Japan is one of the most urbanized societies in the world, but even locals in the know can find it a challenge to rent an apartment in the country. A unique system of perplexing rules and a load of specific fees can make it difficult to smoothly secure the keys to your dream apartment.
Are apartments cheap in Japan?
Outside of central Tokyo, housing costs are distinctly lower, especially in the suburbs, surrounding prefectures and in other regions and cities of Japan. The nationwide average monthly rent, not including utilities, for a one room apartment (20-40 square meters) is between 50,000 and 70,000 yen.
Can a 16 year old rent an apartment in Japan?
Property Rental Age The minimum age to rent a property is 20, but this is one Japanese age restriction that is flexible: People under that age are required to get parental consent. In addition, several documents are required to prove that you are able (financially) to pay your rent.