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Moving In

Types of Residences

There are 3 main types of housing in Japan:

Privately-owned housing

Various formalities and contracts are required in order to possess one's own house or apartment.

Public housing

City-managed or low-rent residences that local community groups provide for people having trouble finding housing.
Only individuals satsifying certain requirements are eligible to apply. Please go here for application information.

Privately-leased housing

Refers to homes or apartments which the occupant pays rent to live in.