Apartments can be a preferable option to staying in hugely expensive hotels, particularly if you are staying for longer than a week and sharing with a number of friends. Prices start from about ¥5000 per day for a fully furnished property. Alternatively, if you are thinking of working in Tokyo for a while then Gaijin houses are Japanese guesthouses that tend to charge by the month. They are cheap, but can be quite a distance from the centre so check if you can make the commute before you exchange cash. Prices are approximately ¥40,000-70000 per month for a small room and contact an agency or look in Meteropolis magazine for adverts.
Tokyo Cheap Apartment Rental – Travel Guide
The agencies listed below all employ English-speaking staff.
1. Tokyu Stay
4-11-5, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku. Telephone – 5551 0109
Some of the serviced apartments include all mod cons as well as breakfast in the price and are all in central locations.
2. Sakura House Management
Telephone – 5330 5250
A recommended agency that offers a number of modern and well-furnished apartments.
3. Sumitomo Realty
2-4-1 Nishi Shinjuku. Telephone – 3346 9510
This agency has three luxurious residences for rent in various districts across Tokyo.
4. The Mansions at Azabu Towers
2-1-3 Azabudai, Minato-ku. Telephone – 5575 3232
Offering studio to three-bedroom apartments that have maid service, laundry facilities, parking and even a BBQ pit!
6. Tokyo Apartments
2-2-3, Yonekyu Building, Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku. Telephone – 3511 8051 .
For visitors staying in the city for two weeks or longer, these apartments are available both furnished and unfurnished.
5-12-27, Shirokare. Telephone – 5475 7773.
Another agency that has a number of centrally-located properties on its books.