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 32 46 68
2 bedrooms 80 54 80 100
3 bedrooms 120 77 120 160
4 bedrooms 200 134 180 235
5 bedrooms 280 N/A N/A 250
House   Low Mid High
3 bedrooms 150 86 120 145
4 bedrooms+ 200 123 185 250

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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 29 44 50
2 bedrooms 80 49 66 85
3 bedrooms 120 66 90 120
4 bedrooms 200 100 140 190
5 bedrooms 280 120 165 220
House   Low Mid High
3 bedrooms 150 83 95 142
4 bedrooms+ 200 115 140 180

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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 28 38 52
2 bedrooms 80 36 53 69
3 bedrooms 120 55 70 95
4 bedrooms 200 N/A N/A N/A
5 bedrooms 280 N/A N/A N/A
House   Low Mid High
3 bedrooms 150 70 85 105
4 bedrooms+ 200 80 100 140

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Nihonbashi, Kachidoki, Toyosu, Ginza, 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 25 35 41
2 bedrooms 80 30 42 51
3 bedrooms 120 57 70 88
4 bedrooms 200 N/A N/A N/A
5 bedrooms 280 N/A N/A N/A
House   Low Mid High
3 bedrooms 150 N/A N/A N/A
4 bedrooms+ 200 N/A N/A N/A

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