Other language of this page

Tokyo Expat Areas and Housing Rate

We here provide guidance about residential properties for foreign expats. We introduce primary expat areas in Tokyo, the average rental rates per size of unit, and recommended rental properties for expats with English-speaking services.


The data below has been derived from actual rental prices updated by our recent contracts.

Tokyo - Expat Areas and Average rental rate

  • Hiroo, Azabu, Roppongi, Aoyama, Omotesando Area

    Primary residence areas of foreigners in Central Tokyo.
    The areas have good environment for foreigners to live such as near-by bus routes of international schools and neighboring international supermarkets. Also near major business areas.

    【Average rental prices】
      Size (sqm)  Rent ( in 10,000 JPY units)
    Apartment   Low Mid High

    1 bedroom

    50 25 35 42
    2 bedrooms 80 40 55 75
    3 bedrooms 120 75 95 130
    4 bedrooms+ 200 100 135 180
    House   Low Mid High
    3 bedrooms 150 80 95 120
    4 bedrooms+ 200 100 130 180
    【Featured Properties】
  • Yoyogi, Ebisu, Daikanyama, Shibuya Area

    Located between business areas and suburban areas.
    Easy to commute to Otemachi and Roppongi with relatively peaceful environment for living. Popular among singles and families. 

    【Average rental prices】
      Size (sqm)  Rent ( in 10,000 JPY units)
    Apartment   Low Mid High
    1 bedroom 50 20 30 40
    2 bedrooms 80 30 50 70
    3 bedrooms 120 55 75 95
    4 bedrooms+ 200 85 120 160
    House   Low Mid High
    3 bedrooms 150 70 90 110
    4 bedrooms+ 200 95 120 150
    【Featured Properties for Expats】
  • Meguro-ku, Setagaya-ku, Suburbs of Tokyo

    Quiet and restful areas away from busy Central Tokyo.
    There are many foreigner-friendly detached housings, compounds, and low-rise apartments built along bus routes of international schools.

    【Average rental prices】
      Size (sqm) Rent ( in 10,000 JPY units)
    Apartment   Low Mid High
    1 bedroom 50 20 25 30
    2 bedrooms 80 30 40 55
    3 bedrooms 120 40 50 65
    4 bedrooms+ 200 60 80 110
    House   Low Mid High
    3 bedrooms 150 40 55 75
    4 bedrooms+ 200 60 80 110
    【Featured Properties for Expats】
  • Nihonbashi, Tokyo Bay Area

    East side areas of Tokyo ranging from Nihonbashi area attracting many stock brokerage firms to Tokyo Bay Area.
    There are many tower apartments in Tokyo Bay Area which you can enjoy hotel-like quality services and ocean views.

    【Average rental prices】
      Size (sqm) Rent ( in 10,000 JPY units)
    Apartment   Low Mid High
    1 bedroom 50 22 26 32
    2 bedrooms 80 30 35 45
    3 bedrooms 120 45 55 70
    4 bedrooms+ 200 70 85 110
    House   Low Mid High
    3 bedrooms 150 NA NA NA
    4 bedrooms+ 200 NA NA NA
    【Featured Properties for Expats】
PLAZA HOMES Largeのコピー.jpg

Tokyo Destination Guide

Overview of Tokyo with pictures and information of expat-related facilities.

Destination Guide of Tokyo

Expat Living Guide


Information covering expat friendly bilingual facilities, international schools and useful living information, etc. 

Living in Japan: A Guide for Expats

Relocation Services

Living support assistance for foreigners relocating to Japan. Flexible service fit for each customer.

Relocation Services