In Japan, March-April is the busy season for the moving industry.
If you want to get a job in Japan or if you live in Japan temporarily, I would like to write an article that summarizes the information you need and what you should check.
In Japan, the average rent is high in cities such as Tokyo, the capital, and the average rent is lower in rural areas. Also, the better the conditions of the property, the higher the rent will inevitably be.
Here are some items you should check when looking for a property.
Determine unyielding priorities
It is generally said that the standard rent is 30% of your monthly income. You should also consider food expenses, utility expenses, entertainment expenses, etc.
Considering commuting to work or school, it is better to avoid unreasonable time required. It is also necessary to consider the crime prevention aspect.
Plan of a house
Choose the Plan of a house and size that suits you. Storage space is also an important checkpoint.
Prioritize the equipment you need. It’s a good idea to check the equipment that is generally recommended to have and the equipment that is necessary for your lifestyle.
Checkpoints for preview
Good or bad in the sun
Even if the drawing faces south, check the sunlight.
Large storage space
Even if there is not enough storage, it may be enough depending on the layout of the room. Check in advance how much luggage will fit in the storage.
Type of stove
Gas or electricity or IH
Number and location of outlets, etc.
The location and number of outlets have a significant effect on the location and layout of electrical appliances. At the same time, check the TV antenna and LAN cable outlet.
Check the location of supermarkets, financial institutions and hospitals. Also check the surrounding noise.
Distance to the station
The time required varies from person to person, so it is important to walk once to check.
Free internet access
This is a facility that has been attracting attention in the last few years. In the case of condominiums, there is a service that allows residents to use the line at a busy management fee.
It is a facility that allows you to store your luggage in the inbox attached to the property even if the recipient of the luggage is absent.
It is a facility that is often found mainly in studios for singles. It is often installed on the mezzanine floor in a part of the living room, and has a wide range of uses such as a bed or storage space.
A voice communication device that allows you to talk indoors and at the entrance (outdoors).
・Monitor phone with TV
It is a facility that allows you to see the visitor from inside the house by attaching a monitor to the intercom. Recently, there is also a type that can record.
Reheating in bath
It is a facility that can be reboiled when the water in the bathtub has cooled.
If you set the amount and temperature of hot water in advance, it is a function that automatically fills, keeps warm, and adds hot water with the touch of a button.
Only the first hot water is automatically applied. Temperature control is manual.Bathroom dryer It can ventilate and heat the bathroom, and is also effective against humidity and mold.
Type of stove
This space is mainly for storing clothes. Unlike the closet that is generally said, as the name suggests, there is enough space to walk inside, and it features a large storage capacity.