Pros and Cons of Renting a Monthly Furnished Apartment in Japan

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Are you considering renting an apartment in Kobe, Japan? If so, you might be wondering whether a furnished option is right for you. In this article, we’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of renting a monthly furnished apartment in Kobe.

Our Furnished Rentals in Kobe

Our furnished rental apartment in Kobe offers comfort and convenience.

It is located near Shin Kobe station and some of the sightseeing attractions such as the Nunobiki Herb Garden, Ikutagawa River Park, Kitano Ijinkan Gai, etc.

Despite being near the city center, the neighborhood around the monthly apartment has a peaceful and quiet environment that is perfect for a relaxing night after the hustle and bustle of life.

The Good

1. Convenience

Monthly furnished apartments come with everything you need to live comfortably, such as:

  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Rice Cooker
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioner
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Curtains
  • Bed
  • Pillows
  • Blanket
  • Desk
  • Sofa
  • Dining Tables and Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Iron
  • Hangers
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electric Kettle
  • Trash Bins

This means you can move in with just your personal belongings, saving you time and hassle.

2. Cost Savings

While the rent for a furnished apartment may be higher, you’ll save money in the long run by not having to purchase furniture and appliances yourself. This can be especially beneficial in Japan, where space-saving designs can be pricey.

3. Flexibility

Monthly furnished apartments are ideal for short-term stays or frequent movers. You can move in and out more easily without the hassle of buying, selling or throwing furniture each time.

4. Time-saving

With everything provided, you won’t need to spend time shopping for furniture or arranging delivery. This is perfect for busy professionals or expats who may not have the time to furnish a place themselves.

The Bad

1.Limited Personalization

While convenient, furnished apartments offer limited opportunities for personalization. You won’t be able to choose your own furniture or decor, which can make it feel less like home.

2.Higher Rent

Monthly furnished apartments generally come with a higher monthly rent compared to unfurnished ones. While this cost may be offset by savings on furniture and appliances, it’s still something to consider.

3.Wear and Tear

Since items in furnished apartments are used by multiple tenants, they may be more prone to wear and tear. You may encounter issues such as broken or damaged items, which may not be immediately replaced.

4.Limited Availability

Furnished apartments may be less common in Kobe, especially in certain areas or at certain price points, as unfurnished apartments are still the most common properties in the city. This can limit your options when searching for a rental property. However, you can freely reach out to us and as for availability in our furnished apartments.

Renting a monthly furnished apartment in Kobe, Japan has both advantages and disadvantages. Whether it’s the right choice for you depends on your individual circumstances and preferences.

If you plan to stay in Japan for a short time, or even find yourself constantly moving from one place to another, then renting a fully furnished apartment in Japan would be one of the best options for you.

Otherwise, if you find that the fully furnished apartment doesn’t fit for you, you can also consider staying in a share house, which is another way to live in Japan without committing to a long-term contract. See here for the advantages and disadvantages of living in a share house in Japan.

“Excellent communication, apartment is clean and bright, wifi is fast.”

Mr. Kwan, June 2023

Read more on what our previous clients are saying about our furnished apartment.

Where to Stay in Kobe

Share House Palette Kobe Sannomiya is a 5-minute walk from JR Sannomiya Station, Living Place Kobe Hanakuma is only a 3-minute walk from Hankyu Hanakuma Station!

Please click here for more details about the share house with furniture, electric appliances and free wifi!

Reservations for tours are always welcome!

Reno Style Nunobiki is a 5-minute walk from Shin-Kobe Station!

Click here for details of the monthly apartments with furnished kitchen!

Please feel free to contact us if you’re looking for a place to stay for your homecoming, business trip, travel, workcation, training, etc.

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