Apartment Japan is a unique website for rental residence search, with online reservation system.

1. Various Properties, Conditions and Services are offered by real estate professionals

  • Apartment Japan offers various styles of rental properties.

    • Provided lease conditions are varied based on the length of the lease period. - as of monthly rent, initial cost, required documents etc.

    • Find your perfect rental property suits to your wishes, types of short term lease ~ long term lease, for single ~ family, furnished ~ un-furnished, optional services etc.

  • Minimum lease term is 1 month. It's good for temporary home as for foreign worker, exchange students, travelers, traveling workers, working holiday visitors, etc.

  • Based on concluding the lease agreement limited to residential use purpose.

  • The Property providers are professional landlords, management companies, or real estate companies etc.

  • Landlords may provide useful optional services. You can check them on the property listings.

2. Uncomplicated online application processes

  • Some properties can be applied and booked online(properties marked


  • Online booking system covers all processes of application for rent, as of

    • confirmation of the lease period and the availability,

    • providing applicant's info and ID,

    • confirmation of lease covenants,

    • E-signature,

    • payment of Application Deposit,

    • determine the date, time and location of the contracting and key-giving, and so on.

  • Online application is not available under the age of 20. Because it is a minor under the law of Japan, the consent of the person of applicant's parental authority is required. Please contact the property provider via our website.

  • Online application is not available for Japanese nationalities. Please contact the property provider via our website.

Introduction of the lease via Apartment Japan

◇ Basic requirements ◇

1. Lease Agreement

In order to rent the properties, it is necessary to conclude the contract of "Residential Lease Agreement" or "Fixed-Term Residential Lease Agreement" for the purpose of using as a residence. Before applying for renting a property, please confirm and well understand the conditions and contents of the lease agreement. By your application, it is considered that you have understood and accepted all contents and conditions.

2. Minimum lease term

On this website, the minimum lease term is for 1 month.(Actually it is specified by each property, in over 1 month.) The lease term is applicable more than 1 month and on a day's basis.

3. Reservation Application

To rent the property, please make an "Application" to apply and reserve the property. The reservation acceptable period is varied by the property. Basically, it is from one month prior to the desired lease start date. The online application system is provided on this website for the properties marked


on the listings. In order to apply, the personal information of the applicant and all residents, as of contact details, number and photocopy of a passport, type of visa, validity period of visa etc. and the "Application Deposit" (meaning of reservation deposit) are required for the reservation.

4. Contracting

On or before the lease start date, applicant has to come to the place designated by the property provider for the "contracting" which is action of signing on the lease agreement, confirming your ID and payment of the balance, and key-handing over. The key will be handover after all explanation of housing rules are completed and understood. On the process of application online, please input your desired date and time for the contracting.

5. The Contract Party

The contract party is the person who will actually live in the property (hereinafter referred to as "resident" or "tenant") or the parental authority of the resident, or the company with an office registered in Japan which employs the resident. Also, the applicant of this online application system is limited to the resident of non-Japanese nationality. Apartment-Japan cannot accept the application online for the person under 20 years old and Japanese Nationalities due our policy. In that case, please contact directly to the property provider who posted the property information.

6. Identification papers

Upon application for the property, it is necessary to show the original and submit a copy of identity certificate and required documents etc. to the landlord or the property provider.

On application online from this website, the photocopy of passport and valid visa, of the applicant and all residents are required, and if some of residents are on the process of applying or renewing a passport or visa, please immediately submit a copy after approved them. If the copy would not be submitted, the application may be assumed as cancelled by the applicant's reason, and any of the Application Deposit may not be refunded.

7. Application Deposit (Reservation Deposit)

Upon application for the property, the deposit of application fee which of the amount designated by the landlord is required. This application deposit will be assigned as a part of the rent or any other fees at the contracting. After obtaining the application deposit and applicant's information, the property provider or the landlord will conduct the tenancy review. In the rare case of the application cannot pass the tenancy review, the property provider will contact you as soon as possible, and the application deposit will be refund to the applicant.

