Find a room in Tokyo
There are many apartments and rental rooms in Tokyo area. The rental period is usually 2 years and the tenant will be required to have a guarantor in Japan and pay a deposit (one or two months' rent) and key money (one or two months' rent, non-refundable) in addition to the monthly rent.
Sophia entrusts NASIC Co. and Student Service Co., Ltd. concerning finding apartments. Students interested in renting apartment should contact NASIC Co. or Student Service Co., Ltd. for details.
■Student Service Co., Ltd.
http://www.gakuman-tokyo.com/Tokyo/estate/s1269 (Japanese site)
Address: Shinjuku L Tower 5F, 1-6-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5909-1470 Fax: 03-5909-1471
■NASIC Co. (National Students Information Center Co.)
http://749.jp (Japanese site)
Address: TK Shintoshin Bldg. 4F, 1-23-1, Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Email: Sophia@749.jp Tel: 03-5909-5749 Fax: 03-5909-5790
Housing Guarantor System
Generally, when you sign an apartment rental contract in Japan, a co-signer is required. When a co-signer is not available, you must use the services of a guarantor company. In order to ensure that our students can smoothly complete their contracts and begin their studies, we recommend you use the guarantor company below. If you are an international student of Sopia University (regardless of visa status), you are eligible to utilize the guarantor company’s housing co-sign guarantee at a specially discounted rate.
〔Global Trust Networks (GTN)〕
English homepage: http://www.gtn.co.jp/en/New window
Japanese homepage: http://www.gtn.co.jp/New window
*The homepage is also available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
1. Support in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Nepali.
2. You do not have to find anyone to co-sign for your housing.
You can enjoy the company’s co-sign guarantee simply by designating both an emergency contact person in your home country (family), and an emergency contact here in Japan (any nationality).
3. Support for your daily life.
For example, you can call the help line for assistance when you move in and need to complete your utility contracts - electric, gas, and water. You can also call for support when you’d like to cancel or renew your housing contract.
First time service fee: 20% discounted from the original fee. *However, the minimum limit is ¥20,000.
Yearly fee: ¥10,000 (From the second year of your housing contract)