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Looking for an Apartment in Japan?

Looking for an Apartment in Japan?

Types of Apartments in Japan

There are many terms used to describe the various types and sizes of apartments in Japan. While some are universal and self-explanatory, others are newly coined and uniquely regional. In some cases, different terms are used to describe the same type of apartment. The following is a glossary of terms that should help take some of the mystery out of your apartment search.

1K One room with Kitchen
1DK One room with Dinning Kitchen
1LDK One room with Living Dinning Kitchen(wider spaced kitchen)
2K 2 Roomd with Kitchen
2DK 2 rooms with Dinning Kitchen
2LDK 2 room with Living Dinning Kitchen(wider spaced kitchen)
2SLDK 2 room with Living Dinning Kitchen and Service room

Innitial Cost

Finding an apartment is an extremely expensive proposition. Expect to pay first month's rent, last month's rent and frequently, a security deposit equal to 1-3 full month's rent in advance of taking occupancy. Here's what it takes.

Rent for the first month 1 full month or daily counted
Safety Deposit(refundable) 1-several month equivalent
Key Money(non refundable) 0-several month equivalent
Guarantor System If you do not have a local guarantor, you could be asked to use the guarantor system.
0.5-1 month fee could be applicable.
Insurance you could be asked to buy Tenant Insurance.
Realtor Fee 1 month equivalant.(tax applicable)

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Real Estate Company

Finding a Real Estate company is the key to you. Not too many real estate agent speaks good English.

Rental Apartment

There is a variety of rental of Apartments.

APARTMENT So called "APARTMENT" of"APARTO" means Wooden or Steel structure 2-3 story rental properties in Japan.
MANSION "MANSION" does not mean rich man's house in Japan. Steel structured high story rental properties are called "MANSION" in Japan.
GUEST HOUSE Share house mainly for foreign students or travellers are called "GUEST HOUSE".
KASHIYA Rental house is called "KASHIYA" in Japanese.
0.5-1 month fee could be applicable.
"MONTHLY APARTMENT" or "MONTHLY APARTMENT" especially mean a rental property with furniture and electric appliences. The rental contract is made for a single month. Rent is rather higher to general rental contract but the tenants can save Initial cost and the moving fee.


Apartment in Japan

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