Upon application online from this website, the application deposit is equivalent to one month's rent.

8. Application Cancellation before Contract

In case of cancellation by customer's reason after completion of the reservation application, the application deposit will be confiscated as a cancellation fee. Please ask directly to the property provider about the details of application cancellation.

In the event that the contracting cannot be held until the end of the landlord's next business day of scheduled move-in date without any contact, it may be deemed as a cancellation of the application, and the reservation may be cancelled and the application deposit may be confiscated. (All judgements are based on Japan Time)

9. Lease Extension

In case of "Fixed-Term Residential Lease Agreement", the lease period cannot be extended. However, if the tenant wishes to rent the residence continuously, please contact to the property provider. Only in case of the property ongoing renting is still available at the time of contact and the landlord accepts the new lease condition etc., you may be able to use the same property continuously by concluding the new agreement.

10. Lease Cancellation

Basically, the cancellation within the lease period is not acceptable. However, in the case of unavoidable cancellation in less than the lease period, the cancellation would be acceptable with paying of early cancellation penalty. Please ask to the property provider directly about the details of cancellation policy.

11. Security Deposit

Some properties require to deposit the "Security Deposit" for concluding a lease agreement. The security deposit is refundable after move-out. However, if some breakage, contamination, equipment breakdown, etc. was found on the property after move-out, the balance after deducting the repair cost or replacement cost will be refunded. If these repair expenses etc. exceed the amount of security deposit, it will be charged to the tenants additionally. Please ask to the landlord or property provider about the way of security deposit refund and fees for the remittance.

12. Rental Options

Optional Items are provided by some landlords, in order to reduce the troublesome for starting a new life. The optional item fee often doesn't be prorated by the number of days. Please check the details on this website and refer the lease agreement or the rental agreement.

◇ Payment ◇

1. Application Deposit

Upon application for the property, the deposit of application fee which of the amount designated by the landlord is required. This application deposit will be assigned as a part of the rent or other fees at the contracting. Please deposit by Credit card or the way designated by the landlord, after confirming and accept all covenants and conditions of lease agreement.

2. Payment of Contract Balance

By credit card, cash, bank transfer, etc. may be acceptable for the payment of contract balance. Please ask to the property provider about the details directly.

3. Monthly Payment after Moving-In

After moving in, please pay the next month's payment by the due date of every month described on the lease agreement. By credit card or bank transfer may be acceptable for the monthly payment. Please ask to the property provider about the details directly.

◇ Other provisions matters ◇

  • 1.

    No smoking in the room.

  • 2.

    No BBQ, No smoking, No eating on the balcony or the public area on the premises.

  • 3.

    Please speak a conversation with a small voice in the room and public area. (Especially PM 10:00 – AM 8:00 )

  • 4.

    Keep the room tidy and clean by yourself during your living. (If you wish a maid service, please contact to Apartment Japan.)

  • 5.

    Don't put or store any belongings in the public space on the premises, such as hallway, stairs, entrance, rooftop or garden etc.

  • 6.

    Remodel, renovate, change layout or otherwise change the original condition of the property without advanced approval of landlord is prohibited.

  • 7.

    Living with persons without listed on the lease agreement, subleasing, and acts of letting third party stay in the property with receiving money, are strictly prohibited.

  • 8.

    Any anonymous acts to neighbors are prohibited.

  • 9.

    Please notify to the landlord in advance if leaving the property vacant for more than 2 weeks.

  • 10.

    The landlord has a right to claim compensation for any damages in the room and public space of the building, including such as graffiti, scribbling and damage to property.

  • 11.

    The landlord has a right to claim compensation for damages on set of furniture, appliances, equipment, and amenities, including such as missing, breaking or damaging.

  • 12.

    The landlord or the specified substitution of third party may enter into the property and the room in case of necessary for the building maintenance, emergency or any other reason even if without resident's attendant.

  • 13.

    Other matters provisions on the lease agreement.