. Buy, sell, and trade.

Bondi Books

One of the best used English language bookstores in the Tokyo area. The selection is great, and the staff is not only helpful, they're friendly as well. English, Japanese, and Australian spoken.

Good Day Books
With more than 35,000 different new, used, and hard-to-find English titles in stock, Good Day Books is the largest used English bookshop in Tokyo and in Japan.

Language - Teaching, Study and/or Translation

MLC Japanese Language school
  Japanese lessons for english speakers, offers private lesson, group courses, intensive courses and company courses. You can download free study materials.

Japan Association for Language Teaching-
Non profit organization focused on improving language teaching and learning in Japan and overseas. Has nearly 3,000 members in Japan plus members abroad. Holds regular events, conferences, and publishes materials.

Sensei Cafe-
Sensei Cafe - Teacher/Student Language Matching site
Online service that matches language teachers and students throughout Japan. Allows teachers to register in the database for free, which is then searched by prospective students.

Find A Teacher-
Matches up teachers with students that want to study a foreign language. Teacher registration is free. Students pay the Japanese website a small fee to be introduced to a foreign teacher.

121 Sensei
Teaching English in Japan - teachers in Japan sign up and use the system free. Students pay a small fee to be matched up with teachers. Many used by teachers looking for private students, the website also has a small number of classified ads for English teachers.

SWET - Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators-
Tokyo based organization for people involved in writing, translating, editing, teaching, and research in Japan. Publishes a regular newsletter, holds monthly meetings, and has an excellent collection of online articles relating to writing and translating in Japan.

University of Technology Sydney Distance Learning Program-
Affordable distance learning Master of Arts in English Language Teaching program offered by the University of Technology Sydney.

Study in Japan - Comprehensive Guide-
Resources for students that want to study in Japan. Includes information on scholarships, admissions, visa requirements and a detailed FAQ.

Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center-
Part of the Japan Student Services Organization, the Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center focuses on students that what to improve their Japanese language ability so that they can pursue studies at Japanese universities or graduate schools.

Sports, Adventure and Entertainment

Performing Arts Network Japan-
Sponsored by the Japan Foundation, the Performing Arts Network Japan has become the focal point for English and Japanese language information on all types of performing arts in Japan including theater, butoh, music, and other performances.

Japan Adventures-
White water rafting, hiking, mountain climbing, snow boarding, kayaking - day, weekend, and week long adventures. Fantastic if you want to escape the crowded city for an exciting adventure in Japan.

Outdoor Japan-
Great resource for English language material on the best places to hike, cycle, surf, golf, scuba dive? Also includes information on where to buy outdoor camping and sports equipment, recommendations on accommodations and onsens, transportation availability, and the like.

Computer Resources

Ringo - Macintosh User Group
Apple Macintosh User Group based in Tokyo with extensive support resources for foreigners.

Tokyo PC Users Group-
Japan's largest English speaking computer club. Holds monthly meetings in Tokyo, swap meets, special interest news groups, detailed online FAQ files, and an active support organization.

Tokyo Linux Users Group-
Tokyo based club and message board for Linux users. Holds regular monthly meetings. Website includes extensive information on setting up Linux in a Japanese environment.

User's Side2-
Computer Pro Shop for Foreign Residents offering overseas models with international warranties and operating systems. Located in Ebisu and Akihabara.

Link Partners

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Japan Classified Ads and Directory - Comprehensive Human-Edited Directory - Real Estate Resources and Directory - Shopping Directory

Free Volunteer Guide in Tokyo

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