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Helpful Life Info - Residence

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Helpful Life Info


Procedures for Moving in&out / Information about Housing Contract, Real Estate Agencies for International Residents, Residential Rules, etc.



Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Registration System & Requirements for International Residents

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Guide for Required Procedures to Move in/out

TEPCO Energy Partner

How to contact TEPCO and apply for connection/disconnection of electricity supply before moving in/out

Supply Areas: Tokyo; Kanagawa; Saitama; Chiba; Tochigi; Gunma; Ibaraki; Yamanashi; Shizuoka on the eastside of Fuji river

Bureau of Waterworks Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Description of the procedure for moving in/out, how to pay for the water bill, and preparation for natural disasters

Supply Area: the 1,239㎢ area, including Tokyo's 23 wards, the Tama area where 26 cities, towns, and villages belong, and temporarily Musashino, Akishima, and Hamura cities which are not included in the supply area when in need


Description of what to do for emergencies such as power outages and earthquakes, and of procedures to apply new gas and electricity connection when moving in/out

Supply Areas: Tokyo metropolis and its 6 neighboring prefectures (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Tochigi, Ibaraki, and Gunma)


< Rental Housing Information >

Japanese No.1 Real Estate Agent Web Site for Foreigners

Global Trust Networks Co., Ltd.

Rental Housing Information for International Residents / Tips and Knowledge


Real estate agencies for rental housing in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba area, with services provided in English


Real estate division that supports international students and workers in Japan to find a place to live (Some research results are displayed in Japanese.)

AghartA Inc.

Information website of real estate and rental housing specialized for international residents in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama

GPlusMedia Inc.

Real estate information for international residents living in Japan, with 4 categories: Buy; Rent; Short Term; Guesthouse

Japan Property Management Association

Information about moving in/out and guidelines with contract and document samples practically usable for non-Japanese nationals who are moving into a private rental property


Real estate (apartment for rent/ sale and purchase) information for international residents


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