Are you planning to study or work in Japan for a year or two? Are you looking for the best apartment that would fit your needs during your short-term stay here? In This article, I will introduce the apartment which I think is good for short-term workers or foreign students.
The apartment’s name is Leo Palace 21. Leo Palace21 is an apartment company which has many apartments everywhere in Japan. They have offices in major cities. There are 195 offices situated in and outside Japan. Leo Palace21 apartments are foreigner-friendly. They have a website which is in English and they also have staff that can assist you in English. The tenant screening is pretty simple and there is no need for a guarantor. Rooms are internet ready, can be shared with up to three friends and has excellent security system using the video intercom and the card key.
The Leo Palace21 apartments are boxed-type apartments with chic, modern, and country-style designs. It is usually a two to three-story apartment building.
Let’s take a look inside.
Bed and storage
Bed and closet
Toilet and bath
Renters can choose from the following contracts
1. Monthly contract
This contract is good for those who often visit Japan in short-terms (stays from 30 days and up) for business purposes and want to stay in their own apartment rather than staying in a hotel. This is also good if you want to save on the initial expenses when moving in and if you do not have friends in Japan who can help with you. There is also no deposit or gratuity fee, whereas, in Japan, it is common to pay two months in advance when you rent an apartment. No need to pay the utilities, whereas usually it will cost about 20,000 yen per month for utilities. Right of room use can be purchased at the prepaid system which can be used in separate occasions.
2. Chintai Contract
This contract is good for those who are staying in Japan for a couple of years and want to have their own space. Either you don’t want to spend on buying necessary furniture and appliances or you want to buy your own furnishings and keep a personal touch of your own space, this contract is good for you since you can choose between furnished or unfurnished apartment. There is no brokerage fee for Chintai contract, whereas on average, the fee is equivalent to one month rent.
3. Short-term Plan plus Chintai contract
This is good for those who are coming for the first time in Japan and wants to rent an apartment using the monthly contract and then switch to Chintai contract while gathering the necessary documents.
Leo Palace21 Website