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Yokohama Expat Areas and Housing Rate

We here provide guidance about residential properties for foreign expats. We introduce primary residence location of foreigners in Yokohama, 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.

Yokohama - Expat Areas and Average rental rate 

  • Yokohama Station, Minatomirai Area

    Minatomirai is a seaside urban area in central Yokohama.
    It has many large high-rises and many options of entertainment such as shopping malls, movie theaters and amusement parks.

    【Average rental prices】
      Size (sqm) Rent ( in 10,000 JPY units)
    Apartment   Low Mid High
    1 bedroom 50 18 19 20
    2 bedrooms 80 25 35 45
    3 bedrooms 120 50 70 90
    4 bedrooms+ 200 NA NA NA
    House   Low Mid High
    3 bedrooms 150 NA NA NA
    4 bedrooms+ 200 NA NA NA
    【Featured Properties for Expats】
  • Yokohama China Town, Motomachi Area

    Commercial area located in the center of Yokohama City.
    Yokohama China Town is the largest of three China Towns in Japan. Motomachi is the first western style shopping street at the foot of Yamate Hills.

    【Average rental prices】
      Size (sqm) Rent ( in 10,000 JPY units)
    Apartment   Low Mid High
    1 bedroom 50 18 20 28
    2 bedrooms 80 23 26 30
    3 bedrooms 120 60 70 85
    4 bedrooms+ 200 70 85 95
    House   Low Mid High
    3 bedrooms 150 NA NA NA
    4 bedrooms+ 200 NA NA NA
    【Featured Properties for Expats】
  • Yamatecho, Bluff Area

    A Hilly residential district. There are two major international schools in the area. Motomachi shopping street is at the foot of the hill.

    【Average rental prices】
      Size (sqm) Rent ( in 10,000 JPY units)
    Apartment   Low Mid High
    1 bedroom 50 16 20 NA
    2 bedrooms 80 25 35 NA
    3 bedrooms 120 37 55 NA
    4 bedrooms+ 200 80 85 NA
    House   Low Mid High
    3 bedrooms 150 60 70 85
    4 bedrooms+ 200 80 90 100
    【Featured Properties for Expats】
  • Honmoku Area

    The streets in Honmoku are fairly wide and it is a family oriented area. The district used to be US Military Base and therefore there are houses with a garden.

    【Average rental prices】
      Size (sqm) Rent ( in 10,000 JPY units)
    Apartment   Low Mid High
    1 bedroom 50 NA NA NA
    2 bedrooms 80 NA NA NA
    3 bedrooms 120 NA NA NA
    4 bedrooms+ 200 NA NA NA
    House   Low Mid High
    3 bedrooms 150 50 60 70
    4 bedrooms+ 200 70 90 100


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