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This article on furnished apartments is part of our series on apartments in Tokyo.

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    Furnished Apartments

    5 Reasons Why You Should Pay the Extra Money for a Furnished Apartment in Tokyo

    1. Save on Furniture Costs

    2. Save on Shipping Costs

    3. Save on Move-in Costs

    4. Move-in Immediately

    5. Monthly Contracts

     

    Furnished Apartment Cost

    A Furnished Apartment in Tokyo Costs About 70,000 to 210,000 Yen on Average.

    Monthly Rent

     

    Lowest Monthly Rent

    (70,000- Yen)

     

    You can expect to pay an estimated amount of 70,000 to 120,000 yen for a furnished apartment in Tokyo at the lowest price range. If you are planning on spending multiple months in Tokyo for a working holiday or to find a job, then renting a furnished apartment in this price range will allow you to enjoy the conveniences of a furnished apartment without an unnecessary strain on your wallet.

     

    Average Monthly Rent

    (170,000-200,000 Yen)

     

    You can expect to pay an estimated amount of 170,000 to 200,000 yen for a furnished apartment in Tokyo at the average price range. If you are planning on spending multiple months in Tokyo and would like to avoid the cost of furnishing your apartment in Tokyo, then renting a furnished apartment in this price range will allow you to enjoy the conveniences of a furnished apartment with a few extra amenities.

     

    Highest Monthly Rent

    (250,000-350,000 Yen)

     

    You can expect to pay an estimated amount of 250,000 to 350,000 yen for a furnished apartment in Tokyo at the highest price range. If you are planning on spending one or two months in Tokyo to look for an apartment, then renting a furnished apartment in this price range will allow to enjoy the conveniences of a furnished apartment while in the process of looking for your new home in Japan's capital.

     

    N/A Costs


    No Key Money

    Save (70,000-200,000 Yen)

     

    You can expect NOT to pay key money when renting a furnished apartment in Tokyo. By renting a furnished apartment in Tokyo, you are saving yourself the cost of key money when you sign a lease. Enjoy the extra jingle of one to two month's rent in your wallet! Furnished apartments in Tokyo don't charge key money, so the charge for key money is one less move-in cost you have to pay for your new Tokyo apartment.

     

    No Guarantor Fee

    Save (70,000-200,000 Yen)

     

    You can expect NOT to pay a guarantor fee when renting a furnished apartment in Tokyo. By renting a furnished apartment in Tokyo, you are saving yourself the cost of a guarantor fee when you sign a lease. Enjoy the extra jingle of 1 month's rent in your wallet! Furnished apartments in Tokyo don't require a guarantor to co-sign your lease, so you don't need to hire a guarantor company to co-sign the lease of an apartment.

     

    Furniture

    Save (65,000-200,000 Yen)

     

    You can expect NOT to pay for furnishing your apartment when renting a furnished apartment in Tokyo. By renting a furnished apartment in Tokyo, you are saving your self the cost of purchasing basic furniture to furnish your apartment and/or the cost of shipping furniture to your new home in the capital of Japan. Enjoy the extra jingle of 65,000-200,000 yen in your wallet!

     

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    Furnished Apartment Options

    Want to know what your options are? Here's a quick look!

    Furnishings

     

    Standard Furnishings

    (Beds, Chairs, etc..)

     

    You can expect a furnished apartment in Tokyo to offer basic furniture. The standard furnishings in a Tokyo furnished apartment may include a bed, lamps, tables, couches, futons, chairs, book cabinets & storage spaces, along with a host of other basic furniture required to live in a new home. If you are lucky or paying more money for a higher end furnished apartment in Tokyo, then you can expect the amenities of the following sort:

     

    • Vacuum Cleaner
    • Hair Dryer
    • Toaster
    • Cook & Bake Ware
    • High Speed WiFi

     

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    Furnished Apartments in Tokyo

     

    OYO Life

    (60,000-150,000 Yen)

     

    You can expect NOT to pay the following costs when renting a furnished apartment in Tokyo from the OYO company: key money, guarantor fee, and deposit. By renting an OYO furnished apartment in Tokyo, you saving yourself about 210,000 yen on move-in costs. You can expect to pay about 60,000 to 150,000 yen on monthly rent, and at the same time, you can expect to move-in the same day you sign the lease for your new home in the capital of Japan.

     

    Sakura House

    (110,000 Yen)

     

    You can expect NOT to pay an agency fee or key money when renting a furnished apartment in Tokyo from the Sakura House company. By renting a Sakura House furnished apartment in Tokyo, you are saving yourself about 140,000 yen on move-in costs. You can expect to pay about 110,000 yen on monthly yen, and at the same time, you can expect a fully outfitted kitchen included with your new home in Japan's capital.

     

    Furnished Apartment Contract

    Here's a guide to understanding what you're signing.

    Apartments-in-Tokyo

    Apartment Size

     

    1DK & 2LDK

    (1 Dining/Kitchen, etc...)

     

    You can expect the term 1K to refer to a one room apartment with a kitchen in Tokyo, and that the number of bedrooms in the Tokyo apartment is equal to the number written in the term. The addition of a 'D' to the term means the apartment in Tokyo has a dining room, while the addition of an 'L' to the term means the apartment as a living room. 1R just stands for one room about 13-20 sqm in size or 8-12 tatami.

     

    The average size of an apartment is as follows:

     

    • 1K (13-25 sqm) (8-15 tatami)
    • 1DK (25-30 sqm) (15-18 tatami)
    • 1LDK (23-35 sqm) (14-21 tatami)

     

    Tatami Size

     

    Tatami Sizing

    (1.65 sqm)

     

    You can expect the size of the apartment to be measured in Jo units. Jo units of measurement are based on tatami sizing, and you can expect the average tatami size to be 1.65 sqm. The size of a furnished apartment in Tokyo may, for example, be measured as 50 Jo. You can expect the apartment to fit about 50 tatami mats on the flooring of the furnished apartment, making the apartment approximately 82.65 sqm in size.

     

    Contract Length

     

    Move in

    (1-10 Days)

     

    You can expect to move into your new furnished apartment in Tokyo sometime between the day you sign the lease for the furnished apartment and 10 days after signing the lease. By renting a furnished apartment in Tokyo, you can expect to move into your new home in Japan's capital as soon as possible; the exact time you are allowed to move in is dependent on the agency you rent the apartment from in Tokyo.

     

    Minimum Stay

    (1-12 Months)

     

    You can expect the lease for your furnished apartment in Tokyo to have a minimum stay stipulation of about 1-12 months. By moving into a Tokyo furnished apartment, you are able to rent the apartment for less than a year; the exact amount of minimum time you are legally obligated to rent your furnished apartment is dependent on the agency you are renting the apartment from in Tokyo. You can expect to stay in a furnished apartment for as little as 1 month.

     

    Yen to USD & Euros

     

    Yen to USD

    (0.009284 USD)

     

    1 yen is worth 0.009284 of a USD. Here is a link to a yen to USD converter to calculate the conversion:

     

    https://www.x-rates.com/calculator/?from=JPY&to=USD&amount=1.

     

    Yen to Euros

    (0.008082 Euros)

     

    1 yen is worth 0.008082 of a Euro. Here is a link to a yen to Euro converter to calculate the conversion:

     

    https://www.x-rates.com/calculator/?from=JPY&to=EUR&amount=1200.

     

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